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BC HOCKEY 2015 - 2016 ANNUAL REPORT PAGE 01PAGE 01 WHAT IS BC HOCKEY Mission Statement Lead Develop and Promote Positive Lifelong Hockey Experiences. Who we are BC Hockey is a non-profit organization and member branch of Hockey Canada in charge of governing amateur hockey at all levels in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Approximately 130 Minor Hockey Associations MHA plus Junior and Senior teams 60000 players 4500 referees 10000 coaches 20000 official volunteers and countless others make our great game possible here in Pacific Canada. Our Purpose o To foster improve and perpetuate the game of amateur hockey in the province. o To develop sport participation including recruitment and retention initiatives. o To secure the enforcement of the rules of the game as adopted by the Society. o To supervise and carry out the competitions for the championship of our Branch. o To emphasize and encourage the involvement of those volunteers who put the interests of the game ahead of their personal interests. o To elevate the awareness of the responsibilities of the hockey public in ensuring the game is played in a positive environment. o To assist members in their pursuit of excellence by providing effective programs and services through available resources. o To monitor and review services benefits and programs available to members in order to meet their ever-changing needs. o To present a common voice on behalf of the members in all discussions that could affect them at the local provincial national and international level. o To dedicate itself to the advancement of amateur hockey for all individuals in our Branch through progressive leadership by ensuring meaningful opportunities and enjoyable experiences in a sportsmanlike environment. o To actively promote and support equal access to hockey programs and services for all regardless of gender sexual orientation ethnic origin racial origin or religion. PAGE 02 WHAT IS BC HOCKEY Branch History Organized hockey in British Columbia began at the turn of the twentieth century. BC Hockey previously known as British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association or BCAHA was formed in 1919. The constitution was modeled after that of the Saskatchewan Amateur Hockey Association and the first meeting was held in November of 1919. Due to the very limited access of artificial ice there were only three 3 rinks in all of BC teams played with seven 7 players apiece to give more players the opportunity to play. However the following year the organization adopted the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association CAHA now Hockey Canada regulations which called for six 6 players per side. Throughout the 1920s the organization steadily grew and became a leader in hockey both within the province and in the country a role that continues to the present day. Originally focused on Senior hockey in 1932 the organization voted to begin registering Midget and Juvenile age divisions. Unfortunately minor hockey registration didnt begin until 1934 due to financial difficulties in 1933. In the late thirties the popularity of minor hockey grew foreshadowing that it would eventually serve as the foundation of the Association. Minor hockey and the Association continued to grow and evolve and in 1951 registration reached 2368 this did not include house teams. Membership expanded into the USA in the fifties and the Association implemented the Mutual Aid Fund to assist minor hockey players who were injured during play. BCAHA also brought forth the idea to the CAHA of holding a nation-wide Minor Hockey Week which was adopted and exists to this day. During this time BC also became the first province to ban body checking in minor hockey which was permitted under CAHA rules. In the 1960s it became evident that the popularity of Senior hockey was decreasing but minor hockey was continuing to grow with 108 registered teams. The sixties also saw the creation of a referee organization. Minor hockey registration surpassed 15000. Helmets became required and the golf shot known today as the slap shot was banned in minor hockey. The late sixties and early seventies saw the rise of Junior B including a team in Spokane WA. In the seventies the Association also began to not only be considered a leader in the development of hockey but also in sport in general by other organizations in the province. A position within the Association was formed with the specific job of overseeing the development of players coaches and officials. As the organization grew the office was moved from the basement of the Secretary Manger to an office space on Fort Street in Victoria. Registration continued to grow forcing the creation of a regulation that declared that any member Associations with more than 250 players in any age division in minor hockey would be required to register two 2 teams in such division. PAGE 03 WHAT IS BC HOCKEY A tier system was later adopted for Midget Bantam and Pee Wee divisions and the Best Ever now called High Performance Player Development Program initially financed by the provincial government was implemented and remains to this day. In the 1980s it became apparent that the Association had become a full- fledged business operation. And in the nineties Hockey Canada implemented a nation-wide insurance program for minor hockey. Today BC Hockey oversees approximately 60000 players 4500 referees 10000 coaches and well over 20000 volunteers with a commitment to excellence in providing a safe and fun learning experience for all members. With current programming augmented by exciting events BC Hockey will continue to be at the forefront of bringing exposure and opportunity to amateur hockey in British Columbia and the Yukon. PAGE 04 MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER As we look ahead to the 2016-2017 season with enthusiasm it is also a time to look back and reflect on another successful campaign. An important step was taken at the 2015 BC Hockey Annual General Meeting with the adoption of the new BC Hockey Governance Structure. While we had to work through a few new items we made it through the first full season and are moving forward positively into year two 2. BC Hockey players continued to excel on the provincial national and international stages over this past season. The West Kelowna Warriors won the Fred Page Cup emblematic of the BC Hockey League BCHL Championship and then went on to capture their first RBC Cup marking the thirteenth BCHL team to win the national Junior A championship. For the first time in franchise history the 100 Mile House Wranglers captured the 2016 Cyclone Taylor Cup and the 2016 Keystone Cup the Western Canadian Junior B Championship making it the sixth time in seven 7 years that a BC team has won the championship. The Female Midget League Northern Capitals went undefeated and won the prestigious Macs Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament. Burnaby Winter Club won the 2016 Western Canada Bantam Championship bringing the trophy back to BC for the fifth time in six 6 years. Twenty-six 26 BC players competed on Team Canada at various international events including World Junior A Challenge 7 IIHF World Championship 3 World U17 Hockey Challenge 8 World Junior Championship 3 Womens U18 World Championship 2 Four Nations Cup 1 and Nations Cup 2. BC Hockey worked with Hockey Canada to develop a Road to Worlds initiative to promote female hockey development in the days leading up to and in partnership with the Womens World Championship in Kamloops BC. The tour visited five 5 communities for six 6 events over eight 8 days impacting over 350 female athletes from all corners of the Branch. Kamloops was an outstanding host to the 2016 Womens World Championship in April welcoming the world and showcasing our great province. The event was an inspiration to young female athletes confirming our need to continue to improve and expand our grassroots female development programming. It is due to the hard work and dedication of countless volunteers across BC and the Yukon that we are able to put smiles on the faces of our youth throughout the season and to share in the great accomplishment of providing the joy of hockey to our participants. Each season brings new challenges but by working together we can continue to meet them head on in our efforts to lead develop and promote positive lifelong hockey experiences. PAGE 05 BC HOCKEY CALENDAR OF EVENTS EVENT PROGRAM LOCATION June BC Hockey AGM BC Hockey Sun Peaks BC Hockey Board Meeting BC Hockey Sun Peaks Female U18 Strength and Conditioning Camp Female High Performance Richmond July High Performance 1 Seminar Coaching Kamloops Male U16 Provincial Camp Male High Performance Nanaimo High Performance 1 Seminar Coaching Vancouver BC Hockey Board Meeting BC Hockey Penticton August Summer Officiating School Officiating Lake Cowichan Summer Officiating School Officiating Osoyoos BC Hockey Skills Camp Minor Recreation Parksville September Female Team BC Prep Camp Female High Performance Vancouver Major Midget League Showcase Weekend Major Midget League Richmond October Female Midget AAA League Showcase Weekend Female Midget AAA League Surrey World Girls Hockey Weekend Minor Recreation Various Locations Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup Male High Performance Calgary AB November World U17 Hockey Challenge Male High Performance Dawson CreekFort St. John National Womens U18 Championship Female High Performance Huntsville ON Northern Female Jamboree Minor Recreation Vanderhoof BC Hockey Board Meeting BC Hockey Richmond December Canucks First Strides Minor Recreation Vancouver World Sport School Challenge School Programming Banff AB January Female U14U16 Zone Camps Female High Performance Various Locations Canucks First Strides Minor Recreation Vancouver Canucks Minor Hockey Weekend Minor Recreation Vancouver Minor Hockey Week in BC Minor Recreation Various Locations BC HOCKEY CALENDAR OF EVENTS EVENT PROGRAM LOCATION January Major Midget League Showcase Weekend Major Midget League Richmond Canadian Junior Hockey League Top Prospects Night Junior A Surrey February Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Minor Recreation Kamloops Canucks Coaching Day in BC Coaching Vancouver Soldier On Allied Winter Sports Camp Sledge Whistler BC Hockey Board Meeting BC Hockey Richmond March BC Hockey Championships Championships Various Locations Female Midget AAA League Championships Female Midget AAA League Coquitlam Canucks Female Jamboree Minor Recreation Burnaby CanucksBC Hockey Officials Night Officiating Vancouver Coy Cup Senior Male AA Championship Championships Terrace Western Shield Senior Female AAA Championship Championships Kamloops Major Midget League Championship Major Midget League Langley Road to Worlds Minor Recreation Various Locations Womens World Championship Female High Performance Kamloops April Female Midget AAA Regional Championship Female Midget AAA League Prince George Male Midget AAA Regional Championship Major Midget League Alberta Male U15 Region Camps Male High Performance Various Locations Cyclone Taylor Cup Junior B Victoria Female U16 Identification Camp Female High Performance Salmon Arm Male U16 BC Cup Male High Performance Salmon Arm BC Hockey Board Meeting BC Hockey Kamloops May Male U15 Provincial Tournament Male High Performance Richmond BC Hockey Committee Meetings BC Hockey Richmond Female U18 Invitational Selection Camp Female High Performance Lake Cowichan PAGE 06 PAGE 07 STATISTICS NUMBER OF REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS Division Total Reg. in HCR of Carded Teams of Carded Players Rec Players Below Pee Wee Male 16749 0 0 16749 Below Pee Wee Female 2559 0 0 2559 Pee Wee Male 6266 146 2357 3909 Pee Wee Female 1032 8 197 835 Bantam Male 5930 127 2109 3821 Bantam Female 805 13 233 572 Midget Male 6500 113 1998 4502 Midget Female 1145 15 282 863 FMAAA 105 6 105 0 MML 220 11 220 0 Juvenile Male 747 20 377 370 Juvenile Female 80 0 0 80 MINOR AGED PLAYERS TOTAL 42138 Junior Male AB 1285 58 1285 0 Junior Female 20 1 20 0 Senior Male 13851 13 417 13434 Senior Female 2114 10 232 1882 ABOVE MINOR PLAYERS TOTAL 17270 TOTAL PLAYERS 59408 STATISTICS NUMBER OF REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS Coaches Male 8955 Bench Staff Male 3591 Coaches Female 391 Bench Staff Female 2999 COACHES TOTAL 9340 BENCH STAFF TOTAL 6596 Officials Male 4051 Officials Female 401 OFFICIALS TOTAL 4452 PAGE 08 EMAIL TRAFFIC E-NEWSLETTERS MEDIA DAILY MONTHLY YEARLY Blocked Spam 4607 140129 1681555 E-Newsletters 120 Blocked Virus 36 1102 13231 Media ReleasesWeb Postings 185 Quarantined 27 846 10155 Allowed Tagged 0 0 0 Allowed 1485 45174 542090 TOTAL 6155 187251 2247031 PAGE 08 PAGE 09 INSURANCE INFORMATION The Hockey Canada Insurance Program is in place to protect every player coach assistant coach manager Hockey Canada Safety Program personnel official and volunteers involved in Hockey Canada sanctioned hockey activities. The national insurance program is recognized by all sporting groups as the best in Canada. PREMIUM BREAKDOWN CHART 55 6 15 9 15 Accidental Death Dismemberment - 2.50 Risk Management - 1.00 Commercial General Liability Sexual Misconduct Liability included - 8.65 Deductibles Administration - 2.50 Major MedicalDental - 1.50 Directors and Officers Liability Premiums are paid by Hockey Canada PAGE 10 OFFICIATING PROGRAM BC Hockey had 4445 certified officials for the 2015-2016 season which was an increase of over 100 officials total from the previous year. The Hockey Canada Officiating Program HCOP clinics were delivered successfully and maintained clinic format from the previous three 3 seasons. 2015-2016 saw a continued efficiency in Criminal Record Check and Participant assessment fee compliance under the processes implemented during 2014-2015. The BCHockey_Refs Twitter account produced over 400 new tweets this past season and gained over 175 followers bringing that total number to over 1000. More than 100 minor officials participated in the annual National Hockey League NHL and Western Hockey League WHL Officiating Nights held in early 2016. The second season of the Minor Supervision and Mentorship Program included online evaluations at the local MHA level by BC Hockey appointed supervisors. Over 1700 supervisions were inputted within the Hockey Canada Registry HCR under this initiative. A total of 746 individual minor officials from 108 different MHAs received a minimum of one 1 online supervision as part of the program. After two 2 seasons 2873 online supervisions have been entered into the HCR while the program has also provided additional developmental feedback by way of video and live game analysis. The Summer Officiating Schools were once again well attended and continue to be a staple of the program. For the fourth year in a row a Female Development Camp was held. This season the 2016 Bantam and Midget Female Championships were used as the venue at which 19 of BCs top minor female officials received recognition and development by participating in the week-long event in Kamloops that ran in conjunction with the IIHF Womens World Championships. Additionally eight 8 BC Hockey female officials participated in the Womens Western Shield Championship. PAGE 11 OFFICIATING HIGH PERFORMANCE BC Hockey was represented by three 3 officials at a combination of four 4 major IIHF events in 2015-2016. Referee Brett Iverson Richmond officiated the gold medal game at the 2016 U20 World Championships in Finland and also participated in the 2016 Mens World Championships in Russia. Referee Jeff Ingram Langley skated in the World U18 Championship in North Dakota with linesman Nathan Vanoosten Vancouver. Nationally referee Mark Pearce North Vancouver was selected to officiate at the 2016 Royal Bank Cup and Ingram Mills and Vanoosten represented BC at the 2016 Memorial Cup. Caitlyn Schwab Coquitlam was selected to officiate at the Womens CIS National Championship. Several more officials represented the BC Hockey Officiating Program at several regional and provincial championships highlighted by referee Adam Griffiths Victoria working the Western Canada Championship for Junior A in Saskatchewan. The BC Hockey Above Minor program integrated the online supervision process into the HCR during the 2015-2016 season. In total 232 individual officials received 1407 supervisions at the Major Midget Junior B Junior A and Senior levels. PAGE 12 MINOR RECREATION CANUCKS CENTRE ROAD TO WORLDS The Canucks Centre for BC Hockey enjoyed another great year of programming. The continued focus of the centre provides opportunities for BC Hockey players to attend evens and specialized programming with the Vancouver Canucks. Minor Hockey Weekend was a great success. Teams from the Lower Mainland Vancouver Island and the Okanagan played an exhibition game at Rogers Arena. In late January BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks were honoured as part of the Minor Hockey Week in BC Celebrations. This past season over 15 young hockey players had the opportunity to live out their dream and stand on the blueline with the Canucks starting lineup as part of the Every Kids Dream Contest. The Canucks Female Jamboree was filled to capacity again this year. Young female hockey players took over Burnaby 8 Rinks for a day filled with on and off-ice activities games and lots of laughs. The Road to Worlds was an overwhelming success for the promotion and development of female hockey in BC and the Yukon. As part of the program and the lead up to the Womens World Championship in Kamloops development activities included clinics a hot stove panel for coaches and officials ESSO Fun Days skills sessions and Female Jamborees. The following events were held WORLD GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKEND More than 1400 females participated in World Girls Hockey Weekend on October 9 11 2015. The weekend culminated with the completion of a cross-Canada game dubbed the Long Game. Jamboree Kelowna ESSO Fun Day Vernon ESSO Fun Day Salmon Arm Skills Sessions Kamloops Officiating Workshop Salmon Arm Coaches Hot Stove Kamloops Jamboree 100 Mile House PAGE 13 SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS 12660Total of Twitter followers 6 of BC Hockey Twitter accounts 71025 of YouTube video views 2640 of Facebook followers 215 of Instagram followers PAGE 14 WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP STATISTICS 3.39Average page views per visit 7755Total mobile app downloads 2886694 of website page views 51Visit using a mobile device or tablet 257Average time spent on the website PAGE 15 MIDGET LEAGUES MAJOR MIDGET LEAGUE The Major Midget League MML entered the thirteen season of play this past year and has experienced tremendous growth since the creation in 2003-2004. The developmental model is effective with over 1135 players graduating to Junior hockey. The Valley West Hawks captured their first League Championship with a great playoff performance capped off by a win over the Cariboo Cougars. The Hawks bid for a National Championship fell short with a loss to the Lloydminster Bobcats in the Midget Pacific Regional Championship. Last season the MML saw 92 grads go on to play hockey for Junior B Junior A and Western Hockey League teams. At the end of the season Cariboo Cougars Head Coach Trevor Sprague was named the 2015-2016 MML Coach of the Year. The 2015-2016 MML All Star Team was also announced and included the following players Goalie Cole Demers Okanagan Rockets Defenceman Jeremy Gervais Cariboo Cougars Defenceman Carter Stephenson Vancouver North West Giants Forward Ben Evanish Valley West Hawks Forward Josh Latta Vancouver North West Giants Forward James Malm Valley West Hawks PAGE 16 MIDGET LEAGUES FEMALE MIDGET AAA LEAGUE The 2015-2016 Female Midget AAA League FMAAA season started with a Showcase Weekend in October at the Surrey Leisure Center which was well received by all six 6 teams. The Greater Vancouver Comets finished the regular season in first place. The FMAAA Championship was played in Coquitlam between the Greater Vancouver Comets and the Northern Capitals where the Capitals defeated the Comets in two 2 games. The Northern Capitals represented BC at the Female Midget AAA Regional Championship against Alberta and fell in two 2 games to end the season. After the campaign Mario Desjardins Northern Capitals Head Coach was named the 2015-2016 FMAAA Coach of the Year. The 2015-2016 FMAAA All Star Team included the following players Goalie Danielle Wierenga Fraser Valley Rush Defenceman Christy Blackburn Thompson-Okanagan Lakers Defenceman Victoria Byer Northern Capitals Forward Sage Desjardins Northern Capitals Forward Jenna Fletcher Thompson-Okanagan Lakers Forward Elexa Pakozdy Greater Vancouver Comets PAGE 17 FEMALE HIGH PERFORMANCE U14 U16 ZONE CAMPS U16 IDENTIFICATION CAMP The Female U14 and U16 Zone Camps occurred at the same time this season across the province in January 2016. The U14 camp is designed to introduce players to the Female High Performance Programs. Players participated in on-ice drill sessions and off-ice fitness testing. This year over 150 athletes participated in U14 Zone Camps across five 5 zones Kootenay Thompson-Okanagan North Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland. The U16 level builds on the concepts introduced at the U14 level and is intended as a lead in to the final phase of the program the U18 level. Along with the on and off- ice programming there is an important evaluation component to the camps. High performance evaluators select the best players from each region camp to move on to the Female U16 Identification Camps. This year over 208 players from the five 5 zones participated in the camps. The Female U16 Identification Camp is a jamboree-style tournament featuring the best 120 players selected from the U16 Zone Camps. This year the emphasis was on skill development rather than competition. The six 6 teams each played three 3 games and participated in skills sessions practices and off-ice activities such as dryland training and team building. The U16 Identification Camp is meant to serve as an introduction to the high performance camps. Players were evaluated throughout the event and the top 40 players have been invited to the U16 Strength and Conditioning Camp in July 2016 as well five 5 athletes were invited through to the U18 Invitational Selection Camp in Lake Cowichan May 2016. PAGE 18 FEMALE HIGH PERFORMANCE U18 AND TEAM BC TEAM BC The 2016 Female U18 Team BC was led by Head Coach Graham Thomas Assistant Coaches Mark Taylor and Dominique Di Rocco Video Coach Michael Sommer Athletic Therapist Allison Rodway Equipment Manager Mike Matthies Team BC Lead Troy Weil and Director of Operations Brianna Davey. In preparation for Team BC the U18 BC Cup was held at the Richmond Oval where the top 80 female athletes from across BC and the Yukon came together. Throughout the season they were evaluated during league and playoff games. From the BC Cup the top 40 athletes were selected to attend the U18 Provincial Camp in Salmon Arm where the athletes worked with the Team BC coaching staff. The top 27 players were selected to attend a Strength and Conditioning Camp at the Richmond Oval with the high performance staff. These same athletes progressed to the final stage of the Team BC prep prior to the Womens U18 National Championship. Prior to the tournament the team played the UBC Female Hockey Team and a Bantam A1 team to prepare for elite competition at the championship. At the conclusion of the camp Team BC was selected. The 2015 National Womens U18 Championship was held in Huntsville Ontario from November 4 8 2015. Team BC finished fourth in the tournament with the following results REGULATION Alberta 1 British Columbia 2 British Columbia 1 Atlantic 2 British Columbia 3 Ontario Blue 2 SEMI FINAL British Columbia 0 Ontario Red 3 BRONZE MEDAL British Columbia 3 Ontario Blue 4 PAGE 19 MALE HIGH PERFORMANCE U15 PROGRAM TEAM BC The Male U15 Program entered the second season of operation in 2015-2016. Registration for the Region Camps opened in late October and closed in early March. Approximately 430 players attended one 1 of the four 4 Region Camps held in BC in early April. At the conclusion of the four 4 region camps 160 players were selected to attend the 2016 Male U15 Provincial Tournament that was held at the Richmond Oval. The Provincial Tournament included Western Hockey League WHL on and off-ice Combine Testing to enhance the overall experience for all the participants. Team BC competed at the 2015 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup which took place October 28 2015 to November 1 2016 in Calgary Alberta. The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup featured the highest rated players in the U16 age category representing the four 4 western provinces. The majority of players who participated in the event were selected in the Western Hockey League WHL Bantam Draft in May 2015. After a disappointing loss in the semi-finals Team BC captured the bronze medal with a 7 2 victory over Team Saskatchewan. U16 PROGRAM The Male U16 Provincial Camp was in Nanaimo BC from July 15 19 2015. Forty- four 44 players were selected to attend based on their performance at the BC Cup which was held in Salmon Arm. The five 5 day camp featured on and off-ice training activities presentations from Team BC coaching staff and four 4 intra- squad games. At the conclusion of the camp 25 players were short-listed for participation on Team BC. PAGE 20 SCHOOL PROGRAMMING SCHOOL PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE HCSA OPERATORS MEETING The School Programming Committee enjoyed a very productive first year of operation within BC Hockey. Along with the continuation of existing education programs the committee embarked on a number of new and successful initiatives which have been highlighted below. BC Hockey held a HCSA operators meeting prior to the National Skills Academy development weekend in Calgary Alberta. BC Hockey was able to follow up on a number of action items brought forward by the HCSA operators and will hold another meeting in July. BC HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY LEAGUE CANUCKS CENTRE PARTNERSHIP The BC High School Hockey League BCHSHL enjoyed another successful season of operations. Over 20 teams for Abbotsford to Whistler competed in three 3 tiers. This years winners were Yale Tier 1 Mission Tier 2 and Sands Tier 3. BC Hockey was able to utilize our Canucks Centre for BC Hockey partnership this season and give all high school players registered with a Hockey Canada Skills Academy the opportunity to participate on-ice with the Vancouver Canucks at their annual Super Skills Competition. This year three 3 students took part. PAGE 21 SCHOOL PROGRAMMING SPORT QUALITY OBSERVATIONS HOCKEY CANADA SPORT SCHOOLS BC Hockey continued to lead the country in the facilitation of Sport Quality Observations of Hockey Canada Skills Academies. This past season the observation team facilitated eight 8 evaluations throughout BC and the Yukon. Along with observing the on and off-ice components the observation teams met with school administrators and district reps. Every academy that was visited provided unique information on how to best operate a skills academy within their district. The observation session led to a number of mentorship ideas which will be shared with the membership and other academies around BC and the Yukon. Locations and dates of the Sport Quality Observations were Location School Date Invermere HS J. Alfred Laird November 25 2015 Invermere ES David Thompson November 26 2015 Port Alberni Alberni Secondary October 15 2015 Whitehorse Porter Creek Secondary February 25 2016 Kamloops Valleyview Secondary April 7 2016 Langley Langley Secondary April 25 2016 Vancouver Britannia Secondary April 26 2016 North Vancouver Windsor Secondary April 27 2016 PAGE 22 SLEDGE The BC Hockey Sledge Program continued their support of the Soldier On Program this season during their Allied Winter Sports Camp in Whistler BC. Forty-five 45 injured military personnel from Canada the United States Great Britain and Australia came together to participate and try various adaptive sports. The inspiring week saw both experienced and rookie players figuring out how to move the sleds and playing against each other. Jim Babcock National Sledge Hockey Team and Bruce Redding National Sledge Development Team did a great job introducing the game to the attendees. BC Hockey also worked with the Victoria Wheelchair Sport Club to develop a Try Sledge Hockey Program in Victoria. With BC Hockeys equipment the group met weekly at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. The program ran for six 6 weeks and facilitators from the University of Victoria UVIC and Camosun College assisted people who were interested in trying the sport. Approximately 60 people attended over the course of the season which is looking to continue to next season. This was the first sledge hockey programming on Vancouver Island. PAGE 23 COACHING FIELD EVALUATIONS HIGH PERFORMANCE 1 BC Hockey achieved great success with both Development 1 and High Performance 1 field evaluations this past season. The Coaching Program held several Evaluator Training Seminars as well as an in-person training session in the Lower Mainland. Our team of evaluation facilitators coordinated over 250 evaluations throughout the Branch. BC Hockey continues to lead the country with the coordination and facilitation of field evaluation to our coach delegates. BC Hockey has developed a reputation for facilitating one 1 of the best High Performance 1 HP1 Seminars in the country. Last season BC Hockey held two 2 seminars Vancouver and Kamloops and was host to over 50 delegates. Topics covered in the seminars included Planning to Perform Team Building Ethics and Leadership Effective Use of Technology Defensive Team Play Player Selection Offensive Team Play Teaching and Leading Techniques Penalty KillPower Play Bench Management Physical Preparation Evaluation HOCKEY CANADA NETWORK BC Hockey has been working closely with Hockey Canada regarding the Hockey Canada Network App and how to implement this new technology into our coaching courses. We expect that most delegates will be able to access all clinic materials digitally for the 2016-2017 season. NCMP INSTRUCTIONAL STREAM GOALTENDING BC Hockey played a major role in the development of the Instructional Stream Goaltending Clinic which is now an optional course within the Instructional Stream. Along with being a builder of the technical curriculum BC Hockey was able to play host to three 3 pilot seminars which lead to over 50 coaches Instructional Stream Goaltending Level trained. CLINIC TYPE OF CLINICS OF DELEGATES Development 1 23 513 Coach 2 Coach Level Checking 43 946 Checking 86 1400 Instructional Stream - NCMP 4 58 PAGE 24 GOVERNANCE REVIEW The changes made by the membership to the BC Hockey Bylaws at the 2015 AGM set the stage for the operation of the Policy Governance Model as was researched and proposed by the Governance Review Group and later the Governance Committee. The chart below shows the design of the new model. Immediately following the AGM the new BC Hockey Board of Directors began their orientation process as well as attending to business. To assist and begin operations under the new structure the following were produced approved and scheduled a A Board Policy Governance Manual b An operational model for newly created committees coordinators and task groups c Terms of Reference for the Board directors committees coordinators task groups and work groups were approved as policy d Presentation and assistance from Policy Governance Advisor Eric Sorensen Although the entire process certainly took longer in the initial year all standing committees program committees and three 3 of four 4 divisional committees attended to the anticipated business in 2015-2016. Each standing committee was populating with members and the committees became comfortable with the operational job of the committee. They are currently attending to the key duties as set out in the Terms of Reference. The divisional committees are populated with members and are attending to business as outlined in their Terms of Reference. In addition two 2 work groups RecruitmentRetention and Truth and Reconciliation have been formed by the Board of Directors to begin the work associated with their respective initiatives. From an operational perspective all task groups were staffed and their duties were performed. PAGE 25 GOVERNANCE REVIEW ENHANCED SERVICES All members of these committees work groups and task groups received orientation producing a comfort level with their portfolio. Through the introductory season BC Hockey realized the importance of collecting information on the first year of implementation. To this end the Governance Committee is in various stages of design circulation and analysis of the following a Directors Self-Evaluation Survey b Board of Directors Self-Evaluation Survey c Programming Personnel Survey d New Governance Personnel committee members coordinators task group members work group members Survey e Membership Survey In addition the reports from all involved will serve BC Hockey well in year two 2 of the new policy governance model. At the 2015 BC Hockey AGM a successful workshop was held in which local Minor Hockey Associations MHA successes challenges and needs were examined. At the conclusion of the workshop delegates were asked to consider options for BC Hockey in delivering enhanced services to assist in building stronger organizations. The following took place over the 2015-2016 season Enhanced Services Webinar Series Over the course of the season BC Hockey conducted 12 professional development webinars. These webinars were designed to better prepare MHA personnel to perform their duties. The topics covered were Webinar Concept and Overview of Seasonal Initiatives Coaching the Hockey Canada Network Media Crisis Management Officiating In Season Programming Initiation Program Concussion Awareness Toolkit Use of Video Conferencing Community Gaming Grants Officiating Spring and Summer Programming End of Season Player Evaluation Board Recruitment Strategies Managing Conflict of Interest. BC Hockey Guide to Administration This document is the tenth edition and had not been updated since 2008 a lot has changed. Over the course of the season the 14 sections of the manual were redesigned and rewritten. The concept of the manual to assist in the governance and operation of MHAs was kept intact but a majority of the material needed updates. The manual was completed on May 1 2016. PAGE 26 GOVERNANCE REVIEW ENHANCED SERVICES Sport Quality Observations A template has been written for an initiative where observers are scheduled to view an organizations operation for the purpose of o Identifying strengths and weaknesses o Reporting to the organizations executive o Recommending possible action To date the foundational materials have been written and an operational outline produced. BC Hockey is currently looking to pilot the program. If the program is acceptable the goal is to have every Association observed over a three 3 to four 4 year period. The program will be flexible enough to key on Association identified needs. Two 2 major obstacles have been encountered 1 Associations need to budget a certain amount of time that can be allocated to the project 2 The project must been seen as an assistance to the Association simply supplying a service to make the organization better rather than a way to pry into business PAGE 27 STRATEGIC PLAN LEADDEVELOP AND PROMOTE POSITIVE LIFELONG HOCKEY EXPERIENCES FOCUS ITEMS GOALS GROWTHAND COMMUNICATION 1. PROMOTION Promote the Sport of Hockey Promote BC Hockey Increase Online Presence 2. RECRUITMENT Increase Volunteer Pool Enhance Methods for Recruitment of Volunteers Attract Participants 3. RELATIONSHIPS Advance Internal Relationships Members Hockey Canada Advance External Relationships Align Systems with InternalExternal Partners GOVERNANCEAND FINANCE 4. ADMINISTRATION Provide Administrative Support to Members Advance Administration at the Branch Executive Level Establish Effective Governance Structure 5. FINANCE Maintain Accountability to Membership and Partners Develop Revenue Streams Maintain Long-Term Financial Plan 6. REGULATION Maintain Constitution Bylaws Regulations and Policies Organize and Deliver Certification Programs GAMEHOCKEYOPERTAIONS 7. COMPETITION Provide Competitive Opportunities Stage High Caliber Championship Events Ensure Relevancy of Competitions Offered 8. DEVELOPMENT OF PARTICIPANTS Implement Long Term Development Initiatives Provide Standard Educational Tools and Opportunities 9. IDENTIFICATION OF EXCELLENCE Deliver High Performance Programs Recognize Outstanding Contributions to the Game Advance Relationships with HP Program Alumni 10. SAFETY OF PARTICIPANTS Foster Sportsmanship Manage Risk PAGE 28 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015 - 2016 LEADDEVELOP AND PROMOTE POSITIVE LIFELONG HOCKEY EXPERIENCES Left to right Bill Greene Dawn Bursey Rick Boekestyn Andrew Jakubeit Barry Petrachenko Randy Henderson Bill Veenstra Neil McNabb Chuck Campbell Darryl Lerum PROUD PARTNERS BC HOCKEY LIKE US FOLLOW US WATCH US VIEW US