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ABOUT CORE HOCKEY

CORE represents the standard of "Excellence". The expectation at Core Hockey Training, we will provide a  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 game!

CORE HOCKEY represents the standard of "Excellence". The expectation at Core Hockey Training, we will provide a  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 their skills no matter how good they might be at the time. They must be committed to practicing, and understanding the importance of details. The player must have the Courage to know they will make mistakes, and if they stay positive and focused, their skills will become better every day!
OUR TEAM
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Hockey Coach

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Ethan Maertens-Poole

Experienced coach with a diverse background:

Current Head Coach with CSSHL U18 Prep

Assistant Coach in MJHL 2022-23

Associate Coach in the KIJHL

Head Coach Spruce Grove Minor Midget AAA

Assistant Coach at CAC MMAAA and CAC MM 15 AA. Previous leadership as Head Coach at MLAC Bantam AA. Gold in the Net from 2010 to 2016.

Hockey Canada HP1 Certified

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Founder & Lead Coach

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Blair Becker

Founder of CORE HOCKEY. Blair is an experienced hockey coach with 25 years in mentoring, spanning from novice to junior levels. Notable roles include Head Coach at Louis St Laurent Hockey Academy, Assistant Coach with Camrose Kodiaks, and coaching various Team Alberta teams with achievements in national and international competitions. Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, certified by Hockey Canada.

Owner of Core Hockey Training

Head Coach of Louis St Laurent Hockey Academy, Current 

Certified Coach for Unbeatable Mind, 2019

Coach Mentor, Skill Instructor for Sherwood Park Kings Club 2017 to 2019
21 years of coaching experience, Novice to Junior

Assistant Coach with Camrose Kodiaks, AJHL 2008-2013, 2015 to 2018
Assistant Coach with Team Alberta Canada Winter Games 2015
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
Member of the South Alberta Light Horse, 'B' Squadron
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 - Course
Past operator of Puckmasters Edmonton

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Hockey Coach

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Tony Orsini

Accomplished hockey coach with 15 years of experience from novice to junior levels. Presently leads CAC Major Midget AAA, recognized as the 2016-17 Coach of the Year for Midget Category. Holds multiple certifications from Hockey Canada, including Development 2, HP 1, checking skills, Speak out, and Safety. Alberta Cup Coach with a strong coaching background from Novice to Midget AAA Hockey.

Played Novice to Midget AAA KC Hockey
17 years of coaching experience, Novice to Junior

Currently Coach Mentor for CAC

Head Coach with CAC Major Midget AAA 

Alberta Cup Coach 

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

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Hockey Coach

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Luke Prokop

His journey at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy, where he was the Assistant Captain and Allstar for the Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds set the stage for a remarkable career.

Progressing to the NAX U18 Hockey Academy.

Being drafted by the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL draft

Playing in back to back Memorial Cups with the Edmonton Oil Kings and Seattle Thunder Birds

U17 World Championships Hockey Canada U17 Team White

Drafted in the 3rd round by the  NHL Nashville Predators. Currently playing in the ECHL with the Atlanta Gladitors.

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Hockey Coach

Neil Beavan

Neil has been coaching for 13 years

Ranging from U9 to U16AA.

Currently he is coaching U15AA for KC.

He is committed to continuing education and coach development, having attended numerous Hockey Alberta, Hockey Canada, and several international conference and seminars. Recently he completed his High Performance 1 certification.

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Hockey Coach

Ryan Walker

Four years of hockey coaching experience ranging from assistant coaching u13 AA to head coaching u15 AA and u16 AA. Is also a coach at the Louis St. Laurent Hockey Academy. Other coaching experiences include u16 lacrosse and the Bauer First Shift Program. Is currently taking education degree at the University of Alberta with a minor in phys ed. 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments about our program, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can reach us at info@corehockey.com or by filling out the form below.

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