COACH SELECTIONS FOR 2014-2015 BANTAM/MIDGET A1, A2, A3
We have concluded our interviews and recommend the following positions for our respective teams. Our selection committee consisted of 3 executive; Brian Keenan, Jaqueline Ewonus, and Jason Mann. Doneau Menard was present as the Director of Hockey along with Kelvin Fong, Shauna Robertson, Laurie Duck, and Darryl Tumber representing the “Members at Large”
Midget “A” Head Coaches
A1 Jamie Dodd / A2orA3 Jerry Ramak / A2orA3 Mark Goble
Bantam “A” Head Coaches
A1 Jason Disiewich / A2 Jacob Mangone / A3 Steve Rickards
Juvenile “A” Head Coach
Doug Shantz is a long time veteran coach in our association at all levels. He is presently our “Coach of the Year” and well deserving of the honor. He took his team to the provincials last season and his team had great success and a fun year. Feedback from the players was, “it was the most fun we’ve had playing hockey”. Doug coached his own sons through their years in our Association and has stayed on to mentor our Juveniles. We are very pleased that Doug has elected to return to coach our oldest group of players.
Jamie Dodd was very impressive and was a very strong overall candidate. We feel that his technical knowledge of hockey exceeded most expectations that we are looking for in a candidate. He has played and coached high performance level. He took a short absence, however now with his children older – he is excited to be back to offer his services. Jamie had other associations seeking him as coach for Midget A1. Our findings conclude that he in will be fantastic for the position and a strong mentor to enhance the brand of CMHA.
Jerry Ramak is a returning coach in this division that we are delighted to have him back. He has coached minor hockey at all levels and is a great teacher of the game. The blend of experience in development and teaching ability is a great fit for this age group of players, while offering our coaching ranks the ability to mentor young coaches.
Mark Goble was our former Hockey Development Coordinator and brings vast experience to the game. He is a parent of a rep player in this division so the Head Coach position he will fill will be dependent upon the Player Evaluation and Selection process of his son. Mark will not participate in the evaluation or selection process for this division and placement will be in accordance to section IV,5 of the CMHA Policies.
Jason Disiewich has a strong playing and coaching background. He played in the BCHL, WHL, professionally in the ECHL and CHL, and has coached at the Bantam AAA position before. His hockey experience is a great asset to this division and will be a bonus for our association.
Jacob Mangone is a strong young coach that respects his players and has a strong passion to coach in CMHA. He has higher aspirations in his future within the association and strongly feel that his progression and eagerness to learn, becoming one of the stronger coaches in the association. Jacob values education and is one of our coaches in CMHA that understands the importance of education and its value to a young hockey player’s future.
Steve Rickards is another young coach asset that the committee agreed that we need to protect and grow within CMHA. He has coached in several divisions and will be an excellent fit for our Bantam A3 squad. Steve’s passion and commitment to CMHA made him a great choice. His effort the last 2 years at the Bantam level and strong references has earned him this Head Coach position.
ATOM & PEEWEE TO FOLLOW AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN GET THROUGH THE PROCESS.