Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the coaching staffs for the two Program of Excellence teams, Team Western and Team Manitoba.
Chris Yaschyshyn of Morden has been named an Assistant Coach with Team Western, who will compete at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in London, ON being held December 29, 2007 – January 4, 2008. Team Western is comprised of eleven Manitoban players and eleven Saskatchewan players. Manitoba and Saskatchewan alternate each year with one province sending a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach while the other province sends one Assistant Coach. Yaschyshyn is currently the Head Coach of the Pembina Valley Hawks in the Manitoba AAA Midget League. Blaine Sautner and Mike Vandenberge, both of Saskatchewan, will be the Head Coach and other Assistant Coach respectively.
Laura Solberg of Winnipeg has been named Head Coach of Team Manitoba, who will compete at the 2007 National Women’s Under-18 Hockey Championships which will be held November 7 – 11, 2007 in Kitchener, ON. Joining Solberg will be Assistant Coaches Dean Rebeck of St. Andrews and Jon Rempel of Winnipeg. Laura is currently a Co-Coach with the St. Vital Victoria’s Midget AA team and an Assistant Coach with the Team Manitoba Under-18 squad that will compete at the upcoming Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. Rebeck is the Head Coach of the Balmoral Hall Blazers prep team while Rempel is the Head Coach of the University of Manitoba Female Bison.
For further information on Team Western please contact Bernie Reichardt at (204) 925-5759. For further information on Team Manitoba please contact Stephen Sisson at (204) 925-5762.