Billy Doherty is the co-founder of the BHA with over 35 years coaching athletes. Doherty played for the Quebec Remparts in QMJHL and for the Concordia University Stingers from Montreal, Quebec. Doherty is a strong motivator who inspires student-athletes to be their best.
Garry Unger is known worldwide as one of hockey’s great players. After spending 17 years in the NHL, Garry is now dedicated to the development of young hockey players. Garry provides BHA players with exclusive access to endless anecdotes on how to be a sound performer game in and game out. His knowledge and passion for hockey is infectious. Garry is the BHA’s Athletic Director and mentors all of the student athletes of the BHA.
Mikko Makela leads our Female Program and brings with him a wealth of hockey knowledge and a track record of placing close to one hundred female student athletes into college. Mikko played 7 seasons in the NHL and played in two Olympics for team Finland, winning a Bronze medal in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. Mikko is also a two time winner of the Junior Women’s Hockey League and a former Team Alberta U18 and U16 coach for the girls.
Richard Monette is the BHA’s Peak Mental Performance coach. His main goal is to help student athletes obtain mental toughness. The students learn how to sustain their optimal level of performance under pressure. Richard has worked with NHL players, Canadian National team athletes and business leaders.
Strength & Conditioning
Player Development Coach
Responsibilities: Design, and run all off ice training and assist in on-ice skill development.
College and Guidance Counseling