Congratulations to our November Coach of Excellence Recipients, News (Whitby Minor Hockey)

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Congratulations to our November Coach of Excellence Recipients
Submitted By Jaclyn Morden on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
WMHA is excited to announce the recipients of the November Coach of Excellence Award for both a very deserving rep & house league coach. 



After much deliberation, Peter Keegen of our novice AE team & Paul Lemberg  of the tyke Foote team 8 have both been recognized for their passion and dedication in making the game of hockey FUN! 

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Peter Keegen's (Novice AE) story as told by his nominations: 

"I think Peter Keegan is a great Coach because he has turned our team around just in time to win the Regional Silver Stick Tournament this past weekend. We were struggling for a few games leading up to the Tournament and we had a couple of good practices and ended up with a great result in the Tournament beating the #1 team in our Division in their own building in the Finals! He also let us push him in the pool back at the hotel with his clothes on for winning the Semi Finals! We look forward to the rest of the season with Coach Pete" 

"Coach Pete developed a team philosophy, Play Hard, Play Together, Have Fun. He strives to be a positive role model for his players in promoting good sportsmanship, behaviour in and around the rink, and respect. The players really enjoy the Helmet Sticker Award. He allows the boys to have fun and enjoy the game of hockey. Thanks coach Pete!" 

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Paul Lemberg's (Tyke Foote #8) story as told by his nominations: 


"Paul is a natural at coaching.  He connects well with the kids and they clearly love him as a coach.  He's positive and energetic and brings his full attention to the kids each day.  He's compassionate and empathetic putting the kids best interests at heart"

"Paul is a very engaging coach.  He gets the kids excited for games and challenges their abilities to become better week after week.  He has taught the boys, in a very short time, more  independence and confidence.  He has come up with the “coaches challenge” whereby the boys are challenged to dress themselves without help which has been a huge morale booster for the team.  During games and practises, every single player gets feedback every single time they come off the ice.  He makes sure after every single shift that the players feel seen."

"His performance excellence and competing to win. He identifies talented individuals; who creates a training environment that further develops athletic skills and abilities to a higher level of success in competition over a period of time. The best thing is he always tries all the players to have smile on their face and trying to help them out to have fun on ice. He is already encouraged them to dress up by themselves while most of them do."

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Congratulations Coaches!!!

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