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HILL ACADEMY

Hockey

The Hill Academy Hockey Department is dedicated to enabling our student-athletes to reach their highest level of achievement. Whether the goal is to reach the post-secondary, national, international, or professional level, our staff is committed to developing a strong foundation, which will be the springboard for future success.

Hill Hockey incorporates intensive on-ice training and skill development, leading strength and conditioning, professional level coaching, sports psychology and team building sessions, all in an academic environment in which a student-athlete can thrive.

The Hill Academy Hockey Program

FAST FACTS

#1 North America’s premiere hockey program for student-athletes

25+ Alumni currently playing in the NHL

 

20+ Alumni currently playing in the OHL

15 First round OHL Draft picks

 

5 Current alumni rated as NHL top prospects

2 OHL First overall picks

 

65+ Hill alumni have received Division 1 hockey scholarships

CURRENT ALUMNI PLACEMENT

NHL

Anaheim Ducks

Devin Shore

Arizona Coyotes

Nick Ritchie

Boston Bruins

Daniel Renouf

Buffalo Sabres

Brett Murray

Calgary Flames

Brett Ritchie

Colorado Avalanche

Tyler Weiss

Dallas Stars

Thomas Harley

Detroit Red Wings

Daniel Renouf

Edmonton Oilers

Devin Shore

Tyler Tullio 

Florida Panthers

Ryan Lomberg

Los Angeles Kings

Brandt Clarke
Brendan Lemieux

Montreal Canadiens

Johnny Kovacevic

Logan Mailloux

New Jersey Devils

Graeme Clark

New York Rangers

Eric Ciccolini

 

San Jose Sharks

Artem Guryev

Seattle Kraken

Shane Wright

St Louis Blues

Michael Buchinger

Toronto Maple Leafs
Mitch Marner

Winnipeg Jets 

Cole Perfetti

NCAA

Atlantic Hockey

Rochester Institute of Technology

Robert Morris University

Big Ten

University of Michigan

Ohio State University

Penn State University

ECAC Hockey

Alaska-Fairbanks

Brown University

Clarkson University

Colgate University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Harvard University

Union College

Yale University

Hockey East

Boston College

Boston University

University of Connecticut

Maine University

Merrimack College

OUR PROGRAMS

Boys U18 Prep Hockey (Grades 10-PG)

Our boys U18 prep hockey program offers hockey players the opportunity to play at the best prep tournaments and showcases all while being seen by NCAA, CHL, BCHL and USHL scouts. With daily practices and a consistent game schedule against other high end prep school programs we provide the right circumstances for players to develop their abilities and reach higher levels post graduation.This program includes various skills and skating sessions with a more targeted approach on the development of the most important aspects of the game. This works hand-in-hand with our strength and conditioning programs which are sport specific and develop our athletes to their full physical potential.Placement after graduation is a defining aspect of this program as our strong education platform combined with our outside connections opens numerous doors for our hockey players. 

Boys U14 AAA Hockey

Our boys U14 AAA hockey program offers hockey players the opportunity to play at the best tournaments  and showcases across Canada and the USA. Our U14 teams will receive maximum exposure by being put into positions to be seen by NCAA, CHL, and USHL scouts. With daily practices and a consistent game schedule against other high end prep school programs we provide the right circumstances for players to develop their abilities and graduate to their next level whether that be with our U-16 or U-18 prep team or the OHL/USHL.

This program includes various skills and skating sessions with a more targeted approach on the development of the most important aspects of the game. This works hand and hand with our strength and conditioning programs which are sport specific and develop our athletes to their full physical potential.

Junior 8 Selects Hockey

The junior selects program gives our student-athletes the chance to incorporate hockey development into their school days and do-away with various on-ice skills/skating sessions after school hours. Alongside these school-day incorporated on-ice sessions, our strength and conditioning team puts together extensive workout plans to develop the physical aspects of our younger student athletes at the appropriate rates. This program allows for players to compete on their own individual club teams throughout the season with a culminating end to the season as players will be able to participate on our "off-season" teams that play in various showcases and tournaments.

Varsity Hockey Program (Grades 9-PG) *program is co-ed

The senior development program gives our grade 9-PG student-athletes the chance to incorporate hockey development into their school days and do-away with various on-ice skills/skating sessions after school hours. Alongside these school-day incorporated on-ice sessions, our strength and conditioning team puts together extensive workout plans to develop the physical aspects of our younger student athletes at the appropriate rates. This program allows for players to compete on their own individual club teams throughout the season while taking part in our yearlong development plan.

Junior Development Hockey Program (Grades 5-8) *program is co-ed

The junior development program gives our grade 7-8 student-athletes the chance to incorporate hockey development into their school days and do-away with various on-ice skills/skating sessions after school hours. Alongside these school-day incorporated on-ice sessions, our strength and conditioning team puts together extensive workout plans to develop the physical aspects of our younger student athletes at the appropriate rates. This program allows for players to compete on their own individual club teams throughout the season while taking part in our yearlong development plan.

COACHING STAFF

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Ryan brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and experience. He played his minor hockey in the GTHL and played JR A for the Wexford Raiders and Cornwall Colts. From there he received a Division 1 scholarship to Mercyhurst University where he served as team Captain in his last two seasons and was part of the Atlantic Hockey All Academic Team. Ryan went on to play pro in various cities throughout the United States and also played in Finland before finishing his professional career in Germany.

Since his playing days he has developed players of all different ages. He trains many NHL, OHL and NCAA players both on and off the ice during the summer months. 

His understanding of the game allows him to pass along his experiences and he takes pride in helping players become their best, both on the ice and away from the arenas. 

Ryan Toomey

Director of Hockey

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Travis Wight

Head Coach Prep Hockey

This is Travis’ eleventh year as a senior school teacher and coach for the prep hockey team.

 

He is a graduate of the University of Maine where he played NCAA Division I hockey. During that time the Black Bears competed in 2 Frozen Fours, losing 1-0 in the national championship to Denver in 2004.

 

After graduation Travis went on to play 8 years of professional hockey in North America and Europe. During his professional playing career Travis was also able to complete his master’s degree in education at Newman University.

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Brett Robinson

Assistant Coach U18 Hockey

& Skill Development Coach

Brett has an extensive and impressive hockey background. Brett received a NCAA Division 1 scholarship to Mercyhurst University. He played 4 seasons with the Lakers and graduated with a BA in Sport Business.

 

After graduating Brett went on to play more then 500 games professionally throughout his 10-year career across the United States and Europe. Brett has a strong desire to teach and develop future players.

 

The past 5 years Brett has focused on coaching and high-level on-ice skill development for athletes of all ages, including NHL, NCAA, OHL and Jr.A players.

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Mark Biesenthal

Assistant Coach U14 Hockey

& Skill Development Coach

Mark Biesenthal played Provincial hockey for the Brampton Capitals and Streetsville Derby’s. From there, he received a Division III Scholarship at Elmira College in New York, where he was twice named to the All-Conference team. Mark proceeded to play professional hockey in the ECHL/WPHL and in Europe. 
 
For the past 20 years, Mark continues to train, develop, and mentor players of all ages, and levels (NHL, OHL, NCAA, Jr., and AAA minor hockey). His passion for the game along with his guidance and training techniques has enabled players to gain skills and confidence to excel and further their playing career.

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John Siskos

Head Coach

Varsity Hockey

After growing up and playing hockey in his hometown, Coach John moved on to play for both the Markham Majors and Vaughan Kings of the GTHL. He played six seasons with both teams which eventually led to a brief stint with the Vaughan Vipers of the OJHL. During his playing time, Coach John was drafted to the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League in 2010 and named to the GTHL Midget All-Star Team in 2012.

 

John has his B.Ed. degree from Western University. As the Head Coach of Senior Development, John strives to enhance the capabilities of young hockey players both on and off the ice.

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Carsen Chubak

Goalie Coach

Carsen Chubak played junior hockey in the SJHL, BCHL, and USHL, before earning an NCAA Division 1 scholarship at Niagara University. Carsen spent 3 years at Niagara University, where he became the team's MVP, Atlantic Hockey Conference Player of the Year, and a Top 10 Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, while securing a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management. 

After graduating, Carsen played 3 seasons of professional hockey in the AHL, ECHL, and the EIHL. Highlighting this experience was the opportunity to sign an AHL contract and attend NHL development camp, rookie camp, and main camp with the Philadelphia Flyers. 

 With 15+ years of goalie coaching experience, he brings a strong understanding of the position and a unique passion for helping all goaltenders to reach their fullest potential. 

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