Originally hailing from Eastend, SK, Greg was 5 when his family decided to move to Calgary. He played all of his minor hockey in Calgary, concluding with the AAA Midget Calgary Buffaloes as an underage at 15 years old. Greg was drafted 4th overall by the Prince Albert Raiders in 1998 and went on to play four seasons in the WHL from 1999 – 2003 – primarily with the Raiders but traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings at the trade deadline of his final year in the WHL. Greg played in two WHL All Star games, named to Canada’s U18 Men’s National Team in 2000 winning a Gold Medal at the Four Nations Cup in Slovakia and was selected the MVP of the annual CHL Top Prospects Game in 2001. Greg was drafted by the Florida Panthers 34th overall in the 2nd round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, attended two Panther camps before being traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2003. Greg signed a 3 year NHL contract, played in 2 NHL exhibition games with the Senators and 3 years with their AHL affiliate, Binghamton Senators. The final 4 years of Greg’s 8 year professional hockey career were played overseas; 3 seasons in Italy and one in Denmark. Greg comes from a family of teachers so joining Black Elk was a natural progression for him, aligning his life’s work in hockey and his passion for working with children. Greg has expressed his astonishment at the strides young players make over the course of the week at our camps and is motivated to ensure this steep learning curve, combined with a “fun first” mentality to achieve this result.