Langley Rivermen Junior “A” Hockey club is proud to announce Barry
Hicks as the new Strength and Conditioning Coach. Coach Hicks has 10
years Power Lifting experience and has reached great success by winning a
gold medal at the BC Provincial Powerlifting Championships and also won
silver at the World Police and Fire Games, while maintaining a career
with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
“I am excited to be able
to work with young aspiring minds and with athletes that are totally
committed to moving on to the next level whether that being college or
the pro ranks,” said Hicks.
Barry has been involved in hockey for
a long time both as a player and coach. He has coached minor hockey for
many years and was involved at the North Shore Winter Club as part of
the Hockey Committee that focused on development and building a winning
strategy. His junior playing career started with the Rockland Nationals
in Junior “B” and the Metcalfe Jets.
“With Barry’s policing
background, his playing experience as well as his dedication to training
and competition, he is a great addition to the hockey club as he will
be a great mentor to our young players off the ice,” said Taylor
Henderson the Director of Operations for the Langley Rivermen.
graduating from junior hockey, Barry entered the RCMP and was recruited
to play on the RCMP Depot team. The RCMP Depot Team is made of the best
RCMP hockey players from across Canada. Over a course of 30 years with
the RCMP, Barry has played on various Provincial rep teams that had many
players with Major and Junior “A” experience as well as the
professional ranks. While with the RCMP, Barry reached Staff Sergeant
The Rivermen would also like to welcome Jordan and
Jennifer Bateman as the team’s official Pastors. "We are pleased to be
a part of the Langley Rivermen family, to offer encouragement and help
these young hockey players as they pursue their dream,” said Jordan
Both are licenced ministers with the Canadian Ministers
Association. Previously, they served on staff at Friends Langley
Vineyard Church and are lead pastors of Springbrook Church in Langley.
They are sought-after wedding chaplains, having married off hundreds of
couples over the past few years. Jenn is a single mother’s services
coordinator with the YWCA, while Jordan is the B.C. Director of the
Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
“As an organization we are very
excited and honored to have Jordan and Jenn as our official team
Pastors. We feel that Jordan and Jenn can really help connect with our
players on a personal level when requested, especially when the majority
of them are a long way from home,” finished Henderson.
Hockey is just around the corner with the Rivermen’s main camp schedule to start on August 19th at the Langley Sportsplex. Exhibition games will be announced shortly.
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