SEMI Hockey is proud to announce our On-Ice development team for the 2017-18 season. Having access to this group of dedicated development experts, places SEMI Hockey as the top minor hockey association in the province in terms of resources to ensure we are continually improving our players skills.
This team, overseen by Executive Director Dave Newson, will have an impact across all divisions, providing services for players of all abilities, in a coordinated approach following the guidelines of the SEMI Hockey technical plan.
Shane Kuss – We are very excited to add Shane Kuss to our development team. Shane is a former captain and coach of the Surrey Eagles who has been recognized as one of the most successful local hockey developers and has a large following in his SK Hockey group. Shane will be working alongside Matt Erhart with our Pee Wee and Atom rep programs focusing on additional skill development and position specific enhancement.
Matt Erhart – Matt will be working in conjunction with Shane Kuss with the Atom and Pee Wee rep groups. Matt was a former player and head coach of the Surrey Eagles. Matt was also an assistant coach with the Vancouver Giants. He was also captain of his Div. 1 NCAA Quinnipiac University hockey team.
Kim Marfleet – Kim is joining SEMI as a Power Skating resource. She operates ‘Elite Skating’ and is a highly sought-after skating coach. Kim will be working with our athletes to provide skating specific instruction, both in the fundamental initiation skills and at the high-performance level.
Rob Bishop – Rob is entering his 4th season at SEMI. Rob has an extensive skill development background that he has brought from operating many hockey schools in Ontario and locally. He has worked with a variety of age groups at SEMI and has been a head coach in our Pee Wee and Bantam Rep programs. Rob will be working as the lead for Novice development, and with all levels of Atom-Bantam players.
Chris Rengert – Chris is entering his 3rd season at SEMI and will be the head coach of our Bantam A1 team. He works locally as a top athletic training expert, has an extensive on ice skill development background and is also former Surrey Eagle Junior A player. Chris will be working with Novice development as well as leading a majority of our high performance off ice development for the older divisions.
Matt Muscardin – Matt is entering his 6th season at SEMI. This season Matt will coach our Bantam A2 team. Matt has worked in skill development for various ages over his tenure at SEMI and will be working with the Novice development program as well as in other areas with Atom and Pee Wee programs this coming season.
Darin Vetterl – Darin is in his 3rd season with SEMI. Darin has been the lead instructor at Excellent Ice for many years and has an extensive coaching background. Darin will be our lead instructor for our Initiation Program, working with our youngest players and new coaches to set the foundation for a successful an enjoyable hockey experience.
Magic Hockey – Magic Hockey returns to head up our Goalie Development program. The Magic team led by Angelo Maggio is the top goalie instruction group in the area. They have developed a program to attract new goaltenders and to develop existing ones with scheduled clinics for H3-Atom divisions. Magic will also be working with teams at the rep level.