February Coach of the Month

Shannon Melanson (Moncton Minor Hockey Association) chosen as Hockey New Brunswick Coach of the Month for February.

Hockey New Brunswick is happy to announce that Shannon Melanson of the Moncton Minor Hockey Association’s Atom C Hawks has been selected as the Hockey New Brunswick Coach of the Month for February.

“Shannon is a passionate, devoted coach and caring individual who truly demonstrates his love for the team. He starts every season by bringing the parents and players together and believes the foundation to a good team is to become a big family” said one parent. “Shannon helps each player believe in themselves and how to play as a team. Coach drafts players based off their desire to play, learn and work hard and not just on their level of play. Win or lose, Shannon has taught his players to respect the game and their opponents.”

One coach said that the Moncton Hawks and the coaching staff of the Atom C Moncton Hawks were “Very modest and very respectful” during a tournament game where the score was starting to run away.

Shannon will receive a Bauer coaching bag, a Coach-Mate coaching board, HNB apparel and a year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network App. To nominate your coach for Coach of the Month, please Click Here.

HNB HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM STAFF'S ANNOUNCED

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2020

Hockey New Brunswick is pleased to announce the coaching staffs for this year's High-Performance Program.

The Male Under 14, Male Under-15, Female Under-16 and Female Under 18 teams will compete against the provincial teams from Nova Scotia, PEI & Newfoundland and Labrador at the Atlantic Challenge Cup, held Oct 9th-12th, 2020 in Moncton, NB.  The Male Under-16 team will face off against NS, PEI, NL and two teams from Quebec at the QMJHL Challenge in April 2021.

Male Under 14:

Head Coach – Shaun Parker
Assistant Coach – Jordan DeLong
Assistant Coach – Philip Richer
Goalie Coach – Andrew Mergl
Therapist – Jessica Sears
Director of Operations – Norbert Laforge

Male Under 15:

Head Coach – Raphael-pier Richer
Assistant Coach – Ryan Camp
Assistant Coach – Mathieu Martin
Therapist – Mélanie Landry
Trainer – Mike Burrell
Goalie Coach – Eric Pye
Director of Operations – Norbert Laforge

Male Under 16:

Head Coach – Charles LeBlanc
Assistant Coach – Parker Hickey
Assistant Coach – Brad Tesink
Therapist – Mélanie Landry
Trainer – Michael Burrell
Goalie Coach – Eric Pye
Director of Operations – Norbert Laforge

Female Under 16:

Head Coach – Genevieve David
Assistant Coach – Taylor Maschmeyer
Assistant Coach – Jessie McCann
Therapist – Sara Miller
Trainer – Chris Becker
Director of Operations – Nancy Haslett

Female Under 18:

Head Coach – Cassidy Hilworth
Assistant Coach – Christine Bouchat-Bonin
Assistant Coach – Jocelyn LeBlanc
Therapist – Sara Miller
Trainer – Chris Becker
Goalie Coach – Katie Northrup
Director of Operations – Nancy Haslett

For further information, please contact:

Mike Gillingham
Technical Director
Hockey New Brunswick
506–453-0864
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Alan Underhill (FYHA) chosen as Hockey New Brunswick Coach of the Month for January.

Hockey New Brunswick is happy to announce that Alan Underhill of the Fredericton Youth Hockey Association’s Midget AA Lions Club Lions has been selected as the Hockey New Brunswick Coach of the Month for January.

Alan Underhill is in his 8th year coaching Midget AA and has over 20 years of coaching experience. Alan is dedicated to developing players while also empowering players to think for themselves. He encourages each player to test their ability by focusing on effort in practice and in game situations.

“Alan has created a great learning environment for his team this season through humour and knowledge. He Has been able to break skills down into small steps and expand on those in every practice. This has translated to development of players and improvement during games. Alan has worked with each player on how to conduct themselves as a respectful person and has given lots of praise, advice and support” stated a fellow coach.

Alan will receive a Bauer coaching bag, a Coach-Mate coaching board, HNB apparel and a year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network App. To nominate your coach for Coach of the Month, please Click Here.

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