The Evolution team

We are a team of players, coaches and sports nerds. Collectively we share decades of experience playing and coaching at the collegiate, professional and international levels of hockey. Our team is comprised of National champions, Collegiate & Professional athletes who thrive on sharing their passion and knowledge of hockey to those with big dreams. We are the only Licensed Hockey Canada Skill Development Program in the province of Manitoba Our goal is to help you become more technically proficient, tactically aware, and mentally confident.

Riley Dudar

President & High Performance Coach

JEsse Deckert

Director of VIP program & Goaltending

Dylan Plett

Manager of Hockey Operations

Brett Dudar

Director of Evolution Hockey club & Player Development

jake Dudar

Player Evaluation & Development Coach

Joe Ftoma

Player Evaluation & Development Coach

Bret Thompson

Manager of Video, Technology and Goaltending

Peyton Malcolm

Strength & Development Coach



a means of gradual, progressive change or development; 

a process of formation or growth 

“The name Evolution was chosen because our programs embody this concept – always improving, always evolving.

If I am the same coach a month from now as I am today, I am not doing my job to the best of my ability. This is the spirit we strive to inspire in both players and coaches.”

Meet the coaches


President & High Performance Coach. After 5 years playing in the CIS with the University of Manitoba Bisons, Riley remained with the team for 5 additional years as Assistant Coach and Strength Coach. During this time, Riley obtained his HP1 coaching certification, Mental Game Performance Coaching (MGCP) certification and was one of the first coaches in Canada to become a Certified Skills Coach by Hockey Canada. Riley is motivated by continuing education, consistently taking part in conferences and personal development workshops through Hockey Canada, NCAA programs, and consults with Professional players on an individual basis

Dylan Plett

Manager of Hockey Operations. Dylan graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Recreation Management, completing field work with Hockey Manitoba as a
development co-ordinator. Dylan is the Manger of Hockey Operations at Evolution Hockey, responsible for all of the behind the scenes management in our current and future programs. Dylan is the glue that holds the team together, allowing our coaches to focus on studying the game of hockey to deliver highly detailed development sessions


Director of VIP program & Goaltending. Jesse has been immersed in hockey and more specifically, the goaltending position, for over 25 years. Through this time, he has amassed a wealth of playing experience and knowledge spanning time in the WHL, CIS, ECHL, AHL, and has attended two NHL training camps. Jesse is part of the coaching staff for the team Manitoba U16 Program of Excellence, and coaches both goaltenders and players with his role in Evolution Hockey.


Director of Evolution Hockey club & Player Development. A long time Evolution client and coach, Brett is a highly skilled & creative coach in developing skills in small, confined areas of the ice. Brett played for 4 years with the University of Manitoba Bisons, while he obtained his degree as a Bachelor of Psychology.


Player Development Coach. After being a long time client through his 4 years of Junior A hockey, Jake now looks to pass along his hockey knowledge. Jake primarily works with players on small area skills, as well as being one of Evolution’s main shooting coaches.


Player Evaluation & Development Coach. Joe has been a long time Evolution client through his NCAA and professional playing career. Joe has been coaching with Evolution Hockey for two years mentoring young defensemen, imparting knowledge through his playing experience in one of the toughest positions in sport.


Manager of Video, Technology and Goaltending

Peyton Malcolm

Strength & Development coach. Peyton is a long time Evolution client, training with us both off and on the ice from a young age. Peyton has always excelled in fitness and dedication to the sport, but unfortunately his playing career in the MJHL was cut short due injury. Peyton developed as a coach through our internship program, and coaches both on and off ice sessions with us. He is certified as a Strength and Conditioning coach through the NSCF, and is currently studying to complete his Bachelor of Kinesiology at U of M.