Ryan Kerr joins staff as skills consultant

Spartan Sport Group is proud to announce the addition of another key member to its skills staff. Ryan will join in both the U16 and U18 programs, working with athletes on puck skills, puck movement, quickness, and conditioning.

Ryan is a former 1st overall WHL draft pick to the Prince George Cougars. He played over 220 games in the Western Hockey League before moving on to attend York University, where he attained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration while both playing and doing strength and conditioning for the York Lions men’s hockey team.

Ryan has spent the past year in his hometown of North Vancouver doing both on-ice and off-ice training for hockey players. He spent the 2015/2016 season as a coach for the North Shore Winter Club Bantam A2 hockey team while doing skills work with players on the North Shore. He is also the head coach for the North Shore Warriors spring hockey program as well as coaching in the summer hockey program at North Shore Winter Club.

“Ryan brings an excellent work ethic and intensity to our program. He has a wealth of knowledge to help our players both on and off the ice and is extremely well respected in the hockey community. I’m proud to have Ryan as a part of our program in his capacity as one of our skills consultants.” – Yashar Farmanara, Athletic Director


Athlete Scholarship Program Established With Major Donation

The Spartan Sport Group is excited to announce the establishment of their player scholarship fund with a private donation of $125,000. This will enable and propel the Spartan Sport Group to run a long term endowment fund for the benefit of their student athletes for years to come.

Nathan Fischer, Director of Development had this to share

“This is an incredibly generous contribution, providing a very strong foundation to build from. It also illustrates that our program philosophy and components of delivery is valued by a broader community. We know there are great people and organizations who believe in what we are doing, and we are extremely grateful for their support.”

The donor has requested to remain anonymous. All scholarship funds received will be distributed to students of need and who exhibit leadership and personal development goals aligned with program deliverables.

For more information, or to learn more about the scholarship program, please contact:

Nathan Fischer


Yashar Farmanara