Our instructors aren't just great at teaching hockey, they're great people too. They will get to know you, your strengths and weaknesses, what your objectives are and challenge you. All because they care and want to see you become the best you can be at the game you love. Our experienced and qualified instructors will work with you privately, semi-privately or in a small group. They will customize your program to meet your objectives in hockey skill development with a schedule that fits your schedule.

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TIH hockey instructors

ANDREW WHALEN

Andrew Whalen, Head Hockey Instructor

Andrew Whalen, Head Hockey Instructor

Andrew has played at every level of hockey from A to professional. He brings over 15 years of playing experience to his 6 years working with kids and teenagers teaching power skating, stick handling, passing, shooting and the love of the game. Andrew has worked with teams such the Halton Ravens Jr A, Surhammer (J20 elite), Stoney Creek Warriors, Burlington Eagles and Flamborough Sabres. Andrew graduated with Honours from Sheridan College out of the Fundamentals for Fitness Leadership Program and has obtained his Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist Certification.  

Brianne grew up playing hockey in Hamilton, she played for the Hamilton Jr Hawks in the PWHL. From there she attended the University of Maine on a Division I hockey scholarship. She was named Bauer Hockey East Rookie of the Week, she was also named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team and was one of three named to the 2013-2014 Hockey East Academic All-Star Team. In her senior season Brianne was named the teams Most Valuable Player. During her summers Brianne helped coach the 98' East Coast Selects Hockey team and was a councillor at the NAPS hockey camps. 

Brianne graduated in 2013 with a BSc degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education and earned a Masters of Education degree in Kinesiology in and Physical Education in 2015. 

Brianne Kilgour, Head Hockey Instructor

Brianne Kilgour, Head Hockey Instructor

Chad Carey, Hockey Instructor

Chad Carey, Hockey Instructor

Chad started minor hockey in Dundas before playing Minor Midget for the Brantford 99ers AAA then Hamilton Reps AAA for his midget year. Chad started his junior career with the Dundas Blues of the NDJCHL before moving to Glanbrook and now plays for Port Dover Sailors. Chad has a passion for teaching and coaching and started coaching at an early age. While still playing Jr C Chad has coached Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs AAA teams for the past three years and will be coaching M. Bantam AAA next season. Chad graduated from Mohawk College with Health, Wellness and Fitness diploma. With his education and coaching background Chad brings a lot of experience and enthusiasm to The Ice House.

Jaclyn grew up playing AA girls hockey for the Brampton Canadettes. After winning a Provincial Championship and 2 Provincial Bronze medals, Jaclyn returned to Burlington to play for the Jr Barracudas.  In her third season with the Barracudas her hockey career ended due to concussions. During that same year she became an assistant coach of the Atom AA Barracudas team.  Following that season, at the age of 18, she became the Head Coach of the Atom AA team. After taking a few years off to attend University and obtain her Physical Education degree, Jaclyn returned to the coaching world as a Co-coach of the Burlington Midget BB team. where they won Silver Medal at Lower Lakes.  Jaclyn is currently heading into her third year coaching the Midget A team in Flamborough.

Jaclyn Fox, Hockey Instructor

Jaclyn Fox, Hockey Instructor

Tyler Strabac, Hockey Instructor

Tyler Strabac, Hockey Instructor

Tyler started his minor hockey career playing one year with the AAA Hamilton Bulldogs followed by four seasons with the AAA Hamilton Reps. He then went on to play four seasons with the Glanbrook Rangers Junior C Hockey Club. Tyler is currently in his second year at Mohawk College where he studies Health, Wellness and Fitness. Through this program he has been given the opportunity to expand on his knowledge as a motivated trainer in the fitness industry. As a firm believer in hard work and dedication Tyler is excited to share his hockey and educational experience with The Ice House.

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