BGHC AA Coaching Appointments 2021-22 Season
This has been a season like no other and although things may have been delayed, rest assured, the process for appointing our 2021-22 coaching team remains the same, and is currently underway.
For those families who are new to our organization, the selection for all BGHC coaches, both REP and House League, follow very clear guidelines. We are extremely fortunate to have key leaders in the hockey community that participate on our selection committees, ensuring a fair and non-bias approach in building exceptional leadership and development for all our BGHC players.
We are currently accepting applications for 2021-22 Rep A coaches in all divisions, U9(team 2) thru U18. Deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, December 15th 2020 at 11:59pm. Applications are encouraged, but only those with relevant experience will be contacted for interview. Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, all interviews will be performed via virtual call.
The BGHC is pleased to announce our High Performance Coaching Team for the upcoming 2021-2020 season.
Dana Weistra | U18 AA
Returning for the third year as the U18 AA coach, Dana has more than 20 years' experience coaching boys and girls hockey, including 12 years with the BGHC as an assistant coach and head coach for Midget AA and Peewee AA & 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 50 years as a player, coach and hockey enthusiast demonstrates her commitment to Canada's favourite sport. Dana can be reached at: [email protected]
Ken Butler l U15 AA
Ken has over 26 years of hockey experience, having coached high school varsity, various levels of competitive boys hockey and has been a long standing volunteer and active member of the BGHC. He is currently an assistant coach for the U13AA team.
Ken is devoted to the development of the high-performance vision of the BGHC. He is respected and trusted by the parents and players he has coached and believes strongly that building relationships and communication within a growth mindset will provide the environment for our BGHC players to reach their future goals and aspirations.
Ken can be reached at: [email protected]
Chris Douridas l U13 AA
Returning for a second year as head coach of the U13 AA team, Chris has over 11 years of coaching experience in girls and boys sports. He has coached in the BGHC for eight 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]
Sam Menard l U11 AA
Currently the U11A Head Coach, Sam has been a dedicated BGHC coach for the past six years in Tyke, Novice and Atom, and will be entering his 3rd year as a Rep coach. Growing up as a multi-sport athlete who played basketball at the university level, Sam is a big believer in having kids develop their athletic ability, confidence and leadership skills by playing many sports. Sam’s coaching philosophy is to create a positive environment, with players excited to compete, work hard and most importantly to have fun learning the game while building great friendships.
He’s brought in many guest coaches, including current Cudas players and alumni, to have the younger girls learn from many inspiring role models. Sam can be reached at [email protected]
Jana Harrigan l U9 A
Jana is returning for her second year as the U9A Head Coach. Jana has an extensive hockey career receiving a scholarship from Ohio State University, holding 2nd for the record of all time points at Ohio State (160) and was awarded the “All American.” Jana went on to coach the Ohio State Women’s’ Varsity team (06/07) and then continued her hockey career playing in the CWHL from 2007-13.
Jana is the President and Head Instructor of “Harrigan Hockey Inc” where she provides customized hockey training and leagues for females. Her wealth of experience and coaching knowledge are an incredible asset to the BGHC rep program and the development of our young athletes.
Jana can be reached at [email protected]
We look forward to continuing the selection process for all remaining 2021-22 Rep Division Coaches and building an outstanding leadership and development team for the upcoming season.
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].
The BGHC Board of Directors