Staff

Rhys van Kemenade

Director Teams and Tournaments at 50 Below Sports & Entertainment

Sports have been an integral part of Rhys' life from a young age. He grew up playing hockey, baseball, golf and any other sport available. Rhys has passed this passion along to his 3 children who are now heavily involved in sports. Rhys’ focus has always been creating experiences and memories for the players he has coached and mentored. Rhys looks forward to bringing his vision and dedication to MJI and our respective families.

Mike Green

Director

Hockey has been a staple in Mike’s life since his early years growing up in Winnipeg, where he played AA, AAA and Junior hockey. Mike continues to be involved in the game at the grassroots level; coaching his two boys and volunteering on his local Minor Hockey League Board. Mike’s passion is being on the ice with his players taking part in their development, passing along his experiences and knowledge.

Mia Gautron

Coordinator

Mia’s passion for sports has led her to joining the Manitoba Junior Ice Organization. She grew up playing hockey, softball and volleyball. After high school, Mia headed down to Colorado on a softball scholarship for two years. She then graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a business degree. Now in her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and golf, and exercises her creative edge with ceramics, painting and drawing.

Sam Strassburger

Business Administrator and Marketing Assistant

Sam has been involved in sports her whole life, from playing varsity hockey to coaching U-16 Team Ontario its always been a part of her lifestyle. While in school, Sam took Physical Health and Education and finished with a minor of Business Administrations while also working in the network marketing industry for three years. In her spare time you can find her on hikes with her dog, playing softball and golf. Her whole life has evolved around sports and we’re excited to have her involved with a business that matches her personality and lifestyle.