"Ever since I can remember, my dream was to become a pro hockey player."
Meet Tyler Fiddler
I was born and raised in Prince Albert, and ever since I can remember, my dream was to become a pro hockey player. But my journey to pro was rather unconventional, and I wanted to start Dominate Hockey to show young players that their hockey careers will all be different as well. At 14 years old, I went undrafted in the WHL Bantam Draft and was cut from Midget AAA and spent that year playing Midget AA in Prince Albert. I would consider myself a “late bloomer”. The following year, my hockey career took off. I cracked the Midget AAA Prince Albert Mintos roster in my 2nd year of midget eligibility and won the Telus Cup National Championship in 2007 in Red Deer, Alberta, where I was named Top Forward of the tournament. It was at this time that I caught the eye of a WHL team and was listed by the Calgary Hitmen. I spent parts of 4 seasons with the Calgary Hitmen and in 2010 I was a member of the WHL Championship team.
Following the Championship season, I was invited to the Arizona Coyotes NHL development camp. When I returned for my over-age season with the Calgary Hitmen, I was named team captain. Upon graduating from the WHL, I used the WHL scholarship to help obtain my Bachelor of Business degree from Mount Royal University. During my time at MRU, I represented Canada at the University Games in Granada, Spain. In my last year of eligibility, I was named to the 1st team All Star team for all of Usports. At the completion of the MRU hockey season I signed a contract with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL. My stay there was short, but looking back on things, I’m glad this was a stop I chose on my hockey journey.
That summer I made the decision to play professional hockey overseas. This turned out to be the best decision of my life.
I signed a contract with the Esbjerg Energy, a team that plays in the top league in Denmark (known as the Metal Ligaen). During that year in Esbjerg, we won the Danish National Championship.
In my third and final year playing in the Metal Ligaen, I played with the Rungsted Seier Capital where we also won the Danish National Championship along with the Danish Cup Championship.
After getting comfortable in Denmark for 3 years, I was looking for a shakeup. I wanted to experience living in a new country and integrating into a new culture. I agreed to an offer from Bad Nauheim, a team in Germany that plays in the DEL2.
I currently reside in Calgary, Alberta with my wife, Dana, and our 5 year old Sheepadoodle, Kaya.
"Deciding to play in Europe was the best decision of my life."
I’ve always had a passion for skill development and finding ways to get better each and every day. During each offseason, I get the opportunity to work with young players at various hockey camps. I find great pride in helping the future generations reach their goal so they can experience some of the greatness the hockey world has to offer.
These are some of the hockey camps I’ve worked:
- Hockey Canada Skills Academy
- STIX Hockey
- Okanagen Hocky School
- Jr. Hitmen Hockey Development
- MRU Cougar Hockey Camps
- Torjager Hockey
- NorSask Hockey – Prince Albert
Through this website, I hope to inspire and encourage young players to reach their full potential. To get insight and interviews with coaches, hockey personal and players sent straight to your inbox, sign up for Dominate Hockey's email list below.