Manitoba Coaches Day hosted by Hockey Manitoba and the Manitoba Moose wraps up as a big success.
The participants were selected through a contest draw that ran from December 4th to 22nd on the Hockey Manitoba website. The contest showed great interest as hundreds of entries were submitted from all corners of the province. Fifteen lucky coaches were drawn to participate in a day of coach development activities involving the Hockey Manitoba Coach Mentorship Program and the Manitoba Moose coaching staff.
Later in the afternoon the fifteen participants took part in a Coach Specialty Clinic also at MTS Centre. The clinicinvolved both classroom and on-ice sessions pertaining to Puck Control which is hosted by the Hockey Manitoba Coach Mentorship Program. Hockey Manitoba will also provided the participants lunch anda pair of Moose tickets for Saturday, January 10th versus the Hershey Bears.
Manitoba Coaches Day Roster:
- Michael Buffie (Selkirk)
- Vince Cmela (Selkirk)
- Randy Goertzen (Homewood)
- Curtis Gottfredsen (Winnipeg – Fort Garry)
- Partick Hague (Notre Dame de Lourdes)
- Dan Johnson (Minnedosa)
- Matt Lewis (Winnipeg – Tuxedo)
- Derek Lockhart (Brandon)
- Don Meilleur (St. Adolphe)
- Kerry Mitchell (Lac Du Bonnet)
- Art Pohl (Douglas)
- Gord Spado (Winnipeg – Waverley Heights)
- Barry Tobin (Winnipeg – Deer Lodge)
- Ryan Hegedus (Winnipeg – Oxford Heights) Unable to attend
- Mike Jones (Winnipeg – Transcona) Unable to attend
- Omar Howash (Winnipeg – Dakota) Alternate selection
- Frank Verbong(Winnipeg – Oxford Heights) Alternate selection
Hockey Manitoba thanks all contest entrants, participants, the Hockey Manitoba Coach Mentorship Program and the Manitoba Moose for a great day!