Story behind the logo:

Gold Color: The color of Gold represents the standard of "Excellence". The expectation at Core Hockey Training, is we will provide a Gold winning performance in every session. "Excellence" is what we will achieve with each player, leaving them with more knowledge and a passion to improve their Core Skills!

The Meaning of the 'C': It stands for what we believe in, Character, Commitment and Courage. These three traits are vital for a player to improve their Core skills. The player must have the character to know he/she can always improve his skills no matter how good they might be at the time. They must be committed to practicing, and understanding the importance of proper technique. The player must have the Courage to know they will make mistakes (and and if they stay positive and focus, their skills will be better every day!


Blair Becker

Owner of Core Hockey Training
Past operator of Puckmasters Edmonton
16 years of coaching experience, Novice to Junior
Assistant Coach with Team Alberta Canada Winter Games 2015
Assistant Coach with Camrose Kodiaks, AJHL 2008-2013, 2015 to Present
Head Coach with Team Alberta 2011 U-16 Western Challenge Cup, Gold
Hockey Canada/IIHF 2011 International Development Camp - Finland
Assistant Coach of 2011 Team Pacific, World Under 17's, Bronze
2014 Hockey Canada U17 Nation Wide Camp
2011 Future Leaders Seminar - Hockey Alberta
2014 Program of Excellence Seminar - Hockey Canada
Assistant Coach with Team Alberta 2009 U-16 Western Challenge Cup, Gold
Head Coach 2010 Alberta Cup, Northwest Sharks, Gold
Hockey Alberta - Mentor for Future Leaders Program, 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Education Degree
Head Coach of Louis St Laurent Hockey Academy
Past instructor at St Edmund's Hockey Academy
Past Hockey Canada Head Instructor - Skill Clinics
Hockey Canada High Performance Level 1, NCCP Theory 3
Hockey Canada High Performance Level 2 - In Progress


Tom Gallagher

Coach Level Certification
Played Midget AAA and Junior B
Coached pre-novice, novice and Atom - Coach of the Year Award
Has a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion to help young hockey players be better players



Tony Orsini

Played Novice to Midget AAA KC Hockey
15 years of coaching experience, Novice to Junior
Currently Head Coach with CAC Major Midget AAA

2016-17 Coach of the Year for Midget Category
Head Coach NAA Spring Elite 9 consecutive seasons
Hockey Canada Development 2 Certified

HP 1 Certified
Hockey Canada checking skills
Hockey Canada Speak out
Hockey Canada Safety



Ryan Rechner

2016-2017 Spruce Grove Saints AJHL Associate Coach
2015-2016 Leduc Midget AAA Oil Kings Head Coach
2014-2015 Leduc Bantam AAA Oil Kings Head Coach
2013-2014 Leduc Bantam AAA Oil Kings Head Coach
2012-2013 Leduc Minor Midget AAA Oil Kings Head Coach
Spring 2012 AB cup North Edmonton Penguins Assistant Coach
2011-2012 Leduc Minor Midget AAA Oil Kings Head Coach
Spring 2011 AB cup Northeast Flyers Assistant Coach
2010-2011 Leduc Midget AA Athletics Head Coach
2009-2010 SSAC Minor Midget AAA Bulldogs Assistant Coach
July 2014 High Performance 1 Course Completed
March 2016 High Performance 1 Certified
2014-Present Coach with Core Hockey Training
2014-Present Coach with Hard Hockey Training



Joseph Nardi

Alberta Cup Team North
Currently playing for Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
All-Rookie team 2014-2015 AJHL
Team Canada West ( World Juinor A Challenge Gold medalist)
Committed to play college hockey at Northern Michigan University (NCAA)


Other Coaches:


Clayton Eisler - Jr A Mellvile

Grayson Pawlenchuk - Red Deer WHL

Luke Orysiuk - NAHL Alaska