Guelph Thunder Rep Program
The GGHA participates in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League
2012-2013 Season Rep Fees
All rep fees are due in full by December 1st, 2012 - Non Refundable
Rep Fees for this season have been set as follows:
$700 Peewee, Bantam, Midget
$650 Novice and Atom
Payments may be split into 2 equal payments due Oct 15th and Dec 1st
If using Credit Card full payment can be made online.
2012-13 Guelph Thunder Rep Coach Bios and Contact Info:
Deny Brulotte - NOVICE B [ Email Coach ]
Deny’s love for hockey began on the ponds of the small northern Ontario town of White River. He playing organized hockey when he moved to Sault Ste. Marie where he played Bantam & Midget AAA hockey. He played Junior B in Chatham and St. Thomas. When he landed in Windsor, ON for University, he embarked on a career in officiating and coaching. He coached a Bantam AA team there and at the same time, he officiated for the OMHA, OHA & CIS systems, the Ontario Ball Hockey Association and Inline Hockey. Once he moved to Guelph in 1998, he continued officiating, supervising, playing and became a Video Goal Judge for the OHL. His passion for hockey never stopped and he resumed his coaching aspirations when his three daughters began to play. Deny entered the GGHA coaching realm 3 years ago coaching an Atom House League team to regular season champions and assisting his youngest daughter’s team, the Thunder Novice B. In 2010 he became the head coach. Deny’s focus for the upcoming year is: hard work, team building skills, hockey skills, overall development and a focus on fun while playing, “...the best game in the world”. He is excited and looking forward to working with the Novice Thunder again for the 2012-13 season.
Kevin Lomax - ATOM A [Email Coach]
Kevin is a lifetime resident of Guelph and father of 2 girls, both currently playing the GGHA Rep program. His love for hockey began at 6 years old, playing in the GMHA for both Rep and Select through to the age of 18. Kevin’s coaching career began in 2004/05 with the GGHA as an assistant coach for Atom AA. Most recently he has been an assistant coach with the Midget AA for 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons. This will be Kevin’s first assignment as a head coach and he is thrilled with the opportunity. This year’s Atom A program will be focussed on Team Work, Skill Development, Work Ethic and most of all enjoyment of the game.
Bryan Billings - PEEWEE A [Email Coach]
I am born and raised in Guelph and was fortunate to play AAA hockey for the G.M.H.A. from Novice through to Midget. I also had the opportunity to play Junior B hockey for Guelph and Senior A hockey for the Palmerston 81's. My family is all involved with hockey with 3 girls and one boy all playing, 2 of which are playing rep. My coaching philosophy is one that demands the girls on my team to have respect for one another, their parents, the opposition, and the game, both on and off the ice. This years Peewee Tier 1 team will be focusing on improving puck support and control, positional play, individual skill development, and work ethic. I feel it is also important to provide the kids with a fun environment to play the game we all love and hopefully provide them with the ability to play the game to their highest potential.
Mario Martini - BANTAM AA [ Email Coach ]
Born and Raised in Guelph, played his minor hockey in the Guelph Minor Hockey Association system.Drafted to the Guelph Platers of the Ontario Hockey League in 1982, played three years in the OHL with Guelph, Belleville and Sudbury. Began coaching in 1989/90 as an assistant coach with the Guelph Minor Midget AAA team and has over 20 years of assistant and head coaching experience in minor hockey in both the GMHA and GGHA associations ranging from tyke A to midget AAA levels. Recent position as coach of the GGHA Peewee AA Thunder team, placed 5th overall in league standing out of a 12 team division in only the girls first year of playing at this level. Main objectives and philosophy for the upcoming season is to continue to represent the City of Guelph and the GGHA as a respected and competitive team in the LLFHL, with emphasis on continuous improvement and positive reinforcement in the area’s of teamwork, individual / group skills and sportsmanship.
Scott grew up playing hockey on the outdoor rinks of Winnipeg, Man. He has lived in Guelph for over 40 years. Scott is the father of 3 children who have all played hockey, baseball and soccer for the City of Guelph and Puslinch. His two daughters currently play in the GGHA. Scott played hockey, baseball and soccer representing Guelph and Winnipeg, and also played Inter County baseball for the Jr/Sr Guelph Royals Organization and Senior "B" in the W.O.A.A. Scott began coaching in the GMBA/GMHA in 2000 and has assisted in the GGHA in Atom through Bantam in 2004/05 thru to 2011/12 seasons. Scott is looking forward to the opportunity of coaching the Bantam A 2012/13 Thunder Girls emphasizing speed, puck possession, communication, and above all confidence in these young girls.
Andre Schaffner - BANTAM BB [ Email Coach]
Andre is an 18 year resident of Guelph and a father of 2. He has been active in coaching both boys and girls soccer, and GMHA hockey from IP to Minor Bantam, at both HL and Rep. This past season Andre was Head Coach of the GMHA Minor Bantam HL Select team, which went on to win 1 of 3 Rep tournaments entered. As a coach Andre has always placed greater importance on fostering the means to achieve desired outcomes, rather than narrowly focusing on the outcomes themselves. This coming hockey season's emphasis will focus on developing and improving the core skills of the individual players, and teaching them how to compete within a team context.
Howard Tuffnail - MIDGET AA [ Email Coach ]
Howie grew up playing & refereeing minor hockey in Stratford, but has called Guelph home now for over 20 years. His two children have played rep hockey in both associations over the past 14 years. Howie began coaching as soon as the two were able to stand-up on skates, and has served both associations in Head Coach & Assistant Coach roles from initiation-to-midget and is a carded NCCP Development 2 (Intermediate) level Coach.
Within the GGHA, Howie served as Head Coach for 3 seasons between 2004-2007 winning a North Metro Atom A Championship in 05/06 along with several tournament wins. More recently, Howie served as Assistant Coach for the 09/10 Bantam BB OWHA Provincial champions and the 10/11 Midget A team. For the 11/12 season, he returned as head Coach of the Midget A team and has guided them to a successful 32W-14L-15T YTD season record and a berth in Provincials.
As Head Coach of the 12/13 Midget AA team, Howie's program will continue to evolve around his four core principles of speed/pressure, puck control, puck support and transition with player development balanced between individual skill development and team tactics & systems.
Greg is a father of four hockey players & a lifetime resident of Guelph. Over the past 16 years, Greg has built an extensive coaching resume(both GGHA & GMHA) across age categories ranging from Novice through Midget. His coaching accomplishments include a Provincial Championship as well as a number of Leaque Championships & Tournament wins. A former GGHA Rep Coach of the Year Award Recipient, Greg was most recently Head Coach for Guelph Thunder Midget AA Team for the past 2 seasons 2010-11 &
Greg has been involved in hockey collectively for 24 years. He has coached both house league hockey and rep hockey. Greg has his Intermediate Coaching Level and had been a head coach and assistant coach with the GGHA. Greg has also been a ref for 8 years. Greg is looking forward to the season as the head coach of the Midget BB girls.
Permission to Skates (PTS)
A PTS can be issued after April 17, 2012.
A PTS is needed if a player wants to try out for a team with another association.
Anyone wanting a PTS should email the Rep Convenor, email@example.com
Email should state:
- player's name
- the name of the association holding the tryout
- the start and finish dates of the tryouts.
All PTS's must be signed by the GGHA Rep Convenor.
Any player seeking a release from the GGHA must send an email to the GGHA Rep Convenor, firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the release.
A release is needed if a player wants to play for another association.
Releases can only be granted if the player is in good financial standing with the GGHA.
The Registrar will issue releases after June 1, 2012.
Releases can only be signed by the GGHA Registrar, email@example.com
Any questions regarding PTS or a Player Release can be forwarded
to the Rep Convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org