Tyler Bilton
    Tyler Bilton
    Assistant Coach

    1st Season

    Tyler Bilton joins head coach Mike Cavanaugh's staff for his season on the bench with the Huskies. Bilton will work with the goaltenders.

    A native of Penticton, British Columbia, he attended the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Saskatchewan before embarking on a junior career that had stops in the British Columbia Hockey League, Alberta Junior Hockey League, and Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. He was also protected by the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey league from 1999-2001 and attended Hockey Canada's World Under-17 selection camp.

    Bilton has an associate degree in business marketing from St.Clair College, a bachelor of science in business administration degree from Saint Michael's College, and master of arts in liberal studies degree from the University of Maine. While at Saint Michael's College, he helped the Purple Knights win two Northeast-10 Conference championships and was named championship MVP both times. Other honors he earned while at Saint Michael's included: All-Conference Team (2009), Goaltender of the Year (2009), and ECAC/Northeast-10 All-Academic team (2008, 2009). Bilton currently holds five school and two Northeast-10 Conference records.

    He attended the Central Hockey League's Austin Ice Bats training camp, then a double `AA' affiliate of the Dallas Stars, but ended up playing professionally in Europe. Overseas, Tyler led his club to their first ever championship game. He also earned league MVP and Goaltender of the Year honors while leading his Team World to victory over Team Europe in the All-Star Game.

    After retiring from playing competitively, Bilton began coaching in Nova Scotia at the high school level while volunteering with the Metro Marauders Jr.A Hockey Club. While in Nova Scotia, he began representing professional players and successfully placed them with teams in Europe. After a year in Nova Scotia, he accepted an assistant coaching position with the University of Maine women's ice hockey team and helped with all the aspects of running a NCAA Division I hockey program for two seasons.