WLMHA deadlines coming up

The Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association executive is busy making preparations for the upcoming 2015/16 season.

While hockey may not be at the top of everyone’s mind this time of year, the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association executive is busy making preparations for the upcoming 2015/16 season.

New WLMHA coach co-ordinator Owen Thomas and new WLMHA rep co-ordinator Chris Swan are reminding the public deadlines are coming up in several areas.

“We’re looking for coaches, in general,” Thomas said, adding the coaching application deadline is quickly coming up June 15 at 4 p.m.

The WLMHA is looking for coaches for both rep league and house league teams.

Swan said anyone looking to play rep hockey this year must express interest by Aug. 1 so a tryout schedule can be arranged. Tryouts will start the week of Sept. 8.

“Depending on how much interest there is we’re also looking at adding some tier 3 teams,” Swan said, adding players who would potentially play tier 3 should also show interest.

As the new coach co-ordinator Thomas will also be looking to facilitate coaching clinics and coaching mentorships so new coaches will have the necessary tools to work behind the bench.

“For people who haven’t coached before WLMHA will subsidize clinics we have at the rep and house level,” he said. “Those will probably be in September and October.”

The last day to register before WLMHA fees go up is June 15.

Anyone with questions, or for more information, can contact Thomas at owen@okfert.com or at 250-267-6703 or Swan at clswan7@gmail.com.