Hill 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.

FAST FACTS

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

21 Alumni currently playing in the NHL

 

15 Alumni currently playing in the OHL

 

3 Current alumni rated as NHL top prospects

 

50+ Hill alumni have received Division 1 hockey scholarships

Hear What our Alumni Have to Say!

Current Alumni Placement

NHL

Graeme Clarke - New Jersey Devils

Michael Dal Colle - New York Islanders

Kaden Fulcher - Detroit Red Wings

Thomas Harley - Dallas Stars

Nikita Korostelev - Toronto Maple Leafs

Johnny Kovacevic - Winnipeg Jets

Brendan Lemieux - New York Rangers

Miles Liberati - Vancouver Canucks

Ryan Lomberg - Calgary Flames

Matia Marcantuoni - Pittsburgh Penguins

Mitch Marner - Toronto Maple Leafs

Brett Murray - Buffalo Sabres

Cody Payne - Boston Bruins

Markus Phillips - Los Angeles Kings

Nicholas Porco - Dallas Stars

Brett Ritchie - Boston Bruins

Nick Ritchie - Anaheim Ducks

Devin Shore - Anaheim Ducks

Daniel Renouf - Detroit Red Wings

Tyler Weiss - Colorado Avalanche

NCAA

Atlantic Hockey

Rochester Institute of Technology

Robert Morris University

Big Ten

University of Michigan

Ohio State University

Penn State University

ECAC Hockey

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

Brett Robinson

Head Coach U16 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.

Rob Demontis

Head Coach U16 Prep Hockey

We are proud to announce that Hill alumni Rob Demontis has joined our Hill Hockey coaching staff!

A graduate of Yale, Rob played 4 seasons with the Bulldogs where he proved to be a respected teammate who was highly regarded by both coaches and peers.

Rob is a great example for our student-athletes and we are thrilled he can share his experiences with us.

Hill Varsity Hockey

The Varsity Hockey Program at The Hill is based primarily around skill development. As opposed to our U16 and U18 Prep programs, which are team based, Varsity players continue to play for the minor hockey association teams that they belong to.

It is a complete on and off ice development program which includes on ice sessions with professional skills experts and off ice information sessions with sport and industry leaders.

In addition, the Varsity Program participates as a team to represent The Hill Academy at various tournaments around the GTA. We do our best to ensure that these games do not conflict with their minor hockey schedules.

Hill Girls Hockey

This program is specifically designed to enhance the development of players born in 2006 and 2007 and will run as a girls AA program. Female hockey players are now being recruited at the university level as early as the Bantam level and by addressing full development at the Pee Wee age, players will be better prepared on and off the ice for the upcoming opportunities that will be presented.

The Hill program is able to have the three main aspects of a student-athletes experience (on-ice development, off ice training and academics) work in conjunction with each other while providing the athlete proper time time for rest and recovery so they are able to maximize each session or class to reach their full potential.

The program will be led by former NCAA coaches and/or players who understand what it takes not only to make it to that level, but more importantly, to succeed.

HOCKEY COACHING STAFF

Brett MacLean

General Manager Varsity Hockey

After an impressive playing career, we are proud to have Brett MacLean as the General Manager of Varsity Hockey. ​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 went on to the University of Waterloo to obtain his Bachelor’s degree, where he also served as their Assistant Men’s Hockey coach.

Doug Orr

General Manager Prep Hockey

Doug Orr 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.

Travis Wight

Head Coach U18 Prep Hockey

This fall Coach Wight will be heading into his sixth year as a coach for the Prep hockey team. Travis is a Graduate from the University of Maine. After playing NCAA Division 1 Hockey for the Black Bears, Travis went on to play 8 years of Professional hockey, including one season in Holland with Doug Orr, our General Manager of Prep Hockey.  During his Professional playing career Travis was also able to complete his Master’s degree in Education.

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Hill Prep Hockey

The Hill Academy Prep Hockey Program is meticulously designed to enhance individual skill development and provide players with a positive skill-building environment that emphasizes hard work, development, discipline, and fun.  The Hill Prep Hockey program is designed to best prepare our players for the next level while providing OHL, USHL, BCHL, and NCAA exposure and opportunities.

We provide a safe and educational learning environment while making our players accountable for their actions both on and off the ice.  The Hill Prep Hockey Program provides a rigorous and elite level, school year round schedule with daily practices with professional level coaches.

The Hill Academy attracts players that are first and foremost quality people. A Hill Academy prospective student-athlete will be examined for academic, athletic, and personal qualities, all which will be taken into consideration in the admissions process.

For all hockey admissions inquiries, please contact Brett MacLean: 

brett.maclean@thehillacademy.com 

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Tel: (519) 941-9917

Email: admissions@thehillacademy.com

Address

20490 Porterfield Road

Caledon, ON L7K 1S7