BC U16 Coaches Named Posted on April 15th, 2013 in Other News April 11, 2013 BC Hockey announced the team staff for the 2013 Male Under 16 Team BC who will compete at the 2013 Western Challenge Cup. The coaching staff is: Director of Operations Fred Zweep (Abbotsford, BC) Head Coach Trevor Sprague (Prince George, BC) Assistant Coach Rob Milliken (Victoria, BC) Assistant Coach Leland Mack (Port Moody, BC) Trainer Pam Solmonson (Lake Country, BC) Be sure to sign up to Twitter and follow @BCHockey_MU16BC to keep up to date on all the team news. For the past six (6) seasons, Sprague has been the Head Coach of the BC Major Midget League (MML) Cariboo Cougars and was named Head Coach for Team White at the BC MML All Star Game. Sprague served as the Assistant Coach of the gold medal winning Team BC at the 2012 Western Challenge Cup. Milliken is currently Bantam Coach at the Victoria Racquet Club and was previously Head Coach of the former MML South Island Thunderbirds. He was also part of the Male Under 17 BC Cup staff from 2006 – 2009 as an Instructor, Assistant Coach and Coach. Mack is currently the Head Coach for the MML Greater Vancouver Canadians and was previously Assistant Coach for the Vancouver North West Giants. He was appointed Assistant Coach for Team White at the 2013 BC MML All Star Game. Mack coached the 2008 Male Under 16 BC Cup team and was Assistant Coach for the 2010 Male Under 17 BC Cup team. Solmonson is currently a Midget A trainer at the Pursuit of Excellence where she has held various positions since 2009. The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup features the highest rated players representing the four (4) western provinces (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) in the Under 16 age category. The exciting annual event is held through a partnership with the WHL and BC Hockey, Hockey Alberta, Hockey Manitoba, and the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. The U16 programs play an integral role in the development of BC Hockey’s elite level players. Although these camps are identification/tryout camps it is important to note that player development is the primary focus of the program. This forum is an introduction for male players into the High Performance Program (which leads into the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence). For more information about the BC Hockey High Performance program, please visit the BC Hockey website atwww.bchockey.net or email [email protected].