The Vancouver Giants announced today that Matt Erhart has joined the team as an Assistant Coach. Erhart was the Head Coach of the Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League for the past three seasons, and most recently led the Eagles to win the first-ever Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in the 2012/13 season. The Delta native was named the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference winner of the 2012 Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy for Coach of the Year.
“We are excited to add Matt to our staff as he has a strong winning record in Midget and Junior A and has worked at all levels to become a better coach,” said Giants’ General Manager and Executive Vice President Scott Bonner. “Matt should help add a fresh, positive vibe to our group which will help us take great strides with this younger group.”
“I’m looking forward to working with Matt as he joins our coaching staff,” said Giants’ Head Coach Don Hay. “Matt is a young and exciting new coach who will bring fresh ideas to the table for the Vancouver Giants.”
Erhart was the Head Coach of the Greater Vancouver Canadians of the BC Major Midget League prior to joining the Surrey Eagles. In his playing career, Erhart won the 1998 Royal Bank Cup National Junior A Championship with the Surrey Eagles. Erhart also earned a NCAA Division 1 Scholarship to Quinnipiac University where he was awarded the Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year.
“I am very excited and honoured to be joining a first class organization like the Vancouver Giants,” said Erhart. “I am really looking forward to working alongside and learning from Don Hay and the staff. I am very grateful for this opportunity.”
LISTEN: ERHART WITH TEAM 1040’s SEKERES & PATERSON
LISTEN: ERHART WITH TEAM 1040’s BRENDAN BATCHELOR