SEMI Hockey is adding to its impressive roster of Rep team coaches with the announcement of the following independent coach and parent-coach designates (see below definition) for the 2018-19 season:
Midget A1 – Bayne Koen (independent): Bayne has been with SEMI for three seasons as the coach of our Midget Development Program, and is taking on Midget A1 for this season. Bayne has been a coach in the BCHL (Jr. A), and is also presently coaching in the PJHL (Jr. B).
Bantam A2 – Russ Weber (independent): Russ was the coach of SEMI’s Midget A1 team last season, and was previously a long time Bantam coach with Seafair. Russ has coached Team BC at the Canada Winter Games, as well as coaching in the BCHL and PJHL for many years.
Pee Wee A2 – Nate Gillies (independent): Nate returns for a second season with the Pee Wee A2 program. Nate is a former SEMI Hockey graduate that has been working in hockey development for the past several years.
Pee Wee A3 – Ian Cook: Parent-Coach designate: Ian has been an assistant coach with SEMI Hockey’s rep program for the past three seasons.
Atom A1 – Ryan Scott, Parent-Coach designate: Ryan has been an assistant coach in the rep program, as well as a head coach for several seasons in the novice program.
Atom A2 – Matt Pratt, Parent-Coach designate: Matt was the head coach of the Atom A4 program last season as well as a head coach for several seasons in the novice program.
Atom A3 – Aaron Strand, Parent-Coach designate: Aaron has been an assistant coach in the rep program as well as a head coach for several seasons in the novice program.
It is important to note that the term, Parent-Coach-Designate means that these positions are not official until the conclusion of player evaluation and team formation in the fall. The integrity of the player selection process takes precedence over the placement of coaches. There have been numerous examples in the past few years where changes have been made to coaching positions due to player placements.
SEMI Hockey will be naming the coaches for Bantam A3, Midget A2 and Atom A4 at a later date.
SEMI Hockey is monitoring registration numbers very carefully and may have the potential to add a Pee Wee A4 program should the registration numbers increase over the Summer. In that case the coach designates for additional teams would also be announced at a later date.
If your child is considering a rep program and you have not yet signed up we urge you to do so as soon as possible so that we can confirm the viability of this program which is dependent on numbers.
Any parent coaches interested in coaching in the C division, please contact us to express your interest. We will be filling these positions on an ongoing basis throughout the summer.
Below is a summary of the confirmed Rep program coaching staffs.
|Midget A1||Bayne Koen||PJHL coach|
|Bantam A1||Chris Rengert||Returning for 4th season|
|Bantam A2||Russ Weber||Past Team BC coach|
|Pee Wee A1||Shane Kuss/Matt Erhart||Former BCHL coaches|
|Pee Wee A2||Nate Gillies||Returning for 2nd season|
|Pee Wee A3||Ian Cook||Parent-Coach designate|
|Atom A1||Ryan Scott||Parent-Coach designate|
|Atom A2||Matt Pratt||Parent-Coach designate|
|Atom A3||Aaron Strand||Parent-Coach designate|