Dolphins 2017-2018 AA Coaches

REP Coaches Announcement

The Etobicoke Dolphins are pleased to announce their AA coaches for Atom, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget for the 2017-2018 season, as follows:

Midget AA – Tyler Fines
Bantam AA – Paul Crane                        
PeeWee AA –Keith Ross
Atom AA – Maggie Licata

An announcement as to our coaches for our other teams will be made in early January.

Midget AA – Tyler Fines

The Etobicoke Dolphins are pleased to announce the appointment of Tyler Fines as the Head Coach of the Midget AA Dolphins for the 2017-18 season. Tyler is the current coach of the Brampton Thunder of the CWHL. In this role, Tyler coaches Team Canada Olympians and NCAA/CIS graduates. Tyler was named Professional Coach of the Year 2015-16 CWHL Brampton Thunder.

Tyler has also had success as a Head Coach in boy’s hockey, with Championships in AA and Jr-A in Ontario and PAC 10 College in the US.

Tyler’s focus is to provide exposure for the players looking to pursue opportunities in the PWHL and NCAA/CIS.  Tyler is employed by Everest Academy for Elite Athletes in admissions recruiting. With that position he is able to help students identify potential post-secondary opportunities, train on/off ice 4 times a week and help with SAT prep.

Midget AA is the preparatory level to develop and enhance the skills, concepts and systems that are required to be successful in the PWHL and beyond. With Tyler’s extensive background as a Head Coach, including his successful work with the highest performing female hockey players in Canada, Tyler is extremely well positioned to ensure the players are instructed for success in Midget AA and for the important years that follow.

Tyler will work closely with Adrian Lomonaco, Skills Coach with the National Women’s Program in building the development plan for the program. Lance Bailey, the current Dolphins MAA coach, will be one of Tyler’s assistant coaches. Further, Tyler will be interviewing highly qualified female assistant coaches to add to his staff.

Tyler can be reached at finestprospects@gmail.com or on his cell at 519-215- 0966.

Bantam AA – Paul Crane

Paul joins the Etobicoke Dolphins with 16 years of coaching experience through the minor hockey ranks of the MTHL/ GTHL and the OPJHL Tier 2 Junior Hockey in the capacity of both Assistant & Head Coaching positions.

Along with his coaching background, he was also a Director, College Liaison for the Caledon Canadiens of the Metro Junior Hockey League working closely with both the players & colleges to help provide the required information.

Paul had the pleasure & opportunity to coach 10 players who were drafted and play in the NHL, 10 others who played Major Junior & went onto the ECHL, as well, 23 players going off to US Colleges on scholarships with Division 1 & Division 3 schools.

Paul can be reached at paul.crane@cominar.com and on his Cell at 416 459-4214.

 

PeeWee AA – Keith Ross

Contact Keith at keithcoach25@outlook.com

 

Atom AA – Maggie Licata

Maggie believes a coach’s role is to bring out the best in every player – to have each and every player competing at her highest potential. She strives to achieve this goal by giving players the skills they need, the confidence to be creative, the freedom to make mistakes and the work ethic to make it all happen.

Maggie has held many coaching positions in different organized sports and on high school teams. She has coached with the Etobicoke Dolphins organization in the following capacities: Assistant Coach Novice A 2012-13 & 2013-14, Atom BB 2014-15 and Atom AA 2015-16 as well as Head Coach Novice A 2015-16. She is currently Head Coach of the Atom A team.

Maggie will assume the Head Coach position of the Atom AA team for the 2017-18 season. Practices will continue to emphasize individual technical skills and tactics but will build on positional responsibilities and team strategies throughout the season. Player development is achieved through personalized goal-setting and a continuous Instruct-Practice-Assess-Reinforce feedback cycle.

Hockey has been Maggie’s passion since she was a young girl. She grew up playing in the street and on the backyard rink at a time when most organizations, including the one in her own community, did not permit girls to play! She was eventually allowed to play and competed at the AA level for a number of years.

Maggie can be reached at maggie-1@sympatico.ca and on her Cell at 416.993.1169

dolphins_logo_lg