Prolific Hockey offers highly specialized programs that are committed to making our players reach their full potential. Our devoted instructors strive to transfer the Prolific Hockey mentality to all of the players we serve. Our elite on and off-ice training provides a highly competitive and fun learning environment that helps our players grow as athletes and individuals.
THE PROLIFIC DIFFERENCE
Serving the Region of Waterloo since 2019, Prolific Hockey strives to make a long lasting impact towards our players both on and off the ice. Our programs give our athletes the opportunity to work with elite instructors to improve hockey attributes such as skating, shooting, stick-handling, passing and hockey sense. Our hockey camps, private/semi private lessons and team training sessions inspire our athletes to be the best players and people they can be.
2022/2023 Hockey Training
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THE PROLIFIC ADVANTAGE
The Prolific Hockey instructional methodology is based on the progression model. At Prolific Hockey we structure our sessions beginning with Power Skating/Edgework, then move on to Skill Drills that incorporate the Powerskating/Edgework being taught prior. Next we focus on Flow Drills that integrate the Power Skating/Edgework and Skills being taught in the previous drills while moving in space. Lastly, we finish each of our sessions with a Battle/Compete Drill to tie in all of the skills taught in the lesson in a game like situation.
WE KNOW HOCKEY
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Co-Owner & Head On-Ice Instructor
Coach Danny grew up playing hockey in both the Waterloo and Kitchener Minor Hockey Associations. He moved on to play Junior A for the Burlington Cougars of the OJHL. In his last year with the Cougars he was awarded Team MVP and obtained a scholarship offer to Salem State University. He went on to win two NCAA conference championships in his four years at Salem State University. Some personal accolades while at Salem State University include 3x Conference Player of the Week and 4x All-American Academic Team member. He is also currently a supply teacher with the WRDSB & WCDSB having taught at St. David Secondary School and Jacob Hespeler Secondary School over the past three years. His passion for teaching and coaching inspired Danny to start Prolific Hockey to make a positive impact in the Region of Waterloo's hockey community.
Co-Owner & Head On-Ice Instructor
Coach Chris grew up playing hockey for the Waterloo Wolves, captaining the team to 4 Alliance Championships. He was drafted by the Windsor Spitfires in the 4th round, 75th overall in 2016. Chris won a Memorial Cup Championship in 2017 with the Spitfires. Chris played five years in the OHL with Windsor and was an Assistant Captain of the team for three years. Chris is now going into his third year of university playing hockey at Toronto Metropolitan University, majoring in business. Chris’ dedication and passion for the game of hockey is evident in his accomplishments on the ice!
Coach Chase is entering his third year with the Waterloo Warriors of the OUA. Last season in 15 games Chase put up quality numbers for the Warriors (15-3-9-12). Chase recorded 28 goals and added 41 assists in 244 OHL regular season games. Chase played for the Sarnia Sting before also suiting up with the Owen Sound Attack for parts of two seasons, before splitting his overage year between the Kitchener Rangers and Windsor Spitfires. This past season Chase was an Assistant Coach for the Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA Team. Chase's hockey resume speaks for itself, he is a great resource for our young players to have as an instructor at Prolific Hockey!
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Coach Ben recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Degree in Kinesiology. Coach Ben has completed the High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the International Youth Training Association. Over the course of five years at WLU Ben spent the bulk of his time training youth minor hockey players at Depth Training in both team and individual settings. Ben has a strong desire to create environments where athletes can learn, be challenged, be successful and have fun during the process. Ben's main objective is to improve and optimize athletic performance by applying fundamental movement patterns to various aspects of training such as speed, power and strength. Ben's athletic career includes playing AAA hockey in Waterloo up until U18, two years of Jr. C for New Hamburg Firebirds, and most recently just finished his fifth season of Men's Rugby at WLU.
Coach Trevor grew up playing minor hockey in Tavistock and eventually played 4 years of AAA in Waterloo. He moved on to play Jr. B for the Stratford Cullitons playing 4 seasons winning Conference Defensive Player of the Year 4 times. He attended Wilfrid Laurier University playing 3 seasons being Team MVP and Academic All Canadian in the 2017-2018 season. Trevor now continues to coach in the Stratford Minor Hockey Association and Tavistock Minor Hockey Association. Coach Trevor is also a teacher with the WRDSB where he teaches at Hespeler Public School. Both Trevor's playing and coaching experience give him great insight and expertise of what it takes to be a great hockey player!
Head Goalie Instructor
Rob Radford comes to Prolific Hockey with 20+ years experience as Athletic Director of Hockey Programs at Private Schools in the USA and Canada.
Rob has played goalie in the USA and Canada and travelled across Europe to engage in the game he loves. He has coached AAA in the OMHA and GTHL, been an instructor for the Alliance and has provided individual and group training to all levels. Robert has operated goalie camps and training since 1997 across Canada and the USA. He has gained valuable experience working with all ages and calibre of players.
Rob started, in 2009, the team programs for an elite sports program in Ontario including a showcase league called the Prep School Hockey Federation. This included teams from Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario as well as teams from the USA. His history working in the USA with private schools and teams also has provided him many positive networking opportunities in the game of hockey, which he has engaged to assist his players and students to advance there opportunities on and off the ice. Rob has been a Goalie Coach and Assistant Coach at the Jr. A level in the Ontario Junior Hockey league,(OJHL) as well as a General manager.
He is a coach, teacher and an advocate for his students and players and is a great addition to the Prolific Hockey program!
Video Analysis & On-Ice Instructor
Coach Mike is the Head Coach of the Kitchener-Waterloo Siskins Junior Hockey Club. Previously, he spent 3 seasons as an Assistant & Video Coach with the Siskins and also worked as a Regional Ontario Scout for Neutral Zone Scouting Services, providing intel for the OHL Draft and NCAA D1 & D3 coaches. As a player Mike played AAA for the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association before moving on to play in the Northern Ontario Jr. A League with the #1 nationally ranked Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats. After two years of Junior Hockey, Mike moved on to play four years at the University of Waterloo in the Canadian University Hockey League (CIS). Mike finished off his playing career in the Southern Professional Hockey League playing for the Columbus Cottonmouths. Aside from hockey Mike has been an educator for 16 years in Ontario. Coach Mike's wealth of experience coaching and playing hockey at a high level makes Mike an expert at developing every player he works with!
Hockey Operations & On-Ice Instructor
Coach Tyler brings a wealth of experience helping to run numerous hockey camps in the Waterloo Region both on and off of the ice. Tyler grew up playing AAA hockey with the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association. Tyler is now a proud hockey dad and has been coaching hockey at an elite level for the past 5 years. This past year Tyler has been an on-ice instructor at Victus Academy, the Waterloo Region's Premier Hockey Academy. Coach Ty will be running our 2011 Prolific Hockey Spring Team this upcoming season with Coach Mike Mcilveen! Tyler's passion for helping others and knowledge of how to properly run an elite hockey camp makes him a great addition to the Prolific Hockey Team.