DHA is excited to announce Rick Lanz as their Head Coach for the E15 team for the 2018-2019 campaign.
Lanz was the Assistant Coach with DHA’s Bantam Prep Green team for 2017-2018 however his coaching career began in 1994 with Penticton, which was the beginning of his BCHL resume. The following year he was behind the bench in Langley before moving on to the Surrey Eagles where he took the team to the RBC Championship game in 1997. After one season as the head coach with the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City Americans, Lanz returned to the BCHL for eight more seasons which included winning the RBC Championship in 2006 with the Burnaby Express.
Prior to coaching, Lanz had an extensive playing career, which included 569 games in the National Hockey League with Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago. After three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Oshawa Generals, Vancouver selected the defenceman seventh overall at the 1980 NHL Draft.
Lanz has spent the last several seasons as a scout for the Colorado Avalanche and this past season for the St. Louis Blues.