Coach Doug Bosse played hockey throughout his youth, playing juniors in Seattle, then semi-pro for Seattle Indians in a Royal British Columbia League. He also briefly played in the WCHL for the Tacoma Sabercats, the UHL with Quad Cities, and the ECHL Toledo Storm. Coach Bosse played for a Canadian All-Star Team that competed in Europe.
As a player, he was part of an HS State Championship team, a USA Hockey National Championship team, and was a two-time All-Star playing Juniors for Seattle Americans in the PIJHL in British Columbia.
Coach Bosse has been coaching hockey 15 years, helping players advance to AA, AAA, Junior, College Hockey, and Pro Hockey. When Coaching High School Hockey he was voted one of the top four in the state as a coach that players wanted to play for.
Coach Bosse runs a variety of programs for Canlan Ice Sports, teaching at all age levels from Learn to skate, Novice to Adult Learn to Skate. He also owned Illinois Selects Hockey, a small business that takes top end high school, AAA, junior players and prep school players to showcases and tournaments in the spring and summer.
DB Hockey will work with all skill levels of all hockey players to help them develop. We will work skating, stickhandling, shooting, body contact, and team concept. Skill, speed, agility, explosiveness, power, and creativity are all elements we will be working on through the course of the players on ice sessions. DB Hockey will help educate players on the proper technique in your player’s stride, edge work, shooting, passing. Position and game situations will also be involved in our development for our players. We are developing players to compete with a high skill level and intelligence.
We asked Coach Bosse for his philosophy on coaching and he said he always comes back to one quote that sticks in his mind "Don't judge those who try and fail, judge those who fail to try."