RED DEER - On August 28, Hockey Canada announced Hockey Alberta Coach Mentor Barry Medori as the 2020 recipient of the Gordon Juckes Award.
In honour of Gordon Juckes, Hockey Canada proudly recognizes an individual for their outstanding contribution to the development of amateur hockey in Canada at the national level. Nominees are from the fields of research, sports medicine, psychology, coaching, officiating, administration or related categories.
Lifelong learner, passionate, dedicated, mentor, are only a handful of words that are consistently used to describe Barry Medori. Committed to sharing his knowledge with coaches, players, parents and anyone else open and willing to listen and learn, Barry has left a lasting impression on everyone who has had the opportunity to work alongside him.
Barry’s wealth of knowledge in both the male and female game is unparalleled in Alberta and nationally. His experience has helped launch countless players and coaches to their professional careers while installing a set of core values that benefits all in their everyday life. As detailed below, his contributions at the local, regional, provincial, national and international level have benefited all that have worked with him.
Hockey Alberta would like to congratulate Barry Medori on a very well-deserved honour, and sincerely thank him for everything he does for the sport in Alberta, and in Canada.
2008 – Current: High-Performance Coach Mentor, Hockey Alberta
Coach Mentor for Male/Female Canada Winter Games teams (2011/15/19)
Coach Mentor for Male Female Alberta Winter Games teams (2010/12/14/16/18)
Coach Mentor for Male U18 Nationals (2009/11/12/13/15/16/17)
Coach Mentor Male WHL Cup (2009/11/12/13/15/16/17/19)
2001 – 2013: Coordinator / Head Instructor, Parkland Hockey Academy
Identified by Paul Carson as a model Hockey Canada Skill Academy
2001 – 2005: Assistant Principal, Woodhaven Junior High School
1989 – 2000: Assistant Principal, Blueberry Community School
2007 – 2011: Head Coach, Onoway Ice Dogs Senior AA team
2004: Assistant Coach, Team Canada U22 Female
2003: Coach Coordinator, Hockey Alberta
Assistant Coach, Team Alberta Canada Winter Games
2003 – 2008: Head Coach / GM, Edmonton Chimos Senior Female AAA
2002 – 2003: Mentor Coach, Alberta Cup, Hockey Alberta
2002: Head Coach, Team Pacific U17 World Cup Challenge
2001 – 2003: Assistant Coach, NAIT OOKs College team
2000 – 2001: Head Coach, Drayton Valley Junior A Hockey team
1999 – 2000: Assistant Coach, Drayton Valley Junior A Hockey team
2011: Coach Mentor, Government of Alberta – China Exchange
2003: Head Coach, IIHF Youth Hockey Development Camp - Finland