Why The Great Western Futures Super Camp?

“This has turned into one of the can’t-miss exposure camps of the summer…we feel that we have put together an outstanding group of coaches to make sure you are being seen by many of the top programs in North America.

Mark Carlson – Head coach, Cedar Rapids Roughriders (USHL)

Great Western Futures Super Camp, LLC is proud to announce we have secured USHL head coaches, WHL head coaches, BCHL head coaches,┬áNAHL head coaches, minor pro coaches, and NCAA Division I coaches, each to coach a team in the Showcase. In addition to the coaches that coach in the camp we have about 30 to 40 other teams that have scouted this event in the past and have indicated that they plan on recruiting this event again. The teams included Junior A Tier 1, 2 and 3,┬áMajor Junior, college Division I and III, and club as well as some professional teams. Do not be shy about calling some of the coaches that are listed here or on other showcase event sites. We feel that this camp has a staff that is outstanding. If you can only get to one exposure camp this summer this camp will be well worth your money and time. We understand that their are many exposure camps out there to choose from. When picking the camp or camps you will be attending, make sure the coaches you want to be scouted by are actually going to be there. This camp has turned into a can’t-miss for exposure camps in the summer for the player looking for more exposure to USHL, WHL, BCHL and NAHL coaches as well as many other junior and college coaches.

Coaches expected to appear in 2023 include:

MARK CARLSON – USHL Head Coach/GM, Cedar Rapids Roughriders
*23rd season with Roughriders, 760+ career wins
*Only USHL head coach to reach 600 wins with one team
*2005 USHL Clark Cup champion
*3x USHL Anderson Cup champion (2004-05, 2010-11, 2015-16)
*3x USHL Coach of the Year (2004-05, 2010-11, 2015-16)
BLISS LITTLER – BCHL General Manager, Wenatchee Wild
*26 seasons of AWHL/USHL/NAHL head coaching experience
*836 career wins (most in American Tier 1/Tier 2 junior hockey history)
*BCHL Fred Page Cup champion (2018), Ron Boileau Trophy winner (2017)
*USHL Anderson Cup champion and GM Of The Year, 2004
*Has coached 25 NHL draft picks, 20 players in NHL
MIKE HASTINGS – NCAA (Big Ten) Head Coach, University of Wisconsin
*33 years of USHL, NCAA coaching experience
*8x NCAA Tournament qualifier, Minnesota State (2021 Frozen Four, 2022 national runner-up)
*3x USHL Clark Cup champion (1993, 2001, 2008)
*5x USHL GM Of The Year (1997, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008)
*3x NCAA Coach of the Year (Spencer Penrose Trophy) (2015, 2021, 2022)
FRED HARBINSON – BCHL General Manager/Head Coach, Penticton Vees
*28 years of junior, NCAA coaching experience
*16 seasons, 655 regular season wins with Penticton Vees (BCHL)
*5x BCHL Fred Page Cup playoff champion

*2012 Royal Bank Cup champion
*Has coached 13 Vees alumni currently or formerly in NHL
RYLAN FERSTER – BCHL General Manager/Head Coach, Victoria Grizzlies
*24 years of junior coaching experience (BCHL, NCDC)
*4 years of professional playing experience (Slovakia, UK, Germany)
*2016 RBC Cup champion
SCOTT LANGER – NAHL General Manager/Head Coach, Aberdeen Wings
*21 years of NAHL/USHL coaching experience
*6x NAHL Robertson Cup qualifier, 2019 Robertson Cup champion
*2021 NAHL Coach of the Year
*660+ head coaching wins in NAHL, most in league history
CODY CAMPBELL – NAHL General Manager/Head Coach, Minot Minotauros
*10 years of junior coaching experience (USHL, NAHL, EHL)
*100+ wins as head coach
BOB TORY – WHL Owner/Governor, Tri-City Americans
*29 years as WHL General Manager
*2000 WHL champion, Memorial Cup qualifier
*2010 WHL Finalist
*Eight Tri-City alumni currently in NHL
ROB PALLIN – European Pro Head Coach, HC Innsbruck

*United States Hockey League All-Star
*NCAA Division I playing experience (Minnesota-Duluth, Western Michigan)
*Four seasons of professional playing experience (U.S., Germany)
*11 seasons of professional coaching experience (ECHL, Austria, Hungary, Germany)