SAMHA is excited to share that Peter Sinclair and Bryce Classen have been named as the head coaches for the Jr. Raiders Tier 1 U11 program this season. Peter and Bryce are both qualified Coaches and progressive in their coaching philosophies. This season they will work in collaboration with members of the Raiders program and the SAMHA Development team to ensure that on- and off-ice development is expanded to fully support individual player development.
Peter has been a coach with SAMHA since 2012. He has been both a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach on multiple teams. Most recently Peter was the Head Coach of a SAMHA U13 AA team and in 2019 Peter led the Atom AA Barons to a Provincial Championship. Peter has completed Coach 1, Coach 2, Safety, Checking Skills and Development 1 Coach certification. In addition to this, Peter has been an active participant in SAMHA coach development programs.
Bryce has coached with SAMHA since 2013. He has participated as both a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach on multiple teams since then. This will be his fourth year coaching at the U11 level, 3 as a head coach. In 2018-2019 Bryce was the coach of a SAMHA Atom AA team. Bryce has completed Coach 1, Coach 2, Safety, and Checking Skills. As a former junior hockey player, CIS player and professional player; Bryce brings an enhanced technical knowledge of player development and is progressive in his coaching philosophies.
SAMHA is committed to providing a comprehensive development program for players who want to eventually reach elite hockey and stay within their own hockey community. We are confident the leaders selected for this program will provide players with the opportunity to further advance their skills.