BGHC 2021-22 REP A Coaching Announcement, News (Barracudas - Burlington Girls Hockey Club)

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Jan 13, 2021 | Kristy Braun | 1611 views
BGHC 2021-22 REP A Coaching Announcement
BGHC 2021-22 REP A Coaching Announcment

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 Team 3 coaches in all divisions, U9(team 2) thru U18. Deadline to submit applications is Sunday, January 24th 2021 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 Rep A Coaching Team for the upcoming 2021-2020 season.


Jamey Schein l U11 Team 2

Currently an assistant coach on Jana Harrigan's U9 team Jamey will be returning for his fourth year with the Barracudas organization having previously coached house league and running the BGHC FUNdamentals program for the 2019/2020 season. Growing up in Burlington and having played both hockey and rugby at multiple levels Jamey understands the joy of being part of a team and the importance of making connections both on and off the playing field and encourages his players to have as much fun as they can together to create life long bonds while developing key team skills for later in life. 


On the ice Jamey's coaching philosophy focuses on ensuring a strong base of fundamental skills through progressive skill development and introducing a team play structure while ensuring a supportive atmosphere where players can learn from mistakes as much as they do from their successes. 


Andy Harkness l U13 A

This will be Andy’s 6th year coaching in the BGHC, (4th as a Head Coach).  Andy has coached his two daughters Samantha and Leah from Novice through Peewee Rep levels. He looks forward to a great regular hockey season.

Andy’s coaching philosophy is to provide a fun, challenging and accountable competitive hockey program with positive high-level coaching and elite instructional development (including rep development and outside experts) in a family friendly environment.

His goal is to prepare, develop and support each girl to have a fun and a successful year and for every girl to love coming to the rink.  Everything starts with strong communication and core team values.  His Core Values are:  FUN, POSITIVE ATTITUDE and HARD WORK.


Marty Savoy l U15 A

Marty has coached hockey for over 35 teams in the past 25 years, and has coached within the BGHC for 10+ years at both the House League and Rep level. He has received memorable accolades for his coaching abilities such as:

  · 2018-2019 Burlington Girls Hockey Club Volunteer of the Year for long term service
  · 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal Recipient 
  · 1999 Received Reorganization Award from the Ontario Hockey Federation for Outstanding Contributions in Hockey Development

Marty is a former member of Hockey Canada's Coach, Initiation Program and Athlete Development Committees.  Marty believes that the players must understand the importance of playing within a team and that they all play an important role in the success of the team. Marty is married to Julia, a fellow BGHC coach and has 3 daughters who play within the organization, one of whom also coaches, and a son Dillon often found at the rink supporting this incredible family team. Marty can be reached at [email protected]


Dave Lafleur l Midget A

Dave is currently the coach of the BGHC Bantam AA 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 almost 10 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 is a strong believer in creating a positive, unified team environment.  Nick Mitchell (current Midget A coach) will join Dave as an assistant coach.  Together, they bring a wealth of hockey knowledge to the Midget A team that will provide these players a positive learning experience.  Dave can be reached at [email protected]

The BGHC Board of Directors

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