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Huskies Hockey Operations Restructured
Submitted By Web Admin on Monday, November 19, 2018
Director of Hockey Operations and GM Mike Spadafora announced today the restructuring of the Hamilton Huskies Hockey Operations Department,  “over the past few months we have worked diligently to put together a group of individuals to execute the mandate that will shape the future of our hockey club” 

The Hamilton Huskies Hockey Club will continue to expand the Hockey Operations department over the next few months and beyond.  This group will implement and oversee all aspects of the Hockey operations of the Hamilton Huskies Hockey Club, more details to come in the coming weeks.

Director of Player & Coach Development

Robert Kitamura

·Amateur Scout – Tampa Bay Lightning (2011 – Present)

·Director of Central Scouting and Player Development - Ontario Hockey League (2005-2011)

·Director of Operations Team Ontario U17-  3 Gold, 1 Silver (2008-2011)

·Experienced AAA Hockey Coach and Hamilton Huskies Alumni

Director of Player Development

Jeff Toole

·Hamilton Bulldogs OHL Training Camp Coach (Rookie and Main Camp) 2017 and 2018

·Hamilton Junior Huskies Jr. Blues Director of Player Development

·High Performance 1 Certified Hockey Coach. Course Facilitator/Conductor for the ALLIANCE Hockey

·Team Alliance U-16 Gold Cup Head Coach 2016

· Team Alliance U-16 Gold Cup Asst Coach 2015

· Turek Elite Hockey League Coach

· Several years of experience as an Instructor with Pro Hockey Life Academy

· Winner of the 2018 Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence

· Several years as a AAA and AA Head Coach within the Hamilton Huskies.

Player Development

Anthony Herrington

· Golden Horseshoe Scout – Oshawa Generals (OHL)

· High performance 2 Coach Certification

· Hockey Canada Skills Academy Teacher/Operator

· Hockey Canada Certified Skills Coach

· Several years of coaching at the Minor Hockey and High School levels of Hockey

Player Development

Rich Vrataric

· 2nd round Draft OHL Draft pick. Played in the OHL from 1994-1997.  C.I.S. - Men’s Varsity Ice Hockey Team Member, Brock University, Jr. B - Niagara Falls Jr. B Sutherland Cup Champion

· NCCP Hockey Instructor with over 20 years of Coaching and Development Experience working with multiple Hockey Associations and players across the City of Hamilton and Golden Horseshoe

· High Performance 1 Coach  Certification

· Certified Fitness Instructor

· Hamilton Huskies Alumni

 

 

The Hockey Operations Department will oversee the following:

· Coach Recruitment and Selection

· Player Evaluation and Selection

· In Season and out of Season Player Development

· Procurement of Development Resources

· Implementation of coaching and specialty clinics

· The overall player experience from a Hockey Perspective

 

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Development team that is supporting the Hamilton Huskies for the 2018-2019 season:

 

Kelly Reed (Kelly Reed Hockey) –  Hamilton Huskies AAA Development

Pro Hockey Life Academy – Hamilton Huskies AA Development

Jeremy Bloomfield (3D Hockey Development) – MD Development

Grainger Goaltending Development – AAA, AA and MD Goaltending Development

Mike Walsh – 7 and 8-year old  Huskies Development Program and Coach Mentor to our Minor Atom AA and Novice MD programs

 

Yours in Hockey,

 

Mike Spadafora

Director of Hockey Operations

General Manager

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