Ian Birnie Coach of the Year
Saanich Minor Hockey Association would like to congratulate Ian Birnie for being selected as BC Hockey’s Coach of the Year. Ian was presented his award by Hockey Canada President and CEO Tom Renney at the BC Hockey Annual Congress at Sun Peakes Resort on Saturday June 9th.
Ian coached his Saanich Midget Tier 1 team to both the Vancouver Island League and District Championships securing a trip to the BC Hockey Provincial Championships in Fort St John. It was his 5th consecutive trip to the Provincial Championships.
Ian exemplifies the values of BC Hockey with his commitment to fair play for, and the development of, all the players on his team.