Coach Kyle keeps it fun

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

For some kids, a hero is the guy in the hockey arena. For others, it's the guy across the dinner table. For Ryan Gray, his hero is in both places.

Ryan, 7, who's also number 7 for the Major Tyke Panthers, nominated his dad, coach Kyle Gray, for the Review's Coach of the Month program.

Coach Kyle does the little things that make hockey fun, like bringing Timbits for all the players and coaches and making everyone laugh.

"Coach Kyle does funny stuff on the ice to make us laugh," Ryan said in his submission. "He will fall down and say that he meant to do that. It is funny. He shows us how to do the drills and says 'good job' when we do them."

He also works hard to make sure everyone has a chance. "He lets us take turns to be a goalie and tells us we are all the best. Our practices are fun because we do a lot of fun drills. My favourite drill is skating really fast then shooting the puck on the net. I don't like to step sideways but Coach Kyle does it with me and I like it when he does," wrote Ryan. "Coach Kyle is the best coach ever. He is the best because he is my Dad and my big ol' fella."

Ryan had made the submission on the sly. "He wanted it to be a birthday present for me," said Kyle, who recently celebrated his big day.

Kyle began coaching his son's team three years ago. He knew he would be attending every game and practice, so he got his training and took up the coach's position to keep busy. "I love spending time with my son," he said. "It's been a lot of fun."

Coach Kyle keeps it fun

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

For some kids, a hero is the guy in the hockey arena. For others, it's the guy across the dinner table. For Ryan Gray, his hero is in both places.

Ryan, 7, who's also number 7 for the Major Tyke Panthers, nominated his dad, coach Kyle Gray, for the Review's Coach of the Month program.

Coach Kyle does the little things that make hockey fun, like bringing Timbits for all the players and coaches and making everyone laugh.

"Coach Kyle does funny stuff on the ice to make us laugh," Ryan said in his submission. "He will fall down and say that he meant to do that. It is funny. He shows us how to do the drills and says 'good job' when we do them."

He also works hard to make sure everyone has a chance. "He lets us take turns to be a goalie and tells us we are all the best. Our practices are fun because we do a lot of fun drills. My favourite drill is skating really fast then shooting the puck on the net. I don't like to step sideways but Coach Kyle does it with me and I like it when he does," wrote Ryan. "Coach Kyle is the best coach ever. He is the best because he is my Dad and my big ol' fella."

Ryan had made the submission on the sly. "He wanted it to be a birthday present for me," said Kyle, who recently celebrated his big day.

Kyle began coaching his son's team three years ago. He knew he would be attending every game and practice, so he got his training and took up the coach's position to keep busy. "I love spending time with my son," he said. "It's been a lot of fun."

Coach Kyle keeps it fun

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

For some kids, a hero is the guy in the hockey arena. For others, it's the guy across the dinner table. For Ryan Gray, his hero is in both places.

Ryan, 7, who's also number 7 for the Major Tyke Panthers, nominated his dad, coach Kyle Gray, for the Review's Coach of the Month program.

Coach Kyle does the little things that make hockey fun, like bringing Timbits for all the players and coaches and making everyone laugh.

"Coach Kyle does funny stuff on the ice to make us laugh," Ryan said in his submission. "He will fall down and say that he meant to do that. It is funny. He shows us how to do the drills and says 'good job' when we do them."

He also works hard to make sure everyone has a chance. "He lets us take turns to be a goalie and tells us we are all the best. Our practices are fun because we do a lot of fun drills. My favourite drill is skating really fast then shooting the puck on the net. I don't like to step sideways but Coach Kyle does it with me and I like it when he does," wrote Ryan. "Coach Kyle is the best coach ever. He is the best because he is my Dad and my big ol' fella."

Ryan had made the submission on the sly. "He wanted it to be a birthday present for me," said Kyle, who recently celebrated his big day.

Kyle began coaching his son's team three years ago. He knew he would be attending every game and practice, so he got his training and took up the coach's position to keep busy. "I love spending time with my son," he said. "It's been a lot of fun."