Fred Harbinson

2020-21 is the 14th season as head coach of the Penticton Vees for Fred Harbinson, and the third after signing a five-year extension that will see Harbinson at the helm of the Vees through the 2023-2024 season. Through his tenure, Harbinson has compiled a regular-season record of 500-150-17-35-3 (W/L/T/OTL/SOL). Under Harbinson, the Vees have won four Fred Page Cup championships, five BCHL Interior Division championships, a Doyle Cup championship, a Western Canada Cup championship and an RBC Cup National Championship. 
Harbinson has been awarded the BCHL’s coach of the year award three times in his career, most recently in the 2015-16 season.  

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During his nine year tenure as the Head Coach & GM of the Penticton Vees, Fred Harbinson has established himself as one of the top coaches in junior hockey. His program is consistently in the hunt for a National Championship and his tract record for developing players speaks for itself. The Vees have led the Canadian Junior A circuit in NCAA scholarships during his time in the Peach City and over 16 NHL drafts picks have graced their roster. In this interview Fred discuss how he builds his program and his strategy for player development.

* Special thanks to the Penticton Vees (BCHL) who assisted in the production of this interview.

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