NVMHA is excited to announce the hiring of Chris Shaw as our new Player Development Lead.  Chris’ main focus will be on our U7-9 development and C (house) team support.

Chris was born and raised in South Surrey and played in 168 career BCHL games from 1998 to 2001 for the Victoria Salsa and Burnaby Bulldogs.  In his last season with the Bulldogs, he was named team captain, earning him an NCAA Division I scholarship to Niagara University.  From 2003 to 2008, he played professionally in the Central Hockey League (CHL), United Hockey League (UHL), Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), and in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with the Victoria Salmon Kings.  In total, he appeared in 244 professional regular-season games.

Chris began his coaching career in 2009 as an Assistant Coach with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL) before moving on to a Head Coach and General Manager position with the Nelson Leafs (KIJHL).  After a year as an Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager with the Vernon Vipers (BCHL) in 2011, he took over the reins as Head Coach and General Manager of the Ontario Avalanche (WSHL) for four seasons.

Chris spent two years as the Associate Head Coach of the Langley Rivermen (BCHL).  This is Chris’s 4th year as Head Coach of the Vancouver North West Hawks program and 2nd as Zone General Manager. Chris is also the Owner of NewAngleHKY Development.