Announcing the 2019/20 Burlington Eagles AAA Coaches, News (Burlington City Rep Hockey Club)

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Announcing the 2019/20 Burlington Eagles AAA Coaches
Submitted By Admin on Saturday, December 22, 2018
The Burlington Eagles Hockey Club is pleased to announce the Triple AAA Coaches for the 2019/20 season.

Novice AAA

Floyd Hill


Minor Atom AAA

Phil Kavanagh

The Kavanagh family name has been involved with hockey in Burlington for over 45 years.  Phil has been a Coach in the Eagles system for 10 years and worked with kids from Atom to Midget.   Both of his sons, Jake and Zach, played for the Eagles and wife, Judie, has been the manager on Phil’s hockey teams.

Phil is the Head Golf Professional at Islington Golf Club in Toronto and his spare time assists with the Nelson High School hockey teams.

 

Atom AAA

Andrew Whalen

Andrew grew up playing hockey in both Burlington and in the GTHL.   From there he went on and played Junior for the Grimsby Peach Kings winning multiple championships.  Most recently he played professional hockey in Sweden.

Andrew has been providing development for young hockey players both on and off the ice for the last 7 years.  Andrew’s passion for the game has led him back to coaching, giving back to the community and teaching players to reach the next level.   

 

Minor Peewee AAA

John Turberfield

John  grew up in Toronto playing AAA through the MTHL system. He played 3 season of hockey in the OUA .

He has coached in Toronto from Bantam through Midget AAA for over 10 years as well as in the City Rep system for 6 seasons. John has received coach of the year awards both for City Rep and in Toronto.  He has coached and scouted in the OJHL for the past 8 seasons for both Jr. C and Jr. B level with multiple coaches positions.

 

Peewee AAA

Peter Gowthorpe

Peter has a competitive personality and brings that passion and commitment to everything he does.  As a longtime Eagles coach Peter has been able to bring that commitment to a wide variety of teams and levels while developing the ability to teach players with varied skills and understanding.  Team success occurs through every player developing and implementing a team structure that can be executed with the players you have.  Peter expects buy in to the process and demands effort from every player.  Peter’s staff is made up of another longtime Eagles coach, Chris Thibodeau, and former players from their teams. 

Peter has coached hockey in Burlington for 15 years but played his minor hockey between St. Catharines, Thunder Bay and Thompson Manitoba.  Outside of the rink Peter owns and runs a specialized engineering company and enjoys competitive cycling.     

 

Minor Bantam AAA

Albert Difazio

 

Bantam AAA

Alex Davies

Alex Davies spent his minor hockey career playing in the GTHL and played with the likes of Tyler Seguin, Ryan Ellis, Ryan O’Reilly, Casey Cizikas and more. His most successful season as a player was a part of the Under-21 AAA Mississauga Braves team where they won the season, playoffs and capped it off with an OHF championship.

He has spent the last 2 seasons as an assistant coach with the 2005 Burlington Eagles AAA team where he has been honing his craft and is excited to be taking over as Head Coach this upcoming season.

“I’m here to develop these players into elite athletes on the ice and elite members of the community off the ice. My philosophy is lead with team play and it’s my goal to get every player pulling on the rope in the same direction with that direction going all the way to the top of this league.”

 

Minor Midget AAA

Terry Willis

 

Midget AAA

Ethan Lyons

Ethan Lyons is a Burlington Eagles alumni. Upon graduating from Minor Hockey Ethan went on to play 2 seasons for the OJHL Jr A Streetsville Derbys, and a season with the Cambridge Winterhawks Jr B franchise of the GOJHL. During his time with Cambridge, Ethan was frequently involved in the community visiting schools and teaching hockey in gym classes, all the while building a passion for coaching. His efforts on and off the ice resulted in Ethan being awarded the Margaret Hofstetter Trophy as the Winterhawks “Unsung Hero”.

Currently he serves as the Head Coach of the 2018/19 Midget AAA team.  

Ethan believes in creating a strong Team Culture that produces an environment for both individual and team development combined with promoting positive habits both on and off the ice.  Behaviours which will benefit young athletes, not only as they pursue hockey but will be cornerstones in all aspects of their lives pursuits.

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