BFL Female Coach of the Year

A dedicated coach on the ice, Janelle Forcand is an advocate for women in coaching who uses her influence to give opportunities to those entering the coaching world.
Armed with experience, education and passion, Noémie Tanguay has found success behind the bench with Limoilou.

Congratulations to the 2021 provincial and territorial winners:

Hockey Canada and BFL Canada are recognized the country’s best women’s hockey coaches with the BFL Female Coach of the Year awards. In 2020, 17 deserving women were honoured for their efforts.

Congratulations to Samantha Holmes-Domagala (Community) and Teresa Hutchinson (High Performance), the national winners of the 2020 BFL Female Coach of the Year.

COMMUNITY HIGH PERFORMANCE
Alberta

Ashley Shrode

Ashley Shrode

Allyson Bendfeld

Allyson Bendfeld

British Columbia

Whitney Juszkiewicz

Whitney Juszkiewicz

Cassea Schols

Cassea Schols

Manitoba

Janelle Forcand

Janelle Forcand

Sarah Zacharias

Sarah Zacharias

New Brunswick

Janica Dugas

Janica Dugas

Christine Bouchat-Bonin

Christine Bouchat-Bonin

Newfoundland & Labrador

Krystal Blackler

Krystal Blackler

Stephanie Delaney

Stephanie Delaney

Nova Scotia

Megan Digou

Megan Digou

Sonya Lynk

Sonya Lynk

Hockey North

Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy

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Ontario

Katie Bannister

Katie Bannister

Rachel Flanagan

Rachel Flanagan

Prince Edward Island

Stacy Montgomery

Stacy Montgomery

Nicolle Derry

Nicolle Derry

Quebec

Katia Clément-Heydra

Katia Clément-Heydra

Noémie Tanguay

Noémie Tanguay

Saskatchewan

Stephanie Ferguson

Stephanie Ferguson

Brandy West-McMaster

Brandy West-McMaster

What do the winners receive?

National winners of the BFL Female Coach of the Year award will receive a $2,500 bursary, a customized Team Canada jersey, a five-year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network, a Hockey Canada merchandise package and a tablet.

Provincial and territorial winners will receive a $1,000 bursary.

Who chose the winners?

The selection committee included a trio of Canadian women’s hockey leaders – Olympic gold medallists Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Gina Kingsbury and Caroline Ouellette. They were joined by Steve Lacoste, vice-president of sports and leisure with BFL, and Teal Gove, manager of hockey development with Hockey Canada.

About BFL Canada

Founded in 1987 by Barry F. Lorenzetti, BFL Canada is one of the largest employee-owned and operated risk management, insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting services firms in Canada. The firm has a team of over 700 professionals located in 18 offices across the country. BFL is a founding partner of Lockton Global LLP, a partnership of independent insurance brokers who provide risk management, insurance and benefits consulting services in over 130 countries around the world. For more information, visit bflcanada.ca or follow on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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