Meet SEMI Hockey’s newest Professional Skill Provider and Head Coach of our PeeWee A2 team, Topher Plonka!  We recently sat down with Topher to ask him a few questions!

Hometown: Castlegar, BC

Playing career: Lindenwood University (St.Louis, MO, USA)

Education: International Business

Favorite NHL player growing up: Theoren Fleury

Favorite hobby: Fly fishing, Golf, Wakeboarding/Surfing

Favorite hockey moment: Last and final game of Midget Rep Provincial qualifier. Down 4-2 in the 3rd to Trail, came back to win in front of a packed arena.

What do you enjoy most about coaching at SEMI: Quality players and parents, for a big association it feels very tight nit with a strong family/community feeling.

What advice would you give for a young player that wants to push his/her game to the next level?: Skill development wise – listen effectively and focus on trying to get better by pushing yourself out of your normal comfort zone. Most importantly; hockey is the best game in the world, Keep it FUN!