The Delta Hockey Academy is thrilled to announce the addition of Bayne Koen to the coaching staff next season. Bayne will be taking on the head coaching position for the Bantam Prep White team with Keenan Scardina on the bench as his assistant coach. Bayne comes with an extensive coaching resume including his most recent role as the head coach of the North Van Wolf Pack Junior B hockey club where he lead the team to the Junior B PJHL championship title. Bayne also earned the title Coach of the Year this season. The Delta Hockey Academy looks forward to having Bayne’s experience and passion on the bench.
The Delta Hockey Academy announced the rest of its coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-2020 season in early April. All of Delta’s coaches have committed to return to the bench next year with the addition of Bayne Koen.
Male Midget Programs:
Spencer Bennett will return as the head coach of the Midget Prep team with Rick Lanz joining the bench as the assistant coach.
Mike Grant will be taking on the head coaching role for the Elite 15 team with Shawn McBride as the associate coach.
Male Bantam Programs:
Milan Dragicevic is the new head coach of the Bantam Prep Green team with Harry Dion and Nolan Gallagher working as the assistant coaches.
Keenan Scardina will be on the bench as the assistant coach of Bantam Prep White alongside head coach Bayne Koen.
Our Bantam Varsity team will be lead by head coach Tim Preston and assistant coach Brent Thurston.
Scott May will return as the head coach of the Female Prep team along with returning assistant coach Kate Wheeler.
Owen Pighin will continue in his role as the Director of Female Hockey and the head coach of the Female Varsity team. Both Jennifer Gilligan and Brittany Kirby will also be returning as assistant coaches of the Female Varsity team.
Skill Development & Off-Ice Programs:
Kris Beech will be stepping into a new role next season as he takes the lead as the academy’s skating and skills coach and will work with all of the teams to support in that capacity. Kris will continue to work as our certified mental performance coach as well. Rob Fuchs will return as our lead goalie coach. Jordan Mackenzie is returning to his role as the lead strength & conditioning coach.