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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

PWHL

Montreal

Erin Ambrose

Laura Stacey

Ottawa

Kristin Della Rovere

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 11-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 U15 AAA Hockey

Our boys U15 AAA hockey program offers the continuation from the U14 AAA program. The focus remains on reaching each student-athletes next highest level of achievement. For many of our AAA hockey athletes, this comes from the continued focus on balancing academics with high performance hockey training and gaining exposure to NCAA, CHL and USHL scouts through showcase events and high profile tournaments. 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 U16 AAA or U18 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, while also working with the performance team for off-ice strength and conditioning.

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

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

Program specifically designed for AA, AAA calibre players to enhance hockey development the student-athlete is receiving with their home club. The Junior Selects program incorporates skills and drills sessions that are more inline with AAA development, to better prepare the student-athlete as they continue in the sport of hockey. From mid-September to mid-May this group receives on-ice training three days per week, while receiving complimentary multi-sport on off-ice days. When combined with an individualized strength and conditioning plan from Hill Pride Performance, this all around program keeps high performance athletes ready for their high performance.

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

The junior development program gives our grade 5-8 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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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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Ryan Chiasson

Assistant Coach

Hockey has been an important aspect of Ryan’s life from a young age. He brings dedication, passion, and a strong work ethic to The Hill Academy.

Ryan Chiasson played over two hundred junior hockey games in the OJHL,  NAHL, and USHL before playing NCAA hockey at the University of Plattsburgh. At Plattsburgh he was a member of the SUNYAC All Academic team, going on to be the Valedictorian of his graduating class. He understands what it takes to be a successful student athlete. 

After graduating from University of Plattsburgh, Ryan realized he had a passion for working with dedicated student athletes, which led Ryan to receive his teaching and master’s degree from the University of Toronto. 
 

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