Bill Bram Coaching History:
I have been coaching hockey at various levels for the past 17 years from Squirts to AAA Midget. I am married with 8 children, having 7 of them play competitive hockey reaching various heights.
My oldest son played in the MJHL with the Portage Terriers where he earned a full scholarship with the University of Northern Michigan in the NCAA. He went on to play Minor Pro hockey in the United States and now plays in Europe professionally.
My sons, Ryan and Tyler, also played in the MJHL and AAA Midget for many years. Most recently, Brock won the Winnipeg City AAA Midget League Championship with the Eastman Selects.
Bailey, who plays University at Mercyhurst College on a full scholarship. She recently won the Rookie of the Year for her Conference (CCHA) and played on the NCAA Div 1 Frozen Four runner up team Mercyhurst Lakers. She has also played for Team Canada at U18 and U22.
Shelby, my other daughter, won the Midget girls Provincials this past year and is trying out for Team Manitoba at the moment.
Brendan Walker Brandon Wheatkings WHL
Yvan Pattyn Portage Terriers MJHL
Other notables I have coached:
Mike Richards Captain of Philadelphia Flyers
Jossy Laroque Team Canada and 2008 NCAA Div 1 Champs Minnesota-Duluth
Mel Gagnon Team Canada and captain of Minnesota Gophers
Brendan Walker Rookie of the year runner up with the 2009 MJHL Champs Portage Terriers
Jordan Depape 2009 Rookie of the year played with MJHL"'"s Winnipeg Saints
Lucas Froese Telus Cup champs (National AAA Midget hockey championship) played with Notre Dame Hounds
Eric Hunter CIS champ with U of Alberta Golden Bears
Quinton Howden Moosejaw Warriors, Team Canada World Junior, and First Round Florida Panther Draft pick
My coaching philosophy is simple:
EAT, BREATH, and LIVE hockey...you get what you put into it!
I truly love coaching and teaching hockey. I believe I can help anyone progress and get to the next level.