Michael MacDonald

Michael MacDonald, is a life long student of the game; he is a Sports Administration graduate from Laurentian and has spent time as a player, coach and an official.  Born and raised in Thunder Bay Ontario, Michael left home at an early age to play in the OHL where he started his career with the London Knights.  Later on he was traded to the Sudbury Wolves where he was named the Captain for the 2011-2012 seasons.

During his OHL career, Michael represented the OHL in the Subway Super Series and took part in the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes training camp.  After his OHL career, Michael decided to cash in on his OHL scholarship and found himself back in Sudbury as a Laurentian Voyageur in the CIS.

In his final year of University, Michael became the Assistant Coach for the University’s Varsity Men’s hockey team and during this time, Michael played a huge part in the development, implementation and execution of the program’s first Youth Hockey Skills Development Camp which was a big success for the program.

Michael believes that the skills and behavior developed from training at RHP truly go beyond the rink.

Why you should train with Michael:

His attitude is positive and enthusiastic – he will inspire you!  Michael pushes trainees outside their comfort zones and often to the point of failure.   Failure is a huge part of life, and he will teach you how to handle failure, and push to overcome it.  To be a good athlete, you need a good coach.  There is NO limit on what you can do when you have the positive mindset and are committed to the process, not only the outcome.  Training is always hard work, and hard work will ALWAYS pay off!

“My passion is hockey and teaching. I am honored to be a part of the RHP team – a facility full of amazing teachers and leaders.  I am excited to pass on my knowledge and experience on the sport in an effort to create good habits, and develop your skills even further. I believe anyone can achieve success with the right attitude and commitment!”

m.macdonald@rhptraining.com

Andrew Tessier

It is my aim as an instructor to help RHP clients further understand, enjoy, and perform the sport of hockey. Every player from beginner to pro is unique and should be instructed accordingly. That is why I offer an individualized coaching style that adapts and caters to the athletes’ best interest. While teaching clients how to hone their skills I strive to encourage confidence, commitment, and passion through a balance of hard work, fun, creativity, and positive re-enforcement. I believe that when a young athlete is on the ice or in the gym, it’s not about success or failure. It’s about teaching them how to get the most out of the sport, and more importantly- the best out of them themselves.

Hockey Experience
• 2010-2011. Blind River Beavers Jr of the NOJHL.
• 2011-2012. Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL.
• 2012-2013. Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL.
• 2013-2015. Lakehead University Thunderwolves. Youngest Player in Team History. Division Finalists 2013-2014.
• 2015-2016. Laurentian University Voyageurs.

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Al Goulet

Born and raised in Kapuskasing, Ontario, where Alain played his entire minor hockey. He went on to play Jr. A., NCAA, Major Jr., and got drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2007.

Alain started his professional career for Providence Bruins in the AHL. He later played in the ECHL, VHL, and Ligue Magnus.  Through his professional playing career, Al has gained valuable experience in different coaching approaches, systems, and techniques that he practiced, and now uses to train beginner to elite players.  Whether you’re playing recreational hockey or have an aspiration of playing pro hockey, it’s always more enjoyable to excel in the sport. His secret to success is immersing yourself into your passion.

It takes a great deal of dedication and hard work to master hockey and that’s why doing the extra training is important to get the results you want.  A main goal as a coach is working on the players weaknesses with a purpose in mind, so it translates to the skill being performed instinctively in game situation.

Professionalism, patience, and dedication are a few things that describe his work, and Alain feels blessed to give back to the game he is so passionate about.  In addition to his role as Director of Player Development with RHP Training Centre, Alain serves as a Guest Instructor for numerous NOHA clinics and workshops, including the U15 Development Camp.  Recently Coach Goulet also attended the 2017 Hockey Canada NCMP Seminar.

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Lisa Lendarduzzi-Savard

Lisa is a NCCP Level 3 Figure Skating Instructor with additional qualifications in Canpowerskate, Canskate and Special Olympics.  She has been coaching skating, powerskating and edge/turn development for over 25 years.

Lisa was a competitive figure skater for 15 years.  She is a graduate of the Physical Fitness Management Program at Cambrian College.  Following her passion to teach children and touch the lives of others, she graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University and is currently employed with the Rainbow District School Board.  Lisa dedicates herself to giving her students and clients the tools they need in order to succeed.  Her primary goal is to have a positive impact on their development both on and off the ice.

Lisa has been instrumental in the existing Complete Skating Program here at RHP Training Centre.  She has worked with a wide range of athletes with abilities ranging from OHL, QMJHL, NCAA, CIS, Junior all the way to Beginners.  Regardless of the level, Lisa can help athletes take their skating to the next level.  In addition to her role with RHP Training Centre, Lisa serves as a Guest Instructor for numerous NOHA clinics and workshops, including the U15 Development Camp as a Skating Development Instructor.

l.savard@rhptraining.com

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Matt Neault

Matt Neault is a Certified Personal Trainer who will be attending university  to further his education in the fitness industry by studying Human Kinetics.

He has been around sports for a large portion of his life, playing hockey for 16 years.  He currently plays for the Rayside Balfour Junior A Canadians of the NOJHL.  Matt has a passion for working out and a healthy lifestyle.  He has trained at RHP Training Centre for the past 5 years.

It is his passion to help people improve their fitness goals and reach the new levels.  Mat loves to train younger athletes and watch the improvement week after week.  He has helped train teams over the past two years.

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Taylor Weber

Taylor was born and raised in Mount Forest, Ontario where she played boys hockey until Peewee.  Taylor played AA Girls hockey for the Saugeen Maitland Lightning and the Kitchener AA Rangers.  She then spent two years playing for the Kitchener Rangers of the PWHL before being recruited to the Laurentian Voyageurs, where she is currently Assistant Captain of her OUA team.  Taylor is enrolled in the Concurrent Education Program at Laurentian University and is in her fourth year of studies in Sport and Physical Education.

Taylor is passionate about the game of hockey.  She is committed to training, both on and off the ice, for skill development and injury prevention.  Taylor dedicates her time to each player to ensure personal growth and improved self-confidence.

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Mat Paradis

Mat Paradis’ passion for playing and coaching sports helped push him towards the fitness field while pursuing a career in soccer. It was there that he gained a passion for the gym life and training others.  Either on or off the field or ice, he knew that training younger athletes is what he wanted to do!

While receiving an Advanced Diploma in Physical Fitness Management at Cambrian College, he got the opportunity to play for the Cambrian Golden Shield Soccer team, helping them bring back post-season soccer games to Northern Ontario!  During the off-season he had the opportunity to play for the local Semi-Pro Football Team Sudbury Spartans and in the Local Premiere Soccer Division under Stack City F.C.  He also spent time coaching local high school soccer teams and hockey teams.

Once graduating with honours and receiving OCAA All-Academic Awards he knew joining the RHP Training Centre staff was the right choice for him!

m.paradis@rhptraining.com