The Beardys Blackhawks Midget AAA Hockey Club is a benchmark for hockey in Canada. As the first and only Midget AAA hockey program in Canada operated by a First Nation, the Blackhawks demonstrate that hockey players of all backgrounds and ethnicity can play together, grow together and achieve both team and individual success together. Much of this can be attributed to exemplary Blackhawk leadership. The following is provides an overview on the Blackhawk leadership team:


Dale GraystonDale Grayston - Head Coach

A native of Shellbrook, Head Coach Dale Grayston has been with the Blackhawks for 21 years. As one of the most respected AAA coaches in Canada, Coach Grayston successes can be seen both on and off the ice. Under the guidance of Grayston, numerous Beardy Blackhawks have gone onto careers in Junior and professional hockey. In addition, many more have become successful, well respected people in their communities. Developing both the person and the hockey player is a value followed closely by Coach Grayston. As a former educator and a long time student of the game, Grayston attends coaching symposiums throughout Canada to broaden his knowledge of hockey. It is this commitment to excellence from the Head Coach that makes the Beardys Blackhawks a highly respected and successful hockey program.


Mel Parenteau - Manager

As the person who works behind the scenes to help guide the Blackhawk organization, Manager Mel Parenteau is an administrative machine. A native of Prince Albert and a former Junior hockey player, Mel is respected throughout the league as a top notch manager. Through the energy and planning of Parenteau, Blackhawk players enjoy many benefits that are usually reserved for higher levels of hockey. The efforts of Mel Parenteau are one of the reasons the Beardys Blackhawks are a highly desired team to play for in Saskatchewan.


Rick Delisle - Asst Coach


Cole Shepherd - Asst Coach


Darren Tait - Mental Prep Coach


Carey Fedoruk


Maury Primeau - Minor Official

Maury started with the team in the 2016/17 season.  He has extensive experience minor officiating minor hockey games in Prince Albert ranging from minor hockey city championship weekend games to Pee Wee, Bantam, and Midget AA league, playoff, and tournament games.  He even boasts an international hockey game experience.  He still continues to minor officiate for as many Bantam and Midget AA games in Prince Albert as his schedule allows.  He is very happy to have the opportunity to work for Beardys Blackhawks and offer his experience in minor officiating to them.


D.J. KING - St Louis Blues (NHL)
DWIGHT KING - Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
JEREMY YABLONSKI - Binghamton Senators (AHL)
JOEL BRODA - Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
JORDAN KNACKSTEDT - Providence Bruins (AHL)
CHAD KLASSEN - University of Alberta (CIS)
LINDEN VEY - Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
SHAUN VEY - University Of Saskatchewan (CIS)
GARY HOUSEMAN - Played St. Cloud State (NCAA)
BRENNAN BOSCH - University of Saskatchewan (CIS)
ZACH SIM - University of Saskatchewan (CIS)
JESSIE FORSBERG - Prince George Cougars (WHL)
DYLAN WRUCK - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
BRAEDEN LAROQUE - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
DYLAN SMITH - Estevan Bruins (SJHL)
BJ SKLAPSKY - played Princeton University (NCAA)
SPENCER BAHT - Humboldt Broncos (SJHL)
RICHIE REGEHR - Berlin Polar Bears (DEL - Germany)
RYAN CAMPBELL - Humboldt Broncos (SJHL)
SEAN COLLINS - Cornell University (NCAA)

Upcoming Events

Sep. 08, 2017 to Sep. 10, 2017

Fall camp
Fall selection camp. Anyone interested should call Mel Parenteau 306-467-4844 email melparenteau@shaw.ca. Click on link at the ...

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Sep. 12, 2017 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

PA Mintos @ Beardys

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Sep. 14, 2017 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Beardys @ Battleford
North Battleford Civic Centre

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