Monday, November 9, 2015

Pincher Creek's Cory Anderson named Hockey Alberta Coach of the Month

Coach Cory Anderson and daughter Audrey
(Jamie Anderson photo)
Hockey Alberta Coach of the Month
Cory Anderson - Novice Chinooks
Josh Davis

Pincher Creek Novice Chinooks Coach Cory Anderson led the team to the 2014/15 Novice "B" Spud League Champions banner last season.  He's coaching the Chinooks through another great season now.   He was recognized by Hockey Alberta as Coach of the Month for October 2015. 

"It feels great to be named the Hockey Alberta coach of the month, I was honestly quite surprised when I got the call this morning," said Anderson in an online interview. "I didn't even know that I had been nominated."

Spud League Champions the 2014/15 Novice "B" Chinooks (T. Lucas photo)

"I would like to thank all of the kids and parents from the teams that I have coached through the last 5 years, the kids put in a lot of hard work and the parents have been a big help with the teams and contribute to fun, successful seasons. I honestly had no idea that I had been nominated, the representative from hockey Alberta said that I had received several nominations and I am very thankful for those who took the time to do so."

"I started this coaching journey as a way to help my son develop his love for hockey, and as a way to give back for all of the excellent coaches that I had growing up. There really is something special to see the kids I have coached develop their skills and to see them grow as hockey players and as well mannered young men and women. I am looking forward to many more years of coaching and will continue to develop my coaching skills in hopes of passing them on to the next generation of players and coaches."

"As part of being named coach of the month you receive a prize pack consisting of a hockey Alberta track suit, helmet, gloves, coach bag, puck bag, and other coaching resources."

Our Novice team this season is doing well, we have played 4 games so far in the pre-season seeding round, tallying 2 wins and 2 close losses. We have a lot of new Novice players this year and as such we have been really focusing on learning offsides, line changes, face off positions, and skating. I am a firm believer of skating development and it is the core of a great team. I am excited to see the development that the players will make as the season goes on, and overall it will be another fun year of hockey."

Hockey Alberta press release:

Hockey Alberta's Coach of the Month for October 2015 is Cory Anderson of Pincher Creek.

Cory has been coaching minor hockey for five years, and is currently the head coach of the Pincher Creek Novice Chinooks. Last year, he led his team to the Novice "B" Spud League Championship.

"In the many years that I have been involved in minor hockey, I have never met anyone with such a passion and enthusiasm for kids in hockey as Cory," said a team parent. "It is evident that he loves what he does and is there to make a difference. From preparing eight year-olds for leadership roles as future captains of their team, to leading our team to a banner last year, Cory does it with class!"

Cory received four different nominations for Coach of the Month.

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