New This Year: Development Coordinators!
We are delighted to announce that this year we have appointed three highly skilled Development Coordinators who are fully committed to enriching the development and overall satisfaction of our esteemed hockey program. Jordan Gould, Ty Babych, and Matt Gauld will be working collaboratively with the coaches and players within their respective divisions to deliver exceptional development opportunities and on-ice coordination throughout the entire season. We eagerly anticipate their presence at the rink alongside the players, commencing with our summer development programs and continuing seamlessly into our regular season. Click below to learn more about Jordan, Ty, and Matt!
Ty Babych's lifelong connection to hockey has shaped his journey and ignited a fervent desire to coach and inspire the next generation of athletes. We are excited to welcome Ty as Head Coach of the Mini C’s, U7 and U9 age groups for the coming season.
After his playing years came to a close, Ty discovered his true passion in guiding young athletes on their hockey paths. Throughout his career, he has left an indelible mark on the sport, working with esteemed organizations such as the North Shore Winter Club, West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association, and Coquitlam Express Junior A.
In addition to his involvement with these notable associations, Ty has also dedicated his expertise to coaching spring programs, including the BC Spartans and Mainland Aces. It is here that he has honed his coaching skills, imparting invaluable knowledge and life lessons to aspiring hockey players, both on and off the ice.
However, Ty's dedication to the sport extends beyond his professional pursuits. On weekends, you will find him passionately co-running the Mini C's program, where young players take their first strides in cultivating a love for the game. With his guidance, these budding athletes embark on a journey that lays the foundation for their future hockey endeavors.
With a rich history as both a player and coach in the Lower Mainland, Ty Babych is thrilled to embrace his new role as a TOC for Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association. His experience, knowledge, and unwavering commitment to the development of young talent make him an invaluable asset to the association and the aspiring athletes under his tutelage. Ty will be working with the U7 and U9 age groups on development this season, as well as continuing as a co-Coach of the U15 A1 team for CMHA this season.
Keep an eye out for Ty around the rink, as he continues to inspire and shape CMHA players.
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Meet Jordan Gould, a devoted educator and the longest-standing Rep coach in CMHA. Jordan is no stranger to CMHA, having played minor hockey with Coquitlam. After years of coaching various age groups, Jordan has shifted his focus to assume the role of Head Coach (HC) with the goal of establishing a robust development program for CMHA. This transition aligns perfectly with his innate passion for teaching and guiding young athletes.
For the past 18 years, Jordan has served as a Tech Ed teacher at Minnekhada Middle School in Port Coquitlam. This extensive teaching experience has equipped him with invaluable skills in mentorship, communication, and program development. Leveraging his expertise acquired from his involvement with Canlan, RPM, and CMHA Development, Jordan is eager to create and implement programs that challenge players while maintaining an emphasis on enjoyment and fun. He firmly believes that hockey, ultimately, is a game that should bring joy and fulfillment to those who participate.
In addition to his new role as TOC, Jordan will also be co-coaching the U11 A1 team this year. Taking on these dual responsibilities allows him to contribute directly to the development of players at both the U11 and U13 age groups.
A pivotal aspect of Jordan's responsibilities also includes overseeing the U18 Mentorship program. This role allows him to provide guidance and support to young athletes as they navigate their hockey journey. By sharing his knowledge and experience, Jordan aims to foster a culture of mentorship within CMHA, empowering older players to guide and inspire their younger counterparts.
With Jordan Gould at the helm, CMHA is poised for significant growth in player development. His extensive background in education, coupled with his unwavering dedication to the sport, positions him as a catalyst for positive change within the organization. By prioritizing enjoyment, skill development, and mentorship, Jordan is set to create a lasting impact on the young athletes under his care.
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Matt Gauld's coaching journey began in 2014, right after completing his university education and concluding his junior hockey career. Hailing from Ontario, Matt embarked on his coaching path with great enthusiasm and determination. He spent two successful years coaching the Whitby Wildcats U18 AAA team, where his leadership helped secure consecutive league championships, showcasing his ability to cultivate a winning culture.
In 2016, Matt transitioned to the Clarington Toros U18 AAA association, making an immediate impact on the team's success. During his tenure, two teams under his guidance achieved silver medals provincially, a testament to his strategic coaching approach and dedication to player development. Notably, Matt was an instrumental part of a coaching staff that implemented coach mentoring and player development programs for three years, catering to AAA level players and coaches across various age groups, from U7 to U18. This initiative played a pivotal role in enhancing the skills and abilities of numerous athletes within the association.
Additionally, Matt's passion for hockey extended to his role as an assistant coach for the University of Ontario Men's Hockey team, where he contributed his expertise to the development of collegiate athletes.
Relocating to British Columbia in 2019, Matt is eager to re-immerse himself in the hockey community and contribute to the establishment of a strong foundation for coach and player development. His ultimate goal is to create an environment where skill enhancement flourishes, and players of all levels can thrive in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
With a proven track record of success, a commitment to mentorship, and a passion for fostering growth, Matt Gauld is poised to make a significant impact on the development of coaches and players alike. Keep an eye out for him as he leaves his mark on the hockey landscape, bringing forth his expertise and dedication to creating a thriving hockey community.
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2023 - 2024 Coach Bios
Meet Ryan Campbell, an experienced hockey coach and the new man behind the bench for the Coquitlam U11 A1 team. From his early beginnings in Burnaby, BC, Ryan's journey in the world of hockey has been nothing short of remarkable.
Ryan's love affair with the game started at the tender age of four, when he laced up his skates for the first time. He quickly found his stride within Burnaby Minor Hockey, progressing through the ranks until reaching Initiation Hockey 3. Seeking new challenges and opportunities, Ryan then transitioned to the prestigious Burnaby Winter Club (BWC). At BWC, his talent flourished, and he played a pivotal role in securing four Tier 1 Division Championship Banners and a Provincial Championship in Prince George. Ryan's remarkable journey continued as he represented his team in the Atom Bell Capital Cup Championship, competed in the renowned Quebec Peewee International Tournament, and proudly donned the Canadian jersey in the Nations Cup Tournament. Additionally, his tenure with the Vancouver Vipers was marked by an unbeaten record, showcasing his exceptional skills on the ice.
Ryan's hockey journey led him to Coquitlam Minor Hockey for his Bantam and Midget A1 years, where he experienced further success before venturing into the Junior level. It was during this time that Ryan discovered his true calling, mirroring his father's passion for coaching. He delved into coaching with the Two Way Hockey Program, dedicating himself wholeheartedly to mentoring and developing aspiring players.
Taking on the role of Head Coach at West Van Minor Hockey, Ryan made an immediate impact by leading the Atom A1 Rep Team to their first-ever Atom A1 Championship Banner. This achievement not only highlighted his coaching prowess but also his ability to inspire and guide young athletes towards reaching their full potential. Currently, Ryan continues to make waves as the coach of the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Atom A1 Rep Team while also spearheading development sessions for various associations and providing private one-on-one training. His expertise extends from coaching Junior A players to nurturing the skills of those in Initiation Hockey 2.
Ryan's exceptional speed, unmatched edges, and mastery of skating skills make him stand out on the ice. For the past 13 years, he has been an integral part of the Two Way Hockey Program, setting a high standard for aspiring players through his unwavering dedication and commitment to personal growth. Ryan's genuine love for the game shines through in his coaching approach, as he takes great joy in sharing his passion and helping young players achieve their individual goals.
With Coach Ryan Campbell at the helm, the Coquitlam U11 A1 team is in capable hands. His exceptional skating abilities, combined with his commitment to mentorship, provide a solid foundation for the team's success. As a mentor and teacher, Ryan is dedicated to instilling the same passion and work ethic in his students, empowering them to unlock their full potential both on and off the ice.
Ryan Dorohoy - Co-Head Coach U13A1
CMHA is delighted to announce the return of Ryan as the U13A1 co-coach for the upcoming season. This marks Ryan's fourth year with the association, solidifying his reputation as a highly respected coach in the Lower Mainland region. Throughout his coaching journey, Ryan has honed his skills and expertise by guiding teams in various associations, leaving an indelible impact wherever he goes.
Currently involved with the BC Blackhawks AAA Spring program, Ryan's passion for coaching shines brightly. His unwavering dedication to the development of his players and his relentless pursuit of propelling them to higher levels of the game are the cornerstones of his coaching philosophy. When Ryan speaks about hockey, his profound experience and knowledge become instantly apparent, captivating all those who listen. His infectious enthusiasm for the sport ignites a fire within his players, setting the stage for a season that promises to be truly exceptional.
Beyond his role as the U13A1 co-coach, Ryan will also be entrusted with providing skill development throughout the season. This additional responsibility underscores his commitment to enhancing the abilities of every player under his guidance. Furthermore, Ryan's invaluable mentorship will extend to coaches within the association, as he selflessly shares his wisdom and expertise, fostering a community of growth and learning.
The anticipation surrounding Ryan's return is palpable, as the CMHA community eagerly awaits the positive impact he will undoubtedly have on the U13 program. With his vast experience, unwavering dedication, and contagious enthusiasm, Ryan is poised to create an unforgettable season for his players. As he steps onto the ice once again, his presence will undoubtedly elevate the level of play and inspire a new generation of hockey enthusiasts.
CMHA is honored to have Ryan leading the U13A1 team, and his return is a testament to his commitment to the sport and his dedication to nurturing young talent. With his unparalleled passion and expertise, Ryan will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the association and shape the future of its players and coaches alike.
Bill MacGillivray - Co-Head Coach
CMHA is pleased to welcome back Bill MacGillivray, a highly accomplished coach and mentor, as the U13A1 Co-Coach for the upcoming season. With a career spanning over 28 years, Bill has established himself as a prominent figure in the realm of high-performance coaching. His unwavering commitment to excellence has propelled him to remarkable achievements and recognition throughout his coaching tenure.
Bill's coaching journey began in 1995 when he first took on the mantle of coaching A1 minor hockey and leading elite-level spring hockey teams. Since then, he has consistently displayed his expertise and dedication, earning him the esteemed title of Coach of the Year in Cloverdale Minor Hockey and Semiahmoo Minor Hockey. This recognition is a testament to his outstanding leadership and ability to inspire young athletes to reach their full potential.
Beyond his coaching accolades, Bill boasts an impressive 30 plus years of experience in hockey schools. For 22 years, he owned and operated his own hockey school, leaving an indelible impact on countless aspiring players. His deep-rooted passion for player development has allowed him to refine his coaching techniques and cultivate a profound understanding of the game.
In recent years, Bill has lent his expertise to Coquitlam Minor, where he focused on skill development. Additionally, he took charge of coaching the U13A1 team last season, further cementing his reputation as a coach dedicated to fostering the growth and success of young athletes.
Bill's profound knowledge of the game is underpinned by an impressive playing career. As a student-athlete at Northern Michigan University, he excelled in NCAA Division 1 hockey for four years, majoring in Physical Education with a minor in Health. His exceptional skills and dedication led him to become an Allan Cup Canadian Champion in 2000 and earned him a coveted spot on Team Canada in the Nagano Cup in 2001. Bill's exceptional talent was further recognized when he participated in the reality TV show "Making the Cut" on CBC, showcasing the top 68 players not in the NHL in 2004.
With a wealth of experience as both a player and a coach, Bill MacGillivray brings a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the game to his coaching role. His commitment to excellence, coupled with his dedication to player development, has earned him the respect and admiration of the hockey community. As the U13A1 Head Co-Coach, Bill continues to inspire and guide young athletes, leaving an indelible mark on their hockey journeys and shaping their future success.
Jaret Babych U15A1 Co Head Coach
Jaret Babych, an accomplished hockey enthusiast, brings his deep love for the game and extensive experience to the role of co-coach for the U15A1 team. Jaret's lifelong involvement with hockey has shaped his passion for player development, making him an invaluable asset to the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association.
Throughout his career, Jaret showcased his skills in two prominent leagues. He honed his craft in the British Columbia Hockey League, where he left an indelible mark with his remarkable abilities on the ice. Subsequently, he transitioned to the MASCAC, where his passion for the sport and dedication to excellence shone through.
Jaret's connection with the game dates back to his early childhood, fueling his desire to impart his knowledge and help young players unlock their potential. His commitment to player development is evident in his coaching approach, as he strives to cultivate a positive and supportive environment that fosters growth both on and off the ice.
As co-coach for the U15A1 team, Jaret's expertise and mentorship are invaluable to the development of each player. His firsthand experience as a player in competitive leagues provides him with a unique perspective and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for aspiring athletes. Jaret's dedication to their progress ensures that each player receives the guidance and support they need to flourish.
Beyond his coaching role, Jaret's enthusiasm for the game extends to all aspects of hockey. He revels in the opportunity to witness players evolve, both individually and as a team, and cherishes the process of fostering their love for the game.
With Jaret Babych as co-coach for the U15A1 team, the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association is fortunate to have a mentor who not only brings his wealth of experience but also his unwavering passion for the sport. Jaret's commitment to developing players ensures that each young athlete under his guidance will have the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential.
Dave Babych U15A1 Co Head Coach
Dave Babych, a prominent figure in the hockey world, brings his wealth of experience and expertise to the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association as a co-coach of the U15A1 team along with his sons, Ty and Jaret. Throughout his illustrious career, Dave established himself as a revered player in the National Hockey League (NHL), and now he dedicates himself to shaping the future of young athletes.
As a former professional ice hockey defenceman, Dave's impressive 19-season tenure in the NHL showcased his exceptional skills and leadership abilities. His contributions on the ice earned him recognition, including appearances in two NHL All-Star Games. Throughout his career, Dave proudly represented esteemed franchises such as the Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Los Angeles Kings.
With his playing days behind him, Dave has seamlessly transitioned into a pivotal coaching role at the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association. Armed with a deep understanding of the game and a passion for developing young talent, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the coaching staff.
Dave's dedication to the sport extends beyond coaching. He possesses a comprehensive understanding of player personnel, which led him to assume the assistant director of player personnel position with the Vancouver Canucks. This dual role allows him to contribute his expertise and provide invaluable guidance to the aspiring athletes under his tutelage.
Within the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association, Dave's leadership and mentorship make a significant impact on the development of young players. His experience as a former NHL player provides a unique perspective and inspires athletes to reach their full potential. With his unwavering commitment to excellence and a focus on fostering a love for the game, Dave cultivates a positive and supportive environment where players can thrive.
Kyle Ponte U15A2 Head Coach
Growing up in his beloved hometown of Burnaby, Kyle Ponte developed an unwavering passion for hockey from an early age. The sport became not just a hobby but a way of life for him. His journey in the world of hockey began with early morning wake-up calls at 5:30 am, as his parents faithfully drove him to practice sessions. Sacrifices were made, with weekends filled with out-of-town tournaments, often missing birthdays, BBQs, and special occasions, all in pursuit of his passion.
Playing for esteemed teams such as the Burnaby Bulldogs, BWC, and Grandview Steelers, Kyle poured his heart and soul into the game. In his graduation year, he even contemplated moving away to play for the 100 Mile Wranglers. Eventually, his skills caught the attention of the Coquitlam Express, where he earned the distinction of becoming a prospect.
Through his hockey journey, Kyle also had the privilege of coaching and assisting in various aspects of player development. From power skating clinics and shooting sessions to edge control camps and powerlifting exercises, he eagerly shared his knowledge and expertise with young athletes. Kyle firmly believes in the power of hockey to unite individuals not only on the ice but also off it. He emphasizes the importance of great sportsmanship both in the game and in the classroom, fostering a well-rounded approach to life.
Kyle's personal experiences have instilled in him the value of hard work and perseverance in achieving one's goals. Having walked the path to the next level himself, he now seeks to guide and support young athletes in their own journeys. The decision to pursue coaching stems from his desire to give back and impart the lessons he learned throughout his years of playing the game he loves.
With a deep understanding of what it takes to reach the next level, Kyle aspires to be a guiding light for aspiring athletes, assisting them in their pursuit of their ultimate goals. He knows firsthand the dedication and determination required, and his aim is to provide guidance, support, and mentorship to the next generation of hockey stars.
Kyle’'s commitment to coaching stems from his genuine passion for the sport and his belief in its transformative power. Through his guidance, young athletes will not only develop their hockey skills but also cultivate the qualities necessary for success both on and off the ice. With Kyle as their coach, these aspiring players will have a mentor who understands their journey and is dedicated to helping them achieve their dreams.
CMHA is excited to be working again with Jordan Wolfe, an esteemed hockey coach with an unwavering passion for the game and a unique affinity for the art of goaltending. Jordan's journey in the world of hockey began in Ridge Meadows, where he grew up and nurtured his skills through his minor hockey career.
After his playing days, Jordan transitioned into the realm of coaching, embarking on a journey that has left a lasting impact. Joining the coaching staff of the U21A1 team in Ridge Meadows, he embraced the role of assistant coach for four seasons before ascending to the position of head coach for a subsequent two seasons. During this time, Jordan's leadership and guidance played a pivotal role in shaping the team's success and nurturing young talent.
Most recently, Jordan's coaching journey led him to the helm of the U18A1 team in Coquitlam, where he took on the role of head coach. His dedication to player development, strategic acumen, and commitment to fostering a positive team environment made him an invaluable asset to the team. What sets Jordan apart is his comprehensive understanding of the game, coupled with his special fondness for the intricate world of goaltending. With his insights into this essential aspect of hockey, he brings a unique perspective to the bench.
With Coach Jordan at the helm, the team is in the hands of a mentor who brings a commitment to coaching that looks to inspire his players to reach new heights in their hockey journey.
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