Richmond Minor Hockey Association
"Rep" Team Coaches 2016/17
Juvenile A1 Team (players born in 1996, 1997 and 1998) Returning for a second season behind the Juvenile team bench, Harold Hait and Glenn Wheeler will co-coach our Juvenile A1 team. We know they will want to build on the success the team enjoyed in 2015 16 (which included a trip to the PCAHA Final Four). This is the third consecutive season that Harold and Glenn have led a team together.
Midget Rep (players born in 2001, 2000, 1999)Long time RMHA coach Mike Ikeda has been named Midget A1 Head Coach. Mike has been a Richmond Minor Hockey Association Head Coach since 2008. He was an Assistant Coach of the UBC Varsity Hockey Team from 2004 until 2008. Prior to coaching at UBC, Mike worked as a Vancouver Giants Player Scout (2000-2002) and was a professional hockey player in the Japan Ice Hockey League (August 1994 – March 1998). Before his time in Japan, Mike was a UBC Varsity Ice Hockey Player (1989 – 1993) and a Junior ‘A’ Ice Hockey Player – Calgary Canucks, AJHL (1986 – 1988).
Bantam Rep (players born in 2003 and 2002)Continuing to oversee our Bantam Division, Milan Dragicevic will once again lead our Bantam A1 team. Milan brings over 35 years coaching experience and began his first ever head coach with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL in their inaugural season 2000 – 2001. Milan was also the head coach of the UBC Varsity Men’s team from 2002 – 2014. Milan coaches on ice programs as well as Special Skill Development Sessions and his training and experience sets him apart when it comes to hockey knowledge and training. Throughout the season, Milan works directly with Richmond Minor Hockey Association coaches, teams and players as we continue to enhance our Development program.
PeeWee Rep (players born in 2005 and 2004)
After a very successful season with our Atom A1 team that included playing in the PCAHA Final Four, Glenn Wheeler Director of Player Development with Richmond Minor has been named Head Coach for our Peewee A1 team. A nationally certified coach with over 20 years’ experience as a power skating and stick handling technician. Glenn has two provincial championship titles and his teams been named City of Richmond’s Team of the Year three times.
Our PeeWee A2 Head Coach will once again be Brian Busenius. Brian's assistants will be Kyle McLachlan and Taylor Hull. Brian was an Assistant Coach with our Bantam A2 team that enjoyed tremendous success in tournaments and league play in 2014/15.
Atom Rep (players born in 2006 and 2007)
Returning to Richmond Minor for another season, Mike Basford has been named Head Coach of our Atom A1 team. Mike’s previous coaching experience includes Assistant Coach with the Delta Ice Hawks (Junior ‘B’) for two seasons as well as coaching Richmond Minor Atom and Peewee Rep teams. Last season he was Head Coach of our PeeWee A1 team. Mike is a former Richmond Minor Rep player and high level on ice official (referee).
Our Atom A2 team will once again be coached by Kirk Darbyshire. Kirk was a recipient of our "Excellence in Coaching" Award for the 2012 13 season. Kirk brings with him a long history as a skills instructor. He has also coached at the PeeWee and Bantam levels.
Announcements for our remaining A2 Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches will follow. If you have any questions on our Rep program, please contact:
Pamela Allen, Director Rep Program at email@example.com or
Milan Dragicevic, Director of Hockey Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org