Our Instructors

Geoff Giacobbo

  • Bachelor of Education and Physical Education from U of A
  • Co-ordinator of St. Albert Sports Academy
  • Coaching Experience from Initiation – Midget AAA
  • Currently Coaching Midget Raiders AAA and Bantam AA
  • St Albert Raiders Coach Mentor


Rob Brown

  • St. Albert minor hockey grad that went on to play in the WHL and the NHL, played over 1000 professional games including 10 yrs in NHL
  • Owns numerous WHL records including most points in 1 season with 212 points. His best NHL year was in 1989 when he scored 49 goals and 115 points for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Played in the 1989 NHL All-Star game and won the gold medal at the 1988 World Jr. Championships.
  • Along with working at the St. Albert Sports Academy, Rob does radio commentary for the Oilers.
  • St Albert Raiders Coach Mentor


Dave Ridd

  • Has coached from novice through to midget AAA
  • Has extensive playing experience in St. Albert at the representative level through to Junior.
  • Currently coaching St Albert Midget AAA


Sandro Pisani

  • Coaching Experience from Initiation – Midget AAA
  • Playing Experience in Junior A, ACAC and professionally in Europe
  • St. Edmunds Hockey Instructor
  • Currently coaches Midget Female Slash AAA, Peewee Female Tier 1
  • St Albert Raiders Coach Mentor