Coaches Corner

By John “Cub” Burke, Head Coach


Welcome to the 44th season of Sun’s Hockey. Once again, we are the Black Diamond Hockey League defending champions! I can’t stress enough how much the fans’ support helped pull us through on that Championship weekend. You are truly our seventh Sun! 

Our goal this year is to overcome a feat that has never been accomplished in the BDHL; back-to-back championships. Even though we lost Michel Budd and Robbie Murden, we’re fortunate to have Max Tardy back to help offset the two quality players we lost. Also joining the the team are Rusty Anderson, all the way from Sweden, and Darrell Hay from the Idaho Steelheads. We have a new “Target” (goaltender), Bobby Bowden, whose impressed us all in practice. The usual cast of characters will all be on the ice to help achieve our goals and score some as well! 

We’re excited to announce the official formation of the Sun Valley Sun’s Alumni Association. The SVSAA is long overdue with over 600 former players living all over the world. Our 44 year history has certainly seen some characters going in and out of the locker room doors. It also gives us another unique opportunity to continue to be involved in our great community. The Suns, the Sun’s Foundation, and the SVSAA plan to continue our donations and participation with our local charities. We’re all looking forward to making sure you have a good time at the Campion Ice House. Sarah Benson and her staff do a fabulous job to make sure your entertainment value is top notch. 

See you at the Pond! 

Coach Cub