We have assembled a very accomplished staff, lead by the Hockey Institute President, Shane Bowler. Shane has assembled a staff that represents all levels of skating and hockey so they are prepared to teach and educate young students on the necessary skills and discipline to achieve desired goals.
As a player, Shane went to the University of Alabama in Huntsville. During his four years at U.A.H., Shane set several N.C.A.A. school records while leading the nation in scoring and was named an All-American in 1994. Shane then went on to play several seasons of professional hockey. As a coach, Shane coached at the University and Junior levels. In the past few seasons Shane has been a guest in Sweden teaching and training elite prospects from all over Scandinavia. Shane also teaches power skating to many of today’s NHL stars, such as Jeff Skinner, John Tavares and Steven Stamkos.
Rob McDonald NCCP Development 1
As a player, Rob played Junior hockey in Canada before playing professional hockey in Sweden with the likes of Mats Sundin. He has coached at all levels of minor hockey as well as Junior in Canada and was the head coach of Sweden Women’s National Team as well as helping develop the Women’s hockey program in Sweden.
Sarah Ditmars M.A., B.Kin, R.Kin
Sarah will lead the Strength and Conditioning section of our camp. This section of the school will provide students with the fitness fundamentals to perform at a higher level on and off the ice. Sarah has currently trains amateur to elite athletes around Quinte West at Living Energy in Belleville as well as the head therapist for the Trenton Golden Hawks.
- 10 years head instructor Stars Specialized Hockey Camp, Guelph, Ontario
- 20 years head instructor Can/Am Hockey Camp, Peterborough, Guelph, St. Catherines Ontario & Lake Placid, New York
- 12 years head instructor Nunavut Hockey Camp, Iqaluit, Nunavut
- Power skating Instructor, Trinity College, and 4 local minor hockey associations
- Head Instructor, London Devilettes Junior A Hockey Camp, London, Ontario
- Wilfred Laurier Gold Hawks, CIS
- University of Alberta Golden Bears
- Team Canada U18 development camp
- Clarkson University Division 1 2004-2007
- AHCA, All American, 2006
- Played Pro, AAHA , FHL, CWHL
- Hockey Hall of Fame
Current Members of the Trenton Golden Hawks will be assisting