Programs

PUCKS offers both a Power Skating Program and a Skills Development Program.

The Power Skating Program, which runs year-round, helps players to refine all aspects of their skating technique, from stride and transitions, edges, balance and agility to tactical application. The skills development program coupled with the Power Skating runs through the summer months. Players get to work on stick skills relavant to todays high skill high speed game from puck handling techniques, passing and recieving and shooting, forehand and backhand.

Power Skating

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This challenging, high-performance camp goes well beyond traditional power skating by pushing players to be more efficient and effective with every movement. Drills cover a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Forward stride structure
  • Forward transition
  • Backwards skating and transition
  • Edge management
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Body awareness
  • Skating style
  • Speed and power
  • Tactical skating

This camp is offered in both the summer and winter months.

Skills Development

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Through a unique blend of skills development, this summer program gives top players the tools they need to pull away from the rest of the pack during their upcoming season.

Each session is comprised of drills and drill stations that conditions a players skill level, making them able to focus on performing smarter and faster decisions at game speeds.

Participants don't just leave this camp as better skater, stick handlers, shooters, and passers, they leave as better all-around hockey players, prepared to execute like never before.

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About the Instructor

Jeff Richards started PUCKS in 2005 and has been involved in hockey for more than 48 years as a player, coach, and scout. Jeff is the former President, GM, and Head Coach of the Junior A Calgary Mustangs. More recently, was the Southern Alberta Director of Scouting and Recruitment for the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and Assistant Coach for International Hockey Academy's Midget Prep team as well as their Prep and Skating Consultant. As a player, Jeff enjoyed a successful junior career, followed by 4 years at the pro level. Jeff has worked with and helped develop elite level players from Novice to Pro. 

Spring/Summer Training Camps

Registration Now Open!

Services Duration Hours Levels* Cost
Player Advisor / Consultant 1 Year  player advisor and consulting All Call for Pricing
Power Skating - Tuesday's Only April 30 - Aug 27 Approx. 20 (One-Hour Sessions) Novice to Pro $975.00
Power Skating - Thursday's Only May 02 - Aug 29  Approx. 20 (One-Hour Sessions) Novice to Pro $975.00
Power Skating - Both Tuesday AND Thursday April 30 - Aug 29 Approx. 40 (One-Hour Sesssions) Novice to Pro $1,575.00
Skill Development Program - See calendar (includes Power Skating Tuesdays and Thursdays) April -Aug TBD Approx. 50 ice times (incl. Power Skating program). Novice to Pro $2,550.00

* Levels may be grouped depending on ice availability and final age distribution of registered players.

**Players must attend only on the day that they are registered for (i.e. either Wednesdays OR Thursdays), unless they are registered for both days. This is to keep the numbers and players consistent for each ice time. 

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In the News

  • PUCKS product, Mason Mitchell, invited to Buffalo Sabres summer development camp!

    Congratulations to current PUCKS product, Mason Mitchell, on earning an invite to the Buffalo Sabres summer development camp this upcoming July! Mason had a strong final year of junior hockey for the Calgary Mustangs of the AJHL, where he recorded 19 goals, 15 assists and 217 penalty minutes in 39 regular season games played. He is set to join Alaska Anchorage NCAA Division 1 next season. Way to go, Mason!

  • PUCKS’ Mackenzie Stewart Signs Three-Year Deal with Vancouver Canucks

    Congratulations to current PUCKS product, Mackenzie Stewart, who recently signed a three-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. Stewart finished this past season with the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL, where he recorded 5 goals, 6 assists and 114 penalty minutes in 66 games played. Way to go, Mack!

  • Former PUCKS Member Posting Strong First Season in ECHL

    Justin Faryna has enjoyed a solid season thus far with the ECHL's Rapid City Rush. In his first year with the team, Justin has registered 4 goals, 4 assists and 69 PIMs (34 games). The Rush have two games left in the regular season before they embark on what we hope will be a long and successful Kelly Cup run. Good luck Justin!

  • Former PUCKS product, Zach Boychuk, enjoys successful season split between NHL and AHL

    Former PUCKS participant, Zach Boychuk, enjoyed his sixth full season of professional hockey, split between playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. Zach had 3 goals and 3 assists in 31 games played for the Hurricanes, while he recorded 12 goals and 12 assists in 39 games with the Checkers. In 127 total NHL games, Zach has 12 goals, 18 assists and 16 penalty minutes. Way to go Zach, keep up the great work!

  • Puck’s Mason Mitchel signs two-year NHL Contract

    On March 2, 2017, the Capitals announced signing forward Mason Mitchel to a two-year contract starting in the 2017/18 season. The 22-year-old forward, from Calgary, is currently playing for the University of Alaska/Anchorage (NCAA) where he leads the team in goals with 14 points in 31 games.  

    “I’ll be watching and cheering Mason on just as I have done since he first arrived joined me on the ice,” comments Richards. “This is a proud moment for us here at Pucks hockey.”