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Calgary to Host 2003 Advanced II Coaching Seminar
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June 27, 2003
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CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada will host 30 coaches on the campus of SAIT in Calgary, AB for the 2003 Advanced II seminar in Calgary, that will run from June 29 through .

The Advanced II Seminar provides an opportunity for high performance coaches from across Canada to be exposed to the very best national and international coaches and experts, and to achieve certification at the Advanced II Level. For the first time ever Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta have partnered to fully integrate the Advanced II with the Provincial Under-17 Program of Excellence to provide the coaches with a practical experience to work with up and coming elite athletes.

Delegates to this week's seminar have been selected by their provincial or regional branches as the top qualified coaches in their respective areas. Since 1998, Hockey Canada has attributed Advanced II level coaching certification to 56 coaches. Less then 150 of the over 75,000 coaches in Canada have Advanced II level certification.

Presenters at the eight-day seminar include:

Dr. Kimberley Amirault Sports psychologist, National Sports Centre and New York Rangers
Mike Babcock Head Coach, Anaheim Mighty Ducks (NHL)
Ken Babey Head Coach, SAIT Trojans (ACAC)
André Brin Manager, Media Relations, Hockey Canada
Karen Hughes Head Coach, Canada's National Women's Team
George Kingston Former NHL, Canadian National Team and University Coach
Wally Kozak Head Scout and former Olympic Coach, National Women's Team
Pierre McGuire TSN Analyst and former NHL coach
Blair MacKasey Head Scout, Hockey Canada
Don McKee Head Coach, Odessa Jackalopes (CHL)
Dr. Stephen Norris National Sports Centre, University of Calgary
Mike Pelino Head Coach, Canada's National Men's Team
Tom Renney Vice President, Player Development, New York Rangers
Rick St. Croix Goaltending Consultant

Delegates at the Advanced II Seminar come from across the country and include:

Former NHL player Derek Laxdal, former Women's National Team player and National Under-22 Team coach Margot Page, former Canadian Olympian Shane Pearsall, and CIS National Women's Ice Hockey Champion University of Alberta Golden Bears Coach Howie Draper.

The Advanced II Seminar is staged every two years and was last held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia at Acadia University in 2001.

List of Delegates - Jun. 29-Jul. - Calgary, AB
BRITISH COLUMBIA AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION HOCKEY ALBERTA
Craig Bedard (Osoyoos, BC) Trevor Keeper (Red Deer, AB)
Darryl Erickson (Delta, BC) Barry Medori (Onoway, AB)
Tim Kehler (Vancouver, BC) Shane Pearsall (Calgary, AB)
Sylvain Leone (Burnaby, BC)  
Michael Mondin (Trail, BC) SASKATCHEWAN HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
  Jim Magee (Shaunavon, SK)
HOCKEY MANITOBA Janice Rumpel (Regina, SK)
Troy Leslie (Melita, MB) Frank Spinozzi (Gravelbourg, SK)
Mike Pernarowski (Dauphin, MB)  
  OTTAWA DISTRICT HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
ONTARIO HOCKEY FEDERATION Rick Lalonde (Cornwall, ON)
Gordon Fournier (Richmond Hill, NS)  
Shawn Hudson (Brampton, ON) HOCKEY QUEBEC
Ron Mays (Burlington, ON) François Huppé (Quebec City, QC)
Bruce Okrainec (London, ON) Martin Raymond (St-Basile, QC)
  Peter Smith (Lachine, QC)
HOCKEY NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR  
Tom Moret (St. John's, NF) HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA
  Lisa MacDonald (Beaver Bank, NS)
OTHER DELEGATES Ron Watkins (Bedford, NS)
Jamie Bartman (Medicine Hat, AB)  
Larry Keating (Kelowna, BC)  
Derek Laxdal (Gimli, MB)  
Margot Page (Stoney Creek, ON)  
Harold Parsons (Bath, ON)  

For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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