Coaching Selections for 2016-2017 Season, News (Cambridge roadrunners Girls' Hockey Association)

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Coaching Selections for 2016-2017 Season
Submitted By roadrunners Hockey on Thursday, April 7, 2016
The following coaches have been selected for the 2016-2017 season:

Novice B - Ingrid Macey
Atom AA/A - Andrew Hill
Atom BB/B - Paul Foley
Peewee AA - Shawn Maltby
Peewee A/BB - Jim Grandy
Peewee B - Bryan Reeve
Bantam AA - Jason Hertner
Bantam BB - Steve Bronson
Bantam B - Greg Nagel
Midget AA - Fred Gregory
Midget A - Kevin Clancy
Midget BB/B - George Hynds

Intermediate A - Barry Moore
Senior A - Mike Hinsperger



BIOS:

Midget AA Head Coach - Fred Gregory

Fred graduated from minor hockey in Cambridge to the Junior B ranks where he played 5 years for Guelph and Hespeler. Fred moved into policing and recently retired after 36 plus years, where he was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal.  He has over 30 years of experience coaching female and male hockey in Cambridge, Kitchener and Woolwich Minor Hockey Associations.  He is currently coaching the Cambridge roadrunners Atom A team. He is a firm believer in continued education having completed many clinics, seminars and coaching clinics culminating with the High Performance 1 certification through Hockey Canada. He is currently a disciplinary hearing officer for the Ontario Hockey Federation. Fred’s coaching philosophy includes being a community based team where the team gives back to its own organization and to other community groups. As the team evolves, he is looking forward to seeing each player’s hockey and life skill development grow throughout the year.

Midget AA Assistant Coach -Whitney Eastwood

Whitney Eastwood comes to the Midget AA team with over 15years of coaching experience and played the majority of minor hockey with the Cambridge roadrunners Girls’ Hockey Association.

During her time as a Midget player with the CrGHA she won back-to-back medals at the Provincial Championships; silver in 2001 and a bronze in 2002. She also played Junior with the Cambridge Fury (now the Rivulettes) as a defenceman from 2002-2003.

Eastwood then went on to play with the St. Francis Xavier X-Women hockey team of the  Atlantic University Sport (AUS) from 2003-2007. After graduating she joined the St. FX X-Women as an assistant coach from 2007-2009. During her playing and coaching career at St. FX she won three AUS Championships, two as a player and one as an assistant coach, as well as four CIS National Championship appearances.

Eastwood continued her playing career with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Red Blazers from 2009-2011. She was captain during her two seasons as a member of the Red Blazers and she won two Maritime Intercollegiate Championships. Following her playing days with UNB she moved into an assistant coaching role and helped guide the team to a 19-1-1 record. From here she went on to be an assistant coach with the University of Guelph Gryphons from 2012-2013 and during this time won the Atlantic Challenge Cup with the U15 New Brunswick Female hockey team.

Prior to joining the roadrunners Peewee A team for the 2015-2016 season she was an assistant coach with the varsity female hockey team at Appleby College. During this season Appleby won the Northwood Invitational Tournament and were CISAA and AAA/AAAA OFSAA Champions.

This past season she became a High Performance 1 certified coach and looks forward to working with the Midget AA staff and players.




Bantam AA Head Coach - Jason Hertner
"Getting better everyday," is a team credo Jason uses with his teams to develop quality hockey players, and quality people.

Jason grew up playing minor hockey in Cambridge and played for the hometown Cambridge Winter Hawks Jr. B club for three seasons. He pursued his teaching degree after Jr., and continued his hockey at Brock University where he played five seasons in the CIS men's hockey league. After playing in the CIS for Brock, Jason switched roles and began coaching in the CIS, as an assistant, for the Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks men's team. Following his time at Laurier, Jason has been a lead instructor, and powerskating instructor, at the Laurier hockey camps, Can/Am, STARS, Hockey Tuff, Premier Hockey schools, and ran his own hockey camps throughout the summer. 

Jason has over 20 years of coaching and teaching experience in hockey, and has coached alongside, and learned from professional coaches from the NHL, NCAA, CIS, and OHL, in over 18 years of summer hockey camps. He currently teaches grade 8, and has 19 years of teaching experience, holds his qualifications as a Principal, is the Athletic Director at his school, and currently serves as the Director of Hockey Development for the Cambridge Girl's Hockey Association. He holds a High Performance 1 certification through Hockey Canada, and regularly attends coaching seminars to role model the credo of 'Getting Better Everyday" to his students, and players.

Bantam AA Assistant Coach - Kory Green
 
Kory has been involved in coaching and training male and female hockey players of all ages and skill level for over 25 years. He is currently the owner of Phase Hockey Academy & Green Glove Hockey. Kory has coached in the OMHA, Minor Hockey Alliance, Ontario U-17 program, and the OHA. 
Kory has a great ability to evaluate a players skill set, and implement a training regiment for improvement. This has made him a highly sought out trainer. Some notable Cambridge players that Kory has trained are Kyle Helms, Taylor Doherty, and Kyle Clifford.
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