The Port Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association would like to announce the following coaching selections for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
Adding to his role as Director of Hockey Operations, Doneau Menard, will be returning as Head Coach for the Atom A1 Pirates. After a successful season last year, he is excited to continue with the development of our youngest rep group while continuing to work with the coaches to apply our focus on player development.
Mark Goble will be returning as our Pee Wee A1 coach after departing to last season to coach Junior. He brings an extensive 25+ years of coaching experience to an exciting 2005-2006 age group of Pee Wee A1 Pirates. With an extensive coaching resume including positions at the minor hockey and junior hockey level, he is a perfect fit to continue the path this group is on. Mark is looking forward to being involved with Port Coquitlam MHA, his experience and knowledge is welcomed back to our program as an important developer of players and mentor for our coaches.
Dan is returning as coach for another season as Pee Wee A2 head Coach, He previously coached the Atom A1 and is familiar with this age group at the rep level.
Dan coached a competitive Pee Wee C team to successful season last year. They won our own Christmas tournament and had a good regular season. He is a very patient coach with a good temperament for skill development to remain consistent with our message of player development first.
Tyler Russell will be returning with us as Head Coach of the Bantam A1 Pirates. Entering his seventh season of coaching for Poco MHA at the Midget level, last season, coaching the Midget A1 Pirates for the third year.
Tyler has been a loyal coach in our association and the move from Midget to Bantam should benefit him in his development as a head coach as well provide consistency in our coaches. Dave Watts will continue as a part time assistant and Director of Hockey Doneau Menard providing mentorship as well.
Josh Wahl has been named as Head Coach of our Midget A1 team and is returning as coach of this age group. He has coached the 2002-2000 group through the Bantam rep years as Head Coach of those A1 teams. He is familiar with the players and had some success there placing at the top of their flight in their final year in Bantam.
Josh is currently president of Poco Saints Lacrosse association and has 2 young players that will be joining our Initiation Program soon. We look forward to having Josh back with us.