Meet the Team

Cameron Lanigan


Cameron grew up in Southeast Calgary where he played minor hockey with the Lake Bonavista Hockey Association before a brief two year stint with the Calgary Buffaloes.  Cameron moved on to play five years in the WHL for the Edmonton Oil Kings, Kamloops Blazers, Portland Winterhawks, and the Medicine Hat Tigers. During his major junior career Cameron was invited to the Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames main camps in 2010 and 2013 respectively.  He was also invited to the NHL Combine in 2010 and was ranked 8th overall for North American and International Goaltenders entering the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.  Cameron left professional hockey to join the newest school of the U-Sports Canada West conference - the Mount Royal University Cougars.  He went on to receive Academic All-Canadian Honours in four consecutive years and team MVP in his graduating academic season.  Cameron continued to impress at the professional level following his graduating season playing with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL.  Cameron has extensive knowledge and experience from both playing at a professional level, and coaching the new era of goaltending.  He is committed to developing everyone from beginner to high-level junior goaltenders.

Connor Rankin


Connor played a successful five years in the WHL with the Tri City Americans and the Calgary Hitmen.  Connor won the Humanitarian of the Year in 2015 in the WHL playing for the Calgary Hitmen for his commitment to the community and minor hockey.  Rankin also went to the Pittsburgh Penguins camp in 2013 and Edmonton Oilers camp in 2015, making it all the way through pre-season action.  Rankin left pro hockey to pursue academic and on ice success with the Mount Royal Cougars.  Rankin going on to win the scoring title for Canada West in 2017. Rankin also won the Sportsmanship and Ability Award in 2019 for U-Sports Men's Ice Hockey.  For three consecutive years, Rankin hosted his own hockey development camp in the hockey state of Minnesota.  He brings his knowledge gained from these established camps along with his to-date employment working for  the Calgary Flames assisting in their in-game video analytics.  He continues to work on his Accounting Degree at Mount Royal University.  An Academic All-Canadian, Male Athlete of the Year, and a passionate hockey player.  

Tanner Olstad


Born in Calgary, Tanner grew up within the Crowchild minor hockey system.  After five years in the WHL with the Tri City Americans and the Regina Pats before finishing his junior career with the Okotoks Oilers.  He went on to use his WHL Scholarship, where he played  4 years for Mount Royal University and earned a Bachelor of Business Degree.  Tanner's  experience and charismatic coaching style allows  players at any level to reach their full potential, in an unprecedented fun environment inclusive to everyone.  Olstad's involvement and commitment to the community is exemplified in his accomplishments, including receiving the 2012 Regina Pats Humanitarian of the Year award.

David Stephens


David  played two years with the Edmonton Oil Kings before moving east to join the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL.  He then went on to  finish off his junior career with the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL.  Once David's junior career came to an end  he committed to Mount Royal University where  he earned a Bachelor of Business Degree.  In 2019, David won team MVP and  was recognized as a  two time Academic All-Canadian for his outstanding efforts in the classroom. 

our mission

Improving Young Talent


Persistent Hockey Development is a program that focuses on fundamental skills and development in order to unlock our athletes full potential. We believe in creating an atmosphere that promotes higher levels of success for young hockey players both on and off the ice. At PHD, we believe in the process of development - and we define what it means to be persistent.