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Print2023-24 Coaches and Contact Information
The WGMHA is pleased to announce the appointment of the following coaches for the 2023-2024 season. Please reach out to these coaches directly to learn more about their team or to express interest in playing on their team next season.  

U18 AA

Head Coach - Tim Pell - [email protected] (text/cell 519-410-6199)


U15 AA
Head Coach - Dave Mark - [email protected] (text/cell 226-898-4222)
* this appointment is for both 2023-24 and 2024-25

U13 AA

Head Coach - Craig Haller - [email protected]



Coach Introductions


U18 AA - Tim Pell

My name is Tim Pell, and I am excited to be the 2023 – 2024 Waterloo Ravens HPTP U18AA Head Coach. 

 

We have started planning the program for next year with the Ravens and there will be some exciting new components and changes to the program for 2023-24. My staff and I will be working hard to build a highly competitive team focused on player development and advancement to help meet their goals and aspirations

 

I have more than 20 years of coaching experience in both female and male hockey, as well as competitive ball. Locally, I have served as an AA Assistant Coach in the WGMHA/Ravens at both the U13AA and U15AA levels. I previously coached Junior C with the Port Dover Sailors and am also currently serving as head coach with U17 Haldimand Heat Tier 2 softball, and as an Assistant Coach for the U15A Haldimand Rivercats. Additionally, I worked for 5 seasons with Score International as Shooting and Power Skating Instructor in the GTA.  

 

I love hockey - both as a player and as a coach/mentor. I have built programs as a member of the executive team in the Port Dover hockey association for minor hockey in addition to my other roles.  

 

Coaching Philosophy:

 

The most important thing for myself, as a coach, is to develop passion for the game in an athlete. I want them to return the following year with a greater desire to succeed on and off the ice. The key to the success of athletes, in today’s game is confidence. I want to help build confident athletes and individuals. A confident player will make their teammates better, which in turn creates a more successful team. At this age, athletes need confidence not only in their ability as hockey players, but as individuals. They need to be confident enough to reach out to scouts, schools, etc. and be advocates for who they are and what they have to offer as a student, community member and athlete.

 

Individual skills are the foundation of creating a strong team. Skating, puck control, shooting, etc. are imperative. Building on players skills will be done in various forms throughout the year like power skating, skills sessions and at practices. 

 

When it comes to team play, I believe that every player should know and be able to execute the systems, for example power plays and penalty kills. When each player understands their responsibility in a variety of situations, it makes our team stronger. 

 

If you are considering trying out for this team, please reach out via email at [email protected] or text at 519-410-6199. We can arrange a time to discuss your interest and goals for next season and beyond. I also look forward to discussing my goals for the season with you!

 

Tim Pell

Head Coach 

Waterloo Ravens U18 AA, 2023-2024 Season


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U15 AA - Dave Mark

My name is Dave Mark and I am excited to be the 2023 – 2024 Waterloo Ravens HPTP U15AA Head Coach. Although this season is not over, plans for next year are underway and I am excited about building a highly competitive program and team. 

 

I have 20 + years of coaching experience in both female and male hockey. I am NCCP HP 1 Certified and served as Head and Assistant Coach at the AA level for the last 8 years. Currently, I am Head Coach for the U18AA Cambridge Road Runners and prior to this year spent the last 2 season as Assistant Coach for U22 AA Elite Waterloo Kitchener Rangers program.

 

I am passionate about the sport / game of hockey, and I am committed to helping players develop to their fullest potential on and off the ice. I not only coach, but also serve as an executive member to my local hockey association for the last 15 years and currently serve as past president. In my younger days, I was a level 3 referee and also played competitively at the Jr. B, C and Senior A levels. Having served in all capacities (player, coach, referee, executive member), I believe I have a strong understanding of the game and see it from a lot of perspectives.

 

What is the Coaching Staff Looking for in a U15AA player? 

 

  • Hockey players that have a passion to play highly competitive hockey and aspire to play in U22 AA Elite and at University/College.

  • Athleticism, individual skill, hockey sense and hockey knowledge.

  • Hockey players with a strong work ethic and commitment to improvement on and off the ice.

  • Hockey players that are committed to the sport and the team for the entirety of the season.

  • Focus and positive response to feedback.

 

What Can You Do Before Try-Outs Begin?

 

If you are thinking about trying out for this team, reach out and contact me by telephone/text (226-898-4222) or email ([email protected]) so that I know some things about who you are and so that you have an opportunity to ask questions about the team and our program.

 

I encourage you to reach out as I always love talking hockey.

Dave Mark
Head Coach
Waterloo Ravens U15AA, 2023-24 Season

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U13 AA - Craig Haller

Craig is a D1 Certified Coach and has been coaching with the Ravens at various levels and age divisions over the last 8 years.  Craig also enjoys coaching women’s field lacrosse.  In addition to his coaching experience, Craig also brings his knowledge, understanding and passion as an educator to teach and motivate players to strive for their best. 


As a Coach focused on development, Craig’s coaching philosophy is to lead, develop and promote a positive hockey experience. As a head coach he strongly believes that it is his job to not only be a leader on and off the ice but promote and encourage leadership in all of his athletes. He wants to develop each of his athletes' overall skill set, so they can achieve their personal goals and he wants them to have a positive hockey experience, so they enjoy coming to the rink every day.


If you are interested in WGMHA’s U13AA Program, please contact Craig Haller at [email protected]

Craig Haller
Head Coach 
Waterloo Ravens U13 AA, 2023-2024 Season


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