'A' Hockey Development

As a part of the Langley Minor Hockey Association 'A' Development Program each 'A' team will participate in:

  • 10 Skater (Forward/Defense) Development Sessions with a Player Development Coach
  • 10 Goalie Development Sessions with a Goalie Development Coach
  • 20 Off-Ice Development Sessions (Dryland) with a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Player Development - Instructor: Dryden Valade: Dryden is a Hockey Canada High-Performance certified coach, who has coached within Langley Minor Hockey at the Under-15 A1 level and currently is the Head Coach of the Valley West Giants (BCEHL) Under-17 Team.

Player Development - Instructor: Shawn McBride: Shawn is a Hockey Canada High-Performance certified coach, who has worked with NHL players such as Brendan Dillon, Ryan Johansen, and Shea Theodore. Shawn currently coaches Delta Hockey Academy's (CSSHL) U15 Prep Black Team and previously coached minor hockey teams in both Langley MHA and Cloverdale MHA.

Goalie Development - Instructor: Stage One Goaltending: Founded by Harry Fredeman in 2018, Stage One Goaltending is one of the premier Goalie Development companies in the Lower Mainland. Harry played his junior hockey in the Lower Mainland for the Mission Icebreakers, Squamish Wolf Pack, and North Delta Devils of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) before playing at Trinity University (BCIHL) and University of Alberta-Augustana (ACAC). He has also played professionally overseas in Sweden with IFK Ore (Div 2).

Off-Ice Development (Dryland) - AIM Athletics: Led by Jake Harcoff MSc AIM Athletics is one of the premier fitness destinations for sports-related training. Jake played junior hockey in British Columbia in both the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) and British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) prior to playing for Arizona State University (ACHA). Jake returned to the Lower Mainland to continue his playing career with Trinity Western (BCIHL) while earning his Master's Degree in Strength and Conditioning. Jake is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, as well as an ISSM Certified Sport Nutritionist and BCAK certified Kinesiologist.

Video Development: In addition to the Development sessions, Langley Minor Hockey has partnered with Pixellot to provide each 'A' Team with a Pixellot Air camera to record all of their home and away games. Game film will be uploaded to a server and can be accessed by the coaching staff as well as athletes and parents through-out the season.  For all twenty (20) of each 'A' team's PCAHA league games Pixellot will provide each team with a detailed statistical breakdown as well as video clips linked to all stats tracked for breakdown and coaching purposes.

For any questions regarding LMHA's 'A' Development please contact: operations@langleyminorhockey.ca