Thinking about coming to the 2019 Hockey Coaches Conference in Toronto this summer? Here’s four reasons you should save July 18-20 on your calendar.
Head Coach, Swedish National Team
After a successful stint in North America at the NCAA level with St. Cloud State, and junior hockey in the AWHL and the WHL with the Spokane Chiefs, Rikard Grönborg returned to Sweden to coach their national men’s program. Grönborg has coached Sweden’s U18 and U20 teams in addition to their men’s world championship and olympic teams, and he’s got 16 medals, gold, silver, and bronze, to prove it.
Head Coach, San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks seem to make the playoffs every season in the NHL, and despite the fact they haven’t yet won the Stanley Cup, the fact they’ve created a welcoming, inclusive culture that competes for a championship every season is incredible. Pete DeBoer is another long-term Sharks coach who’s coached superstars, prospects, and everyone in between.
Former Head Coach, Florida Panthers
Bob Boughner is moving on after the Florida Panthers decided to bring in veteran NHL coach Joel Quenneville this offseason, so we’re certainly in for some interesting content from Boughner, a no-nonsense players’ coach who’s given us some helpful insights in the past on the importance of faceoffs.
Head Coach/General Manager, Portland Winterhawks
The Portland Winterhawks have been a talent-producing machine for years now with Mike Johnston at the helm. One of the best things about watching the Winterhawks is their commitment to innovation. Johnston has been on the Glass & Out podcast saying he takes great pride in innovating at the junior level. If you’re looking for inspiration, this is a highly-recommended listen.
Find more details about the venue at Ryerson University and buy your tickets here!