HNB Coach of the Month: Nick DeMerchant (Rothesay, NB)
Hockey New Brunswick is proud to announce that Nick DeMerchant of Kennebecasis Valley Minor Hockey as the HNB Coach of the Month.
“Nick has been a consistent figure with the Female Division of KVMHA for many years. Currently the head coach of his daughters U11 team, Nick has also taken on a second head coaching role with KVMHA’s first U15vAA Female Team. It Is noted that he does not have a child on the U15 team but wanted to help and use it as an opportunity to grow as a coach.”
“If Nick is not at one practice/game, he is at the other. If he is not on the ice for one of his two teams, he is helping on ice with various goalie clinics in the association.”
“Nick zeroes in almost instinctively on each girls strengths and areas for growth. Nick works diligently to improve each girl as an individual player as well as ensuring they understand the importance of teamwork. Although Nick knows when to be ‘tougher’ to keep the girls focused, it is done in such a manner, no girl leaves the rink without a smile on their face. The pride he shows for each and every one of his players is unmatched. Nick puts his whole heart into each team he leads. These girls and KVMHA, are beyond fortunate to have such dedication, knowledge and heart developing these players.”
Nick will receive a Bauer Coaches bag, a 1-year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network, and a CoachMate package from Hockey New Brunswick. To nominate someone for Coach of the Month click here: https://hnb.ca/en/coaches/coach-of-the-month