Staff Directory

General Manager/Associate Coach - Shawn Dunbar

Shawn is in his seventh year of junior hockey. Shawn works closely with Head Coach Jamie Arcand on building the Chiefs.

Cell - (705) 875-0709
Email –

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Head Coach - Jamie Arcand

Jamie is entering his eighth season as Head Coach of the Lakefield Chiefs. Jamie took over for Don Dunford mid-season during the 2014-15 season.

Cell - (705) 917-3970
Email -


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Assistant Coach - Jay Hinze

Jason is currently in his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Chiefs. Jay works with primarily with the forwards.

Cell - (705) 875-5672


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Assistant GM (Marketing & Sponsorship) - George Ripoll

George is in his 2nd year with the Chiefs and his primary focus is Team Sponsorship, along with assisting GM Shawn Dunbar however needed.

Cell - (705) 872-2249

Assistant GM (Business Operations)/Assistant Coach - Nick O'Brien

Nick has returned to assist to re-unite the 2018 Schmalz Cup Winning bench. Nick has a different role and will primarily look after business operations, assisting President Don Dunford however needed.

Cell - (705) 716-3103


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Trainer - Ryan Shaughnessy

Ryan studied at Fleming College, graduating from the Firefighting Program. Ryan has his Emergency Medical Responder Certificate & has worked as a Medical Transport Attendant for the past 2 years.

Assistant Trainer - Lauren Massie

Lauren studies at Fleming College in both the Practical Nursing Program as well as the Occupational Physiotherapist Assistant Program. Lauren will be gaining real world experience while educating and assisting the players in preventing injuries during the 22-23 season.

Home Equipment Manager - Kevin Hurley