SEMI Hockey is very pleased to announce the following key additions to its coaching group:
Darin Vetterl has been appointed as head coach of the Midget A1 team. Darin will add this coaching role to his position with SEMI leading our initiation programs.
Darin is a coaching veteran, having experience with multiple levels, and age groups, including presently being the head coach of the Aldergrove Kodiaks in the PJHL. Darin previously coached with SEMI in 2014-2016 leading the Bantam team to the BC Hockey Championships.
Topher Plonka joins SEMI as the head coach of the Pee Wee A2 team. Topher has coaching experience from the Pursuit of Excellence program in Kelowna and most recently with the BWC Academy midget program. Topher has extensive expertise as a power skating specialist and will be doing work with SEMI Hockey as a power skating and player development coach as well.
In addition, SEMI Hockey is proud to announce additional Parent-Coach-Designates, at the Atom and Pee Wee Rep level.
Atom Parent Coach-Designates will be:
- Sean Peach Atom A2
- Ryan Cyr Atom A3
Pee Wee Parent Coach-Designate
- Mike Schmidt Pee Wee A3
It is important to note that the term, Parent-Coach-Designate means that these positions are not official until the conclusion of player evaluation and team formation in the fall. The integrity of the player selection process takes precedence over the placement of coaches. There have been numerous examples in the past few years where changes have been made to coaching positions due to player placements. Parent-Coach Designates will be not be involved in Phase one and two of the evaluations.
Atom coaches will work closely under the leadership and mentorship of Atom A1 head coach and SEMI Player Development lead Shane Kuss.
Pee Wee coaches will be led and mentored by Pee Wee A1 coach Matt Erhart.
Coaches in the Bantam division will be working closely with Bantam A1 coach Chris Rengert and will be announced at a later date.
Any parent coaches interested in coaching in the C division, please contact us to express your interest. We will be filling these positions on an ongoing basis throughout the summer.
Below is a summary of the confirmed Rep program coaching staff.
|Midget A1||Darin Vetterl||PJHL coach|
|Bantam A1||Chris Rengert||Returning for 5th season|
|Pee Wee A1||Matt Erhart||Former BCHL coach|
|Pee Wee A2||Topher Plonka||Returning for 2nd season|
|Pee Wee A3||Mike Schmidt||Previous Head and asst. coach experience with SEMI|
|Pee Wee A4||TBA|
|Atom A1||Shane Kuss||Former BCHL Coach|
|Atom A2||Sean Peach||Parent-Coach designate|
|Atom A3||Ryan Cyr||Parent-Coach designate|