Trevor Stienburg 

Men's Hockey
1997 - Present
2010 CIS National Championship
2012/13 CIS Silver Medalists, 2015/16 CIS Bronze Medalists
CIS Coach of the Year ?98/99, 99/00, 2012/13
Awards & Accomplishments:?96/97 MJAHL Coach of the Year
AUS Coach of the Year? 98/99, 99/00, 10/11, 2012/13
AUS Championships 2001/02, 2008/09, 2009/10
2007 Team Canada Head Coach, World University Games (GOLD MEDAL)
2001 Team Canada Head Coach, World University Games (Silver Medal)


Trevor Stienburg enters into his 20th year as head coach of the men’s hockey program. Stienburg took over the head coaching duties in 1997, and the second great era of Huskies hockey began quickly after and continues. In 2012/13 Trevor captured his fourth AUS Coach of the Year Award and his third CIS Coach of the Year Award and a CIS Silver Medal at Nationals.

Stienburg brought a new identity to the Huskies team. Just after his second season as Huskies head coach the whole country had taken notice of the work “Stieny” had done behind the bench. He was named AUS and CIS Coach of the Year for 1997-1998. The very next year he was again named AUS and CIS Coach of the Year becoming the first hockey coach in CIS history to win the award two years in a row. “During those first few years it was probably more good luck than good management in that I had a lot of good people here and got a lot of good advice. We brought in a lot of good character guys.” says Stienburg.

The Huskies have racked up 299 regular season wins since Coach Stienburg has taken over. The most important win to date came in 2010 when in dramatic overtime fashion Brad Smith scored to give the SMU Huskies their first National CIS Hockey Championship. Coach Stienburg has taken his Huskies to CIS nationals four times and has also had great success as a coach internationally. In 2001 and 2007 Stienburg was behind the bench for Team Canada at the World University Games, earning a Silver in 2001 and then Gold in 2007.

Over the past 19 years the Huskies have developed a tradition and pride in their men’s hockey program. Stienburg says his teams are mentally tough, resilient and funnel their hard work into positive outcomes on the ice. Coach Stienburg refuses to take all the credit for the pride that has developed over time. “It’s not one person. It’s everyone from the players to the coaches to the trainers. No one person can create a tradition. Our tradition was established in the “Boucher” years and we were very fortunate to have a few of those people around to remind us what it took. We then just surrounded ourselves with good people and committed ourselves to our common goal. The common goal has never changed and I believe that defines our tradition.”

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