Friday, September 21, 2012
Todd Harkins was named the 2011-2012 BC Major Midget League (MML) Coach of the Year. Harkins was the head coach of the Vancouver North WestGiants for the 2011-2012 season, but stepped down from the position for the 2012-2013 season. Clint Thorton will take his place as head coach.
Harkins served as head coach of the Giants for two (2) seasons, taking the team to the National Championship, TELUS Cup, in his first year. He has held various positions developing young talent over the years, including amateur coach and scout. He has served as director of player personnel and scouting for the Burnaby Express (now Coquitlam Express) and head scout with the Westside Warriors, both members of the BC Hockley league. Todd is currently the Hockey Director at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver, BC and an active member of the Canucks Alumni.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Harkins was selected 42nd overall by the Calgary Flames in 1988 while attending Miami University. He spent some time in the NHL with the Flames and also the Hartford Whalers during the early 1990’s. Todd represented the US in the 1992, 1995 and 1998 World Championships and played four (4) seasons in the German Elite League, before retiring from professional hockey.
The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.
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