Jr. Checkers Announce Pee Wee Coaches for 19-20 Tier 1 Season
The Jr. Checkers are pleased to announce the appointment of Zac Houle as Head Coach of the 2007 Pee Wee Tier 1 team. Zac will also act as the Associate Coach of the 2008 Pee Wee Tier 1 team.
In addition, the Jr. Checkers are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Tagg as Head Coach of the 2008 Pee Wee Tier 1 team. Mark will also act as the Associate Coach of the 2007 Pee Wee Tier 1 team.
Executive Director Steve McKirdy, “ We are excited to bring both Zac and Mark into the Jr. Checkers program. Their passion, energy and shared commitment to developing our future players stood out from the other candidates. Collectively they bring over 20 years of coaching experience at both Tier I and Tier II levels, they will be a terrific asset to our program.”
Please check back with jrcheckers.com and gocheckers.com for upcoming announcements regarding future Tier 1 coaches and exciting new programs for the 19-20 season including mites and other age levels.
Jr. Checker 2019-2020 Coaching Applications Now Open
The Jr. Checkers are accepting applications for coaching positions for the 2019-2020 season.
Please click on the link below to access the application template
Applicants, if you are to be considered for a coaching position and are currently coaching, the Jr. Checkers must receive written permission from your current association to have any further communication with you.
Team Carolina today announced it is re-branding the organization as the Jr. Checkers, a Tier 1 AAA youth hockey organization. The Jr. Checkers will field a 14U team for the 2018-2019 season that was formerly under the Team Carolina banner. Stephen McKirdy will serve as head coach.
“This is a logical step for our organization because it shows our commitment to the continued the growth and popularity of hockey in the region. It also demonstrates a unified approach to player development in the Carolinas and creates a stronger linkage and partnership between the Hurricanes and the Checkers, particularly as it relates to our Tier 1 AAA youth organizations,” said Derek Wilkinson, Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Checkers and President of the new Jr. Checkers Board of Directors.
Adds McKirdy, who will also serve as an Executive Director of the Jr. Checkers Board, “This is great news for our players, for the Checkers, and for youth hockey in general in the Southeast. We are excited that we will be able to continue to offer the highest level of amateur hockey in the area with the backing and support of a professional organization that shares our commitment to the development of our youth, not only as athletes, but as young men and women.”
The Jr. Checkers are in the process of launching their website and social media presence. In the interim, for more information about the Jr. Checkers program, please contact:
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