Head Coach & Owner of Passmore Hockey
Brian brings intense, high tempo drills that will help all players improve skating, puck control, agility, power and skating endurance. All drills will focus on specific skills used in games and will be executed at a fast pace and at pro level! He has recently trained and played with current and former NHL, AHL, ECHL, NCAA and CHL players and is a certified Can Fit Professional Athletic Trainer.
I believe I was a team player, feisty and puck hungry. I have a high knowledge and passion for hockey. I know the game, played the game and love the game. I really feel that so many players get out there and it’s just go, go, go; they fail to understand when to go hard and when not to. Players need to be taught why they are doing certain drills and how each drill will help them in game situations. —Brian Passmore
Brian grew up in Mississauga, Ontario playing his minor hockey In the Greater Toronto Hockey League winning 7 consecutive city championships and 2 all Ontario championships. In 7 seasons spent in minor hockey Brian played with 3 top caliber AAA teams before leaping over Midget to play JR.A with the North York Rangers of the Metro Junior Hockey League.
Brian was selected in the 5th round of the OHL major junior draft and spent 4 successful seasons in the OHL with the Plymouth Whalers, Oshawa Generals and Guelph Storm. His success gained him an invite to the Edmonton Oilers training camp; the following season Brian was selected in the NHL entry draft as a 19 year old by the Minnesota Wild in the 7th round. He attended the Minnesota Wild inaugural training camp in 2000 and 2001 and was centering a line of Pascal Dupuis and Marian Gaborik. Brian then attended the University of P.E.I. playing alongside Joel Ward, now of the San Jose Sharks finishing in the top 20 in CIS scoring in back to back seasons.
In 2003, Brian turned pro and entered the ECHL. For the next 7 years Brian spent 5 years playing with Cincinnati, Greenville, Texas, Fresno, Augusta and eventually Oklahoma City. Including 2 years in Europe, Passmore totalled over 400 pro games. Brian moved to Victoria in 2009, over the 2010-2012 seasons he was the Head Coach for the Saanich Braves Minor Hockey Association Bantam and Midget teams.
Passmore was the Head Coach and GM of the Peninsula Panthers Jr.B team in 2013 & 2014. He led his club to the VIJHL League Finals in 2014 and was awarded VIJHL Coach of the Year. In the 2014-15 season Brian joined the Westshore Wolves Jr.B hockey club as Head Coach and led the team to a franchise record 29 win season and the franchises first playoff series win. Brian is now entering his second season as Head Coach of Shawnigan Lake School Bantam Prep Team. Brian has been teaching hockey at camps and clinics for over 19 years in Toronto and the past 7 years here in Victoria. He has ambitions of being involved in hockey in any capacity from coaching at the highest level possible to scouting in the future.
In 2014, Brian became an associate hockey player representative with Norton Sports management under NHLPA certified agent Scott Norton. Brian (Passy) is very passionate about the game of hockey and is determined to help move players onto the highest levels in hockey.
Personal Hockey Highlights:
- During the 2006 ECHL season with the Augusta Lynx Brian was selected to the ECHL All Star Game in Fresno, California
- During the 2007/08 season Brian was selected the Fans Player of the Year with the Manchester Phoenix in the EIHL.
- Assistant captain 2005/06 season with the Augusta Lynx ECHL.
- Assistant captain 2005 Lillehammer, Norway of the GET League.
Coaches & GM’s that have helped my hockey playing & knowledge:
- Peter Deboer (Plymouth Whalers) Now with (Head Coach San Jose Sharks NHL)
- Steve Spott (Plymouth Whalers) Now with (Ass’t Coach San Jose Sharks NHL)