As coaches we look at practices and games as one in the same. There is an opportunity to measure statistics in practice to raise the competitive level. Measuring statistics in games helps us shape what we do, and how we do it in practice. Presenter Dave Smith will have video from different game situations as well as different analytics to evaluate games and practices.
The Coach Seminar Series is part of the OMHA’s Continuing Education Program (CEP) for Coaches and this clinic carries a value of 5 CEP 5redit points. This program is intended to ensure that the knowledge, skill, and competence of trained and certified coaches remain at a high level throughout their coaching experience. Click here for more information on the Continuing Education Program (CEP) for Coaches
Dave Smith - Head Coach, Canisius College (NCAA)
Taking the Canisius College hockey team to new heights during his career, Dave Smith is in his ninth season as head coach of the Golden Griffin program. Smith has enjoyed a number of memorable moments during his coaching tenure and has continued to raise the bar while leading the Canisius program. Most recently, Smith led the Griffs to their most successful season in school history, while the program also received national attention with its graduates having unprecedented success at the professional level.
During the 2012-13 campaign, Smith guided Canisius to the program’s first conference title with a 7-2 victory in the Atlantic Hockey Championship against Mercyhurst and the team’s first appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Griffs also finished the campaign ranked 19th in the final USCHO.com national poll, marking the program’s highest finish in the national rankings.
The Arthur, Ontario, native was also instrumental in guiding Mercyhurst to two league championships and two NCAA Division I Tournament appearances in his three seasons with the Lakers.