Front Office

CO-OWNER | PRESIDENT & GOVERNOR

Derek Geddes
president@fightingwalleye.com

After three years of guiding the Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye Junior B team as President and GM Geddes is excited to be joining three other likeminded partners with the same vision for junior hockey in Thunder Bay.

He will overlook the business side of the team and act as team Governor to the league.

Derek is a lifetime resident of Thunder Bay and is married to wife Debbie and they have three children Nate, Carly and Erica.

CO-OWNER | VICE PRESIDENT OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS & ALT. GOVERNER

Brad Collins

A local product of Thunder Bay, Collins grew up playing his minor hockey in his hometown.  He then moved on to Junior A in Southern Ontario and eventually Bemidji State where he was a member of the 1997 Division II National Championship team earning an Associate Degree in Athletic Therapy.

From there, Collins came home to take on the role as Athletic Trainer for the Thunder Bay Flyers, which started off his career that would see him move on to the SJHL (Flin Flon Bombers) and WHL (Tri City Americans and Regina Pats). During the summers of 2004 and 2006, Bell Canada made a reality TV hockey program which aired over 2 seasons called, “Bell Making the Cut” which Collins was one of the four equipment managers.  During his time spent there, he built relationships with the professional staff, which eventually led him to a position on the NHL’s Florida Panthers.  In 2004, Collins as a part of the CBA hockey strike that led to the end of his contact and training days.  This brought on a new adventure, which allowed him to pursue another passion with Graf Canada as the Director of Professional Team Sports.  During his time there, he was fortunate to work in a similar capacity working alongside equipment managers and athletes throughout the CHL, NCAA, AHL and NHL.

When leaving the hockey world in 2008, while being based in Calgary, Collins took a leap of faith into the energy sector where he began a fresh new career.  Over the past 12 years Collins has worked with international powerhouse companies such as Baker Hughes, Haliburton, and National Oilwell Varco.  While gaining knowledge from his peers, management staff and mentors, Collins branched out independently to create his own corporation, consisting of 4 different companies diversified across the energy sector.  Most recently, he has als been able to execute is true passion of hockey with his fulfillment of the Kam River Fighting Walleye.

“I am extremely pleased and proud to be making this venture with our ownership group and building a competitive and exciting product for the hockey fans of Thunder Bay to enjoy.  Many good things are yet to come with the Kam River Fighting Walleye and Dorsal Fin Entertainment Group.”

Collins currently resides in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

CO-OWNER | VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell is the current Vice President and Operations Manager of Summit Pipeline Services ULC. He has been serving in this capacity since January, 2019. Since 2013, and also currently, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of MGC Pipeline Inspection Inc. a company he built and maintain through today. Colin has been in the Oil and Gas Pipeline industry since 1996 primarily focused in integrity oil and gas pipeline maintenance and rehabilitation.

Prior to joining Summit Pipeline Services ULC, Colin was Operating Engineer with multiple pipeline contractors association members. He is an active member of the community and serves as a coach for the Thunder Bay Lakers baseball organization.

Colin attended Cambrian College where he played OCAA varsity hockey. Minor Hockey was played in Thunder Bay before moving onto the Junior A level in the NOJHL  with Espanola and Elliott Lake.

Colin is married (Heather) and three children; Madyson, Georgia, Carter.

CO-OWNER | GENERAL MANAGER & PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Kevin McCallum
kmccallum@fightingwalleye.com

Kevin McCallum has spent a lifetime in junior hockey from stick boy to Owner and everything in between.  Kevin's strong suit is in recruiting and building teams from the ground up.  He proved that in Thief River Falls where he won GM of the year in the SIJHL.

He believes in surrounding the organization with positive and healthy people who have a passion for winning and being great teammates; from the ownership, staff, players and support staff.

Kevin resides in Thunder Bay with Natalee and his son Maddax.

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER & DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING

Bryan Smeltzer
assistantGM@fightingwalleye.com

Bryan developed a passion for the game of hockey at an early age, and that passion has never dimmed.

After his competitive playing days ended, Bryan moved into coaching where he volunteered at all ages of minor hockey from IP1 to Midget. Joining the Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye junior B team for their inaugural season, he was head coach and assistant general manager of the squad from 2018-2020.

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Bryan is married to wife Tiffany and has two children, Emily and Owen.

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