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For over 12 years Dan has given thousands of hours of volunteer work to his community as a coach and mentor.  He has taught teamwork, and competitive skills to many young athletes and has modeled the highest standards and principles for young students and athletes. With powerful coaching techniques and outstanding character, Dan has led many youth to success in sport and more importantly, in life.  -Alberta MLA Mary - Anne Jablonski presentation of the Millennium Mentorship and Youth Leadership Medallion  

Thank you for your  contribution to the hockey program at the Red Deer College and the positive impact you have made on the lives of many young men who have played on the team. The results of your leadership and commitment will be seen for many years to come through the lives of these young men.  I cannot fully appreciate the commitment you have made to coach the Kings, maintain a full - time teaching position in the public school system and be a father but know that the sacrifices you have made for the program have been significant.  Thank you for that! I believe your skills and experience will continue to be an asset to us in other initiatives that we have and are developing. I personally will miss your leadership in the program, on the ice and behind the bench.  You have enabled thousands of people in Central Alberta to enjoy an exciting brand of hockey.  Thanks! -Ron Woodward, President, Red Deer College 

Congratulations on being named "Coach Of the Year” at the Community Sport Banquet! Your leadership and expertise in working with players at many levels is a credit to your commitment and dedication.  I appreciated your work with the College Kings hockey program and have marvelled at your success with younger players as well.  We are indeed fortunate to have you in Central Alberta! -Ron Woodward, President, Red Deer College 


It is with pleasure I send this note of congratulations.  I have been reviewing the recent data fro the fall term student feedback and was very pleased to see how high your results were. Congratulations!  The lives of the students who have been positively influenced by your teaching should give you a great deal of satisfaction.  It is through your efforts that the Red Deer College can boast, on our key performance indicator results, student satisfaction in excess of 99%.  Thank you for your dedication and commitment to students. -Doug Hart VP of Education Red Deer College


Dear Coach Dan, Thank you so very much for helping this dream come true! -Former player Rory DeLouise upon receiving word of his tryout with the New York Rangers

Players who played or are playing Professionally  coached by  Dan MacDonald are:

-Brad Stuart—NHL Colorado Avalanche

-Chris Mason – NHL Winnipeg Jets

-Shane Willis – NHL Tampa  Bay Lightning

-Derek Morris – NHL Phoenix Coyotes

-Jay  Rosehill -NHL  Toronto Maple Leafs

-Jaime Huscroft – WHL Seattle Thunderbirds  – NHL Calgary Flames/NJ Devils

-Chris Joseph-- WHL Seattle Thunderbirds  --NHL Edmonton Oilers

-Corban Knight—NHL Florida Panthers

--Numerous players played in Europe

--Numerous players played Division I College NCAA

--Numerous players played in Canadian Colleges and Universities

I would like to make sure you know there are many people including myself who appreciate your commitment dedication, caring, experience, and real life values that you have taught these young men over the last couple years. I can say with confidence you will not be replaced.  You have been a teacher, coach, social worker,friend, and leader. My son has developed both  as player and more importantly a person under your guidance. Thank you.  -Vince Miller