12U Q-and-A: Honing hockey sense

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  March 22, 2017 By Scott Paluch, American Development Model, Regional Manager Q: What defines age-appropriate hockey-sense training for 12U players? A: We continue to hear from coaches of 12U and older teams who tell us many players are coming to them highly deficient in hockey sense or game awareness. The fact is, too many coaches […]

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BWC MHA Management and Coaches, 2016-2017

in Other News, Coaching, regular season

  Management  Rob Blankstein- MHA Chair Terry Shein – General Manager Maco Balkovec – Hockey Director Initiation Hockey Divisional Manager – Ravinder Gill Hockey 2  Joe Saloustros- Head Coach C1 Hockey 3 Saylor Preston- Head Coach C1 Hockey 4  Burt Henderson – Head Coach C1 Brad Reynolds  – Head Coach C2 James Sullivan- Head Coach C3 Atom Divisional Manager: Sheldon […]

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Pt. Moody hosting Canucks Learn 2 Play event

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  The Port Moody Amateur Hockey Association (PMAHA) has been selected to host one of the Vancouver Canucks Learn 2 Play hockey programs. The program is for first year kids with an emphasis on fun.  Operated under the NHL/NHLPA Learn 2 Play guidelines with support from provincial minor hockey associations, FREE equipment will be distributed to selected […]

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Kelowna MHA announces Goaltending training sessions

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KMHA GOALTENDING SESSIONS AT CNC WITH CHAD CARDER   Monday or Wednesday mornings – 7:00-8:00 am at CNC 2 Lead by KMHA Head Goaltending instructor Chad Carder 8 weeks starting Jan 4th through Feb 24th – 1 session per week – $85.00 Please choose Mondays or Wednesday morning and indicate which morning you are attending. Atom up though Bantam Maximum 20 goalies per session If numbers […]

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Kelowna MHA announces Power Edge Pro skill sessions

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  KMHA is once again, in conjunction with Power Edge Pro, offering skill sessions at OIC every Tuesday and Thursday at OIC– January through March – with Reub Erhardt.     This is being offered to all of our Novice, Atom and Peewee players. There is limited room so please ensure you register as soon as possible. This is […]

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BC Hockey announces new MML committee

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015 BC Hockey has announced the four members of the 2015-2016 BC Major Midget League Committee. Adam Hayduk, North Vancouver; Todd Harkins, North Vancouver; David Michaud, Kelowna; and Fred Zweep, Abbotsford will provide general oversight of the league and will be responsible for the development of the administrative and operational standards of the program. […]

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Rockets take 3-2 lead over Portland

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  The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Portland Winterhawks 2-1 in overtime on Friday night in a thrilling fifth game of the WHL Western Conference Final, taking a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Tyson Baillie converted a centring pass from Dillon Dube with 5:05 remaining in the first overtime period to end proceedings after a […]

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BWC’s Balkovec is all about long term development

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    Maco Balkovec grew up playing hockey in Port Moody – and after many years away he’s back in BC, as the new Director of Hockey Development at the Burnaby Winter Club. For the previous 16 years he ran high school hockey programs in Wisconsin, where he won state coach of the year honors […]

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North Van and NSWC co-op on new goalie program

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September 10, 2014 – By Israel Fehr In an effort to revitalize their goalie program, the NVMHA is actively looking to find ways to draw kids to a position on the ice that’s been waning in popularity in recent years. “With goalies right now there’s a bit of a decline, especially in the younger age groups,” […]

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North Van looking to add cross-ice games at initiation level

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September 9, 2014 – By Israel Fehr The North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association is always looking for ways to improve the way they introduce the game to their younger players. They think they’ve found a program that will be beneficial to kids getting their first taste of hockey. “This year we’re looking at launching the […]

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BWC’s Cooper moves to Canucks

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    August 5, 2014 Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning officially confirmed today that Ben Cooper has been named Assistant Coach, Video for the club. Cooper will work alongside Head Coach Willie Desjardins and Assistant Coaches Glen Gulutzan and Doug Lidster on the Canucks staff. Cooper, 36, joins the Canucks from the […]

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Wozney new Phantoms Head Coach

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July 29, 2014   BC Hockey has announced that Alain (Al) Wozney of Richmond, BC, has been named the head coach of the Fraser Valley Phantom for the 2014 – 2015 Female Midget AAA League (FMAAA) season. Wozney has held numerous coaching roles with Richmond and Seafair Minor Hockey Associations over the past 10 years.  His […]

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