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REMSS & Yorkson Creek Rivermen Hockey Academy              604-807-8598
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About the Rivermen Hockey Academy
Est. 2015

The Langley School District provides a School Based Hockey Academy program where players can develop their individual skills utilizing the coaching staff and players from the BCHL Langley Rivermen.

Not only will players work on individual skills, but they will also be exposed to Combine Testing so that their speed, transition, ability, puck handling, and shot speed can be monitored and improved upon.

Two Choice programs:
  • RE Mountain Secondary - students take this program as a PE course and train during class time
  • Yorkson Creek Middle - students attend from 7:30 - 8:30 AM in the mornings to train at the LEC. They are then transported back to school (slightly late) to begin class.
Interested in learning more?
ASSISTANT COACH
Stefano Ruscitti

stefano@langleyrivermen.com

Stefano spent the last two seasons in the BC Major Midget League where he was an assistant coach with the North West Giants and a scout with the Langley Rivermen. He began his coaching career in 2011 at the Burnaby Winter Club before moving to the North Shore Winter Club in 2015. He comes to us with experience as not only a successful coach but also as a player.
HEAD COACH & GENERAL MANAGER
Bobby Henderson
bobby@langleyrivermen.com

Bobby, like his brother Taylor, is an integral part of Global Hockey Camps & Clinics as the Vice President of Hockey Operations. Having spent five seasons in the BCHL, including a season as captain, with the Chilliwack Chiefs, Bobby has a vast knowledge of the game and has spent his post playing career teaching aspiring players the techniques of the game. Following his BCHL playing career, he earned a scholarship to the University of Nebraska Omaha where he played for four seasons. He’s in his fifth year as part of the Rivermen Coaching Staff and fourth season as Head Coach and General Manager.
ACADEMY DIRECTOR
Darrin Ponak
dponak@sd35.bc.ca

Darrin is a Phys. Ed. and Math teacher at RE Mountain Secondary.  For the past 22 seasons he has coordinated the Langley High School Hockey League as well coached the JV and Varsity teams at REMSS.  For the past 6 years he has also been the General Manager for the BCMML FV Thunderbirds.  When the Langley Events Centre was built, it was always a passion for Darrin to connect the Langley School District with the LEC and offer a hockey program for students within the school system to work on individual skill development.  
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