Michael has been actively coaching for 25+ years with Placentia Minor Hockey.

Write up submitted:

Michael has always been one to prove it is essential to step up and help with sports teams. As a coach with many different roles throughout the years in many levels of hockey, he has played an integral part in the development of many players. Michael believes in every player who steps onto the ice. He pushes each young player to work hard to bring out the best in themselves and connects with the players at their level. He is always on the ice pushing each athlete and encouraging them never to give up.

Michael started the peer mentoring program for the association to encourage older players to give back by helping out younger players on the ice. He was also instrumental in creating the female program for Placentia Minor Hockey.

As with many other years, Michael is now spending countless hours this year coaching Placentia Minor Hockey’s U11A team and all girls participating in the U9/11/13 female program in our association. He volunteers many hours for the children in our programs. We don’t know a coach more deserving of this award. 

Michael will receive a coaching package from Hockey NL for his efforts, including: Membership to the Coaches Site, Hockey NL coach bag, 3M Tape Tiger, FOX 40 whistle, HNL polo shirt and other various items.