2019-2020 Coaches (Guelph Girls Hockey Association)

Print2019-2020 Coaches

2018-2019 Coaches:

Division Coach Email
 Midget AA Scott Walton email
 Midget A  Mike Johnston   email  
Midget BB  Scott Weese email
Bantam AA  Randy Meredith  email  
Bantam A/BB  Chris Wade email
 Peewee AA Tyler Boothe   email   
 Peewee BB  Bill Green email 
Atom A  Josh Richardson  email 
 Atom B Trevor Norton  email  
 Novice B Malcolm Briggs  email  



Scott Walton:
 
A recently retired Canadian Armed Forces officer with 28 years service, Scott returned to Guelph and has remained active coaching in both the GMHA and GGHA associations.  Previous to his return he was active in the Barrie Women’s Hockey Association for 7 years.  As a head coach in Atom and PeeWee programs he was also an assistant coach for Midget A/BB, Bantam A and the PWHL Barrie Jr Sharks for his last 3 years in the organization.  Scott is a coach evaluator with the OWHA. This past year Scott was co-coach of the GGHA Bantam A team.  As a non-parent coach Scott brings an unbiased and fair approach to the team and individual player development.

Mike Johnston: 
Mike is excited and looking forward to the upcoming season with the Midget A 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 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. 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 continuing with peewee in the 2019-2020 season.

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 six seasons and this will be his second 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.

Chris Wade:
Chris has been involved with coaching hockey for over 20 years. He is a father of two hockey players and has just recently helped coach the Guelph PeeWee B Gryphons this year. 

Chris believes that each player needs to develop their hockey skills each time they are on the ice.  Having fun at the rink as well as developing a team atmosphere will allow the girls to grow as players and as young ladies throughout the year. He looks forward to the upcoming season with the Bantam team!


Tyler Boothe:
Fundamentals are key to the success of every athlete individually, and collectively in sport. I believe building a strong foundation of individual skill along with strength in unity as a team is the core building block to a successful season. I believe players that skate well and make good hockey decisions can play at the highest level and I believe coaches need to do their best to give players the opportunity to accomplish just that. I ask the girls to bring a smile, a tool box, hard work and the willingness to learn. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard - just one of the many life lessons this great game continues to remind us all of.


Bill Green:
Bill is thrilled to be coaching the Peewee BB team in 2019/20. He has been involved with coaching girls hockey for 5 years and was awarded GGHA House League Coach of the year in 2017.  As a player Bill was a member of the Streetsville Derby’s Jr.A team and Captain of the Toronto Marlies Midget team.  

Creating a positive and safe environment where the girls can harness a passion for the game of hockey is the first priority. Bill strongly values the opportunity hockey brings to learning life skills that come with being part of a team in a competitive environment.

Bill attributes success on the ice to playing as a team, all girls will be expected to value an environment where the team comes first. As individual hockey players, the primary focus will be on developing skills and using those skills and strengths in game situations. Increasing speed and team puck possession will be encouraged. 

I am looking forward to an exciting season!!

Josh Richardson: 
Josh is the father of two GGHA girls who played Atom B and has been head coach for 3 years. The focus of the Atom rep team will be individual skill development, learning to be a teammate, experiencing the sense of team, while having a ton of fun.   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 2019-2020 season – Go Gryphons Go!

Trevor Norton:
Trevor was born and raised in the City of Guelph, and is co-owner of T & M Construction that has been in business since 2008.  He was an assistant coach for 2018/19 Novice B team, 2017/18 house league novice, and worked as an on ice helper in 2015/16 & 2016/17 in the fundamentals program.  Trevor has two daughters.   The oldest, at 14 competes provincially in the sport of trampoline. The youngest, at 8, played goalie on the GGHA novice B team in the 2018/19 season.

First and fore most, his coaching philosophy is that all girls have fun on and off the ice. With that said, he believes it’s equally important to always work to your full potential and never give up! 

He is very excited to start the 2019/20 season as head coach for Atom B, and hopes he can continue coaching for years to come.


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.  For many of these athletes, this will be an introduction to rep hockey and he will do his best to make this experience positive, engaging and one that makes them want to play.    



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