BMHA Welcomes Mike Christian as Head Coach of U18 AAA 99ers, News (Brantford Minor Hockey Association)

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Jun 07, 2024 | Rob Symons | 585 views
BMHA Welcomes Mike Christian as Head Coach of U18 AAA 99ers
Brantford Minor Hockey is pleased to welcome Mike Christian as Head Coach of our U18 AAA 99ers. Mike brings strong communication and leadership skills, along with a wealth of hockey experience to BMHA. His focus with our U18 AAA team will be the development of players both as hockey players and strong leaders in our community. Mike’s teams are known for playing relentlessly, fast paced, with a high skill level and hockey aptitude.

Mike is President of the Brantford Jr B and Paris Jr C Titans. The U18 AAA 99ers will be affiliated with the Titans. Mike expects to utilize a strong connection with the Jr B organization to provide high end skating and skill development to increase the experience of our AAA players.

Mike-Christian.pngCoaching Experience

Mike brings over 20 years of coaching experience at minor and junior levels, including stops in Glanbrook, Dundas, Caledonia and Paris.

Playing Career

Mike was drafted into the Ontario Hockey League by the Guelph Storm and played for the Barrie Colts for four years. He was an OHL Champion with Barrie and played in the Memorial Cup Final in 2000. Mike had stops professionally with the Dallas Stars and the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL.

Mike’s three keys to success for a coach of a AAA hockey team are:
  - Being present and taking responsibility for the team (attendance).
  
Having a good plan with focus on development of the player for hockey and life.
  
Having good connections to the hockey world to promote players into the best possible situations.

Stay tuned for details for an upcoming U18 AAA identification camp.

 
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