Hill Hockey

The Hill Academy Hockey Program
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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

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Current Alumni Placement

NHL

Los Angeles Kings

Brandt Clarke
Markus Phillips

New Jersey Devils

Graeme Clarke
 

New York Islanders

Michael Dal Colle
 

Detroit Red Wings

Kaden Fulcher
 

Dallas Stars

Thomas Harley
Nicholas Porco

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Nikita Korostelev
Mitch Marner

 

Winnipeg Jets

Johnny Kovacevic
Cole Perfetti

Arizona Coyotes

Nick Ritchie

 

New York Rangers

Brendan Lemieux

 

Vancouver Canucks

Miles Liberati

 

Calgary Flames

Ryan Lomberg

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Matia Marcantuoni

 

Buffalo Sabres

Brett Murray

 

Boston Bruins

Cody Payne

Boston Bruins

Brett Ritchie

Anaheim Ducks

Devin Shore

 

Detroit Red Wings

Daniel Renouf

Colorado Avalanche

Tyler Weiss

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

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.

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 female hockey players born between 2009 and 2005 and will run as a girls development program. Female hockey players are now being recruited at the university level as early as the Bantam level and the Hill Academy program allows players to be better prepared on and off the ice for the upcoming opportunities that will be presented to them.

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 for rest and recovery so they are able to maximize each session or class to reach their full potential.

HOCKEY COACHING STAFF

Brett MacLean

This will be Brett's 6th 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 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 has been involved in skill development for the past 10 years. In that time Brett has worked with players from age 10 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. 

Brett MacLean

General Manager - Hockey

Travis Wight
Travis Wight

Head Coach Prep Hockey

This is Travis’ eighth 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.

Brett Robinson
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.

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Frank Longo

Admissions Manager &
Director of Goaltending

Frank Longo has been actively coaching goaltenders for the past 11 years ranging from Major Junior and NCAA caliber goaltenders, all the way to beginners. Frank was heavily involved in Whitby Minor Hockey, as he became the assistant coach & goaltending coach for the U14 AAA program in 2015 - the youngest bench coach at the AAA level in recent Whitby Minor Hockey history. Frank then went on to coach at Stanstead College where Frank was responsible for goaltending development. Frank went on to Nipissing University as the assistant coach and goaltending scout with the women’s varsity hockey program

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For all hockey admissions inquiries, please contact Brett MacLean: 

brett.maclean@thehillacademy.com