Meet Shane McColgan!

by Chelese Jensen

I am honored to have been selected as the new Head Coach and General Manager of the Valencia Flyers Junior A Hockey Team.  As a veteran team in the Western States Hockey League, the Valencia Flyers can boast to be one of the premier teams in the league.  As such, I pledge to dedicate myself to build and coach the best possible team for this upcoming season.

My time as a former professional hockey player has allowed me to naturally evolve as a “player’s coach" and as the game has evolved, it has also become imperative that coaches adapt to this new-aged game.
I like to play a fast paced, skilled game with an emphasis on discipline, structure and puck possession. 

My primary goal will be to build a solid defensive core which is essential to be a successful team.  The proper discipline will lead a player to play with confidence which is critical to playing with creativity and achieving personal and team successes. 

I plan to utilize all the contacts that I have established around the world and to use them to the team’s advantage to ensure that we have the best team possible for this season and all subsequent seasons. 

In addition, I plan to not only focus on building every player’s personal and team skills but to instill the necessary life lessons needed to succeed in this highly competitive world. Achieving these goals will ensure that all Valencia Flyers players will leave this team confident that they are better hockey players and better men ensuring their success in life and personal endeavors.

At every point in recruiting, I will be seeking players that are dedicated, hard workers that always display a desire to win. 

   “Buying into a winning, structured culture is the formula for success”
                          -Shane McColgan 

My hockey stats can be found on:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=117539

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/32798/shane-mccolgan


Some words from the Owner: 

I am extremely pleased to announce the hiring of new Head Coach and General Manager, Shane McColgan.  The Valencia Flyers Junior A Hockey Team, is once again entering into a new season of competition in the Western States Hockey League and this season announces itself to be even more exciting than previous years.

Shane’s background as a former professional hockey player has prepared him for this day and this time. As the owner of the Flyers, I personally feel that Shane is very well suited for what lies ahead and I feel very fortunate to have him lead the 2019/2020 Flyers squad.

Shane helped the team last season and revealed that he is a “player’s coach" and more importantly, I strongly believe that he will demonstrate his innate ability to personally continue to evolve with this new-aged game.  Shane likes a fast-paced game which will undoubtedly deliver some very exciting hockey games.  His emphasis on discipline, structure and puck possession will enable Shane to have a very structured, focused and winning program. 

Shane’s focus will be on building every player’s personal and team skills but also to instill the necessary life lessons needed to succeed in this highly competitive world. Achieving these goals will ensure that all Valencia Flyers players will leave this team confident that they are better hockey players and better men ensuring their success in life and personal endeavors. Coach Shane’s philosophy beyond skill development can be summarized in one word – COMPETE.