WHL top pick Ty Smith happy to be with Chiefs

Despite it being a Thursday—a school day—Ty Smith was able to hear his name called in the WHL’s Bantam Draft back in May. After having just returned from a tournament with his Delta Hockey Academy team, Smith parked himself in front of a television set. Instead of squirming, wondering where he would end up being selected, he waited about five minutes to hear the Spokane Chiefs make him the league’s top pick. Smith became the first defenceman selected No. 1 since 2009 when Portland took Derrick Pouliot. For Spokane, it was the start to a strong draft day, as they stocked their pipeline in a way that could make them a serious contender over the next couple of seasons…

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Matt Erhart Newest Addition to DHA Coaching Staff

unnamed-2The Delta Hockey Academy are excited to announce the addition of Matt Erhart to their coaching staff. Matt will be the full time head coach of the Bantam Varsity 02 team as well as an additional assistant to the Midget E15 and U18 team.
Matt has spent the last 2 years as the Assistant Coach with the Vancouver Giants and before that was Head Coach of the BCHL Champion Surrey Eagles.
Matt will continue his ties with the Giants organization but in a more limited role, while his role increases with the Academy across all the teams and with the Skills program.
“Matt brings a great coaching resume to our program. His reputation in the local community, working with kids of all ages from Initiation to Jr and Pro only adds to what we can offer at the Academy” Ian Gallagher – Director
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Watson inks deal with WHL Lethbridge Hurricanes

DHA U18 player Nick Watson was in Lethbridge yesterday to sign a standard player contract with the Hurricanes in the WHL. Nick was drafted last year in the 2nd round and spent this past year anchoring a strong defensive core for Delta.
“Nick has a bright future ahead of him and a skill set that should bring him success at the next level. We are happy that Nick has decided on his path and now can focus on the process on how to make an impact in the WHL.” – U18 Coach Scott May
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Delta Well Represented in WHL Draft

Delta Bantam Prep made a mark yesterday at the WHL Bantam Draft that concluded yesterday May 7th in Calgary AB. 9 players from the Bantam Prep team were selected in this years draft, 36 total from the CSSHL.
After a very successful season as a team, 9 individuals were rewarded for their contributions and play throughout the year.
Ty Smith – 1st Overall – Spokane Chiefs
Matt Mosher – 45 – Saskatoon Blades
Brendan Budy – 69 – Red Deer Rebels
Luke Zazula – 82 – Kamloops Blazers
Brodi Stuart – 84 – Kamloops Blazers
Ethan Scardina – 121 – Everett Silvertips
Bobby Russell – 123 – Kootenay Ice
Lach Hadley – 189 – Victoria Royals
Jack Judson – 201 – Vancouver Giants
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DHA’s Ty Smith 1st Overall in Bantam Draft

Delta Hockey Academy is proud to announce Ty Smith D on the Bantam Prep team was selected 1st overall to Spokane Chiefs in this years WHL Bantam Draft. Ty was a major contributor to the success of the Prep team this year as he lead not only the team but the league in scoring as a defenceman. Calling Llyodminster AB home, Ty made the move to Delta this past year as an opportunity to work with coach Yogi Svejkovsky and an elite group of players from the lower mainland. This group had an exceptional year taking home 4 major tournament titles and finishing first in league play in the CSSHL.

Read more on the CSSHL article of Ty and his 1st overall selection HERE

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Midget E15/U18 Evaluation Skates

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Midget E15/U18 Evaluation Skates


April 11, 2015

Planet Ice Delta (GPF)

2 Inter-squad scrimmages for all players: 

10:00am – 11:45am & 4:30pm – 6:15pm

This evaluation provides an opportunity for new and existing Academy players to compete for spots on the E15 and U18 teams for 2015-16. It allows coaches and scouting staff a chance to evaluate in a setting that promotes competition. This impression will give the evaluators an understanding on where specific players fit into the Delta Hockey Academy program.

The evaluation will provide the coaches with information to determine if they are:

  1. Very interested(potential for a spot on the team)
  2. Interested (will want to see again at a practice with the current team in the spring)
  3. Not interested (this player did not fit into an available position on the roster)

The Midget evaluation and team selection is very unique as the formation of the final team rosters can not be finalized until the end of the summer. This is due to the domino effect that happens at the NHL & Jr levels. With this being said, we will give families and players alike, feedback when a decision has been made as to where they stand in this process.

Download and complete Midget Evaluation Registration Form

There will be a $50 fee for the Evaluation Skate

(Fee for non-current Delta Wild Players)

Please scan it back to cleary@deltasd.bc.ca (ph: 604 952 5374).

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call: deltawild@deltasd.bc.ca

Scott May – Director of Business Operations – Head Coach U18 Prep – 604 952 5384

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