Nineteen DHA players on 2018 BC Cup Roster

DHA is extremely proud to announce and congratulates all 19 student athletes on being invited to play in the 2018 Male U16 Cup at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm, BC from April 18-22, 2018.

Best of luck to Isaiah Colina, Cardinal Holden, Cage Newans, Jack O’Brien, Quinn Messer, Brendan Pentecost, Kai Daniells, Carson Latimer, Carson Merriman, Sammy May, Alex Serraglio, Luke Pakulak, Ethan Samson, Cole Savage, Spencer Shugrue, Ethan Urquhart, Saahil Mann, Braden Blace, Killian McGregor-Bennett. #wildpride

http://www.bchockey.net/NewsItem.aspx?id=2792

 

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Milan Dragicevic named Head Coach of Bantam Prep White

Delta, BC – Milan Dragicevic, former AJHL, UBC Men’s, Vancouver Giants & local minor hockey development coach, has been named the Head Coach of the Bantam Prep White team at the Delta Hockey Academy.

Milan has an extensive coaching resume that started in Drayton Valley of the AJHL in 1998. He was named coach of the year in his second year behind the bench and was then offered the first coaching position with the expansion Vancouver Giants.

Dragicevic longest tenure was with UBC Men’s Hockey team, which he spent 12 years (2002-2014) as the bench boss and key figure in building the tradition at UBC.

Milan also has strong ties to the community and minor hockey in the lower mainland, especially in the Richmond area. The last 10 years he has been the Director of Development for the Richmond Ravens Female program and in addition the last 4 years Milan was Director of Hockey for Richmond Minor.

“I am extremely excited to start this new opportunity and continue working to help build the culture around high-performance student-athletes. The tradition created at the Delta Hockey Academy based on strong values and development of people, students, and hockey players, is something that I am looking forward to beinga part of and continuing that tradition.”

Milan is also the owner/operator of Dragicevic Hockey Development and runs the BC Selects spring program for boys.

“We are very fortunate to have Milan come on board with us in a coaching and development position. His extensive coaching career speaks for itself, not to mention his work with UBC and the several minor hockey positions he has had locally. He is a great fit for us and we look forward to what he adds to our staff and brings to our student-athletes.  ” Ian Gallagher & Graham Lee – Owners, Delta Wild Hockey Group.

http://www.csshl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?page=103666&clientID=4542&leagueID=15269

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Raising the Bar at CSSHL Awards and in Academics

DHA is extremely proud and wishes to congratulate Emma Lee on being named the Most Sportsmanlike Player for Female Varsity Division and Ryan Deighton on being named the Top Goaltender for the Elite 15 Division at the 2017-2018 CSSHL Awards.

Congratulations to the CSSHL Top Academic Team Award winners for outstanding excellence in academics this year.

Midget Prep – Kieran O’Hearn
Female Prep – Macy Young
Midget Varsity – Branthur Federucci
Female Varsity – Melody Pilchak
Elite 15’s – Trey Taylor
Bantam Prep  – Jack O’Brien and Liam Tanner
Bantam Varsity – Logan Joslin

At SDSS in Term 2 DHA saw 42 student athletes attain Principal’s List and 111 student athletes attain Honour Roll accolades.

Congratulations all DHA student athletes! #wildpride

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Alum Ty Taylor named Top Goaltender in BCHL

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates alum Ty Taylor on being named the Top Goaltender in the BCHL.

Taylor attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2015-16 season, backstopping the Midget Prep team to a 2016 CSSHL Championship. In 18 regular season games, the Richmond, B.C. product posted a 15-3-0 record with a 1.46 goals-against average, a .943 save-percentage and four shutouts.

The six-foot-three, 200-pounder is currently in his second season with the Vernon Vipers. In 31 games this season, he had a 23-5-3 record with a 1.87 goals-against average, .931 save-percentage and seven shutouts.

Congratulations Ty and best of luck in the playoffs!  #wildpride

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Alum Nick Wicks awarded for hard work with BCHL’s Merritt Centennials

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates Merritt Centennials Nick Wicks on his recent team accolades.  Wicks was presented with this year’s Best +/- Award and the prestigious Joe Tenant Award – Most Dedicated Player Award.

The Centennials veteran, has also been nominated for the BCHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player.  Wicks has played 54 games this season for the Centennials and posted 12 goals and 32 assists along with just six penalty minutes. #wildpride

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Bantam Prep White emerge President’s Day Champions in Arizona

Congratulations to the Bantam Prep White on bringing home the 2018 President’s Day banner over the weekend.

The team battled back from behind for a 4-3 championship win after an early first period 3-0 deficit against the Arizona Bobcats Gough.

Matthew Ward had 2 goals and 2 helpers in the huge win while Luke Pakulak and Killean McGregor-Bennett added singletons.

Congratulations Tim Preston, Brent Thurston and the Bantam Prep White team!  #wildpride

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DHA Alumni Smith, Comrie, Budy and Stuart on NHL Midterm Rankings

Team West.jpgDHA is extremely proud to announce that four alumni are listed by NHL Central Scouting in the midterm rankings.

Ty Smith, currently plays for the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) and is ranked 14th.
Sean Comrie who currently plays for Spruce Grove (AJHL) is ranked 105th.
Brendan Budy currently play for Langley Rivermen  (BCHL) and is ranked 138th.
Brodi Stuart  who currently plays for Kamloops Blazers (WHL) is ranked 144th.

Budy and Comrie, representing Team West at the recent President’s Cup CJHL Hockey Prospects Game, defeated Team East 5-2 for the win.

Best of luck boys!  #wildpride

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