The Surrey Falcons are extremely proud to announce the following coach appointments for the 2019-2020 season.
Midget A – Riley Hanberg
Riley grew up playing AAA hockey with South Delta Minor Hockey association. During this time he was an instructor at the South Delta Hockey school, was selected to the Canada Dry Midget “A” All-star tournament and was awarded the graduating scholarship by the South Delta Hockey Association.
After an eight year break to complete his Doctorate of Optometry he returned to the lower mainland and began coaching in minor soccer, baseball, softball and hockey. His passion for hockey and developing young athletes has allowed him to coach 15 different hockey teams over the last seven years ranging in age from Initiation to Bantam in the Cloverdale, Surrey Falcons and Vancouver Selects associations.
He is known for his dedication to the players on his teams. He believes minor sports are a microcosm in which our youth can develop and find purpose through team and individual goal setting and the passion and hard work required to achieve these goals. He is excited to start the new season as the Surrey Falcons look to continue a strong presence in the Midget A division.
Midget C – Bob Cameron
Bantam A – Tony Lindsay
Tony Lindsay will lead our Bantam A Program. He has almost 30 years of Elite level coaching experience in female and male programs. Coach Tony is a three-time head coach of the Lower Mainland U-17 Male team in Hockey Canada’s Best Ever Program and a three-time member of the BC Provincial U-17 Male team provincial camp coaching staff. He has most recently been a lead instructor in the BC Hockey Female U-14 High Performance Program and a head coach in the U-16 program. In 2014, Coach Tony led the Richmond/Burnaby/Delta zone to a silver medal at the BC Winter Games in Mission.
Coach Tony was awarded the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association Coach of the Year award in 2013-14 and in 2014 was selected as the Richmond Amateur Sports Coach of the Year. He is also a two-time recipient of Richmond Minor Hockey Association’s Coach of the Year Award and a two-time recipient of Coaching Excellence Awards.
For the past ten seasons, Coach Tony has been coaching exclusively in the female game and the last four teams he coached for the Richmond Ravens each reached the Provincial Championship game, including winning a Pee Wee A Provincial Championship and a Bantam A Provincial Championship.
Coach Tony is a fully certified NCCP Advanced 1 and Level 3 coach and has extensive experience as a NCCP course conductor and coaching mentor.
Coach Tony led our 2018-19 Bantam A team to a Provincial Championship and is looking forward to returning for another season.
Peewee A – Dean Shiels
Dean played Junior B for the Grandview Steelers, Junior A (BCHL) for the Langley Thunder and was an Academic All-Canadian Defencemen for the UBC Thunderbirds (CIS). After College Hockey he played for the Powell River Regals (Senior AAA) and won an Allan Cup National Championship in 2006. In 2007 Dean played for Team Canada in an International Pool A World tournament in Belarus (The Polese Cup) where they played top KHL team Salavat Yulaev Ufa, the Belarus National Team and the Latvia National Team.
Dean has coached and taught hockey players from Atom to the NHL level for the past 18 years. He is the Vice President of Athlete Services & Franchise, Senior Performance Coach & On-Ice Skills and Skating Coach for TWIST Performance + Wellness. He has also coached and trained over 75 NHL players both on and off the ice and hundreds of Pro, Junior, College players and elite minor hockey players since 2003. Notable players Dean has worked with from their bantam and junior age and through their NHL career include Morgan Reilly (Toronto Maple Leafs), Karl Alzner (Washington Capitals) and Dan Hamhuis (Dallas Stars). In his minor hockey experience he has coached Bantam AAA, Vancouver Selects and Initiation & Novice in Cloverdale. Dean has been coaching with Surrey Falcons for the past 3 years (Novice and Atom C1).
Dean’s specialty is power skating with a focus on speed and power development, movement, skill development and strength and conditioning.
He has a Bachelors of Human Kinetics and a Masters in Business (MBA) as well as Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA) and a TWIST Master Coach. He is currently finishing his teaching certificate of qualification for BC.
Novice – Ryan Weber, Russ Morrison, Dean Maion, Jag Bal
Further appointments and coach bios still to come……..