The Edmonton Oilers Coach Connection, presented by EnCana, kicks off for the 2009-10 season. This online resource and database allows coaches across Oil Country to share information, ask questions and receive valuable coaching tips. This year with more updates and practice drills added, coaches will have the most up-to-date resources for their minor hockey players.
“Oilers Coach Connection opens up a world of hockey resources to the coaches across Oil Country,” said Patrick LaForge, Edmonton Oilers President and CEO. “Thanks to our sponsor EnCana, who is setting new standards for community involvement in the Canadian oil and gas industry, minor hockey teams can connect with our Oilers coaching team to learn leading edge techniques.”
This frequently updated resource will include weekly articles on a message board, weekly flash drills with print friendly versions that can be downloaded and implemented in minor hockey practices and weekly insightful videos featuring various Oilers staff and players. The first week’s video will feature Steve Serdachny and various Oilers Rookies taking you through explosive stick drills.
“Edmonton Oilers Coach Connection is a great resource for coaches,” said Vicki Reid, Team Lead, Community Affairs, EnCana*. “Through our sponsorship with the Oilers, Coach Connection is a comprehensive online resource for coaches to ultimately help strengthen minor hockey programs across Oil Country.”
Along with these features, coaches can interact with each other through an online message board to ask questions, share ideas and learn more tips & tricks of the trade.
*On September 10, 2009, EnCana announced it plans to proceed with a corporate reorganization to split EnCana into two highly focused energy companies: one a natural gas company – EnCana (GasCo), and the other an integrated oil company – Cenovus Energy Inc.