Next Generation HKY has been in operation for over 15 years, and have always coached and functioned as a team. All players who are Next Generation HKY athletes including the players and families we advise, will benefit from all the great people who represent Next Generation HKY day in and day out.
Taking the lead for Next Generation HKY - Advising will be Bernie Pimm in the position of VP of Player Advancement.
Bernie comes to Next Generation HKY with over 20 years of coaching experience. Currently Head Coach of PWHL Ottawa Lady Sens, Bernie has been an Associate and Assistant Coach at the BCHL(Junior A), WHL(Major Junior) level as well. In 2015-2016, Bernie helped Derek Miller lead the Kanata Lasers U-18 Midget AAA’s to the HEO Championship, finishing off a tremendous season by earning a bronze medal at the OHF Provincials, despite having the youngest team in the tournament. As an HP1 Certified Coach, NCMP Hockey Canada Mentor Coach, BCAHA Course Conductor, Bernie owes the foundation of his experience to Kamloops Minor Hockey and BC Armature’s Program of Excellence where he worked with some of Canada’s most renown coaches.
As a high school teacher in Kamloops, BC, Bernie coached every level of competitive hockey from Novice to Midget AAA. As Head Coach of the Kamloops Jardine Blazers, Bernie advanced several players to the WHL, BCHL and NCAA levels. As Associate Coach of the Vernon Vipers, Bernie led the recruiting and scouting efforts over his 4 plus seasons there, generating over 50 Division I Scholarship placements in winning 2 divisional championships.
Bernie has Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University and BA Education, BA Political Science from UBC. Married for 23 years to Shannon, Bernie has three kids: daughter Jordyn 19, plays Division I Hockey, Devin 16, currently HEO U-18 and Hayden 13, an avid golfer from Eagle Creek Golf Course.
Bernie has taken well over 50 players at the junior level through the NCAA, Major Junior advancement process. While some of these players continue to play professional hockey today, most are working hard at developing their careers after hockey all over the world. This will be at the core of Next Generation HKY’s advising efforts—finding the right fit for your son or daughter to earn the best development opportunity possible.
If you see hockey as your son or daughter’s greatest vehicle for growth and development, Next Gen HKY Advising is the right fit for you! At the essence of our approach is: “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care”.