Many thanks to the following individuals who have accepted their nominations for next season's Executive Committee.
Please take some time to review the listed nominees and review the bio that they put forward.
Attending the AGM on October 7th at 6:00pm, CCC is the best opportunity for our members to have their say in electing an Executive Committee that they feel best represents their needs and the needs of the membership as a whole.
A successful Executive should be one comprised of a variety of different people, with different backgrounds, expertise and interests. They should be fair, honest and willing to put in the time and efforts required to make our organization great.
Don't be a passive participant, attend the AGM, ask questions, offer suggestions and have your say!
All Nominees have provided a bio for you to read.
Accepted Nominations 2020-2021
I have served on the NMHA Executive for several seasons as the Communications Officer. Prior to this, I was the Chair of Parent Council at The Burnham School for 8 years. I am the Mom to three children. Both my boys are Midget/Juvenille aged Nighthawks, and my 13 year old daughter stays as far away from hockey as she can. Those who know me, know that I am passionate about communicating! I appreciate that the interworking of organizations can seem confusing and overwhelming. I want to be able to simplify many of our processes for our members, make sure that everyone remains in the loop about things that are happening and celebrate all of our Nighthawk successes. I strongly believe in following the rules set out by our governing bodies. I believe that everyone needs to be accountable for their actions, and that the best interest of our players should always be paramount. I appreciate the trust that you have placed in me over the years, and look forward to continuing to serve our members and community as a whole.
Hi My Name is Bob Harper. I was born and raise in Cobourg and grew up playing hockey in Cobourg Community Hockey League. Hockey was an important part of my life as a youth and giving back to the game and our local association is very important to me. I started as a volunteer coach in Ottawa with the Ottawa Minor Hockey Association in my early 20's and have been volunteering and giving back to minor hockey ever since. I am a member or our current executive and have taken on the role of Equipment Manager. I have also helped organize the NMHA Return to Ice Committee, consisting of a few other Executive members, in which we are continuously working in partnership with the CCC and the Town of Cobourg to set up processes and procedures that will enable the rinks to open and get local hockey players back on the ice. If selected to represent our members on the NMHA Executive, my focus is to improve the overall product we offer to our members. I feel that member input and feedback would be beneficial and a key part in growing the Association and would help the Executive Committee, allowing us to work together and implement the wishes and desires of our member to the benefit of our children. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing all the kids back at the rink soon!
Adam Holzmann is a resident of Cobourg Ontario. Served as the 2019-20 Season Director of Hockey Development. Coached in the Cobourg Community since 2010. Played hockey since I was in Novice. I believe the key to a strong hockey association is structured development from House League to Rep.
Bio. to be provided
Bill Woodman I'm volunteering to make sure we have an association for kids to play the sport they love and can be proud of. I got involved also to eliminate the negativity that has always plaque the executive so we can get more volunteers wanting to get involved.
Director of Development
VP Rep Hockey
I live in Northumberland with my wife, Jodie, and my two boys, Henry (Minor Peewee) and Simon (Atom). I have coached lacrosse and hockey in Northumberland for 5 years. I would like the rep program to maximize the physical, mental, social, and emotional development for competitive hockey players in our area. My focus would be to work with coaches to create a team culture that teaches tempo, how to succeed in a competitive environment, and how to be a good team player. I want Northumberland to play a brand of hockey that emphasizes short shifts, tight gaps, speed and puck pressure. I will work with coaches to build practice plans that use flow drills and small area games done at high speed and pressure that are specific to real game situations. I would emphasize training that improves decision-making skills alongside traditional skating and stick skills.
VP House League
I am Jodi Metcalfe. I am married to Kevin and we have 4 children together (1 girl and 3 boys). I work full time for Gilmer's Home Hardware doing Inventory and Logistics, I have been there for 20 years. For the last 5 years I have been involved with Northumberland Minor Hockey, taking on various different rolls. I started out at the Atom HL Convenor where I got to meet a lot of new people and learn a little about how minor hockey works and why we do things a certain way. I stayed in as a convenor for the next 2 years, taking on the Midget/Juveniles when their convenor had to step down. I have run the Shane O'Brien Tournament and then last year stepped up and ran the Justin Williams tournaments as well. I didn't take over as VP of HL until November last year, where I was faced with different challenges. I like things to go smoothly and be organized. I truly do this for the kids and want to make their hockey experience a good one!
Director of Administration
For the past two years I've been the Atom house league convenor for the NMHA. Last year I also took on the role of the NMHA's Events Coordinator. Having spent some time working with this organization, I would appreciate the opportunity to enhance my responsibilities within the NMHA and to continue contributing to its growth and development. I have a great deal of corporate experience and legal training that would be beneficial to the position of Director of Administration.
My name is Kelly and I am a hometown hockey mom. I enjoy volunteering and giving my time whenever I can. In recent years I have held the positions of Secretary, and Registrar for NMHA. Being a part of the minor hockey association has allowed me to see how much work goes into running our local program. It has also given me the opportunity to learn new things and to create lasting friendships.
OMHA Centre Contact
I served at last season's OMHA Centre Contact and would love to continue volunteering for the NMHA in this capacity. I was the OMHA Centre Contact in 2017-2018 as well. Previously, I've volunteered with Port Hope Minor Hockey, Port Hope Soccer Club, and CR Gummow School Council. My two oldest boys (Dalton and Noah) are "graduates" of the Port Hope Phantoms and Northumberland Nighthawks rep programs, while my youngest son (Aidan) is currently a Minor Midget Nighthawk. I value the community connections I've made through my own children and through my job as an RECE with the school board where I co-teach Kindergarten.
Special Events Coordinator
Bio. to be provided
My name is Jennifer Lean-Gadbois, I have a son who started with NMHA at 7 years old. Since that time he has had an opportunity to play house league, select and both rep levels. Through this I was given an opportunity to manage teams from each level which gave me an opportunity to understand how the association works at each level. This also allowed me to gain a better perspective into all the roles and responsibilities within the association as well as a greater appreciation for the time and effort people put forward to make everything happen. This past year I was in the Risk Management role which was essential in ensuring compliance. I have had years of experience working in a board of director run non-profit organization. I have chosen to accept the nominations to assist the NMHA and volunteer for a position. I am good with people, have the ability to listen to others points of view, challenge/question when needed, stay objective, be accountable and do what's best for the whole association and its members.
Lynn Marie Brocanier
I am a proud parent of 1 Nighthawk Minor Midget player and 1 graduate of the inaugural Lady Wellington Dukes hockey program. Currently I serve as Treasurer on the Executive Committee. Previously I served as President, Treasurer, Secretary and Sponsorship Chair on various Boards including Wes Northumberland Wild Girls Hockey Association. I look forward to continuing my role to build a strong foundation for the financial management of the NMHA.
Northumberland Region has been my home for over 25 years, as well as the place I work. For over 11 years my son has played minor hockey and as a parent I've always been grateful for the volunteers who have supported his journey. I've taken on the role of team manager on a few occasions and would like to continue to give back. Professionally I've worked in education at both the secondary and elementary levels for close to 30 years, with the last 9 years in administration taking on the role of school Vice Principal and for the last 5 years Principal.
My name is David Hilliard, my family has been part of the Nighthawks for the past 6 seasons. I have coached many different youth sports including Hockey, Lacrosse, and Soccer. I have coached with the Nighthawks at all levels including House league, Select and Representative levels. I also grew up playing hockey as well as officiating. I look forward to the opportunity as equipment manager and being able to participate on the executive as a parent and coach!