Development (Northumberland Minor Hockey)

Player Development: TPT - Top Performance Training
Spike.jpgThe NMHA Board is pleased to announce Top Performance Training (TPT) as our Exclusive Hockey Development provider for the 2015-16 season.  Each Rep and House League player from IP to Major Peewee will receive professional hockey development training focusing on power skating and puck control.  These teams will receive 4 sessions with TPT and is part of each team's practice schedule. For the past two seasons, Top Performance Training was the development provider for the CCHL.  For the 2015-16 hockey season, the NMHA is looking forward to continuing our development program with Top Performance Training.  TPT will offer additional sessions with Teams when required (fee applicable)

Top Performance Training is operated by Mike (Spike) McCormick. Mike grew up in Ennismore, Ontario which is located just north of Peterborough. He played minor hockey in Ennismore before moving to play in Peterborough's 'AAA' system. At 16, Mike played his first year of Tier II hockey for the Pickering Panthers where he was selected to represent the eventual gold medal winning Team Ontario at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge. Later that spring he was drafted by the Peterborough Petes, but opted for a full scholarship to Ohio State. Mike played his second year of junior hockey for the Peterborough Bees (now known as the Stars) before playing his next four years for the Buckeyes. Mike also completed his Bachelor's degree in Sociology while attending Ohio State. From there, he continued on to play professional hockey for the next seven seasons in Germany and Sweden. Mike incorporates a lot of the training methods learned throughout his career in Europe and at Ohio State into a well rounded plan to help get you, the athlete, to the next level.

For more information about Top Performance Training.

Goalie Development: CT Crease
Stew_small.jpgThe NMHA Board is pleased to announce Dan Stewart and his company, CT Crease will be the Exclusive Goalie Development provider to the NMHA. Goalie training was provided by Dan Stewart to both the CCHL and the PHMH over the past few seasons and we excited to be offering a goalie development program for the upcoming season.  15 weeks of goalie training will be made available to our goaltenders, 5 of these sessions are compliments of the Rose Family of Cobourg in memory of Bryan Rose.

CT Crease will offer additional sessions with Teams when required (fee applicable)

In 1994, while playing in the Ontario Hockey League, Dan Stewart started coaching goalies as a part-time summer job. Seven years later, Dan moved to Connecticut and founded the Connecticut Crease elite goalie school. The Crease has since grown into the busiest training center in New England, with a client roster of more than 300 goalies. Dan has acted as goalie coach at the Youth, Junior, and Division 1 College levels, as a head coach at the Junior level, and assistant coach at the College level. He has served as a coach and an evaluator for USA Hockey at the State and District levels. His experience and skills as an instructor have served him well, earning him a widespread reputation as one of the best goalie coaches in the northern U.S. Dan trains his goalies to work hard, pay attention to detail, use strong technique — but most importantly, to have fun doing it all.

For more information about CT Crease

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