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Jan. 24, 2014

DARTMOUTH — Minor hockey players from across the province will be showing their appreciation on Saturday, January 25 as Hockey Nova Scotia celebrates Coaches Day.
This is the seventh year in a row Coaches Day will be recognized by minor hockey associations in Nova Scotia. It is an opportunity for those associations, as well as teams and players, to show their gratitude for the hard work our volunteer coaches dedicate to the game.

“Coaches Day is all about thanking the men and women who put countless hours in to making sure our players get all the benefits hockey has to offer while also helping to grow our game,” says Hockey Nova Scotia President Randy Pulsifer. 

“On behalf of Hockey Nova Scotia, I would like to acknowledge and thank all our coaches for everything they do,” Pulsifer says.

There are more than 4700 volunteer coaches who assist with the development and improvement of over 18000 Nova Scotia hockey players.

Hockey Nova Scotia will be holding a special Coaches Day Seminar at the Metro Centre. Presentations will be provided by former Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) head coach Shawn MacKenzie, current Mooseheads assistant coach Jim Midgley and Sochi-bound Canada National Sledge Team video coach and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL) goaltending coach Scott Gouthro. For a complete schedule, see below. 

Hockey Nova Scotia encourages everyone to show their appreciation for our coaches this Coaches Day so stop by a rink tomorrow and join us in thanking the backbone of our game.
Coaches Schedule
9:45am                 Arrival / Check-In
10:00am               Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Practice
11:00am               Opening (Brad Taylor)
11:15pm               Presentation 1 - Long Term Player Development (Brad Taylor)
12:00pm               Lunch 
12:45 pm              Presentation 2 - Effective Practices (Jim Midgley)
1:30pm                 Presentation 3 - Developing Goaltending (Scott Gouthro)
2:15pm                 Presentation 4 - Evaluating Players (Shawn Mackenzie)
3:00pm                 Presentation 5 - Skill Development (Jon Greenwood)
4:00pm                 Wrap-Up
7:00pm                 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles vs Halifax Mooseheads

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