For the month of December, we caught up with Mark Chambers to talk about his hockey career and coaching philosophies. For those who know and have worked with Mark, he truly deserves to be recognized for his passion and commitment to the game.
Mark played his entire Minor Hockey in the Petitcodiac/Salisbury Minor Hockey Association. The biggest highlight in his hockey career was winning the Provincial Championship in his final year (Midget A) with his buddies on a team that was not expected to win.
Mark enjoys coaching since hockey has been a lifetime passion of his. As a kid, if he was not playing, he was thinking about playing. He still has the same feeling as an adult which makes sense since he currently coaches, plays, referees and is the President of Minor Hockey in Petitcodiac.
He wants everyone to have a great lasting memory of hockey. Hockey has been everything to him and he doesn’t know where he would be without it. He’s had some amazing coaches that were either his dad’s friends or even his dad himself. They have all made him the man, coach and person that he is today.
Hockey is not all sunshine and buttercups but it teaches you to never give up. I try and make sure I not only teach the players under me about hockey but prepare them for the real world. – Mark Chambers