Marty Floris named Bantam Head Coach

Marty Floris. Image BC Hockey

BC Hockey made the announcement Thurs, May 25 that Marty Floris has been named the head coach of the Bantam North West Lumberjacks zone team which will start play in the 2017-2018 season based in Vanderhoof.

Floris has been involved with BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence for eight years including Director of Operations for Team BC at the Western U16 Challenge Cup and a district evaluator in the north west.

Floris played minor hockey in Berwick, Nova Scotia and after playing AAA Midget, he played Junior A with the Antigonish Bulldogs, then played a year at St. Francis Xavier University. After moving to BC, he played Senior hockey for the Fort St. James Stars winning a pair of Coy Cup titles.

Marty has coached minor hockey in Vanderhoof since moving to the community in 1995, leading teams to five BC Hockey Championship finals, winning twice. Marty has been involved with BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence as team staff and a district evaluator. Floris has acquired his High Performance 1 coaching certification and has a master’s degree from Gonzaga University.

The remaining team staff for the Bantam North West Lumberjacks will be announced at the identification camp taking place August 11-13, 2017 in Smithers.

The Zone Program was developed to allow players to play at the highest level and to allow districts to provide regional teams and pull from a greater draw zone.

For more information please visit www.bchockey.net

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