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Off Ice

FITNESS  Training will be covered in all areas:

  • Testing
  • Theory
  • Principles
  • Stretching
  • Plyometrics
  • Weight Training
  • Weight Room Etiquette
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Training
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Speed and agility training

*All fitness training to be done at the STFX Fitness Centre or Gymnasium *Training will be altered on player’s game days

CROSS TRAINING 

A variety of training will be covered in several activities:

  • Boxing
  • Lacrosse
  • Scuba Diving
  • Rock Climbing
  • Golf
  • Track Cycling
  • Basketball
  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga
  • Underwater Hockey

MENTAL TRAINING 

Training will be covered in all areas:

  • goal setting
  • relaxation and activation
  • visualization
  • Self Hypnosis
  • imagery
  • focusing
  • leadership
  • Pre-Game Preparation

GUEST SPEAKERS

Throughout the program, guest speakers are brought in to provide our student-athletes with their expertise and knowledge in their respective fields. Some of the topics covered:

  • injuries
  • motivation
  • nutrition
  • life after hockey

Coaches and players from: NHL, CIS, ACAC, WHL, AJHL, NATIONAL PROGRAM

Some of our past guest speakers :

  • Rob Daum – Head Coach – Spingfield Falcons (AHL)
  • Ian Kallay – Asst Coach – Michigan Tech Huskies (NCAA)
  • Gord Thibedeau – Head Coach/GM- Fort MCMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
  • Mike Tucker – Ex-Pitcher – San Francisco Giants
  • Clare Drake (Ex-Coach/Consultant)
  • Howie Draper – Head Coach – University of Alberta Pandas (CIS)
  • Melody Davidson – Head Coach/GM – Women’s National Team
  • Terry Ballard – Head Coach – NAIT Ooks (ACAC)v
  • Grant Jongejan (Edmonton Police Service – Ex- Edmonton Eskimo)
  • Kevin Button – Physiotherapist
  • Heather Schnurr – Nutritionist
  • Kirk Lamb – AJHL Education Consultant & CJHL Chairman
  • Jim Newman – Head Coach Nait Ooks (ACAC – Women)
  • Jason Taylor – NHL player agent- New Port Sports Management Inc.
  • Terry Ewasiuk – Head Coach – Portage College Voyeurs (ACAC)
  • Jim MacLean – Head Coach – Concordia Thunder (ACAC)
  • Mark Holick Head Coach Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
  • Elmer Benning – Scout – Montreal Canadians (NHL)
  • Rob Weddell – Head Coach – Red Deer College Queens (ACAC)
  • Lorenda Prier – Assistant Coach – St. Lawrence Saints (NCAA)
  • Eric Thurston – Head Coach – U of A Goldent Bears (CIS)