March Coaches of the Month

Renee Champagne and Lori Graham (River Valley Saint John Female Hockey Association) chosen as Hockey New Brunswick Coaches of the Month for March.

Hockey New Brunswick is happy to announce that Renee Champagne and Lori Graham of the River Valley Saint John Pee Wee A Dynamite have been selected as the Coaches of the Month for March.

“This year our league created a Pee Wee A team for the first time in years. As a result, some of the girls were disappointed not to be skating with their friends. When Renee and Lori came to practice, the girls immediately connected with their female mentors, and the smiles returned to the arena.”

“Renee and Lori implemented a face painting routine before every game, although some girls were reluctant, it wasn’t long before you could see the green stripes on their cheeks, just beaming with team pride. Lori and Renee stand outside of the dressing room after every game, congratulating the girls on their game and the strengths that they demonstrated. They are also always the last ones to leave the arena!”

One parent stated, “Back in December, the Dynamite decided to surprise the coaches at one of their league games and wearing their team jerseys to show support for their favourite coaches. The Dynamite just wanted to return the support that Renee and Lori give each week”.

“Renee and Lori are inspired by their own love of the game and have made a difference in the lives of these young female hockey players. We hope to have them around for years to come!”

Renee and Lori will receive a Bauer coaching bag, a year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network App and HNB Apparel. To nominate someone in your community for Coach of the Month, please click here.