Chris Wiens joined the Spartans in January 2012, but is now in his first full season with the current rendition of the Trinity Western men’s hockey team.
Wiens, who graduated from TWU in 1998 with a BBA, played for the TWU men’s hockey team from 1995-1998 and was the captain in his final season. Following his graduation, Wiens went behind the TWU bench and coached the team to a league championship in 1998-99.
Over the past 14 years, Wiens has been the director of Athletes in Action Hockey, having directed summer hockey schools across B.C. and Alberta.
Over the past six years, he has ran summer discipleship/intern projects, in which dozens of college players have had the opportunity to grow spiritually in the context of running summer hockey camps with AIA.
Also with AIA, Wiens has directed, coached or played on 12 international hockey tours – on teams made up of junior and college players – to Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Kazakhstan.
He has also assisted in chaplaincy with Langley’s BCHL team and the Vancouver Canucks.
Wiens’ playing career saw him play up to Midget “AAA” in Camrose, Alta. before coming to TWU in 1994.
He resides in Langley with his wife Serenity and their two-year-old daughter. He is currently working on his MBA and plans to finish in the spring of 2013.