Initiation Open House
The Burnaby Winter Club is hosting an Initiation Open House on Tuesday, June 14th. Members and non-member players will have the opportunity to skate in a practice run by our Initiation and Atom Coaching Staffs.
This is an invitation for those families interested in playing Initiation hockey at BWC. The object is to have non-members experience the excellent coaching, development, and culture that makes BWC amongst the most prestigious Minor Hockey Associations in Western Canada. Current players as well as players from outside of our program are welcome to skate at the open house.
Players must email the BWC office at email@example.com to register.
The June 14th event gives our coaches & hockey staff an opportunity to view and meet interested players and families who would like to play at the BWC. Management will be available to discuss membership information.
Tuesday, June 14th
5:15pm to 6pm Hockey 2 (2010) and Hockey 3 (2009) on ice practice
6:15pm Parent information meeting in BWC Charlie Wilkinson Hall (upstairs in main building)
6:45pm to 7:30pm Hockey 4 (2008) on ice practice
The goal of the Open House is to strengthen our numbers for 2016-2017. We would like to have 2 Hockey-2 teams, 2 Hockey-3 teams and 3 Hockey-4 teams.
Advantages of BWC:
Benefits of BWC:
Goalie Open House
The Burnaby Winter Club is hosting a Goalie Open House on Saturday, June 18th. Goalies will have the opportunity to skate in a practice run by our Head Goalie Coach, Sean Murray, and his staff.
This is an invitation for those families interested in being a goalie at BWC. The object is to have goalies experience the excellent coaching, development, and culture that makes BWC amongst the most prestigious Minor Hockey Associations in Western Canada. Current goalies as well as goalies from outside of our program are welcome to skate at the open house.
Goalies must email the BWC office at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The June 18th event gives our coaches & hockey staff an opportunity to view and meet interested goalies and families who would like to play at the BWC. Management will be available to discuss registration information.
Saturday, June 18th: 11am to 12pm on ice practice led by Sean Murray and his staff. The goal of the Open House is to strengthen goalie numbers for 2016-2017.
We are the premier hockey development facility in Western Canada
Professional coaches/qualified personnel with proven track record of development
Each team to get 10 sessions with goalie coach (Sean Murray) at their practice
2 private goalie ice sessions available per week
Hockey programs steeped in tradition of excellence.
Advantages of BWC:
Getting better, faster and stronger
Objective tryouts for Rep teams
Hockey orientation to winning concepts
Development sessions with another voice from trained professionals
Garnering a theory of improving skills both on and off the ice
No “House" or “C" teams
Consistent programs across the board.
Being part of something special
Benefits of BWC:
New opportunities in hockey at higher Tiers/Teams with greater exposure
Playing with better players with higher compete level and quality of shots
Increased skills, individually and at team level
Learning more about the game strategically and tactically
Acquiring renewed sense of discipline, focus, and responsibility to role as a player and teammate offensively and defensively
Preparation to play at the next level in hockey
More respect, credibility and skills as a hockey player and person
Committed hockey program that is well defined and teaches determination to succeed
It was a great day for BWC Hockey as a record 9 Bantam players were taken in the WHL Draft including 2 in the first round. 8 players selected played on the Western Canadian Champion Bantam A1 team and 1 player played on the Bantam A2 team. Here are the players selected:
Congrats to these young men, their families, and their coaches for all their hard work and dedication!
Bantam A1s are Western Canadian Champions!
Bantam A1 Provincial Champions!
Pee Wee A1 Provincial Champions!
Congrats to our Atom A2s on winning the Presidents Series
PeeWee A2s are back to back champs! Going to Provincials!
History was made Sunday as our Atom A5s became the 1st A5 team to qualify for Final Fours! Congrats to them!
Canucks Bo Horvat and Bauer met with our PeeWee A1s before their trip to Quebec
Enjoy the Journey
There are 3 times when we can help our child’s performance and create great memories:
Before the game
During the game
After the game
Before the first game of the season
Ask yourself the following questions:
Then ask you child the same questions.
If your child’s answers are the same as yours, then great! If they’re not, then drop yours and accept theirs. They are the ones playing hockey.
The reality is that 75% of kids are out of organized sports by age 13. Why? The majority cites parental expectations and behaviour as the number one cause.
So “release them to the game.” Let this activity be theirs. Let them control it. Let this be the risk that they take to learn their life lessons: how to succeed on your own, how to deal with mistakes, how to talk to their boss etc. Empower them to become the very people we all know and hope they can be.
How do you know if you’re not “releasing” them?
You continue to share the credit when things go well. “We won.” No, they won.
You find yourself trying to solve all the problems that come up during the season. Let children learn how to deal with this on their own.
You catch yourself yelling at an official during the game.
You try to continue to coach them when they know more about the sport than you do.
They try to avoid you after the game, or they’re embarrassed by your involvement.
During the game
Be there. Or miss some, let them bring back to you what they thought was important.
Model appropriate behaviour. If 90% of parents think spectator behaviour is a problem, but 99% say it’s not me, then who is it?
One instructional voice. This is the voice of the coach. Kids find it very confusing when they hear multiple voices. Encouraging is OK.
Focus on the team. Watch both teams play; don’t just focus on your child.
Choose one role. There are 4 roles, player, coach, referee, and spectator. Everyone gets to be one of these. One.
After the game
When kids are asked about their worst memories from athletics, the most consistent answer is the car ride home.
Here’s how to make that car ride home a positive:
Save your analysis. Don’t analyze their play, the referees, their teammates, the coaching, etc.
Give your athlete time and space. Kids need time and space to recover. Some may need an hour, others need a week.
Be a confidence builder. What can you say to do that? 5 simple words after every game: “I love watching you play.”
Dan Melanson- MHA President
Terry Shein - General Manager
Maco Balkovec - Hockey Director
Divisional Manager - Ravinder Gill
Joe Saloustros- Head Coach C1
Saylor Preston- Head Coach C1
- Head Coach C2
Burt Henderson - Head Coach C1
Brad Reynolds - Head Coach C2
James Sullivan- Head Coach C3
Divisional Manager: Sheldon Evers
Curtis Fraser - Head Coach A1
Robert Ginnetti- Head Coach A2
Joe Saloustros- Head Coach A3
Glenn Jeffrey- Head Coach A4
Jeff Scheffel- Head Coach A5
Divisional Manager: Derek Usher
Bill Hunt - Head Coach A1
Brad Reynolds- Head Coach A2
Mitch Fyffe- Head Coach A3
Bryan Kim- Head Coach A4
Divisional Manager: Glenn Jeffrey
John Batchelor - Head Coach A1
Kevin Batchelor- Head Coach A2
Denis Semenov- Head Coach A3
Angelo Scigliano - Head Coach A1