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2016-2017 A1 Coaches Announced

The Coaching Committee is pleased to announce the A1 Coaches for 2016-2017:
Midget- Angelo Scigliano
Bantam- John Batchelor
PeeWee- Bill Hunt
Atom- Curtis Fraser

Bantam Open House

The Burnaby Winter Club is hosting a Bantam Open House on Thursday, May 12th. Members and non-member players will have the opportunity to skate in a practice run by 5-time Western  Bantam Championship coach John Batchelor and his staff.

This is an invitation for those players interested in playing Bantam rep 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 to register.

The May 12th event gives our Bantam 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. 

Thursday, May 12th 

830-945pm on ice practice

8pm parent information meeting in the NHL rink.

No teams will be selected following the open house. Tryouts for Bantam will be held in September. The goal of the open house is to strengthen our numbers for 2016-2017 and field 3 competitive teams in Bantam A1, A2 and A3.

Job Openings

The Burnaby Winter Club (BWC), considered amongst the most prestigious Minor Hockey Associations in Western Canada, is currently accepting applications for head coaching positions for the 2016-17 season. 

The BWC continues its tradition of excellence with a major emphasis on skill acquisition and long term development.  

BWC Coaches throughout the years have helped develop players that went on to play in the NHL, AHL, IHL, WHL, NCAA, BCHL and in Europe.

Reporting to the Club’s Director of Hockey, the successful candidate will possess superior communication skills, an exemplary work ethic, and a commitment to player development.  Qualified applicants will have the necessary Hockey Canada accreditation for the respective coaching levels.  If you excel in a fast paced environment, possess the necessary skills to continue to foster our tradition of excellence, and want to join a professional coaching staff, then we want to meet you.  

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and professional resume to the Director of Hockey, via email (  

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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

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:

  1. Why do I want my child to play hockey?
  2. What goals do I have for him/her?
  3. If there are roles, what role do I want them to play?
  4. How will I decide if it’s a successful season?

Then ask you child the same questions.

  1. Why are you playing hockey?
  2. What goals do you have?
  3. What do you think your role will be on the team?
  4. What is a successful season?

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.”

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2016 -2017 BWC TEAM LIST

Terry Shein - General Manager 
- MHA President 
Maco Balkovec - Hockey Director 
Initiation Hockey
Divisional Manager - Ravinder Gill
Hockey 2 

Joe Saloustros- Head Coach C1 

Hockey 3 
- Head Coach C1
- Head Coach C2
Hockey 4 
Burt Henderson - Head Coach C1
Brad Reynolds  - Head Coach C2
Bobby Ginnetti - Head Coach C3

Divisional Manager: Sheldon Evers
Curtis Fraser - Head Coach A1
- Head Coach A2
- Head Coach A3
- Head Coach A4
- Head Coach A5

Divisional Manager: 
Bill Hunt - Head Coach A1 
- Head Coach A2
- Head Coach A3
- Head Coach A4

Divisional Manager:  Glenn Jeffrey
John Batchelor - Head Coach A1 
- Head Coach A2
- Head Coach A3

Angelo Scigliano - Head Coach A1


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