Thursday, July 17, 2008
Hockey Canada recently announced the coaching staff for the Men’s National Sledge Hockey Team for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons, including the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Jeff Snyder (Elmira, ON) was named head coach and, Shawn Frydberg (Concord, ON) and Mike Mondin (Trail, BC) were named as Assistant Coaches.
Mondin has been involved within the BC Hockey system for a number of years, dating back to his first year as assistant coach with Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL from 1996-99, and then again from 2000-06.
Mondin has also been involved within BC Hockey’s high performance programs. In 1997, he served as the head coach of Team BC at the Under-17 International Challenge, and represented Team BC at the Canada Winter Games as assistant coach in 1999, and head coach in 2003. On top of these achievements, Mike has served as a member of the Coach Committee with BC Hockey and a member on the National Coach Mentorship Advisory Committee member.
The final selection camp for the 2008-2009 National Sledge Hockey Team will be held September 4-7 in Milton, ON. Sledge hockey is the Paralympic version of Ice Hockey and has been a part of the Paralympic schedule since the debut in 1994.
Again, BC Hockey would like to congratulate Mike on this achievement, and the exciting and challenging journey he will have in preparation for the 2010 Paralympic Games.
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