Rep Coach Bio's
Interim Atom A2
Chris played minor hockey for North Delta and is excited to have an opportunity to give back to the same organization that had such an impact on his own life. He has been coaching hockey the past 3 years, acting as a head coach, assistant, HCSP, and team manager.
Over the years, in addition to hockey, Chris has coached both youth soccer and track and field. His coaching philosophy is to create a positive, high-paced, fun environment, that is suitable for developing well-balanced hockey players and teammates. As a coach, he strives to be both a mentor and teacher to each player, instilling a strong work ethic, commitment to goal setting. and respect for the game.
Interim Atom A1
For over 20 years Gord has been involved with kids and hockey. After playing most of his minor hockey for the New Westminster Royals he then spent the next twelve years teaching power skating and learn to skate programs for the City of New Westminster. For the last eight years he has been involved with ND minor hockey coaching his two kids (Nolan and Brady). Starting with H1 and most recently as an assistant coach for the Pee Wee A1 team.
Gord’s coaching philosophy is simple, “There’s nothing more important than skating”.
I have been an avid hockey player for my entire life, playing up to a Junior B level. Upon completion, I went directly into coaching, first in South Delta with their Peewee A2 as an Assistant Coach. For the past six years, I have been coaching at various hockey associations all at a high level of rep in a few age ranges. I moved over to North Delta 3 years ago and was a Head Coach for the Bantam A2 team and then the Peewee A1 team. Professionally, I work as a Vancouver Firefighter, so fitness and teamwork are of an utmost importance to me. I have a great passion for hockey and coaching and look forward to working with this association and the players.
NDMHA is pleased to announce our Peewee A1 Coach for our 2020/2021 season, Joe Pierri. Joe has been involved in hockey for 20 years, starting in minor hockey with Richmond and then moving on to Seafair. After finishing minor hockey, Joe has been coaching in Seafair for the last 6 years, most recently coaching Bantam A2. Joe has also been coaching the JR Ice Hawks 2006 and 2008 spring program for the last two seasons.
Joe’s coaching philosophy is all about hard work and dedication to the game, along with making sure there is excitement in coming to the rink. He strives on making sure that the lessons the kids learn at the rink can then transfer into their everyday lives.
Interim Bantam A1
NDMHA is pleased to announce our Intern Bantam A1 Coach for our 2020/2021 season, Chris Burns. Chris played all of his minor hockey in Kamloops, refereed for 6 years, and has coached for the past 11 years. He has coached all ages from initiation through Juvenile. Chris has also been a BC Hockey volunteer for the past 4 years.
Chris’s coaching philosophy is "team" focus and with a heavy emphasis on skills. “Work hard individually and as a team for success on and off the ice.”
Interim Midget A2
NDMHA is pleased to announce our Interim Midget A2 Coach for our 2020/2021 season Frank Centanni. Frank started his minor hockey with Burnaby Minor Hockey and then was transitioned over to Burnaby Winter Club’s AAA program and the Mac’s Super Series Teams. He was a multisport ‘rep’ athlete growing up playing soccer, hockey, figure skating, baseball and lacrosse. Frank has been involved in hockey on various levels and in various roles with North Delta and private programs. He has also coached ball hockey in Delta with Delta Minor Ball Hockey including two of their WCC teams.
Frank’s coaching philosophy continues to evolve and is centered around balance, with a focus on building player confidence. He likes working towards building a well-rounded player that enjoys their hockey experience while learning to develop both technically and mentally. His goal is helping players to learn, accept and welcome adversity, and learn to use it to push themselves beyond their personal limitations. Frank aims to build a “no fear of failure” mindset and providing a positive environment with clear expectations around behavior, work ethic, respect, and team work.
NDMHA is pleased to announce our Midget A1 Coach for our 2020/2021 season, Jon Silcox. Jon returns as the Midget coach for the fourth consecutive year. He has coached Ice hockey for 10 years, previously in Coquitlam, Ridge Meadows, and Langley. Jon brings passion and energy to each and every ice time while coaching and always has an expectation to be the hardest working team on the ice, win or lose. Jon expects his players to be in top physical and mental condition, while playing the game with drive and discipline. Jon focuses his practices around high tempo and work ethic, and pushes to get the highest level of compete and battle out of his players. Jon will expect his team to remain as one of the lowest penalized teams in Midget hockey for a fourth consecutive year as he continues to drive the message that special teams win hockey games.
Jon is excited to be joining NDMHA again and is excited to work with the Midget athletes to drive success in school, life and hockey. Jon is also a former BCHL official and currently still works minor hockey games with BC hockey. Jon is also an assistant coach with the Grandview Steelers and is excited to work with this team to push them onto the next level.
NDMHA is pleased to announce our U21 A1 Coach for our 2020/2021 season Barry Caswell.
Barry played his minor hockey with Coquitlam as a goalie and played lacrosse for the Adanacs. He ended his hockey career short to pursue his passion for Motocross but returned to play Men's hockey years later. Barry has coached in North Delta for the past 10 years starting in H1 and has also coached lacrosse for the North Delta Hawks and Delta Islanders. In 2016 and 2020 he was the recipient of the Ken Waterman Coach of the Year Award and in 2019 received the Neil MacDonald Memorial Award for being the Most Inspirational Person.
Barry's coaching philosophy is to focus on fostering a fun, positive environment where players can develop their technical skills, knowledge of all aspects of the game, respect for the sport and are committed to their teammates. His overriding purpose is to support every player's passion for the game and their hockey aspirations so they continue to play and stay involved. Barry centre's his team's identity around continuous improvement, determination, perseverance, consistency and relentlessness - playing every minute of every game better than the last.