It’s National Coaches Week and Canadian Blind Hockey is saying #ThanksCoach to all of our amazing on-ice coaches and incredible off-ice volunteers that make Blind Hockey possible coast-to-coast!

To celebrate coaches week, we’ve released a series of videos that we invite you to enjoy on our YouTube channel.

The first video thanks all of our coaches at every level across the country on behalf of the board and staff of Canadian Blind Hockey:

Coach paul screenshot being interviewed for the video

The second video features National Team Head Coach Paul Kerins sharing which coaches have inspired him on his coaching journey (Including 2023 NHL Jack Adams winner Jim Montgomery).

“To be able to coach hockey is one thing, but to be able to coach Blind Hockey is another level. We are all surrounded by great talent and knowledge but at the same time they do care to help us learn through the way we do learn. It’s a great relationship when someone who is sighted understands the needs of someone who’s not.” – Francois Beauregard, Blind Hockey player and former President of CBH
The third and final video features members of the National Team Program thanking their coaches and management: Paul Kerins, Jeff Street, Joe “Cowboy” McCallion, Joey Ali, and Luca DeMontis.

To those of you who have helped new participants lace up for the very first time, to those who teach the fundamentals of skating and Blind Hockey, and those of you who stand behind the benches inspiring confidence and personal best performances at Blind Hockey tournaments: Thanks Coach!

A special thank you to all of our coaches and volunteers from the Jr. Ice Owls, Ottawa 67’s, Windsor Blind Hockey, and W Ross MacDonald Otters programs who come to our programs each and every week all season to make Blind Hockey possible, as well as those who help with weekly programs across Canada.

2024 National Blind Hockey Tournament – Expression of Interest for Coaches 

The 2024 Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament takes place between March 22 and 24 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.  This is the 10th anniversary of the tournament, and we are expecting the largest event in Blind Hockey history with up to 200 players and six divisions.

In order to offer our community a quality sporting experience we need to recruit the best possible Blind Hockey coaches for the event.  Whether you have coached at the tournament before, are a new Blind Hockey coach, or someone with a hockey background looking to get into coaching we ask you please complete this expression of interest if you would like to coach at the 2024 Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament.

National Tournament Coaches Volunteer Form