2022 Board of Directors Candidates
Eric Bernal - Director
I started my hockey volunteer journey as a Team Manager 8 years ago at Seafair. I have managed several teams, and have also served as Division Manager in U7 and in U15. I joined the board three years ago, and have served as President for the past two years. I enjoy volunteering in hockey and giving back to the game that has given my son so much more. My son finished his third year of U18 this year and will be playing U21 next season.
The past two years as President have been mostly focused on navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, improving our program offering, and building a cohesive team at the board level. I feel the board and the association are in a good place at the moment and look forward to the opportunity to keep growing and improving our association.
Don Soo - Director
Having two children in the association, U13 and U15, I am passionate about providing an inclusive and fun environment for our kids. I have been fortunate to serve as a volunteer coach for both the Richmond Ball Hockey Association as well as the Richmond Cosom Floor Association. In addition to coaching, I am currently serving in the role of Vice President of the Richmond Ball Hockey Association board, as well as on the board of Richmond Arenas Community Association (RACA), and on the Executive Committee for the Richmond Cosom Floor Hockey Association. I have served as a Richmond Jets Director for the past two years, and have enjoyed serving on the Rep and Volunteer Committees. I look forward to the opportunity of serving for another term.
Henry Han - Director
Henry is a dedicated and passionate community leader who has been actively involved in local youth sports in Richmond over the past 7 years.
Paul McGinley - Director
To whom it may concern:
My Name is Paul McGinley. I am currently seeking election for a seat on the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association Board of Directors.
I started my hockey volunteer journey in 2009 at Seafair. I currently have two boys playing in the Richmond Jets program at U18 and U15. For the past six seasons, I have co-coached on the bench from U13 through to U18. Most recently, I served as the Division manager for the U18 Rep program.
Hockey is a great sport which provides our kids the opportunity many things. Kids grow together as part of a team, deal with adversity and learn life lessons that will go far beyond their hockey experience.
The relationships and connections I have developed over the years has made me realize the importance of our community's involvement in keeping the Jets program current. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue to help build and create the Jets association even better for all.
Thank you for considering. Please feel free to get in touch with me should you have any questions.
Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association
As one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia, the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association offers an integrated (boys and girls) minor hockey program from Initiation to Juvenile. Featuring both recreational ("C") and competitive ("A") streams, our programs operate out of the three different facilities in the City of Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre (RIC), Minoru Arenas (Stadium and Silver Rinks), Richmond Oval (North and South rinks).
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.