Meet Derek Bourque, 18U Elite Head Coach

We sat down with Derek and asked him a few questions. Let's get to know him!

What got you into coaching hockey?

I got into coaching right after playing. I started in 2019 after playing club hockey (ACHA) at Umass Lowell.

What’s missing from youth hockey today? 

I think what’s missing in youth hockey is keeping the game fun while also keeping a competitive spirit.

You can coach for a lot of clubs. Why the Imperials? 

I chose the imperials because I believe in what the organization stands for. Giving players the chance to develop into great players on and off the ice!

What is your top core value you look for in your players? 

Players that are coachable. 

If you could have dinner with 1 person in all of history, past and present. Who would it be? 

 Tom Brady! He's the GOAT!