PBK is incredibly excited to announce that Klick Lewis Arena has hired Antoine Bergeron as their new full time hockey director. Antoine will also serve at PBK’s hockey director and serve in the role of Director of Player & Coach Development on the PBK Leadership Team.
Antoine is a native of Valcourt, Quebec. He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 2000 and played professionally in the ECHL with the Reading Royals and Trenton Titans. Antoine played his Junior career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) which is regarded as one of the premier professional development leagues in North America.
After his professional playing days, Antoine has lead local youth programs in both Reading and Lancaster. Most recently, Antoine served the last 8 years as the hockey director for the Lancaster County Youth Amateur Hockey League (Lancaster Firebirds). Antoine grew that program tremendously over those 8 years into a highly respected program known for developing players, coaches, and families.
Antoine sees this new position at KLA/PBK as a huge growth opportunity at a young, successful hockey program and at a fantastic 2-pad ice rink with a wonderful sports complex surrounding it. Antoine believes in the culture that PBK has started developing in the first 6 years and looks forward to expanding our family, community, and personal development focus for many years to come.
This announcement serves as a start of a new era for both KLA and PBK with an even more increased focus on making every player and coach better – in hockey and in life. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Mr. Weaver and Klick Lewis Arena for hiring Antoine and demonstrating their long term commitment to the Palmyra Black Knights.