2018/2019 Season Coaches Selected, News (Belleville Bearcats Hockey)

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2018/2019 Season Coaches Selected
Submitted By Angela Rogers on Sat 03 17, 18
We are pleased to announce the following coaches for our 2018-2019 season;

Atom A  - Jacqueline Johnson
Peewee AA- John Hoskin
Bantam AA- Brad Phillips
Midget BB - Ed Rushlow

Tryout dates will be posted soon!!

Bearcats Atom A Coaching Staff Bios


Jacqueline Johnson


Jacqueline Johnson grew up on her family’s farm north of Marmora.  Throughout her youth she excelled at a number of different sports, but her two main passions were hockey and volleyball.  In hockey she played a combination of boys’ church league hockey and girls’ rep. A; winning numerous tournaments and provincial championships.  In the sport of volleyball, she played on the regional team, midget provincial development team and played for York University in her first year of eligibility.  In her second, third and fourth year of university, Jacqueline returned to the sport of hockey where she and her teammates won OUA gold, silver and bronze.  Jacqueline was named assistant captain in her final two years of her varsity career.  After her university hockey career, she played three seasons in the CWHL. 


Jacqueline completed a specialized honours degree in kinesiology and health science while also completing a three-year Certificate in Coaching.  After her undergraduate degree, Jacqueline completed her bachelor’s degree in education and has been a physical and health education teacher at the secondary level since 2001.  Jacqueline values the benefits and life lessons that athletics has to offer young people.


Since retiring from competitive hockey, Jacqueline has played in multiple men’s hockey leagues, played for a number of senior women’s teams and ball hockey teams; including Team Canada Masters Ball Hockey team where she won gold at the World Championships.  Throughout two decades of coaching, Jacqueline has coached intro. tyke, tyke, novice and atom in the OMHA, varsity high school hockey, volleyball, badminton and track and field.  Jacqueline is excited to be able to “give back” to the sport that she loves and be a positive female role model to the Atom Bearcats.


Annie Moynes  BScKin, R.Kin, B.Ed. 


Annie Moynes grew up on the family farm in Prince Edward County.  She is a Belleville Bearcats alumni, having played 12 season with the Bearcats, culminating with 2 years as team captain for the Midget AA team.  During her time as player she also refereed in the BDGMHA and BMHA system.  Her passion for hockey continued with 4 seasons of varsity hockey with the UOIT Ridgebacks, where she completed her undergraduate degree in kinesiology.  In April 2017 she obtained her certification as a Registered Kinesiologist.  In July 2017 she graduated from Queen’s with a Bachelor of Education.  Combining her love for hockey with her passion of working with children, she is excited to be part of the Atom team.


Brandice Moniz

Brandice grew up in Oakville, Ontario and started playing hockey at the age of 7 with the Oakville Hornets organization. She further went on developing skills with different, well established organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. Brandice suited up as a member of the Toronto Jr. Aeros (PWHL) in 06 & 07 winning both Provincial and League Championships both consecutive years. As a member of Team Ontario in the 2006, she won the Under-18 National Championships. Brandice then went on to become a full scholarship student athlete at Quinnipiac University (NCAA D-1.)  Brandice has worked as a hockey instructor for 5 years with the Canlan Ice Sports Hockey Academy in Oakville, Ontario teaching power skating skills, elite conditioning and high performance puck handling. She also worked as an instructor for Howe Hockey, traveling to different towns and initiating hockey development programs.

Peewee Coach - John Hoskin

John Hoskin brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the Peewee AA Bearcats.  He has coached with the Bearcats for 4 years.  John's teams have won silver medals at Provincials and Lower Lakes.   His team this year won four tournaments including the International Silver Stick.  
He currently acts as an analytics and player development consultant to the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights.   

Bantam Coach - Brad Phillips

I grew up playing hockey in Madoc Ontario where I played my minor hockey and started playing  junior hockey. I played three years of junior hockey in Kingston for the Voyageurs after being drafted by the Belleville Bulls and then left for the East coast of Canada where I played my last year of Junior hockey in Amherst N.S. and my University hockey at St. Francis Xavier University.  After spending a year in the West Coast Hockey League I returned home to raise my family having three kids who all play hockey.  I spent many of my first child's early years coaching her team and enjoyed many successes and had a lot of fun.  I joined my first year with the Bearcats and I served as the assistant coach for the PeeWee AA team and went on to serve as head coach of the Bantam AA team this past season.  We had a very good development year last year entering an all minor team except one player and look forward to a great upcoming season and competing for the Lower Lakes Championship and the Provincial Championship.  We have entered our team in some very good tournaments this year that will be heavily scouted by University Teams that will give the girls a great experience and maximum exposure to possible opportunities for their future hockey lives.

Midget Coach - Ed Rushlow
He has had a long standing love for the game of hockey from the very first time he put on the pads and stood between the pipes.  He had the chance in his youth to play on successful All-Ontario teams in minor hockey at multiple levels.  He went on to be drafted by the Cornwall Royals of the OHL.  This major accomplishment open other doors for him like being invited and participating until the last camp in the Under 17 program.  He also played major junior hockey for the Wellington Dukes and the Kingston Frontenacs.  During his time with the Wellington Dukes he was named to the All-Star Team and the league’s Rookie of the year.    

After his hockey career, of course, the next step would be coaching.  He started out coaching a minor Atom team with Belleville Minor hockey and helped coach this team to an All Ontario Championship in their Minor Pee Wee year.  He then switched over to the Belleville Bearcats organization where he has the privilege of coaching for the last 4years.  Ed’s approach to hockey is simple; hockey is a team sport, that means every player has the opportunity to make a place for themselves on team.  Ed’s philosophy is that hockey should be competitive, but that does not mean you will win every game but compete strongly in every game.  He likes his players to be team players, hardworking, eager to learn and most of all to have FUN!!

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