2022-2023 Rep Coaches (Guelph Girls Hockey Association)

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2022-2023 Rep Coaches:

Division Coach Email
SR A   TBD  
 U22 A Dean Huyck email
U18 AA Scott Walton email
U18 A Trevor Elmslie email 
U18 BB Sinead Daumas
U15 AA Josh Richardson email
U15 A/BB Mike Johnston  email 
U13 A Malcolm Briggs email
U13 BB/B Mike Murray  email
U11 A/BB Chad Guyitt email 
U9 A/B Caroline Ross email 

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 8 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 4th year with the GGHA - In his first year, he was co-coach of the Bantam A and his 2nd and 3rd year he was the head coach for the U18 AA 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.

Trevor Elmslie:

Trevor is excited to be returning to the U18 A team as a non-parent Head Coach. He is a long-time resident of Guelph and the father of two daughters who have played girls hockey for the last fifteen years.  He has coached girls hockey teams in two different centres for over 10 years, ranging from Fundamentals and U11 B through to U15 AA and U18 A. He has taught high school in Cambridge for the last 23 years, and is also an official with the Guelph and Hespeler Referees Associations. Player development and enjoyment of the game are two of the main pillars he strives to achieve each year; as such, there will be close cooperation with the U18AA program and the UofG throughout the season to provide opportunities to grow in skill and ability. 

Sinead Daumas:

Originally from Europe and living in Great Britain growing up Sinead represented the County both in field hockey and kayaking. Her passion for hockey developed into her playing ice hockey. She was lucky enough to have played against Rachel Flannigan who is the University of Guelph Head Coach. A serious injury led to her stop playing for a while. She went back for 2 more seasons and was added onto Elite Prospects list. Sinead was back involved with hockey when her son started playing in Great Britain. She was involved with Telford Tigers until moving to Canada where a few years later was involved with Halton Hills minor hockey.

Sinead has been involved with GGHA since 2011 coaching novice and atom house league. She moved over to the rep system in 2014 when her daughter started playing Novice rep. Sinead has always been on bench staff throughout the years with GGHA.
Sinead believes in developing players while promoting a positive environment. To enable players to have clear direction, focus and achieve quantifiable success in all areas. For them to take ownership of their role, have player satisfaction and happiness, to prosper while learning and developing into the players that lead to higher level teams the following season.

Josh Richardson: 

Josh is the father of two GGHA girls who played U13 AA and has been a head coach for 6 years. The focus of the U15AA 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 2022-2023 season – Go Gryphons Go!

Michael Johnston:

Mike is excited and looking forward to coaching the U15 A/BB team.  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 U15 A/BB 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.

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 U9B 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.

Chad Guyitt:

Chad Guyitt is excited to be coaching the U11 A/BB team with the GGHA. He has one daughter in the system and he looks forward to working with his team to develop teamwork, leadership and hockey skills. He is an educator with a wide variety of coaching experiences from many different sports and the top priorities for his players will be ensuring they are having fun and building a love of the game. 

Caroline Ross:

Caroline will be a first-time coach for the 2022-23 season and is excited to begin her coaching career, she is hoping inspiring young girls to grow their fundamental skills and fall in love with the sport. Caroline dedicated her minor rep hockey career to the Guelph Girls Hockey Association, beginning at 9 years old. She has been playing hockey since she was 3 years old and is still an active player with the Cambridge Roadrunners Senior A team.  

Her goal for this season to allow the girls to have a fun and work on their fundamental hockey and leadership skills. She can’t wait to get started!