2020 -21 REP AA COACHING APPOINTMENTS, News (Barracudas - Burlington Girls Hockey Club)

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Nov 14, 2019 | Kristy Braun | 1926 views
The BGHC is pleased to announce our dynamic, High Performance Coaching Team for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.

Dana Weistra | Midget AA


Returning for a second year as the Midget AA coach, Dana has more than 20 years’ experience coaching boys and girls hockey, including 11 years with the BGHC as an assistant coach and head coach for Midget AA and Peewee A teams. A hard-working coach and strong role-model for young athletes, Dana has guided teams to first place finishes, gold medal tournament wins and playoff championships. She brings a positive philosophy with principles that guide her coaching methodology with a commitment to create a balance between skill and game strategy development with her players.  A proud hockey parent to her full grown son and daughter, Dana's 45 years as a player, coach and hockey enthusiast demonstrates her commitment to Canada's favourite sport.   Dana can be reached at: [email protected]




Dave Lafleur l Bantam AA

Dave is currently the coach of the BGHC Bantam A rep team.  He has more than 20 + years’ experience coaching all divisions in girls and boys hockey at both the rep and house league levels, in addition to coaching girls softball and boys baseball.  A CUDAS hockey dad and head coach for more than 5 years. Dave is an incredible brand ambassador and supporter of girls hockey, Dave recognizes the importance of developing our young athletes, leading well organized and high energy practices and supporting their training with off-ice conditioning.  He brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and key insights to the Bantam AA team and believes in creating a positive, unified team. Dave can be reached at [email protected]


Chris Douridas l Peewee AA

Chris has over 10 years of coaching experience in girls and boys sports.  He has coached in the BGHC for seven years, including HL, DS, Novice and Atom Rep teams with 7 Tournament Golds, and a 2018 Lower Lakes bronze. He has also coached 9 years at BOMBA, Rep baseball, boys hockey and runs a very successful business in Southern Ontario.

Chris’ coaching philosophy creates a fun, positive atmosphere where his team culture nurtures players coming to the rink each day excited to play, ready to compete while learning our great game of hockey.  His energy, enthusiasm along with his excellent communication skills have helped him succeed at coaching. Thru this environment his players have a great deal of fun while developing as hockey players and people. Chris can be reached at [email protected]

Michael Burton l Atom AA

A dedicated Barracudas hockey dad, Michael is currently the Atom A coach and has been an Assistant Coach for the CUDAS, BLOMHA, Bulldogs and the ORHL Minor Atom Cougars for more than seven years. Fuelled by passion and enjoyment, Michael embraces the mantra "Success is a Journey, not a destination."  He is committed to growing our players by teaching them life skills including the importance of teamwork, the desire to deliver your best and above all, have fun.  Michael can be reached at [email protected]   


The BGHC is now accepting coaching applications for the following 2020/2021 Rep teams.  Deadline to submit applications is Friday, November 29th, 11:59pm Interviews will take place in early December.


·         Novice A

·         Atom A

·         Peewee A

·         Bantam A

·         Midget A


Those selected for an interview will be contacted to set a date and time with the rep coach selection committee.  Please visit www.bghc.ca to complete your application form.  


For any questions or inquiries, please contact our Rep Directors, Aaron Nagy (Novice, Atom and Peewee) at [email protected] and Augustine Chug (Bantam and Midget) at [email protected]


Best regards, 


The BGHC Board of Directors

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