CHA's Program of Excellence Coaches in Calgary for Coaching Seminar June 6-9, 2002
June 5, 2002

CALGARY, ALBERTA - Over 60 high performance coaches and team managers involved in the Canadian Hockey Association's Program of Excellence are in Calgary, AB this week for a four-day coaching seminar from June 6-9, 2002, the CHA announced on Wednesday.

The entire coaching staffs for the National Junior Team, the National Under 18 Team, the eleven provincial and territorial Men's Under 17 Team staffs and provincial and territorial Women's Under 18 Team staffs will be attending the seminar. The Men's Under 17 teams (February 23-March 1) and Women's Under 18 Teams (March 1-8) will be competing the 2003 Canada Winter Games in Bathurst, New Brunswick.

The CHA launched the POE Coaching Seminar in its present format in 1998, as a way to introduce and train coaches on a number of aspects of international hockey and short-term competitions.

Coaches will take part in a number of workshops that cover a variety of topics, such as "Developing a Game Plan", "Building the staff", "Building the team identity", "Player evaluation, selection criteria", "Offensive Team Play", "Defensive Team Play", "Specialty Teams", "The Inner Game of Hockey" and "The Use of Video".

Presenters come from across Canada and have an abundance of experience in international competition:

Stan Butler (Head Coach/Canada's National Junior Team & Brampton Battalion - OHL);

Melody Davidson (Assistant Coach/National Women's Olympic Team);

Paul Dennis (Sports psychologist/Toronto Maple Leafs - NHL);

Mike Babcock (Head Coach/Mighty Ducks of Anaheim - NHL);

Wayne Fleming (Head Coach/Men's World Championship Team; Assistant coach/Men's Olympic Team);

Wayne Halliwell (Sport Psychologist);

Ryan Jankowski (Video coach/National Women's Olympic Team & National Under 18 Team);

Dave King (Head Coach/Columbus Bluejackets - NHL);

Wally Kozak (Assistant Coach/National Women's Olympic Team);

Lanny MacDonald (GM/Men's World Championship Team);

Mike Pelino (Asst. coach- GM/National Men's Team; Head coach, 2002 National Under 18 World Championship Team);

Barry Trapp (Director, Scouting/National Junior and Under 18 Teams)

Presentations run from Thursday evening through Sunday at noon at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in various lecture halls in the Heart Building. For additional information, contact André Brin, Manager, Media Relations at 403-777-3609.


June 6-9, 2002 - Calgary, AB

POE Team

Head Coach (hometown)

Assistant coaches (hometown)

National Junior Team

Marc Habscheid (Swift Current, SK)

Mario Durocher (Sherbrooke, QC)
Mike Kelly (Shamrock, PEI)

National Under 18 Team

Jim Hulton (Wolfe Island, ON)

Rick Allain (Guelph, ON)
Dean Chynoweth (Calgary, AB)

Men's Under 17 (BC)

Mike Mondin (Trail, BC)
Dir. of Operations - Charlie Knotts (Victoria, BC)

Paul Carson (Delta, BC)
Craig Bedard (Osoyoos, BC)

Men's Under 17 (AB)

Boris Rybalka (Camrose, AB)

Don Wilson (Calgary, AB)

Men's Under 17 (SK)

John Smith (Regina, SK)

Craig Oman (Rosetown, SK)
Rocky Omelchenko (North Battleford, SK)

Men's Under 17 (MB)

Darryl Einarson (Morden, MB)

Kevin Benson (Winnipeg, MB)
Troy Leslie (Melita, MB)

Men's Under 17 (ON)

Bob Jones (Oakville, ON)
Dir. of Operations - Allan Millar (Guelph, ON)

Shawn Camp (Guelph, ON)
Mark French (North Bay, ON)

Men's Under 17 (QC)

Martin Daoust (Rosemere, QC)

André Tourigny (Trois-Rivières, QC)
Alain Bourgault (Sainte-Julie, QC)

Men's Under 17 (NB)

Gerry Belliveau (Fredericton, NB)
Manager - Norbert Laforge (Fredericton, NB)

Greg Leland (Fredericton, NB)
Kevin Pottle (Fredericton, NB)

Men's Under 17 (NS)

Ron Turnbull (Steallarton, NS)
Team Manager - Bill O'Brien (Sydney, NS)

Ron Watkins (Bedford, NS)
Chris Donnelly (Halifax, NS)

Men's Under 17 (PEI)

Paul Crabbe
Dire. of Operations - KJ White

Paul Murnaghan
Trevor MacNeill

Men's Under 17 (NF)

Steve Bishop (St. John's, NF)

Bruce Gill (Botwood, NF)

Men's Under 17 (YK)

Todd Hardy (Whitehorse, YK)

Dennis Shewfelt (Whitehorse, YK)

Women's Under 18 (BC)

Dorene Sheets (Penticton, BC)

Robbie Poupart (Fernie, BC)
Bruce Tuck (Victoria, BC)

Women's Under 18 (AB)

Larry Hofmann (Edmonton, AB)

Shelley Coolidge (Calgary, AB)
Darlene Cox (Edmonton, AB)
Loretta Normandeau (Edmonton, AB)

Women's Under 18 (SK)

Janice Rumpel (Regina, SK)

Jim Magee (Shaunovan, SK)
Tim Willoughby (Lloydminster, SK)

Women's Under 18 (MB)

Reg Klassen (Winkler, MB)

Art Coulombe (St-Malo, MB)
Jill Mathez (Winnipeg, MB)

Women's Under 18 (ON)


Diane Boles
Michelle Clayton
Faye McLaughlin

Women's Under 18 (QC)

Michel Sévigny (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC)

Diane Archambault (St-Léonard, QC)
Robert Pelletier (Ste-Pie, QC)

Women's Under 18 (NB)

Derryl Smith (Fredericton, NB)
Dir. of Operations - André Bouchard (Fredericton, NB)

Maurice Mockler (Fredericton, NB)
Nadine Jaillet (Fredericton, NB)

Women's Under 18 (NS)

Frank Isherwood (Antigonish, NS)
Manager - Paula Dares (Antigonish, NS)

Lisa MacDonald (Beaverbank, NS)
Lynne Robertson (Dartmouth, NS)

Women's Under 18 (PEI)

Brenda MacCormack

Linda Irving
Charla Currie

Women's Under 18 (NF)

Brian Cranford (Mount Pearl, NF)

Donald Roche (St. John's, NF)
Krista Williams (Bay Bulls, NF)

Women's Under 18 (YK)

Trevor Haggerd (Whitehorse, YK)

Dir. of Operations - Cheryl Peters (Whitehorse, YK)

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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