PLAYER DEVELOPMENT TEAM
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
Josee Belanger was born in Sudbury and played for the Sudbury Lady Wolves where she won the Provincial Championship along with an OFSAA Championship for College Notre-Dame and the U18 National Championship for Team Ontario Red. After high school, she received a Division 1 hockey scholarship at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY where she became a co-captain in her senior year and won the ECAC Championship. Since her return to Sudbury, Josee has coached Minor Midget AAA and is currently the assistant coach for the Laurentian Voyageurs.