LANGLEY MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Meet the LMHA A1 Head Coaches for the 2022-23 Season!
Aaron Berman | Under-11 A1 Head Coach
Aaron has an extensive hockey and sports background as a player, a coach and sports business executive. Growing up between Surrey and Cloverdale, he developed throughout the minor hockey system playing at a high level through the various age groups. Aaron then earned a spot on the Langley Hornets Junior A Team of the BCHL where he played from 2002-2005, serving as assistant captain in his final season with the club. Following his local junior career, he earned a full scholarship and played for the University of Wisconsin Superior (NCAA Div-III) which he attended in 2005 and later graduated in 2008 with a degree in marketing and international business. In his time at UWS he was part of a league championship team. Following his playing career, he developed his business career in the sports marketing industry holding positions with the Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Eskimos, and senior positions with the CFL headquarters in Toronto.
Aaron’s coaching experience spans a few different age groups with positions as assistant coach of the Cloverdale U18 AAA team, assistant coaching positions through H1-H3 (U6-U8) levels between Cloverdale and LMHA as well as head coach in U9. Aaron is a Hockey Canada certified Development 1 level coach and a HCSP. Last season he served as the assistant coach of the U11 A2 team and is excited to bring his extensive playing and coaching background to the 2022/2023 LMHA U11 A1 team. Aaron builds his teams around a fun, respectful, teaching environment that will develop key skills for players but also build important life skills along the way.
Aaron’s day job is running his family organization, BERMANFALK Hospitality Group, which produces furniture and seating for the 4 and 5 star hotel market in North America and Europe.
Les Williams | Under-13 A1 Head Coach
Les played Junior A in Summerland of the BCHL, Quesnel at the PCJAHL level, and in Hobbema with the AJHL. As a highlight of his playing career, he attended fall camps for both the Minnesota North Stars and the San Jose Sharks. Les has been coaching various levels of hockey since 1992 including U18 AAA, U15 AAA, U15 AA in Alberta and U18 A1, U15 A1 and U15 A2 in BC. Formerly a GM / Coach in Alberta at the Junior A Hockey level, he holds a High-Performance certification through Hockey Canada and brings a great deal of experience to the team for the upcoming season. Les is looking forward to a great season with the U13 A1 team!
Lee Brandt | Under-15 A1 Head Coach
Growing up playing hockey, Lee believes he learned most of the foundational skills he has used throughout his life in both business and relationships. Lee spent his minor hockey career playing high-level rep for the Langley Eagles. In addition, he developed a passion for golf in his high school years and competed in various junior tours throughout BC. After high school, Lee played two seasons with the Port Moody Panthers of the PIJHL and was an integral part of the leadership group.
After his hockey career, Lee started his landscaping company, Lee’s Trees, which operates throughout the lower mainland. He credits much of his success to the hard work, dedication, and commitment that sport provides.
Lee has met many lifelong friends through hockey, and many of his most memorable moments were at the rink for 6 AM practices or on the road at tournaments. He believes creating a culture where players have fun and want to come to the rink, mixed with hard work and dedication, will help develop a lifelong love for the game. He also hopes the tools he provides young athletes will transfer into their professional adult lives.
Lee has coached extensively within Langley Minor hockey starting at H1 (U6) and through to the U15 level. With over ten years of coaching experience, Lee believes coaching is never a mastered position and that it requires a character always willing to improve.
As a passionate sports fan, you will often find Lee at the rink or the golf course working on his game. In his free time, Lee enjoys flying around beautiful BC in a Cessna 172 and spending time with his family at his place in 100 Mile House.
Danny Franco | Under-18 A1 Head Coach
Danny Franco has been involved with LMHA for over thirty years! He has coached all different levels of both house and rep hockey. Danny brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having volunteered on the LMHA Board of Directors including terms as a Division Manager, Coach Coordinator, VP of Operations, 5 years serving as President of our Association and recently stepping back into the role of LMHA President. Over the years of his involvement in minor hockey, he has gained the value and experience of what hockey brings to our community and not only focuses on the players on ice development but their off-ice experience as well. This season, he is once again looking forward to working with our Under-18 A1 players!
RETURNING Player Registration for the 2022-23 Season is NOW OPEN for the U7 through U21 Divisions.
LMHA Returning Players have priority early bird registration until June 30th at 11:59 pm but with that said, we encourage families to register within the first couple of weeks.. This helps the Association determine the number of teams for next season, ice allocation, and map out the Summer Development Programs.
Full payment is not due at the time of registration. Members can select to pay in-full using a credit card or via four (4) credit card instalments. Offline payments via cheque or e-transfer must be paid in-full within 15 days of completing your registration in order to secure your spot.
There are numerous Financial Assistance programs available. Details can be found on our website. Members applying for Financial Assistance should register, checkout using the Offline Payment method, and contact info@
Returning LMHA players will require their Hockey Canada ID # to complete TeamSnap registration.
Please note, the link to register will be live on our website and not found on your TeamSnap dashboard.
Langley Minor Hockey Association is pleased to introduce Alex Guiney as our Hockey Operations Coordinator! Alex was born and raised in Ontario and grew up playing minor hockey as a goaltender. He graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Sport Management from Brock University. While attending Queen’s University, Alex was named Captain of the Queen's University Men's Lacrosse Team & earned an All-Canadian Honourable Mention.
Alex brings an extensive amount of hockey experience to the Association in a wide variety of areas including his roles as General Manager of the Cobourg Cougars (OJHL - Jr. A) and the Port Hope Panthers (PJHL - Jr. C), as well as Assistant Manager of the Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL - Jr. A) and the Pickering Panthers (OJHL - Jr. A). Throughout his professional career Alex has worked as an on-ice Goalie Instructor, completed an Internship and Research for the Canadian Olympic Committee (Rio 2016), attended a Hockey GM and Scouting course with Sport Management Worldwide, and was a blogger for Quantum Sport Management.
After relocating to the Lower Mainland in 2021, Alex reached out to LMHA about getting involved as a volunteer and joined LMHA as the U15 Division Manager. Now as the successful candidate for the Hockey Operations Coordinator role, our Board of Directors is thrilled to work with Alex and provide the membership with an optimal experience for development and the enjoyment of hockey with LMHA.
“I'm very excited to take on this role within the LMHA, and work towards providing the best holistic development and competitive opportunities for our players and members.
Langley is a tremendous community, and I look forward to working with the Board of Directors as well as our members in order to provide the best hockey and life experiences for all players within the LMHA”.
TEAMS IN THE NEWS
Hardware Alert: U11 A4 Silver Medalists
President Series Winners: U13 A1
Banner Alert: U13 Vipers
Banner Alert: U11 LY2
Banner Alert: U18 LY3
Hardware Alert: Gold Medalists!!!
Langley U11 LY4 Eagles went 6-0 to win the 25 team tournament hosted by Cloverdale MHA on the weekend. Our goalie was outstanding with 4 shut outs. Great defensive play with our team only allowing 3 goals against in the whole tournament!!!
Amazing teamwork by everyone and great coaching! Complete team effort! Great parent support and cheering in the stands too!
U8 LY3 is celebrating a successful tournament weekend after participating in the Vancouver Thunderbirds Family Day Tournament. Great work players and coaches
U13 A5 at the Vancouver Giants!
Head Coach Brent Helmer and the U13 A5 Team having a blast at the LMHA Night out at the Vancouver Giants!
Weekend Success for our U11 LY6 Ice Vipers!
Congratulations Under-11 LY1
It was a successful weekend for our Under-11 LY1 team who took home the silver medal from the Richmond Ice Breaker Tournament this weekend!!! Great job players and coaches. We are so proud of you!
Under-11 A4 Wins Silver!
Hardware alert!!! Congratulations to our Under-11 A4 team on their silver medal performance in the Ridge Meadows Remembrance Day Classic. Great work players and coaches! Way to represent LMHA.
Team Achievement Award
|PCAHA presented our Juvenile C2 with the Juvenile C Team Achievement Award. This award is to recognize teams in each division and category, Atom and above, adjudged to have best demonstrated the attributes of sportsmanlike behaviour, fair play both on and off the ice, and cooperation with league officials.
They are the first Langley team in any division since 2015 to be presented with this award! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Head Coach - Darrin Louie
Peewee A1 Donation!
|AMAZING!!! Back in November, the PWA1 team pulled together to organize the Gil Martin Memorial Tournament and a 50/50 night at the Vancouver Giants. The hard work and dedication shown by all involved was overwhelming to say the least! On March 1st, the team was extremely proud to present a cheque for $6675.64 to the Pucks Powerplay Foundation. Way to go Eagles!|
Peewee LY6 win GOLD!
|Congratulations to our Langley Legends PeeWee C team who won the Apple Cup in Wenatchee Washington. The tournament was held on the Family Day long weekend, and was attended by teams from both the USA and Canada. The Legends won all 4 of their games in the tournament due to the combined effort of every player. The players also had fun over the weekend, swimming, skiing and going to movies. Head Coach Daryl Thomas said "The players worked hard together to win."|
Langley C7 Ice Hawks win GOLD!
|Our Langley C7 Ice Hawks won the GOLD medal in the Mission Winter Classic this weekend! They were undefeated all weekend and won the final game over NSWC 10-4. A well-deserved win for this team and their coaches.
Langley was well represented in this tournament with 3 out of 4 teams in the Gold and Bronze medal games being from Langley!
Atom A4 win SILVER!
|Congratulations to our Langley Atom A4 boys on their SILVER medal in the 56th Annual Coquitlam Atom A Pup Tournament. They fought hard and it was well deserved. Good job boys!|
Atom LY5 win BRONZE!
Congrats to this group of boys! They battled all weekend (most of the games from behind) to make it to the Bronze medal final and win (from behind of course) in OT in the Mission Atom “C” tournament!! So proud to be part of this coaching group and team! Way to go Langley LY5 Black Knights!!!
Bantam A1 win GOLD
Congratulations to our Bantam A1 team who won their semi-final over Yale Varsity 6-0 and went on to win 8-3 against Thompson Zone at the Dallas Sanders tournament in Abbotsford. Way to go!!!
On Ice with Rudy!
Rudy was on ice today with some lucky LMHA players for the Operation Red Nose Langley / Surrey Media Launch! The success of this campaign and providing safe rides home throughout the holiday season is based on community involvement. If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring, we would love to hear from you!
Bantam LY1 win GOLD
Congratulations to Langley Bantam LY1 for bringing home the GOLD from the Penticton Recreation Tournament this weekend!
Atom LY2 win GOLD
Congratulations to our Langley Atom LY2 Whalers for bringing home the GOLD from the Aldergrove One Team, One Dream Tournament this weekend!
Atom A2 win SILVER
Congratulations to our Langley Atom A2 Eagles! The team went undefeated in the first 4 games of the Victoria Remembrance Day Tournament to bring home the SILVER!
H1 LY2 and H1 LY4
Our LMHA H1 LY2 and H1 LY4 teams are learning the game, developing their skills, and having a ton of fun on-ice!
Midget LY1 - GOLD
Hardware Alert! Congratulations to our Langley Tropics LY1 Midget team for winning the GOLD at the Fall Merritt tournament.
After a thrilling semi-final overtime win against the North Shore Winter Club, our boys even managed to convert the other teams "superfan" into a Langley fan and got him onto the ice for our gold medal team pic! Now that's hockey!!
Peewee A3 - GOLD
Congratulations to Peewee A3 for winning the GOLD in the Coquitlam Thanksgiving tournament.
Atom A3 - SILVER
Congratulations to our Langley Eagles Atom A3 team on winning the silver medal in a 5-4 final at the Surrey MHA Atom A Thanksgiving Tournament!
Breast Cancer Awareness - ATOM LY2
Way to go Atom LY2 Whalers for showing your support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! #WeatItPink
Breast Cancer Awareness - BANTAM A2
LMHA is very proud of our Bantam A2 team who volunteered at a breast cancer run called “Live, Love, Run” sponsored by Run Like a Girl at Derby Reach. The boys managed the aid station and a road crossing, and cheered on the runners!
It is with heartfelt sadness that we share of the peaceful passing of Jean Adams, a lifetime member of LMHA, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed and his family during these difficult times.
LMHA is a proud member of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce which is a membership driven organization comprised of businesses, community organizations and professional individuals. Working in partnership with the local business community, their mission is to be the Voice of Business in Langley by promoting and improving trade and commerce, and the economic, civic and social welfare of the District, Langley City, Langley Township and the community-at-large.
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