2023-2024 Competitive AA Coach Bio's
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]
2022-2023 U18-AA - Head Coaches: Kaley Powers and Mike White
The 2023-24 U18-AA Sharks will be jointly led by co-coaches Kaley Powers and Mike White.
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.
Mike White has coached with the BWHA for over 10 years, leading 8 different teams as head coach including our U9-A, U11-AA, U13-AA, U15-A and U18-A teams, as well as assistant with U22-AA (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 Kaley Powers and Coach Mike White can be reached at [email protected], or individually at [email protected] and [email protected].
The 2023-24 U15-AA Sharks will be led by coach Sam Reid. Born and raised in Innisfil, Ontario, Sam has played and coached hockey at an elite level for nearly 30 years. Sam played for the Toronto Aeros in 2004-2005 during the inaugural year of the former Provincial Women’s Hockey League, winning both a League Championship and Provincial Championship that year. Coach Reid went on to a successful playing career for the Connecticut University Huskies (NCAA-Division 1).
Sam has over 12 years of experience as a coach and assistant coach, including at the PWHL (U22-AA), U18-AA and U-Sports level. Sam will draw upon her experience playing and coaching at the elite level to help out U15 athletes build the skills and mind set that will position them for success.
Coach Sam Reid can be reached at [email protected]
Questions about our 2022-2023 competitive program? Contact [email protected]