RUSH 2018 COLLEGE SHOWCASE/RISING STARS/ATOMIC CHALLENGE INFORMATION
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ALL STAR ROSTERS SHOWCASE
ALL STAR ROSTERS RISING STARS
ROSTERS CAN BE FOUND ON THE ROSTERS LINK
NOTE, THE SCHEDULE HASN’T CHANGED, BUT I DID ALTER 3 TEAM NAMES AND JERSEY COLORS. AGAIN NOTE, SCHEDULE IS THE SAME, BUT THE FOLLOWING JERSEYS HAVE SWITCHED.
BEMIDJI AND INFERNO SWAP JERSEYS, BEANTOWN AND SHOWCASE RED SWAP JERSEYS, SHOWCASE WHITE AND LEAFS SWAP JERSEYS. SCHEDULES THE SAME, JUST YOU ARE WEARING A DIFFERENT JERSEY COLOR AND NAME
|GUEST SPEAKERS| |GUEST SPEAKER SCHEDULE| |ARENA LOCATIONS|
|COACH LIST – STAFF| |GOALIE SEMINAR SCHEDULE| |RISING STARS FITNESS TESTING SCHEDULE|
| 2018 TOURNEY RULES PDF | |GOALIE GROUPS FOR ON ICE WORK OUT-SHOWCASE GROUP ONLY|
|ATOMIC FITNESS TESTING| |SHOWCASE OPTIONAL FITNESS TESTING|
7575 Kennedy Road South, Brampton Ontario L6W 4T2
South Fletchers Arena (only used 4 hours on Saturday)
500 Ray Lawson Blvd, Brampton, ON L6Y 5B3
Note, these are tentative times, they may alter a bit so keep checking back here.
Kevin Dugay Voxx Life 1:00pm
Dave Tataryn Goalies 11:00am, 3:00pm, 4:15pm
Kevin Dugay Voxx Life 2:00pm and TBA
Dr Richard Ennis Sports Pysch 3:30pm, 5:15pm (Friday Only)
Jeff Potter Skate Fitting and Equipment1:00pm, 4:45pm (Friday Only)
Dr Arla Kasaj Nutrition for Females 6:30pm
Joe Capri S.A.T Testing 9:00am
Dean Jackson NCAA D1 Ivy League Hockey 10:30am
CCM Skating Fitting 11:45am
Chelsea Walkland NCAA D1 Hockey 12:45pm
Grant Kimball NCAA D3 Hockey 2:00pm
CCM Skating Fitting 3:00pm
Brian Gosling U Sports Hockey 4:00pm
Corey Lucas Anxiety and the Zone 5:00pm
Dave Tataryn How to Score on Goalies 6:15pm
Kelly Katorji Minor Hockey Issues and the System 7:15pm
Joe Capri SAT Testing 9:00am
CCM Skating Fitting 9:30am
Corey Lucas Anxiety and the Zone 10:00am
Arla Kasaj Nutrition for Females 11:30am
Sara Reichenbach NCAA D1 Hockey 12:30pm
Brian Gosling U Sports Hockey 1:45pm
Dean Jackson NCAA D1 Ivy League 3:00pm
Mike O’Grady NCAA D3 Hockey 4:15pm
CCM Skating Fitting 5:30pm
Kelly Katorji Minor Hockey Issues and the System 7:15pm
Kelly Katorji Rush Hockey – Scouting, Minor Hockey, Off season, The system, and more!
Kelly has spent over 25 years in scouting and is known as one of the foremost hockey scouts in North America. He is a former University Women’s Coach, spent years scouting in the Ontario Hockey League, was Head of Central Scouting for the United States Hockey League, was heavily involved with the creation of College Hockey Inc, and has run the top women’s showcase events for over 20 years. Recently he has been a guest on the NHL Network to discuss various topics from NHL to Minor Hockey!
Kevin Duguay, Dip. Health Sciences and Athletic Training, Sports Therapy Consultant
Kevin graduated from the Athletic Training and Management Program at Sheridan College, receiving the Cooper Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement. He is a Sports Rehabilitation Specialist and has worked as the Head Athletic Therapist for a wide range of teams in both professional and amateur settings for more than 35 years.
His journey in hockey has been with a wide range of teams and levels. He has worked with the Nova Scotia Oilers in the AHL, Kitchener Rangers in the OHL, several teams in the OPJHL Junior “A” league and spent 7 years with the University or Toronto Varsity Blues as Head Therapist for both the Men’s and Women’s Hockey Programs.
His journey into neurology has shown how critical brain function, neuroplasticity and CNS homeostasis is for the daily tasks that we perform every day. The participants of this seminar will experience first hand via stability testing, strength testing and flexibility testing, the immediate changes in human performance when the midbrain is placed in homeostasis in conjunction with the use of Voxx HPT.
Dr Richard Ennis University of Waterloo
An inductee to the Waterloo Hockey Wall of Fame, Richard Ennis has been teaching for the past 25 years at the University of Waterloo. He also is a sessional teacher at Wilfrid Laurier University and has received the Distinguished Teaching Award from both universities and an Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the University of Waterloo Federation of Students.
Richard is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. He has published research in the areas of sport psychology, sport sociology, social psychology, and consumer psychology, as well as presented papers to the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Advancements in Consumer Research, and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.
Richard provides sport psychology services for the team and individual players to enhance motivation and performance.
Dr Arla Kasaj ND
Dr. Arla Kasaj ND RAc is a graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Her journey as a future physician began at the age of 5 when her close family friend, a successful Orthopedic Surgeon, inspired her to become a doctor. Dr. Arla has experience with treating a variety of conditions that are encountered in a family practice including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, digestive concerns, and hormonal imbalance. She has a special interest in assisting patients with weight loss and establishing a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Grant Kimball – NCAA D3 Coach Aurora University
Grant Kimball joins the Aurora University athletic department and will lead the inaugural AU women’s hockey program.
Kimball comes to AU after spending the previous seven seasons as the Associate Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Vermont. He has a vast amount of experience coaching at the Division I and Division III level of women’s hockey, having been an assistant coach and associate head coach since 2001.
In his seven seasons with Vermont, Kimball managed recruiting, individual skill development, travel logistics and worked closely with the defenseman.
He went to Vermont after two seasons as an assistant coach with the University of North Dakota women’s hockey program. While at North Dakota, Kimball helped build the Fighting Sioux into a playoff contender in the WCHA. During Kimball’s time in Grand Forks, UND posted a record number of league wins and points and earned a school-best fourth-place finish in the WCHA. Kimball also helped recruit several international players to the North Dakota program, including a pair of Olympians in Susanne Fellner (Germany) and Jorid Dagfinrud (Norway).
A total of 14 players were named to the WCHA All-Academic Team and forward Cassie Hanson garnered WCHA Scholar-Athlete and ESPN The Magazine All-Academic honors in Kimball’s two seasons.
Prior to his stint with the Fighting Sioux, Kimball spent four years at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. He spent three seasons as an assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach for the 2006-07 campaign. Kimball also served as the recruiting coordinator for Wayne State and helped the Warriors compile 57 wins and a College Hockey America Conference Championship game appearance in 2007.
As Wayne State’s recruiting coordinator, Kimball recruited the most productive freshmen class in the nation in the 2005-06 season as the newcomers scored 154 points. During his four years in Detroit, several student-athletes went on to earn various CHA honors, including three players who were named to the All-CHA First Team, six who garnered spots on the All-CHA Second Team and five who earned CHA All-Rookie accolades.
Prior to coaching at Wayne State, Kimball spent two seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Lake Forest College (Illinois) of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCAA Division III). He helped lead Lake Forest to 13th in the national rankings and a fourth-place finish in the western regional rankings in the 2002-03 RPI.
Kimball has additional experience serving with several other girls’ teams at various levels. He was the director of the Michigan Regional Girls Development Camp in 2005 and 2006; co-coach of the USA Hockey Girls National Select U-14 Camp in 2005; head coach of Team Michigan in the Chicago Showcase Tournament in 2004 and 2005; and head coach of Team Illinois Girls U-15 and U-19 teams from 1996-2000.
Jeff Potter and Natalie Spooner – Skate Fitting and Equipment Fitting by Proskatecorner
Jeff Potter is no stranger to hockey. He is an expert at skate sharpening and hockey equipment consulting. He also serves on the board of Stop Concussions Foundation and is a voting member of the Canadian Standards Association. He will be there at Rush to help you with skate fitting questions, and hockey equipment questions. He will also have along with him Team Canada Olympian Natalie Spooner! True Skates is an evolution in skate design, and Jeff Potter is the leading expert on this retail fitting. Jeff will be there to help any parent or player with question and advice on any skate and skate fitting as well as general equipment questions.
Natalie Spooner will be available on Friday for autographs. She is one of the spokespeople for True Skates. Their website is www.true-hockey.com.
Mike O’Grady – Nichols College- NCAA D3 Hockey
Mike O’Grady begins his first season as the head coach of the Nichols College women’s ice hockey program in 2017-18.O’Grady comes to Nichols after spending the 2016-17 season as an assistant women’s ice hockey coach at the University of Maine, a member of Hockey East. While in Orono, O’Grady designed and implemented on-ice position specific skill development for all student-athletes, managed the defense during games, recruited potential student-athletes, and coordinated all aspects om team travel. Prior to his arrival at Maine, O’Grady spent two seasons at Mercyhurst University, where he served as the assistant coach with the women’s ice hockey program while concurrently serving as a graduate assistant for the Mercyhurst Archaeological institute. O’Grady was responsible for strength and conditioning, goaltender development, daily practice planning, game day decisions, in-game video, and coordination of the team’s meals, travel arrangements, and marketing.
Sara Reichenbach – University of Maine – NCAA D1 Hockey
Sara Reichenbach is in her sixth year at Maine in the 2017-18 season. Reichenbach’s first stint at Maine was as an assistant coach from 2007-08 to 2008-09 when she served as the recruiting coordinator and assisted in all coaching responsibilities, including player development and on-ice systems.
The native of Aylmer, Quebec spent three years as the assistant coach at Dartmouth College, working with the forwards, planning trips and events, video breakdown for team and opponents, and assisted in recruiting efforts.
Reichenbach returned to Maine as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2012-13 season before returning full-time for the 2013-14 season, when she acted as the co-head coach. Prior to Maine, Reichenbach was a volunteer assistant at Mercyhurst and earned her masters in Organizational Leadership. Following her playing career at St. Lawrence University, Simard played one year of professional hockey with Lugano and earned a tryout with the Swiss National Team during her stint in Lugano, Switzerland.
Chelsea Walkland – Robert Morris – NCAA D1 Hockey
Chelsea Walkland played for the Colonials from 2006-2010, serving as an assistant captain during her junior and senior seasons. A three-time College Hockey America (CHA) All-Academic Team honoree, she finished her career with 41 points (17g, 24a) in a program record 140 games played. On Feb. 7, 2009 against Sacred Heart, Walkland tallied a goal and five assists in a 12-0 win over the Pioneers. Her assist total in that contest still stands as the second best in a single game at RMU. After her playing days, Walkland returned to Robert Morris as the hockey operations manager from 2010 to 2011. Afterward, she began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant with the Rochester Institute of Technology, spending one season with the Tigers before moving to her previous coaching position at Oswego State. Walkland found success in her lone year at RIT, helping the Colonials’ now conference rival to a 28-1-1 record and Division III national championship in 2011-12. Walkland has also worked with USA Hockey, serving as the New York State District Evaluator in March of 2012 and as a U16/U17 Player Development Camp Intern Coach in July of the same year.
S.A.T Training – Joe Corapi
His staff have over 40 years of teaching experience in their chosen fields and working with students of all levels. They have made it a point to provide an excellent, affordable product for student athletes hoping to attend college in the US. Joe Corapi, our Math Instructor, has experienced the NCAA firsthand as a student-athlete soccer player at Penn State University, and later as a youth club coach for many years in the GTA and Mississauga area, with many scholarship athletes under his care. Paul Burghardt, our English Instructor, provides additional real life experience as the father of a potential golf scholarship athlete. Our business came together when Paul became frustrated with the level of SAT tutoring support he was able to find for his son. The combination of our experiences as an athlete, as a coach and as a parent of a potential NCAA scholarship athlete allows us to share our academic knowledge with student athletes, and also understand what these athletes and their parents are experiencing as they work toward an NCAA scholarship and prepare for the SAT.
Corey Lucas – Anxiety, Getting Into The Zone – www.mentallycharged.com
Mentally Charged was founded by Corey Lucas out of a desire to combine his love of hockey with his passion for sports psychology. Coach Corey is a former professional hockey player, high performance coach, teacher and Gatorade Hockey Summit Speaker. After experiencing first-hand the stress and anxiety that are involved in the game, Coach Corey decided to help others by sharing his knowledge and expertise. Mentally Charged can help you sharpen your mind and relax under pressure. You’ll learn to enjoy the process, get in the zone and improve your results. When things aren’t going your way, we’ll teach you how to fight through injuries, slumps and stress.
Fitness Testing Meghan Howe RT/PT Instagram: MegHowe09 and Dori Nelson R.H.N
Megan Howe is a Provincial Respiratory Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer. She has been an elite athlete throughout her life, former hockey player and co-captain at Wilfrid Laurier University and enjoying elite baseball during her summers off. Incorporating a mix of my medical career and athletics has driven a longevity life balance. Personal Leadership skills and dedication towards improving optimal performance and skills for young athletes. Megan’s passion has always been to help others seek balance around academics and sports. She will continue to share her knowledge of the game with the future female hockey players.
Dori Nelson is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Joga Coach by career. She has been an athlete majority of her life playing hockey and baseball, followed by beach volleyball. Incorporating a complementary blend of nutrition and quality enhancing movements like Joga has changed her performance and health. Dori’s passion is to influence optimal performance and longevity of the entity through holistic sports nutrition and Joga.
Natalie Spooner Team Canada Autograph Signing
Natalie is now training to compete at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. She will again centralize to Calgary in 2017 with her teammates to prepare for the Games. Outside of hockey Natalie is an avid volunteer, and enjoys giving her time to causes and charity events. She is a spokesperson for Fuelling Women Champions, spends time visiting children at hospitals across the GTA, and is seeking any opportunities where she can further her message of the importance of empowering women and anything that helps to get girls active in sports.
CCM Hockey – Skating Fitting and On Site Scanning
Join the CCM team to learn more about the importance of a perfectly fitting skate and the benefits this will bring to your game.
The team will also explain the new CCM 3D Fit Scanner technology which is designed to provide an extremely accurate measurement of your feet to help determine the best possible fitting skates. Those who attend the seminar will be entered to a draw for the chance to win a new pair of CCM skates!
11:00 AM – Celtics, Steelers, Lakers, Browns, Raptors, Bulls, Patriots, Tiger Cats, Bears, Seahawks, Warriors, Cowboys, Cavaliers, Giants
3:00 PM – Leafs, Mavericks, Penn State, Harvard, Colgate, KC Scouts, UNH, Broncos, Darian & Juliana, Showcase White
4:15 PM – Team Canada, Quinnipiac, Les Canadiens, Inferno, Cornell, St.Lawrence, Syracuse, Maine, North Eastern, WLU, Showcase Red, Bemidji, Princeton, Whalers, No Bullying, Beantown, Caps, Providence, Nordiques, RMU, Lindenwood, USA Gold
A @ 2:45 PM Rink Red – Team Canada, Quinnipiac, Les Canadiens, Inferno, Cornell, St. Lawerence, Syracuse, Maine, North Eastern, WLU, Showcase Red
B @ 2:45 PM Rink Black – Bemidji, Princeton, Whalers, No Bullying, Beantown, Caps, Providence, Nordiques, RMU, Lindenwood, USA Gold
C @ 5:00 PM Rink Yellow – Leafs, Mavericks, Penn State, Harvard, Colgate, KC Scouts, UNH, Broncos, Darian & Juliana, Showcase White
Team On Ice Check in Practice Start Time Practice End First EXH Second EXH Fitness Testing
Raptors 10:15am 11:00am 11:50am 1:00-1:50pm 3:00-3:50pm 2:05pm Start (40mins)
Patriots 10:15am 11:00am 11:50am 1:00-1:50pm 3:00-3:50pm 2:05pm Start (40mins)
Bears 10:15am 11:00am 11:50am 1:00-1:50pm 3:00-3:50pm 4:05pm Start (40mins)
Lakers 10:15am 11:00am 11:50am 1:00-1:50pm 3:00-3:50pm 4:05pm Start (40mins)
Tiger Cats 10:30am 11:15am 12:00pm 1:15-2:05pm 2:15-3:05pm 3:20pm Start (40mins)
Giants 10:30am 11:15am 12:00pm 1:15-2:05pm 4:15-5:05pm 3:20pm Start (40mins)
Browns 10:30am 11:15am 12:00pm 1:15-2:05pm 3:15-4:05pm 12:20pm Start (40mins)
Cowboys 10:30am 11:15am 12:00pm 1:15-2:05pm 2:15-3:05pm 12:20pm Start (40mins)
Cavaliers 11:15am 12:00am 12:50pm 2:00-2:50pm 4:00-4:50pm 5:05pm Start (40mins)
Celtics 11:15am 12:00am 12:50pm 2:00-2:50pm 4:00-4:50pm 5:05pm Start (40mins)
Warriors 11:15am 12:00am 12:50pm 2:00-2:50pm 4:00-4:50pm 1:05pm Start (40mins)
Bulls 11:15am 12:00am 12:50pm 2:00-2:50pm 4:00-4:50pm 1:05pm Start (40mins)
Steelers 11:30am 12:15am 1:05pm 2:15-3:05pm 4:15-5:05pm 5:45pm Start (40mins)
Seahawks 11:30am 12:15am 1:05pm 2:15-3:05pm 3:15-4:05pm 5:45pm Start (40mins)
Ohio State D1
Elmira College D3
WLU U SPORTS
Western U SPORTS
Laurentian U SPORTS
Ryerson U SPORTS
Carleton U SPORTS
Guelph U SPORTS
UOIT U SPORTS
St Lawrence D1
Olds College U SPORTS
Penn State D1
Robert Morris D1
Franklin Pierce D1
NOTES – a few coaches have left their jobs and some schools still have vanancies:
Providence Coaching Staff Has Changed
RPI Assistant Coach has Changed
Brown Assistant Coach has changed
Yale Assistant Coach has changed
Mercyhurst Assistant Coach has changed
Vermont Assistant Coach has changed
All Rush atom teams will do their fitness testing after their first game on Saturday.
Any showcase participant will be able to at their own leisure partake in fitness testing. You can sign up at the arena, and it will start Friday after 12 noon. You will see the sign up table at the event.