Female 14U Spring Development Program

Register now for our Female Spring Development Program for an opportunity to train with Delta Hockey Academy coaches and trainers as a supplement to your spring team training. The program will include 16 on-ice skill development sessions and 8 off-ice training sessions in the Delta High Performance Centre. We are currently accepting players born in 2006-2008. Guest coaches will include academy alumni from NCAA and USPORT universities as well as current academy athletes. 

16 on-ice skill development sessions (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45 – 5:45 PM)

8 off-ice training sessions (Tuesdays from 6:00 – 6:45 PM)

Coaches

Owen Pighin
Director of Female Hockey & Head Coach Female Varsity

Owen has been coaching competitive male and female hockey since 1983 and in that time has won 18 championships. He earned the Top Coach Award at the Coca-Cola Classic in Vernon in 2012. Owen was the Vice-President of Female Hockey at North Shore Winter Club and the head skills instructor for female hockey. He earned the NSWC Coach of the Year award in 2001 and again in 2002, and attended the Quebec International Tournament in both years. In 2004 Owen was the Head Coach of Team BC at ESSO Women's Nationals and later that year was selected to coach the all-star team for South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League. Owen is the Head Coach and Operator of West Coast All Stars Skills Training. He has coached with the female program at the Delta Hockey Academy since its inaugural year in 2016. Owen has coached 9 NHL players, over 30 WHL players, over 50 Jr A/Jr B players, over 40 NCAA players and over 15 CIS/U-Sports players.

Kate Wheeler
Assistant Coach Female Prep

Kate graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Biomedical Marketing in 2012. She earned a NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship for the women's hockey team and served as an assistant captain from 2010 to 2012. After graduation, Kate played for the Neuberg Highlanders in the DEC League in Austria for the 2012/2013 season. Kate played for Team Ontario Female Prep in 2005 and was the captain in 2007. She played junior hockey for the Oakville Ice and the Toronto Aeros. Kate is also a certified strength and conditioning coach

Brittany Kirby
Assistant Coach Female Varsity

Brittany graduated from the University of Toronto in 2014 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a double-major in english and history. She played for the University of Toronto women's hockey team from 2009 to 2014 and served as an assistant captain from 2012 to 2014. She was a scholarship recipient of the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Award of Merit. Prior to university, Brittany played junior hockey for the Connecticut Polar Bears and Taft Prep School in Watertown, Connecticut. She also played junior for the Pacific Steelers from 2004 to 2007 and was named captain in her final year. Brittany coached Team Winnipeg Gold at the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games. Brittany is the skills coach for the Delta Stars female minor hockey program.

Mike Pickles
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Mike has been in the fitness industry for over two decades. For the past ten years he has dedicated himself to sport performance with a specialization in off-ice hockey development working with both professional and amateur hockey players. Mike is not only a strength coach but also an educator on high performance and sports nutrition. Mike holds a graduate degree in Fitness and Health Promotion from Fanshawe College and Western Ontario and was awarded the Health Systems Group Leadership Award in 2002. Mike was also nominated for Personal Trainer of the Year in 2005 for GoodLife Fitness Clubs and holds certifications from The American Cousil on Exercise, The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, The Titleist Performance Institute and The International Youth Conditioning Association.

Guest Coaches

Kris Beech
Assistant Coach 16U
Skating Coach

Kris was selected by the Washington Capitals, 7th overall pick in the 1999 NHL entry draft. He played 7 seasons in the NHL and AHL for the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Vancouver Canucks. Kris also played 8 seasons in Europe (Sweden, Finland, Czech Rep., Germany, Austria, and N. Ireland). Prior to his career in the NHL, Kris played 4 seasons in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen, winning the WHL Ed Chynoweth Cup with the Calgary Hitmen in 1999. Kris also won the AHL Calder Cup championship title with the Hershey Bears in 2006. In 2010, Kris won the Swedish Hockey League championship title (HV71). Kris was the assistant coach of the Midget Prep team in 2018/2019.

Nolan Gallagher
Assistant Coach Bantam Prep Green
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Nolan has coached at the Delta Hockey Academy since 2015. Nolan travelled to China in 2018 as the assistant coach of the Bantam Varsity team as they competed against local Chinese hockey teams. Nolan is an alumnus of the Delta Hockey Academy where he played for 3 years before playing in the SJHL for the Estevan Bruins and the BCHL for the Coquitlam Express. Nolan graduated from the Vermillion Fire School in 2016 as a certified fire fighter and first responder. Nolan is a certified Development 1 Coach.

Keenan Scardina
Assistant Coach Bantam Prep White

Keenan is an alumnus of the Delta Hockey Academy. He played 1 year with the E15 team and 2 years with the Midget Prep team before the start of his junior hockey career. Keenan played Junior A in the VIJHL for Campbell River and then in the SJHL for Kindersley. He coached the Bantam Varsity team from 2017 to 2019. He is a High Performance (HP1) level coach. Keenan is currently studying business at Douglas College and is set to graduate in June 2020.

Schedule

Tuesday, April 7 at Planet Ice Delta (International)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, April 7 at Planet Ice Delta (High Performance Centre) 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Thursday, April 9 at Planet Ice Delta (Legends)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, April 14 at Planet Ice Delta (International)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, April 14 at Planet Ice Delta (High Performance Centre) 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Thursday, April 16 at Planet Ice Delta (Legends)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, April 21 at Planet Ice Delta (International)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, April 21 at Planet Ice Delta (High Performance Centre) 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Thursday, April 23 at Planet Ice Delta (Legends)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, April 28 at Planet Ice Delta (International) 4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, April 28 at Planet Ice Delta (High Performance Centre) 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Thursday, April 30 at Planet Ice Delta (Legends)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, May 5 at Planet Ice Delta (International)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, May 5 at Planet Ice Delta (High Performance Centre) 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Thursday, May 7 at Planet Ice Delta (Legends)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, May 12 at Planet Ice Delta (International)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, May 12 at Planet Ice Delta (High Performance Centre) 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Thursday, May 14 at Planet Ice Delta (Legends) 4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, May 19 at Planet Ice Delta (International)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM  

Tuesday, May 19 at Planet Ice Delta (High Performance Centre) 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Thursday, May 21 at Planet Ice Delta (Legends)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, May 26 at Planet Ice Delta (International)  4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Tuesday, May 26 at Planet Ice Delta (High Performance Centre) 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Thursday, May 28 at Planet Ice Delta (Legends) 4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Registration

Confirm Registration

The total cost of the program is $630. To confirm your registration, please pay by credit card via the online payment link below or send a cheque in the mail to the Delta Wild Hockey Group, 10388 Nordel Court – 2nd floor, Delta, BC, V4G 1J7. Please make cheque payable to the Delta Wild Hockey Group.