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Hill Academy Hockey

The Hill Academy Hockey Program

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.

FAST FACTS

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

22 Alumni currently playing in the NHL

 

15 Alumni currently playing in the OHL

 

3 Current alumni rated as NHL top prospects

 

60+ 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 U16 Prep Hockey (Grades 9-10)

Our boys U-16 prep hockey program offers hockey players the opportunity to play at the best U16 tournaments and showcases all while being 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 reach higher levels whether that be with our 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.

The most elite players in this program will also have the chance to force their way onto our U18 team for select games.

Junior Selects Hockey Program (Grades 7-8) *program is co-ed

The junior competitive development program gives our grade 7-8 student-athletes the chance to incorporate elite-level 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 the most prestigious spring/summer tournaments like the World Selects Invitational. 

Senior Selects Hockey Program (Grades 9-10) *program is co-ed

The senior competitive development program gives our grade 9-10 student-athletes the chance to incorporate elite-level 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 the most prestigious spring/summer tournaments like the World Selects Invitational. This program also offers the opportunity to graduate to our U16 Prep team.

Senior Development 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 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.

Junior Development Hockey Program (Grades 7-8) *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 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.

Grade 5-6 Hockey Development Program *program is co-ed

The 5-6 development program gives our grade 5-6 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.

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Brett MacLean

General Manager - Hockey

This will be Brett's 7th year as a member of the Hill Academy hockey program. After an impressive playing career, we are proud to have Brett MacLean as the General Manager of The Hill Hockey program. ​Brett was the 1st round pick of the 2004 OHL draft. He played 245 games between the Erie Otter and Oshawa Generals and recorded 288 points in 245 OHL games including a league leading 61 goals in 2007-2008. Brett was a 2nd round NHL pick to the Phoenix Coyotes and played at the professional level for four years. After being forced to retire early because of a heart condition, Brett has been involved in skill development for the past 10 years. In that time Brett has worked with players from age 8 all the way up to the NHL as well as working with members of the 2022 Team Canada women's Olympic team to help them find areas of improvement in their game. 

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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.

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Brett Robinson

Assistant Coach Prep Hockey

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 3 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.

Coaching Staff

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Ken Peroff

Player Development Coach Varsity

Ken comes to the Hill Academy with an extensive background in hockey both as a player and as a coach.  After playing 4 years in the OHL for the Brampton Battalion Ken went on to play for the University of Guelph.  Upon graduating Ken pursued his professional career in Toledo with the ECHL and in Strasbourg with the Ligue Magnus France.  After finishing his playing career Ken began working as both a scout and coach. He began scouting for the North Bay Battalion of the OHL in 2016.  Ken has coached Jr. A. Jr. B. and in the OHL. Over the past 3 years Ken has worked with Guelph Minor hockey on their Development team and runs various private coaching and skating clinics.  This will be Ken's first season working with the Hill Academy as the Head of Player Development. 

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John Siskos

Head Coach

Senior Development

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.

 

After playing, Coach John has dedicated his time to teaching both on and off the ice. Most notably, he has obtained his B.Ed. degree from Western University and has started his own elite hockey development school called North South Hockey which operates in the Caledon area. In addition, Coach John has had many successful coaching positions including:

 

Through this, Coach John is excited to be a part of a coaching staff that strives to enhance the capabilities of young hockey players both on and off the ice.

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Ryan Toomey

Director, Hill Junior School Hockey Recruitment & Development

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. 

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