June 28th, 2017
 | Calgary, Alberta




Calgary, AB – Jeff Shantz, a former National Hockey League player, has been named Co-coach of the Edge School Bantam Varsity Hockey Team.


Shantz joins a team of high-end coaches currently at Edge School; including former U-Sports Coaches, Mentor Coaches within Hockey Alberta’s Development and High Performance Stream and Olympians, committed to the development of all student-athletes. Over the last 3 years, 30 female student-athletes have graduated from the Girls Prep Team and moved on to study and play at University and/or College in North America while more than 100 male players have moved on to higher levels of play including recent graduate Jake Bean who was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2016 NHL Entry Drafty. To learn more about Edge Coaches, please click here


Pat McLaughlin, CEO, Edge School stated “We are excited to welcome Jeff to the Edge Community. Jeff’s passion for education, sport and helping student-athletes develop both on and off the ice is critical. Jeff joins a very accomplished and educated Hockey Staff which under the direction of Chris Chisamore, will take Edge to another level; this includes our Hockey Skill Academy and Bantam Teams.”


Shantz, a native of Duchess, Alberta played 642 games in the NHL.  He made a name for himself in the Western Hockey League with the Swift Current Broncos as a highly touted defenceman.  He was drafted in 1992, in the second round, by the Chicago Blackhawks.  He also played in the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche organizations.


“I am excited to share my experience, knowledge, and work ethic with the younger players.  I believe I can contribute to the growth and development of these young men and women as they pursue new landmarks in their academics and athletics,” says Shantz.  “Edge has a number of resources that are in place, including outstanding academics, training facilities and personnel.”