The game of hockey is a passion in our country and for many of us becomes a way of life. Hockey at all levels is a great way to challenge yourself, have fun, develop valuable friend groups and become a team player.
Throughout my life in the game I have encountered many triumphs and many challenges that I had to overcome. Despite the adversity I cannot envision my life without hockey being a major part of it.
My experiences as a minor hockey player...from house league, to A level, to AAA level hockey...spring hockey and finally the OHL and Professional hockey were all valuable in shaping me as a person not only an athlete.
My coaching experiences have continued my journey and way of life. They include Tier 2, Canadian University, Hockey Canada - World U17 and currently my 14th year and counting in the Ontario Hockey League.
Playing and coaching have allowed me to experience Provincial Championships, World Championships and a trip to the Memorial Cup. I have had the good fortune of working closely with players who went on to win Stanley Cups, National University Championships, Memorial Cups, World Junior Championships even Olympic Gold with Team Canada. I have also coached players who have gone on to become engineers, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, accountants, entrepreneurs, police officers, firemen, teachers and many other occupations that contribute greatly to society...all utilizing their experiences in hockey to help get them there.
Even though the majority of my personal journey in hockey has now been on the professional side, I believe in and want to contribute to all levels of hockey from the 5 year old learning to shoot and pass to the adult hockey player interested in learning more and more about the game. My 27 years of coaching and organizing hockey development from Dalhousie University to the Belleville Bulls has given me the opportunity to do this. Now Game Ready Hockey will be my vehicle to continue.
This is why our programs include:
Tyke Learn-to-Play Camp
Full Day Development Camp for Novice, Atom and Peewee players
3 on 3 Spring Showdown
Even... Adult Hockey Camps
...none of which differentiate current level or ability or experience in the game. All programs provide players a tremendous opportunity to better their skills and fall or stay in love with the game.
Our Elite division prepares players to play at the highest level for their age group and excel at that level. It prepares them to reach new levels as an individual hockey player.
Our Elite division includes:
AAA / Elite Pre Tryout Skates
AAA / Elite Spring Development Skates
AAA / Elite Spring Hockey Tournament Teams
Elite Defensemens Camps
Elite Forwards Camps
Both divisions are staffed with OHL, Tier 2, Professional players and coaches, supplemented with great young leaders in our community. These instructors are both male and female who have a strong hockey knowledge base and are great with kids. All our staff go through a comprehensive training session with myself every year that has been designed based on an extensive background in hockey development and coaching players of all ages.
All of our camps however have one thing in common...our goal is to get you GAME READY. On the ice it all comes down games. Games are won and lost, games are scouted and watched, games have fans and teammates and opponents....goals, assists, saves...everything counts.
Let us get you GAME READY.
Thank you for your time.