Our Team

The overarching belief at Serious Academy of Hockey is to help build confidence through sport-specific movements combined with appropriate cross-training on and off the ice. The game has always been unique in its movement, relative to other sports. Skating, balance, shooting, passing, and understanding the game combined with a high level of compete are key to continuing to develop and play at the highest level. Our staff offers a combination of skills and experience to offer the best mix of all the crucial elements to our athletes. We believe that working hard and smart leads to maximum development in individuals.

Coach Dave

Coach Dave’s 35-plus years of coaching have allowed him the opportunity to work with players of all levels from beginner to pro. Seeing players succeed and reach their goals has been and continues to be extremely rewarding. Being involved with Serious Academy of Hockey has allowed Coach Dave to share his passion for the game and help young athletes in our community grow and succeed. Dave’s favourite piece of advice is that players should work as hard on their weaknesses as they do on their strengths and continue their personal development no matter what level they are at.

Experience and credentials: 
-NHL (LA Kings)
-U of S Huskies
-SMHA Coaching
-Saskatoon Blazers Coaching
-Saskatoon Blades Assistant Coach
-U of S Men’s Hockey Assistant Coach (current)

Coach Randy

Coach Randy believes that building a solid base of fundaments is imperative for youth hockey players as they advance through the minor hockey system. His main focus is technique and proper form in all aspects of the game including skating, edges, passing, shooting, and stick handling. Implementing the details of these skills into game-like situations can enhance the player’s confidence and overall development. He believes the details of these elements can set a player apart and continuous repetition is imperative for growth and development even as players advance to higher levels. 

Experience and credentials: 
-Olympics (Canadian Olympic Team)
-World Championships (Team Canada)
-Swift Current Broncos WHL Coach
-Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAA Coach
-Saskatoon Stallions U15 AA Coach
-Saskatoon Thunder U13 AA Coach

Coach Eli

Coach Eli takes pride in helping athletes achieve the level they desire through consistent, disciplined, and deliberate hard work. He strives to improve each athlete by breaking down the mechanics in specific areas of their game such as skating, stick handling, and shooting to ensure proper physics are being utilized to maximize performance and efficiency. He applies knowledge from his pre-med and biology degrees in conjunction with his personal training certification, and years of experience to create intricate on-ice and off-ice programs composed of specific drills and exercises that enhance each unique player. By highlighting the importance of attention to detail, coachability, and leadership, Eli challenges each individual to achieve their dreams by improving both as an athlete and a person. 

Experience and credentials:
-Saskatoon Redwings U7
-Saskatoon Generals U15AA 
-Saskatoon Blazers U18 SMAAAHL 
-Nipawin Hawks SJHL 
-Omaha Lancers USHL 
-Union College Dutchmen NCAA D1 
-Jacksonville Icemen ECHL 
-Certified Personal Trainer

Coach Ian

Coach Ian believes that hard work, respect, and love for the game have a huge impact on individual hockey careers. He believes that full effort should be put forth on every drill, every rep, and every shift. Not only to become a better hockey player, but create lifelong habits. Each practice is designed to push young athletes to their full potential and to have fun while doing it. He puts a lot of focus on lesser-known skills that are just as important in a complete hockey player. These skills, when put together, are what separates a good player from a great player. Ian finds himself learning just as much as his players and loves the interactions and passion for hockey that the each athlete he works with has. Throughout his career, he has found that working hard, being respectful and having fun can lead to incredible experiences through hockey.

Experience and credentials:
-Saskatoon Contacts SMAAAHL
-Weyburn Red Wings SJHL
-University of Windsor USPORTS
-Orlando Solar Bears ECHL
-Toledo Walleye ECHL
-Wichita Thunder ECHL
-Dundee Stars EIHL
-Certified Personal Trainer

Coach Mike

Bio coming soon.

Coach Halie

Bio coming soon.


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