Canadian Sport School Hockey League:
West Van Academy announces new hockey director, coaching staff
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The West Van Warriors are pleased to announce their head coaching staff for the 2018-19 season, along with a newly appointed Director of Hockey Operations. 

Enio Sacilotto will take over as the new director of hockey operations. Sacilotto was instrumental in the development of the Bantam program in the 2017-18 season and brings with him a wealth of experience in minor hockey, BCHL, WHL, and professional ranks.

"We are very excited to have Enio in this position for the benefit of our players." said program co-founder Yashar Farmanara. "With his experience and link to junior hockey, our players will have one of the most respected members of the hockey community on their side when looking at developing and advancing their careers."

In addition to his role as the director of hockey operations, Sacilotto will also be the head coach of the Elite 15 team, an instrumental development year as students transition from Bantam to Midget hockey.  

The Midget Prep team will have a familiar face behind the bench, with Steve Marr returning as the team's bench boss for the 2018-19 season. Marr is in his third season with the West Van Warriors, and second season as a head coach.

"Steve has shown an incredible passion for development in his players,” said program co-founder Nathan Fischer. “He is knowledgeable and hardworking and has shown in his own career path what it takes to get to the professional ranks. He is an incredible resource to help with our Midget Prep players in their final steps before entering junior hockey."

Marr will also be taking on the role of Midget recruiting director for both the Elite 15 and Midget Prep teams. 

The Warriors newly appointed Bantam Prep team will also have a new face behind the bench, with coach Jon Calvano joining the staff for the 2018-19 season.

"Jon has shown great rapport with players that he has coached and has a strong passion for helping players get to the next level." said Farmanara. "Jon has shown a successful track record of working with BC's top players. We are excited to have someone that is committed to helping our players develop and pursue their dreams. Jon is committed to building this program and joins an excellent staff and resource base to allow our players the best possibility of success as student-athletes.”

The Warriors will announce the head coach of their Bantam Varsity team in early July.

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