Hockey Staff


Jesse has been with the Rebels organization for over 10 years in various roles, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge both on and off the ice. With 20 years of coaching experience and an excellent record of promoting players to higher levels of hockey, he plays an essential part in development and helping Rebels players meet their future goals.

HEAD COACH – Nick Headrick

Nick is entering his 8th season with the Rebels, 2 as a player, 6 as a coach. As a player, Nick won Top Defensemen in the KIJHL during the 15/16 season, he also spent some time with the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL. As a coach, Nick holds a High Performance 1 Hockey Canada designation and has a passion for on ice as well as mental and personal development of his players. His coaching philosophy centres around playing the “right way”, and promoting that his players play to their strengths.

ASSISTANT COACH – Edward Lindsey

Ed is entering his 7th season with the organization. 5 as a player, 2 as a coach. Ed also spent time with the Selkirk College Saints of the BCIHL after graduating from the Rebels program.

GOALIE COACH – Patrick Zubick

Patrick is a Castlegar Rebels alumnus who played two seasons with the team before moving on to the Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL) and Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) where he concluded his Junior career being named the SIJHL Goalie of the year and winning an SIJHL Championship. After his junior career concluded Patrick returned and played at the collegiate level with the Selkirk Saints and Simon Fraser University Red Leafs, again finishing his time at this level being named Goaltender of the Year in the BCIHL. Throughout his playing career Patrick has been involved in goalie coaching at the minor hockey and junior level. Most recently he was the goalie coach for the Simon Fraser University Red Leafs during their undefeated 2021-22 season.

CHAPLAIN –Josh Norman

Josh is the team’s Swiss army knife in terms of mental health, leadership and faith based development. He has years of experience playing hockey and has devoted time learning the mental aspect of the sport. In and out of the dressing room, Josh’s time with the team focuses on developing leadership qualities to better the present and future Rebels leaders. He also conducts one on one meetings as well as bi weekly team meetings.