2019-20 Peewee Team:
Braxton Schwing Mark Braden
Brandon Moul Maverick Briseno
Ty Raap Noah Noonan
Chance Butler Phillip Burmeister
Colten Kleinjans William Nolan
Hayden Taylor Mason Brooks
Welcome PeeWee Coaches Raap and Brooks!
Coach Rob Brooks and Coach Adam Raap have been on the ice together along with their boys, Mason and Ty since they were in the Chief’s Learn to Skate Program 6 years ago. They have worked together as a Coaching Team at the Mite Level and most recently the last 2 years at the Squirt House Level. They are very passionate about the game, the process of developing individual hockey player skills, focusing on building player character skills both on and off the ice, bonding a strong and united team, and developing good work ethic during practices and games. It is their belief that as the Coaches it is their role to ensure that all of this can be achieved while having fun along the way. They both strongly believe in the statement, “You either WIN or you LEARN” in every game these young players play. The objectives for the team and the actions of Coaches will be focused on building hockey skills and self-confidence, discipline, a sense of commitment and pride in their team, and a love of the game. Just as they truly believe in the “team” aspect of hockey, they also have chosen to take on that philosophy in their coaching, and present as a Coaching TEAM! See below for more information on their individual bios.
Coach Adam Raap: “I have 3 active children with my wife, Devon Raap, of 15 years. My oldest son, Lane (11 y.o.) plays soccer, Ty (9 y.o.) plays hockey, and my daughter, Tenley (7 y.o.) is a competitive gymnast. My wife and I tend to divide and conquer when it comes to handling the kids’ crazy sports schedule, and I have made the commitment the last 6 years to be involved in Ty’s hockey by coaching Learn to Skate, Mini Mites, Mites, and Squirts at the House Level. I have played hockey my entire life recreationally and continue to do so. Having the opportunity to pass some of what I’ve learned along the way to the next generation of players has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.”
Coach Rob Brooks: “My two boys Justin (12) and Mason (9) both started hockey at a young age, and I’ve been involved with coaching both of them throughout their learning process. In addition to hockey, both boys are baseball enthusiasts, and Mason plays competitive soccer. I also play adult league hockey 1-3 times per week. So we are a very busy family, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We are a very active sports family, and you can usually find us on the baseball field or golf course in the warmer months, or obviously at the ice arena year round. And if we’re not playing, we’re probably there watching!