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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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Travis Wight – Head Coach U18 Prep Hockey

This is Travis’ fifth 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 U18 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. 

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Dan Lichterman – Assistant Coach U18

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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David Mooney – Associate Head Coach U16

This is Dave’s fifth year coaching with the Hill Academy Prep Hockey program.  He previously coached in the OJHL with the North York Rangers and Aurora Tigers, and was also an assistant coach for one season with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team where he formerly played.  While playing hockey at U of T he also obtained his teaching degree.

He has been a hockey skills coach for over a decade, and currently works at National Training Rinks in Newmarket where he serves as a head on-ice instructor.

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Rob Acton – Associate Head Coach U16

Rob played Jr.A with the Stouffville Spirit for two season; one season being apart of the Buckland Cup championship. After playing he joined the Swift Current Broncos in the WHL as a scout. Rob joined the  Stouffville Spirit coaching after moving back home, he was an assistant coach for two seasons. The following season in 2017 he took the head coaching position with the Uxbridge Bruins Jr C club. One season later Rob took over the head coaching position with the Stouffville Spirit in 2018.

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