Friday, August 12, 2016
BC Hockey is excited to announce that Aaron Hoffman (Vernon) has been appointed as the new BC Hockey Coach Coordinator for the 2016 – 2017 season. He has an extensive hockey background as a player, coach and mentor, bringing a wealth of hockey knowledge and leadership to the program.
As a player, Hoffman played from 1991-1994 with the BC Hockey League (BCHL) Merritt Centennials and 1994-1995 with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. He was also a player/coach for the Perth Thunder of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).
Other hockey roles include: Head Coach Coordinator for North Okanagan Minor Hockey Association (MHA), BC Hockey course conductor, Hockey Canada Skills Camp lead and operator of a Hockey Canada Skills Academy in Vernon, BC. Hoffman also served as head coach and assistant coach for the U17 Okanagan region and operated as the coach mentor lead for the Western Australia Hockey Association.
“Aaron is a great addition to the coaching program and we are looking forward to bringing him into this role,” commented BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer, Barry Petrachenko. “His background as a player and administrator, both here in BC and overseas, will have a positive impact on the growth and delivery of the coaching program.”
Aaron will succeed Jim Weicker (Duncan) who respectively held the position for several seasons. Weicker will remain active within the coaching program and will continue to be a valuable resource to BC Hockey.
“Jim was, and will continue to be, a great leader within the BC Hockey coaching program,” added Petrachenko. “His commitment to us over the last decade and a half as our coordinator helped make the program better, and I am ecstatic that he has accepted this important challenge to oversee the enhancement of our coaching education delivery system.”
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