Andrews Hockey Announces Spring Programs in Cape Breton!

Andrews Hockey is very excited with the development of our new spring hockey programs in Cape Breton! Our programs will emphasize Fitness, Fundamentals, and Personal Growth.
We realize that aspiring Cape Breton hockey players have great Work Ethic and Big Dreams. We will be working hard to bring a Fresh, New Approach to player development, both on and off the ice, in order to help them do Great Things With their Lives. Our program will help prepare players for the Many Educational and Hockey Opportunities that are now available for young players.
Out initial goals will include developing young people in Cape Breton through 2 Line and Elite Spring Programs with a strong emphasis on Personal Growth and Foundations of Hockey Skill Development. Our Modern Techniques of Hockey Skating Program has been developed with some of the world’s top Sport Scientists and is considered to be the leading Hockey Skating programs in the world. Sidney Crosby, Nathan Mackinnon, and Brad Richards are included in the many NHLers who have graduated from our Hockey Skating and Puck Skill Programs.

2016-2017 spring programs will include 2 line leagues from Tots to Peewee, as well as, elite teams that will have the opportunity to attend the top tournaments in Atlantic Canada.

2Line Hockey
• Only 10 Players + 1 Goalie per team (2 lines).
• More ice team= More development= More fun!
• Comets 2Line jersey + socks included
• Personal Growth & Hockey Homework Program

Tots 2Line Novice, Atom, Peewee 2Line
• 10 Local League Games
• 8 Hours Practice
• Cost= $399 + HST
• Limited Space Available!

• Note: Pending interest we may select an All Star team from the tykes 2Line league to play in a ‘Little Pros’ tournament. Stay tuned for more information! • 10 Local League Games
• 8 Hours Practice
• Program excludes Peewee AAA & Atom AA players (these players can try out for Elite team)
• Cost= $499 + HST
• Limited Space Available!

Elite Cape Breton Comets
• 15 players + 2 goalies per team
• Teams will have the choice between 10 hours of practice & 3 Tournaments (Oyster Cup- PEI, East Coast Ice Battle- Moncton, Future Stars Cup- Halifax); or 15 hours of practice & 2 Tournaments
• Practice Jersey
• Personal Growth & Hockey Homework Program
• Teams will be selected by birth year at Novice, Atom & Peewee levels.
• Tryouts Open to All! Register Online Now:
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Cape Breton Comets Leadership Team

Alex Johnson – Program Director
Alex has been coaching hockey for over 30 years. His passion for the game, and more importantly his passion for working with youth drives him to always go above and beyond the job description for a youth hockey coach.

Alex’s dedication to minor hockey has not gone unnoticed as he was awarded with many prestigious honors in recent years including:

– Hockey Nova Scotia Coach of the year – 2014/2015
– North Side Minor Hockey Coach of the Year- 2009/2010 and 2012/2013
– Hockey Nova Scotia Pee Wee A Coach of the Year 2014/2015

There is no better man to lead Cape Breton spring hockey than Alex Johnson.

Tyson Sheaves
Tyson started with Andrews Hockey Growth Programs as a demonstrator after earning his Golden Skate and Golden Stick awards. After graduating from the Andrews Program he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (Biology) and a Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from Acadia University. He then went on to obtain his Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from Dalhousie University.

As a physiotherapist he continued his studies and obtained his certification as a Kinesiologist. During his studies he also became certified as an Exercise Physiologist from the gold standard in exercise science and personal training, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. Tyson’s knowledge of training and treating the human body is a perfect complement, both on and off the ice, to our Modern Techniques of Hockey Skating Program.

Jared Pheifer
Jared was born in Ottawa, but grew up in Newfoundland and Cape Breton where he finished his Midget hockey with the Cape Breton Colonels Major Midget Team before playing 4 years with Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine at the NCAA DIII Level acting as Captain his senior season.

After his playing days, Jared turned to officiating and coaching in the US where he was mentored by Carolina Hurricanes Assistant Coach and 14 year NHL veteran, Randy Ladouceur. Jared holds USA hockey Level 4 Advanced Coaches Certification, the highest attainable by USA hockey.

Jared returned to Canada where he has continued to coach all levels from Tots to High School. The past 4 years he has coached Tots in New Waterford and has continued to officiate all levels of hockey as well.

Matt O’Keefe – Director of Female Development
Matt grew up playing minor hockey in Glace Bay. After minor hockey, he played junior hockey throughout New England before moving onto NCAA div 3 in New York. After his playing career ended, Matt took his passion to the game to coaching.

Matt has coached different age groups in minor hockey and spring leagues for 10 years. His experience and passion for working with kids is evident in his work with all ages. He has recently shifted his focus toward growin female hockey in the region. Matt will take his passion and expertise to the Cape Breton Peewee AA Regional Female Hockey Team where he has agreed to take on the roll of coach for the 2016-2017 hockey season.

Spring Hockey Coaches Include:
• Alex Johnson
• Tyson Sheaves
• Jared Pheifer
• Matt O’Keefe
• Glen Campbell
• John Macphee
• Glen Ford
• David Jamael
• Others To Be Announced…

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