2024-25 High Performance Program Coaches, News (Barrie Women's Hockey Association)

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Dec 21, 2023 | jrodd | 1626 views
2024-25 High Performance Program Coaches
The BWHA Board of Directors is Excited to announce the coaches who will lead our High Performance Program teams for the 2024-25 season.

U22-AA Barrie Jr. Sharks - Head Coach: Duane Eldridge

Duane Eldridge has over 20 years of coaching and player development experience, that has included positions at the AA level of every age group. Duane previously led our Barrie Jr. Sharks (Intermediate AA) team from 2014 through 2018, during which time he helped over 20 players achieve their goal of moving on to play competitive USPORTS/NCAA hockey in Canada and the United States. For the past 3 seasons Duane has coached our U15-AA team.

Duane is passionate about player development and he has a proven history of assessing the player skills, drafting team and individual development plans, and successfully executing these plans to help players achieve their goals.

The Barrie Jr. Sharks team can be reached at [email protected]

2024-25 U18-AA - Head Coach: Mike White

Mike White has coached with the BWHA for over 10 years, leading 9 different teams as head coach including our U9-A, U11-AA, U13-AA, U15-A and U18-A and U18-AA teams. Mike is also an assistant coach with our U22-AA Barrie Jr Sharks team. Coach White’s teams have won multiple regular season title and league championships, along with multiple prestigious tournaments, including an International Silver Stick Final, and the Bell Capital Cup for the two years in a row (2016, 2017).

Coach Mike White can be reached at [email protected].

2024-25 U15-AA - Head Coaches: Brittany Kellington and Kaley Powers

The 2023-24 U15-AA Sharks will be jointly led by co-coaches Britt Kellington and Kaley Powers

Brittany Kellington has coached and played hockey at an elite level for nearly 20 years.  Born and raised in Brussels, Ontario, Brittany played elite level boys hockey until she made the transition to U15-AA for the Saugeen-Maitland Association.  In her late teen years she moved to Barrie and became a Shark playing for the AA team. Brittany has been a Shark ever since and is currently an assistant coach with our U15-AA Sharks.  Brittany will bring her leadership, knowledge and thirst for the game next season to our U15-AA program.

Coach Brittany Kellington can be reached at [email protected]

Kaley Powers has played hockey for over 25 years, first at the AA level as a youth player before playing for the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks in the what is now U-Sports (previously Canadian Interuniversity Sports). After relocating to Barrie, Kaley joined our U15-AA Sharks as an assistant coach for the 2022-23 season. Having experienced the high performance journey, Kaley knows what is required to help our players to find success at the elite level, both on and off the ice.

Coach Kaley Powers can be reached at [email protected]

Questions about our 2024-2025 competitive program? Please contact [email protected]