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Registration for the 2022-23 season is now open! If you have any general questions visit our Q & A page for more information.


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Brad Thiessen and Derek Schmidt to lead Cleveland Barons/SYHC 8U Hockey Program


OBM Arena is pleased to announce that Brad Thiessen and Derek Schmidt have agreed join the 8U Mite program in leadership roles.


Brad Thiessen is originally from Aldergrove. British Columbia and a proud resident of Cleveland for the past six years. Brad recently retired from a 12-year professional career with the last six of those as a member of the Cleveland Monsters. Brad is married to his wife Ashlee and are parents to sons Nash and Brody as well as daughter Aubree.

I’m excited to be part of the 8U program and am looking forward to helping lead the Mite program and grow the sport of hockey. - Brad Thiessen


Derek Schmidt has spent most of his life in the Cleveland area and has been involved with hockey for over 35 years. He grew up playing the CSHL and has witnessed the growth of the CSHL and mite hockey. He is the husband of wife Traci and father to son Karl.

I’m looking forward to developing young hockey players and want to be part of growing the sport of hockey. - Derek Schmidt


Please give each of these gentlemen your support and best wishes as they transition into these roles. Additional information on pre-season training and tryouts to be released soon.



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