2020-2021 - Rep Coaches (Guelph Girls Hockey Association)

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2020-2021 Rep Coaches:

Division Coach Email
U18 AA Scott Walton email
U18 A Mike Johnston and Scott Weese email
U18 BB Dwayne Zwep email
U15 AA Randy Meredith  email
U15  BB Bill Lind email
U13 AA Josh Richardson email
U13  A/BB Brian Turner email
U13  B Mike Johns and Kyle Hunt  email
U11 A Malcolm Briggs email
U11 B TBD  

Scott Walton:
Scott is a retired Canadian Armed Forces officer with 28 years service. On retirement he returned home to Guelph and has remained active coaching in both the GMHA and GGHA associations.  Previous to his retirement he was active in the Barrie Women’s Hockey Association for 7 years.  As a head coach and an assistant coach for all levels of girls hockey including the PWHL Barrie Jr Sharks as an assistant (video/bench coach) for his last 3 years in the organization.  Scott is a coach evaluator with the OWHA and Director of Hockey Operations for the GGHA. This will be Scott's 3rd year with the GGHA - In his first year, he was co-coach of the Bantam A and his 2nd year he was the head coach for the Midget AA (U18) team.  As a non-parent coach Scott brings an unbiased and fair approach to team and individual player development.  Players can expect to be challenged and rewarded for the efforts.  The team will continue to promote local and import talent while travelling to showcase tournaments.  The exposure of developing players to programs and opportunities beyond the U18 experience is a pillar of the U18 program.

Mike Johnston: 
Mike is excited and looking forward to coaching the Midget A team with Scott.  He has been a coach in both girls and boys Rep Hockey for 25 years and played Rep hockey with the Chinguacousy minor hockey association (CMHA).  This experience and other educational opportunities have provided Mike with many ideas on how to develop and grow this year’s Midget A team.

Mike’s coaching philosophy revolves around three things a player must develop to be successful: game sense, attitude and skills.  His theme as a coach is to teach the girls to never stop learning and to show them the importance of giving 110% in whatever they do, both on and off the ice. Mike works hard to create a safe environment that is positive and respectful to the female athletes through encouragement, teaching and fair discipline when needed.  Open communication between parents, coaches and players will create success for the team.

Scott Weese: 
Scott is the father of 3 girls and has been a head or assistant coach from novice to midget. His focus is on player development and creating a fun, supportive and enthusiastic environment to foster development and love of the game, while challenging the players to reach their potential. He works to develop the player and the girl, realizing that being a member of a team can provide the girls with many life and social skills, in addition to hockey skills. Scott looks forward to team up with Mike for a great midget A year.

Dwayne Zwep:
Dwayne is excited to be coaching in the Guelph Girls Hockey Association for 2020-21.    He has been involved with his 2 daughters in Guelph Girls hockey starting in 2009.  .    He has coached both rep Hockey and Softball over the last number of years.  

His philosophy is focused on combining fun with skill development so personal and teams goals can be achieved.    He believes that the team is a collection of different individuals and with the rest of the coaching staff we are responsible to get the most out of their differences to have success on and off the ice.  

Randy Meredith: 
Randy is a father of 3 GGHA girls, playing Midget, Bantam and Peewee rep. He has been active on and off the ice with the Guelph Girls Rep program for the last seven seasons and this will be his third year as Head Coach of the Bantam AA team.

His coaching philosophy revolves around skill development, positive reinforcement and fostering a love for the game. He respects the uniqueness in all families and individuals, and works hard to maintain a positive and supportive environment in which the girls can thrive. 

He looks forward to continuing his coaching journey, paying back to the game he loves.

Bill Lind:
Bill has close to 13 years of experience coaching girls all the way from tyke to Midget. Bill is a father of two daughters that love the game of hockey, and I really enjoy experiencing the game with them. 

He is very excited for the opportunity to coach this year and help to develop the on ice and off ice skills of these young ladies. 
His coaching philosophy is to put each of my players in a position to succeed by bring up their skill level and confidence while pushing them to further themselves in a hard working but fun environment. 

Josh Richardson: 
Josh is the father of two GGHA girls who played Atom A and has been a head coach for 3 years. The focus of the PeeWee rep team will be to continue individual skill development, team play while having fun and learning to be a great teammate and member of the community.   Josh believes in developing well-rounded girls, fair play, positive reinforcement and inspiring dreams on and off the ice.  

He is looking forward to a great 2020-2021 season – Go Gryphons Go!

Brian Turner: 
Brian is the father of three girls and has been involved with the GGHA since 2015 and has been a part of the rep program for 3 years now.   As a player, Brian had a successful university hockey career and pursued further hockey opportunities prior to his current career.   Brian has been teaching for the past 18 years with the Halton District School Board and knows the foundation for any success begins with relationships.

The rink should be a fun and positive place to be.  Brian believes it is important to work hard and establish a personal relationship with each athlete.  His goal will be to give each athlete an opportunity to develop by focussing on skill development, attitude, self reflection, and work ethic. Every moment is an opportunity to learn something about the game or something about themselves.

 He is very excited to a part of the 2020/2021 PeeWee girls hockey season.

Mike Johns and Kyle Hunt

Kyle is a father of two who started his minor hockey coaching career in Thunder Bay, coaching Bantam boys from 2001-2003 and resumed coaching and on-ice development support at the house league, DS and rep levels in 2018 with the GGHA. Kyle is passionate about the continued advancement of women’s hockey in Canada and will work to ensure there is a fun, safe and supportive space for all girls to participate and thrive.

Mike is a husband, father, outdoor enthusiast and environmental consultant. He and his wife Joanne have three girls that are active in community sports. Mike has volunteered with the GGHA fundamentals, house league and DS programs over the past six years in various roles, including on-ice assistant, assistant coach, team manager and head coach. He has also coached several of his daughters soccer teams during that time. Mike believes that the lessons learned in hockey help prepare our young athletes for everyday life. He is excited to have the opportunity to coach at the rep level and looking forward to helping the players develop their skills and their love of the game.

Mike and Kyle will co-coach the 2020-2021 U-13 Rep B team. They will strive to create a fun, enthusiastic and supportive environment for girls to develop hockey skills, build confidence and a strong sense of team camaraderie. Our core focus will be individual skill development that translates into effective team tactics and strategies while instilling the value of hard work and teamwork.

Malcolm Briggs:
Malcolm is a long time resident of Guelph and has 2 kids that are active in hockey.  He is excited to have the opportunity to coach these young athletes.  Malcolm is currently the head coach of the Novice B team and has also assisted with coaching his son’s teams over the past several years, including AAA Gryphons teams and AAA/Elite spring and summer teams.  Malcolm’s work as a physiotherapist has also provided him with knowledge that is used in developing athletes both on and off the ice.

His focus will be to make this upcoming year fun and exciting for the girls in an environment that is encouraging and challenging.  Malcolm will do his best to make this experience positive, engaging and one that makes them want to play.  

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