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.
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.
Lindsey was born and raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, where she played hockey for the Clarington Flames for the majority of her minor hockey career. Excelling in her minor midget season, Lindsey was recruited to play junior hockey for the Whitby Wolves the subsequent season. The team saw major success as they finished first place in the PWHL, won the PWHL Final Four Championship, and were victors in the JWHL cup. Receiving scholarship offers to schools in both Canada and United States, Lindsey chose to study at Laurentian University where she would be a member of the inaugural team and compete in the OUA throughout her University career. She is a recent Voyageur Alumni who graduated from the Law and Justice program.
The game of hockey has many rewarding opportunities that she wants you to experience firsthand. Lindsey has a passion in assisting players elevate their game to the next level. She has seen how hard work, in a positive environment elevates the confidence of every player. To Lindsey, there is nothing more rewarding than witnessing the development of young athletes—both as players, and as people.
Riley Brooks was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario. He played 7 years of AAA hockey and was drafted 64th overall to OHL Owen Sound Attack in 2010. From there, he played three years of Junior A in the OJHL before making the decision to pursue other opportunities. In September 2017, he will be attending Law School at the University of Windsor.
Having been so involved in hockey his entire life, Riley takes every opportunity he can get to stay involved. He has 4 years of instructing experience in Barrie at National Training Rinks – NTR Canada, a training facility similar to RHP Training Centre. A recollection how much he valued and appreciated his coaches and instructors growing up and it is his goal to ensure the athletes he works with have the same positive experience.