South Delta Minor Hockey is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Rep Coaching Team.
Under the direction and mentoring of our Executive Hockey Advisor Yogi Svejkovsky, the coaching team will consist of experienced non-parent and parent-elect coaches. The coach selection committee has spent the past two months interviewing a number of coaches and look forward to working with the following group of coaches.
ATOM: Lawson Boutilier will be the Atom A1 Head Coach this season. Lawson (Boots) is our coach coordinator and has coached at all levels for the Storm. The appointed Parent-elect division Head Coaches are Judd Lambert and Jim Scouras. Judd was an assistant coach for our successful Atom A3 program and was also the previous head coach of the Jr. B, Richmond Sockeyes. Jim has been coaching with us for a number of years and was the previous Atom A1 head coach in 2015-16.
PEEWEE: Chad Dey will be the Peewee A1 Head Coach after being the head Coach of the Bantam A1 team in 2016-17. He was also a previous head coach at the Peewee A1, A2 and A3 level. The appointed parent-elect Head Coach for our Peewee A2 team will be Scott Stewart. Scott was an assistant coach last year with our Atom A2 team and brings a number of years of experience from his time coaching various teams in Guelph, Ontario.
BANTAM: We would like to welcome Brent Wheatley as the Bantam A1 Head Coach after assisting with the A1 team last year. Brent has coached for numerous years at the Bantam level with South Delta and other associations and we look forward to working with him. The Bantam A2 head coach TBD.
MIDGET: Our Midget A1 program will be led by Jason LeHoux. Jason played 4 seasons in the QMJHL and 5 seasons in the AHL and attended 6 NHL camps. He was also assistant coach with Guy Boucher in Drummondville (QMJHL) for two years. Jason brings a wealth of hockey knowledge to SD hockey and also has been a coach at our pre-season rep camps and evaluator.
PARENT-ELECT COACH POLICY:
Non-parent coaches have been appointed a team for Atom A1, Peewee A1, Bantam A1 and Midget A1. Parent-elect coaches in other divisions will only be appointed to a team as per our Rep Hockey Policy:
18.104.22.168 – where the child/player of an appointed parent head coach must be rated sufficiently high enough by the independent evaluators during the tryout process before the parent can be officially named as the head coach to any Rep ‘A’ team.
SDMHA Coach Selection Committee & SDMHA Executive