Meet SEMI Hockey’s Lead Professional Skill Provider and Head Coach of our PeeWee A1 team, Matt Erhart! We recently sat down with Matt to get to know him a bit better!
Hometown: Ladner, BC – South Delta Minor Hockey
Playing Career: 2 seasons with the Surrey Eagles, 4 years at Quinnipiac University (NCAA)
Education: Bachelor of Business Management
Personal: Married to Kristin, Son – Jack (13), Daughter – Scarlett (10)
Favourite NHL player (past or present): Paul Coffey and Ray Bourque
Favourite sport or hobby (other than hockey): Golf, Baseball
Do you have any pets? Dog – TJ, Cat – Eddie
What is your Hockey playing highlight?
Winning the 1998 Royal Bank Cup – National Junior A Championship. Part of the first Quinnipiac University team to qualify for the NCAA National Tournament.
What do you enjoy most about coaching at SEMI?
I enjoy working with all the different age groups at SEMI Hockey. The work ethic, enthusiasm, and commitment to improvement in all the groups makes it easy to come the rink every day.
What advice would you give a young hockey player that wants to push his/her game to a higher level?
It’s a process and hard work in order to get to the higher level. You need to take the approach to get better every day, make small improvements daily and you will see great results in the long term. You have to enjoy working hard and have to have fun working hard.