Niagara Falls hockey coach getting a pat on the back

A Niagara Falls hockey coach is getting a pat on the back from the OMHA.

Donald Shantz of the Niagara Falls Flyers Minor Bantam A team was selected as the Coach of the Month for January.

Shantz is a non-parent coach, and decided to take lead a team that struggled last season.

His nomination states that "he has gone above and beyond to build the team back up. He has gained their trust to his system, gradually rebuilding their confidence and more importantly the team is having fun again."
Shantz is also on the Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Associations Executive Board as the Novice House League Convenor.

He has 2 sons that play on other teams.

To submit your favourite coach and to learn more about Shantz click here.