2024-2025 Rep Coaches (Guelph Girls Hockey Association)

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2024-2025 Rep Coaches:


Division Coach Email
U18 AA Scott Walton email
U18 A Trevor Elmslie email
U18 BB Sinead Daumas email
U15 AA Tim Oates email
U15 A Scott Stewart email
U13 A Sandra Payne email
U13 BB/B Caroline Ross email
U11 A Mike Johnston email
U11 BB/B Todd Neil email
U9 B Frank Doyle email
U22A TBD in Fall 2024 email
Sr A TBD in Fall 2024 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 6th year with the GGHA - In his first year, he was co-coach of the Bantam A and in his 2nd and 4th 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 their 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.

Tim Oates:

Tim is a long serving volunteer minor hockey coach with over 10 years of experience coaching both boys' and girls' hockey in Guelph from Timbits up to u16AA.  Tim brings a strong passion for the game of hockey but more importantly a focus on developing athletes' skill and understanding of the game as well as inspiring his players to mentor and give back to the game they love with hopes one day they come full circle and want to lead and coach others.
Tim’s philosophy is focused on building a hard-working team with a positive culture and ensuring the girls have fun while learning and improving each and every time they come to the rink.
This will be Tim’s 8th year coaching within the GGHA and first as a non-parent Head Coach.

Sandra Payne:
Sandra has been a coach in women's hockey for over ten years in total, with experience at various levels, from B, all the way to the U16 Elite High-Performance program with the OWHA. Sandra played hockey from the early age of 5 and continued playing at the AA and university level. The mission and vision for the upcoming season is for the players to develop skills, hockey knowledge and team culture, in a safe and inclusive environment, that promotes learning, development and a winning mindset. Sandra and her coaching staff are excited to join GGHA and help develop and move forward the U13AA/A team this season.

Caroline Ross:
Coach Caroline is looking forward to her third year of coaching with the GGHA. Caroline’s coaching philosophy is REF, referees are an important part of every game, and so is Respect, Effort, and Fun. She is looking forward to instilling this philosophy into the next generation of GGHA rep hockey players, while keeping her focus on teaching these young ladies the basic skills of hockey and adding the aspect of teamwork and a rep hockey environment to the game. Go Gryphs Go!

Michael Johnston:
Mike is excited and looking forward to coaching the U11A 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 U15A 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.

Frank Doyle:
Frank is very excited to coach the U9 rep team this upcoming year. He has been involved with GGHA the past several years as a coach/assistant coach with his daughters’ teams. This will be Frank’s first season as a rep hockey coach. Frank knows how important a coach’s guidance can be on the development of a hockey player and person. While playing minor hockey in Guelph as a child, Frank had many great coaches who dedicated their time and energy to help develop his skills as a goaltender. After playing minor hockey in Guelph and Junior B, Frank earned a hockey scholarship to the University of Maine and enjoyed an eleven-year professional hockey career thereafter. Throughout his hockey career, Frank learned the importance of dedication, continuous learning and being a team player, all of which he currently employs as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Frank’s goal for this upcoming year is to provide a fun environment for the players where they learn the basic skills of hockey as well as discipline, respect and teamwork. This will set the players up for success in the future both on and off the ice.