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BGHC U9B (Novice) REP Coaching Announcement
Submitted By Jenn Wagar on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
BGHC U9B REP Coaching Announcement

The BGHC is very excited to announce the following U9B Coaching appointment for the 2020-21 season.

Mike Tarantino

Mike is a certified High School Teacher with over 12 years in the classroom.  He currently coaches the Garth Webb Girls Varsity team and last coached Burlington Barracudas Jr. goalie Tia Glube.

He is a former NCAA player who was named captain, awarded the "Teammate Award", and a multiple All-Conference player at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the NCAA. He earned All-American honours in 2004.
As a coach, Mike served as a Graduate Assistant at Bowling Green in 2005 where he earned his MBA. He has coached the Mississauga Reps Midget team to the 2010 National Championship game, losing 3-2 to Morgan Reilly's Notre Dame Hounds.

In 2013-2014, Mike was the General Manager of the Toronto Patriots who won the OJHL (Buckland Cup), Central Canadian Championship (Dudley Hewitt Cup), and advanced to the National Junior A Championship tournament. He was named the
OJHL Execute of the Year in 2014.
In 2018-2019, Mike was the Head Coach for the Oakville Blades who just completed their best regular season in their 52 history going 44-5-5, winning the OJHL (Buckland Cup), Central Canadian Championship (Dudley Hewitt Cup), and losing 2-1 in the National Semi-finals. The regular season, playoffs, and National Tournament result are all Blades record accomplishments. Mike has helped numerous players move on to the OHL, NCAA, and USports. He has coached 4 players who have been drafted to the NHL from the OJHL. He was named OJHL Coach of the Year in 2019.   Mike recently accepted the position of General Manager for the Collingwood Blues in the OJHL.

We are beyond excited to welcome Mike to the BGHC Competitive Coaching Team and look forward to a wonderful season ahead!

Sincerely,

The BGHC Board of Directors
 
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