Hockey Coaches

Lindsay Hofford- Hockey Director

As well as being the Director of Hockey at the Hill Academy, Lindsay is currently the Amateur Scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs, a consultant for the London Knights, and the owner of world renowned Pro Hockey Development Group.

Having coached for six years in the CHL with the London Knights and the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Hofford brings a wealth of experience to the Hill. He had an instrumental part in guiding the London Knights to three straight playoff appearances. With Lethbridge, Coach Hofford led the team to its highest winning percentage in ten years. Players such as Rick Nash, Brent Seabrook, Corey Perry, Kris Vesteeg and over 100 other NHL members have played or trained with Lindsay.

Coach Hofford holds Political Science and Sociology Degrees from the University of Guelph. He has owned and operated Pro Hockey Development for the last eighteen years. Lindsay has received high praise from hockey people as a motivational and innovative coach who is committed to teaching, communication and development. He is currently in his 7th year as leader of the Men’s Hockey Program at the Hill Academy.

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 Doug Orr- General Manager of 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.

Contact Doug: dorr@thehillacademy.com

 


Brett Maclean- General Manager of Varsity Hockey

After an impressive playing career, we are excited to add Brett Maclean to the Hill Hockey staff.

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 pick NHL pick to the Phoenix Coyotes and played at the professional level for four years. He was forced to retire early because of a heart condition.

Brett then went to the University of Waterloo to obtain his Bachelor’s degree while serving as the Assistant Men’s Hockey coach.

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Dan Lichterman- General Manager of Womens Hockey

Dan, a native of Minnesota, has worked with all levels of players from introductory hockey programs to the pro level.

Dan has had coaching stints in the NAHL (Chicago Freeze), NCAA Women’s Hockey (University of Maine and Minnesota State University) as well as Head Coaching the Toronto Furies of the CWHL and the North York Renegades of the GMHL and working in player development with the Brampton Beast of the ECHL

In addition to his duties at the Hill Academy, Dan has recently worked with the Richmond Hill Stars and Mississauga Chiefs in player and coaches development.

Dan played collegiate hockey at the University of St. Thomas (NCAA D3) in St. Paul, MN where he graduated with a degree in Journalism. He also holds a master level coaching certification from USA Hockey.

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Travis Wight- Head Coach U16 Prep Hockey

This is Travis’ third year as a coach for the Prep hockey team. Travis is a Graduate from the University of Maine. After playing NCAA Divison 1 Hockey at for the Black Bears, Travis went on to play 8 years of Professional hockey, including one season in Holland with U16 Head Coach, Doug Orr. During his Professional playing career Travis was also able to complete his Master’s degree.

As a coach, Travis served as an assistant for the Wichita Thunder in the ECHL and last season coached AA Bantam at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. We are excited to have Travis as a member of our teaching staff as well. 

 

 


 Sean Teakle- Head Coach U18 Prep Hockey

This is Sean’s third season with the Prep Hockey program. Last season Sean coached the U18s to a very successful USEHL Championship winning season.

As a player, Sean gained experience with the Peterborough Petes, and four years in the OPJHL playing with the Streetsville Derbys, Oakville Blades and Georgetown Raiders. In his OPJHL career he was selected to appear the All-Star game as a rookie, won an All Ontario Championship and played in the RBC National Championship. As a coach his experience includes: coaching AAA in the U21 division winning an All Ontario Championship, Assistant Coach with the Streetsville Derbys, Assistant Coach with the Milton Icehawks and working at Pass Hockey as a Head Instructor teaching power skating, stick skill, and shooting.


Eric Rogers- Assistant Coach U18 Prep Hockey

Eric Rogers, a graduate of Lakehead University HBA Sociology, is in his second year with the Hill Academy, and his 7th year coaching. Eric was born in Thunder Bay Ontario and played his entire hockey career there. He grew up in the Thunder Bay Kings AAA organization later returning to coach, and played junior for the Thunder Bay Northern Hawks (2012 Keystone cup Silver Medalists). Eric also currently works for Octagon Sports Entertainment as a Scout, plus Eric is involved around the GTHL as a goalie coach for Franco Canadian Goaltending. Eric is Head Instructor for Zulie’s Goalie Academy in the summer, a goalie school which trains NHL goaltenders Matt Murray, and Carter Hutton.