The Representative Team Development Program will be run by Adrian Lomonaco’s Journey to Excel. Adrian knows how to reach players and elevate their performance to new, higher levels. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and has trained players at the highest levels. Some of Adrian’s accomplishments include: playing professional hockey in Europe, skills coach for Hockey Canada, coach in the GTHL, winner of the OHL cup, coach for Provincial Junior OPJHL, and coach in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. As well, he has development experience with players at the NHL, Olympic, National, Professional and Amateur levels. Adrian will also be administering Coach to Coach learning sessions for coaches with specific questions ranging from strategy to on ice performance. These sessions will be held once a month throughout the year. The Shooting Clinic is also a new addition to the development program, which will be run by Adrian in conjunction with our goalie development. Under Adrian’s guidance, players from all levels have been rewarded with achieving new levels of success in hockey and our ladies will only benefit from his extensive knowledge and tutelage.
Rob Beatty will be our Representative and House League goalie instructor for the upcoming season. Rob brings a wealth of experience to the Canadettes including: current goalie coach for the Brampton Battalion; goalie evaluator for the OHL skills combine; contributing designer to Hockey Canada goaltender instructor accreditation program; facilitator for OMHA goaltender specialty clinics; instructor for Hockey Canada goaltender clinics; head instructor for Toronto Maple Leaf hockey camps and skills clinics; and many other credentials that make him a great addition to the Canadettes program. Dan has assisted him in many of his programs and camps and brings that experience to the program.
The Canadettes are also all about the fitness of their players and have included a training program for strength and conditioning within the development programs. This program runs in conjunction with their on ice program and is run by Mike Gout.Mike has a strong background in this field and his credentials include working with players from all levels of hockey. Mike is currently involved in training the BYHA along with the Toronto Marlies, Mississauga Senators, Young Nats and Mississauga Hornets all from the GTHL. His training techniques are well known to be effective and allow for players to improve their game all the way up to and including players at the NHL and other professional levels.