Coach Sander has been involved in hockey for over 30 years. His love for the game and his passion for coaching is what keeps him pushing into the higher ranks of the game. "I love coaching and the process of it. It's something very special when you connect with a player and see them achieve more than they thought possible and help them realize that the harder you work for something, the greater the reward when you achieve it."
"As a coach, your number one priority is development. You must constantly be developing your players, not just as players on the ice, but as people off the ice." "Nothing bothers me more than when I see coaches failing to develop players. Every single player can contribute if he's coached properly and put in a position to succeed." People that know me, know that I am fiercely competitive and that I hate losing more than I like winning, but that is secondary when it comes to coaching". "A coach must always be finding ways to INSPIRE his players, not motivate them." "Motivation is fleeting. Inspiration is long-lasting." "A good coach can get his players to sacrifice for the TEAM and at the same time, get an individual player to accomplish more than what they thought they were capable of".
Adam has been involved with hockey for over 30 years and has developed a passion for coaching and development. "I believe that hockey is far more than a sport, it is a family and a passion". "There is nothing more fulfilling to a coach than watching the kids we are working with achieve their aspirations". My philosophy is pretty simple regardless of the skill level, work harder than you did the day before, have fun, don't lose your passion for the game and be a good sportsman! A couple of my favorite quotes that I convey to my players are "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard" and "It's not about being better than someone else, it's about being better than you were the day before
I have had the privilege of playing with many great players from high school and even some NHL Hall of Fame players.
My coaching career of 32 years has included middle and high school athletes and has allowed me to take a few nuggets from each of the professional hockey players, as well as other great coaches to pass on to our athletes of today.
My passion over the past 38 years of playing and coaching, has driven me to a deeper study into the game of hockey. My goal is to develop well-rounded players and people. This will occur with hard-work and a drive to be better each time we lace up the skates. By better, I mean we will use each opportunity to improve; we will make the best use of our time together as a team. Remember, your mind will quit before the body, so strive to be better and give yourself a push each day.