Hockey Coaches

Lindsay Hofford- Hockey Director

As well as being the Director of Hockey at the Hill Academy, Lindsay is currently the Amateur Scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs, a consultant for the London Knights, and the owner of world renowned Pro Hockey Development Group.

Having coached for six years in the CHL with the London Knights and the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Hofford brings a wealth of experience to the Hill. He had an instrumental part in guiding the London Knights to three straight playoff appearances. With Lethbridge, Coach Hofford led the team to its highest winning percentage in ten years. Players such as Rick Nash, Brent Seabrook, Corey Perry, Kris Vesteeg and over 100 other NHL members have played or trained with Lindsay.

Coach Hofford holds Political Science and Sociology Degrees from the University of Guelph. He has owned and operated Pro Hockey Development for the last eighteen years. Lindsay has received high praise from hockey people as a motivational and innovative coach who is committed to teaching, communication and development. He is currently in his 7th year as leader of the Men’s Hockey Program at the Hill Academy.

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 Doug Orr- U18 Prep Head Coach

Doug Orr is the Head Coach of the U16 Prep Hockey Team. Last season Doug coached the U18 to a very successful USEHL Championship winning season.

He has over ten years of experience working in the hockey training business. Doug played his college hockey at McGill University before playing 5 years of professional hockey in the United States, Germany, and Holland. After retiring from playing professional hockey, he became the Head on Ice Instructor at National Training Rinks in Newmarket. Doug’s coaching background includes Directing the Seneca College Hockey Camp for 10 years, as well as running tryouts and training camps for teams in the Greater Toronto area for the past several years. Before arriving at The Hill, Doug was an assistant coach with the Stouffville Spirit Junior A Hockey club.

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 Sean Teakle- U16 Prep Head Coach

This is Sean’s second season with the Prep Hockey program. Last season Sean coached the U18s to a very successful USEHL Championship winning season.

As a player, Sean gained experience with the Peterborough Petes, and four years in the OPJHL playing with the Streetsville Derbys, Oakville Blades and Georgetown Raiders. In his OPJHL career he was selected to appear the All-Star game as a rookie, won an All Ontario Championship and played in the RBC National Championship. As a coach his experience includes: coaching AAA in the U21 division winning an All Ontario Championship, Assistant Coach with the Streetsville Derbys, Assistant Coach with the Milton Icehawks and working at Pass Hockey as a Head Instructor teaching power skating, stick skill, and shooting.

Travis Wight- U18 Prep Assistant Coach

This is Travis’ second year as a coach for the Prep hockey team. Travis is a Graduate from the University of Maine, and last season he coached the U16s to a very successful USEHL Championship winning season.

After playing NCAA Divison 1 Hockey at for the Black Bears, Travis went on to play 8 years of Professional hockey, including one season in Holland with U16 Head Coach, Doug Orr. During his Professional playing career Travis was also able to complete his Master’s degree.

As a coach, Travis served as an assistant for the Wichita Thunder in the ECHL and last season coached AA Bantam at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. We are excited to have Travis as a member of our teaching staff as well. 

 Vince Bruni- Varsity Hockey

Vince Bruni is a graduate of both The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and Canisius College in Buffalo. Vince accepted a NCAA Division 1 ice hockey scholarship to play in Alabama and helped lead the Chargers to the final College Hockey America (CHA) championship and a birth in the NCAA Frozen Four tournament in 2010. Vince was named to consecutive CHA All-Academic teams and received the Student-Athlete award for dedication in the classroom and on the ice.

Vince was also part of the Royal Bank Cup (Canadian Junior ‘A’ Championship) winning Aurora Tigers in 2007.

For the last two years Vince has been a head-instructor at Score Hockey- a one-on-one player development program with special emphasis placed on developing proper shooting technique. In his free time, Vince trains with Professional Hockey players from various leagues around North America and Europe.

Marko Fiser- Varsity Hockey

Coming from Slovenia, Marko is a great addition to our Varsity Hockey program with an extensive player and coach resume. From 2002-2004 Marko played in the Slovenian Junior U-20 League for HK Slavija; and from 2005-2009 Marko played professionally for HK Alfa in the Slovenian League.

A graduate from the University of Ljubjana, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports with an Ice Hockey coaching Diploma, Marko gained coaching experience on a number of different teams and camps for a wide range of age groups. This experience includes: Slovenian National Team Head Coach; Head Coach at HK Alfa U10 and U12; Asst. Coach at HK Olimpija Ljunljana U10, U12, U16, U18; Head Coach at HK Olimpija Ljubljana U9 and U11; and Head Coach at HDK Maribor Senior Semi-Professional Team. In addition, Marko has been an instructor at the following camps: Marian Gaborik Hockey Camp Slovakia, Ledinho Hodeje Camp Czech Republic, Michigan State University Summer Hockey Camp, Planet Hockey Swedish Hockey Summit, Planet Hockey SI Camp Director, and Planet Hockey USA Camp.