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INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY PERFORMANCE SUMMIT

JUNE 11-13, 2021 Virtual on Zoom

The IHPS is an online gathering of the best minds in hockey performance.  
Amazing presentations,  Hot Stove Sessions, and Practical applications. 

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Adam Douglas

Mike_Boyle

Mike Boyle

Yannik Morin

Yannik Morin

Kevin Neeld

Kevin Neeld

Meeta Singh

Meeta Singh

Matthew price

Matthew Price

Anthony Donskov

Anthony Donskov

Roger Takahashi

Roger Takahashi

Dan Baker

Dan Baker

Vinny Malts

Vinny Malts

Mark Fitzgerald

Mark Fitzgerald

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Scott Livingston

Mike Potenza

Mike Potenza

Jaime Burr

Jamie Burr

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Matt Nichol

Jaime Livingston

Jaime Livingston

Ben Prentiss

Ben Prentiss

Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman

Andy_obrien

Andy O'Brian

Vicki_bendus

Vicki Bendus

Jerome Perez

Jerome Perez

paul goodman

Paul Goodman

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Dr. Adam Douglas

Phd. CSCS - Lead of S+C and Performance for Hockey Canada

Adam Douglas is the Manager, Sports Performance for Hockey Canada Men’s High-Performance Teams and IST Lead, Strength and Conditioning for Hockey Canada Women’s High-Performance Teams.

He has been a member of teams that won a gold medal at the 2015 and 2018 Men’s World Juniors, Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, and 2012 Women’s World Championship.

In his roles with Hockey Canada, Adam oversees all elements of the sports performance program for the World Juniors and U18 Men’s programs, as well as manages the Strength and Conditioning Coaches for the U-18, Development, and National Women’s Team.

Alongside his work with Hockey Canada, Adam is also an Applied Sports Scientist with Catapult Sports where he works with their hockey clients to ensure that they are maximizing the usage of wearable technology as well as further driving research and innovation of wearables in the sport.

Prior to joining Catapult, Adam spent 9 years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the York Lions, and before York, he was the Conditioning Coach with the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League.

Mike Boyle

M.Sc., CSCS - Former Lead of S+C Boston Bruins and Red Sox

Hockey embraced physical testing and performance preparation through the late ’80s and began in earnest hiring Strength and Conditioning coaches in the late 80’s early 90’s. One of the pioneers in Strength and Conditioning in hockey was Mike Boyle.

Mike’s career began at Boston University, but in 1991 he was hired by the Boston Bruins as their full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach, and he remained a fixture in the game throughout the ’90s.

He came to notoriety during his career in the league partly because of the work he did with future Hall of Famer Cam Neely who credited Mike for helping him back from several career-threatening injuries.

During this time Mike founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning one of the first private performance centers in the US where over the last 25 years he and his staff have trained many, many College and Professional hockey players. Even now he is training some third-generation players, sons, of sons of original clients!

Mike was also the strength and conditioning coach with the Boston Red Sox when they won the World Series in 2013.

He served in the same capacity for the US Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team, Gold Medalists in Nagano and Silver medalists in Sochi, and has served as a consultant to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

Yannik Morin

B.Sc. CSCS - Private Performance Coach

Yannik is a strength and conditioning coach based in Québec, Canada. As an athlete, Yannik won Natural Mr. Universe in Las Vegas in 1998 and competed at the 2002 Salt-Lake-City Olympic in 2-man Bobsleigh. He is a 5 time Canadian champion in Track Cycling, as well as a multiple medalist at the Pan Am Championship. Morin has over 25 years of professional experience under his belt and has been working with Canada’s best athletes from many disciplines.

Yannik has a diploma in Physical Preparation and Evaluation from Poitiers University (France) and currently studying High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership at the University of British Columbia. He is known to be innovative, creative and excellent at transferring information that is up to date and ready to use. He is working with several coaches to develop the best athletes in both summer and winter sports for the upcoming Olympics.

Kevin Neeld

Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins

Kevin Neeld is the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the director of a private sports performance facility in New Jersey for 7 years, working with pro, college, junior and elite level youth hockey players. He also served as a strength and conditioning coach with the U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team for 5 years.

Neeld is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Licensed Massage Therapist holding a PhD in Human and Sport Performance from Rocky Mountain University, a Master’s degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Neuroscience from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Behavior Science & Fitness Management with a minor in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Delaware. He’s authored Speed Training for Hockey, Ultimate Hockey Transformation, and Ultimate Hockey Training, and co-created the educational video series Optimizing Adaptation and Performance with Mike Potenza and Jim LaValle. Kevin currently resides in Dedham, MA with his wife Emily and two kids Cam and Elise.

Dr. Meeta Singh

Sleep Dr.

Dr. Meeta Singh is a sleep doctor whose work and research focuses on “Coaching the sleep muscle” to help maximize performance in both individual athletes and sports teams. She also works with C suite executives to help with jet lag management and enhancing sleep.

She is the medical director at the Henry Ford sleep laboratory in Michigan. She did her training in psychiatry at the Mayo clinic and a sleep fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (under the American Board of Medical Specialties) as a psychiatrist and sleep medicine subspecialist.

She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine the Sleep Research Society. She has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA teams. She has also worked with college sports teams.

As part of this service, Dr. Singh performs athletic sleep assessments with personalized prescriptions for better sleep. She also helps sports teams and athletes with their travel management with a focus on addressing sleep deprivation and jet lag and maximizing athletic performance. Her passion is lecturing and educating teams and athletes about the benefits of sleep on performance. She is also a speaker at national conferences aimed at educating sports leaders and business organizations about this subject.

Matthew Price

M.Sc. CSCS - Lead S+C for the LA Kings

Matt Price is currently the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Kings. Before taking on this role, he had been the lead S+C for Alpine Canada’s Men’s Speed Team, as well as previously holding the same position for the women’s national team. He’s been a game-changer in the world of performance monitoring and the use of data to support training programming and on-ice loading. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the game that he played competitively to high levels.

Anthony Donskov

Founder of Donskov Strength and Conditioning

Anthony is the founder of Donskov Strength and Conditioning located in Columbus, Ohio where he serves as the Director of Sports Performance.

Anthony is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Western Ontario. His research interests include: biomechanics, ice hockey performance, and return to play after injury.

Anthony has served as an assistant strength coach for the US Women’s National Hockey team and has participated as a guest coach for several National Hockey League development camps.

He is the Head Instructor/Director of off-ice Training at Donskov Hockey Development a family-run hockey school with a renowned reputation for developing young players.

Anthony played two years of minor professional hockey\for the Lubbock Cotton Kings of the Central Hockey League. He was named the 2003 Central Hockey League’s “Man of the Year” for his leadership both on the ice and in the community. He played his collegiate hockey at Miami (OH) University where he served as an assistant captain his senior year.

Roger Takahashi

Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Vancouver Canucks

Roger Takahashi joined the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL as the Strength and Conditioning Coach in May of 2003. In his current role as Director of Strength and Conditioning, he is responsible for directing specialized hockey conditioning and training programs for both in-season and off-season, as well as being part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the return to play protocols for injured players. In addition to training the players of the Canucks, Takahashi is also responsible for overseeing the Strength and Conditioning staff of the Utica Comets, their American Hockey League team.

He is actively involved with the Strength and Conditioning Association of Professional Hockey, is a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists, the Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

He has most recently started a business, Tak Athletics, with the vision of providing online hockey training programs to developing athletes.

Dan Baker

President of the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association

Dan Baker has been President of the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) since 2004 and a member of the ASCA since its inception in 1991. He has also been a member of the NSCA since 1987 and completed his CSCS in 1988. He has a Ph.D. in sports science from Edith Cowan University (ECU) and is an Adjunct lecturer in the Masters of Strength & Conditioning program at ECU as well as previously at St. Marys University (London, UK). His Ph.D. involved a number of studies upon strength, velocity, and power in professional rugby league players and he has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications

As a strength and conditioning coach, he worked for the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League team for 19 years, winning the NRL champions title four times. He has also worked with professional rugby union, including the 20015 World Cup 2nd placed Australian national team. Previously he has worked with national league or international level athletes in the following sports ~ soccer, field hockey, netball, Olympic diving, MMA, track & field, and power-lifting. He has the official designation of ASCA Master Coach of Elite Athlete Strength & Conditioning within the ASCA’s Professional Coach Accreditation Scheme (PCAS), the highest possible ranking within the ASCA that has been attained by only a handful of experienced strength & conditioning coaches. As a result of his practical coaching experiences and sports science studies, he is in great demand as an international presenter in not only using velocity to improve resistance training but many sports performance-related fields.

Vinny Malts

Founder of Bloodline Hockey

Vinny Maltz is the founder of Bloodline Hockey, a leader at the forefront of incorporating mindset development and sports performance training.

Vince has coached at the professional and amateur levels for over 20 years. His professional playing journey of 10 years, began in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Hull Olympiques, where he was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks.

After 10 years of playing minor pro-hockey, Vince decided to follow his passion for coaching and mentoring players. He has coached at many levels of performance and has developed and placed players into the NHL, NCAA Division I/III, Canadian Hockey League, and the United States Hockey League programs. He has helped to build some of the top-ranked teams in the country including a Tier I National Championship.

His coaching is helping some of the most elite players in the world maintain a positive thought process, focused on enhancing their role and learning how to spend their valuable time wisely.

Mark Fitzgerald

M.Sc., CSCS - Former Lead S+C Anaheim Ducks

Mark is part of a fraternity of Canadian Strength and Conditioning Coaches who have changed the foundation of physical performance in the National Hockey League.

He served for four seasons as the head of performance with the Anaheim Ducks, and he is a Lead Training Advisor for Under Armour Canada and a member of Under Armour’s international training team.

Mark is the owner and founder of Elite Training Systems Performance Centre based out of Toronto and southern Ontario.

He comes from a working-class family and his dedication to work ethic has allowed him to build a thriving business, train athletes at every level, innovate at the highest levels of performance!

Scott Livingston

B.Sc., CAT(C), CSCS - Former Lead S+C Montreal Canadiens

Scott Livingston is a designer of human and organizational performance solutions who has worked in the high-performance sports world for more than thirty years.

As a performance coach, he is known for his dedication to building efficient, effective, and resilient athletes. Scott has trained and re-built athletes at every level and has personally trained and reconditioned multiple Olympic and World Cup medalists.

He worked for eleven seasons in the National Hockey League as an athletic therapist and strength and conditioning coach with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and New York Islanders.

He co-owns ReconditioningHQ an educational business dedicated to teaching leading-edge practices in performance and reconditioning.

His newest passion is his podcast Leave Your Mark where he interviews people from all walks of human performance exploring their personal life stories.

Mike Potenza

Director of Strength and Conditioning for the San Jose Sharks hockey team

Mike is currently in his 14th year as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the San Jose Sharks hockey team.

Mike is a Managing Partner and Director of Human Performance for Tactical Fitness and Performance. TFP is an innovative small business with a specialized focus on Human Performance for the Tactical Operator.

Prior to his NHL career and while at Boston University doing his master’s he held a graduate assistant position within the Strength and Conditioning department working with all Varsity intercollegiate sports. He then went on to work at the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University, and Colgate University.

Mike has been a leader in the National Hockey League and continues to push the growth and value of the profession every day in his role with the Sharks.

Jamie Burr is an Associate Professor in Human Health and Nutritional Science and the director of the Human Performance and Health Research lab at the University of Guelph. His work considers integrated systems-level exercise physiology, with a focus on novel techniques and training practices to optimize performance. His laboratory works with elite athletes across a range of sports who compete at the national, international, and professional levels.

Matt Nichol

M.Sc., CSCS - Former Lead S+C Toronto Maple Leafs

Matt is a veteran Strength and Conditioning Coach with over 20 years of field experience. He is the former Lead of Strength and Conditioning for the Toronto Maple Leafs and runs his own performance facility in Toronto now where he trains some of the NHL’s best players and development athletes.

He has worked with teams and athletes in the NHL, NFL, CFL, KHL and privately with athletes from virtually every professional and Olympic sport imaginable.

He is also the creator of Biosteel Sports Nutrition Inc. He is a passionate professional whose dedication to the athletes he trains is unrivaled. It’s this dedication to craft and to his client which has fostered their loyalty, and in turn the mark he leaves upon them.

Steve is a world-renown exercise physiologist who has for the greater part of his career, contributed to the excellence of the Canadian Olympic and High-Performance Sports system.

Jaime Sochasky-Livingston

B.Sc., CAT(C), CSCS - Private Performance Coach

Jaime has been working in the field of human performance for over twenty years. She is a highly qualified and experienced practitioner who merges her unique abilities in manual therapy and a myriad of effective exercise prescription strategies to eliminate injury issues and improve the overall robustness of her clients.

Jaime has trained and re-built athletes at every level including professional athletes, Olympic athletes, and college athletes, as well as highly motivated recreational athletes.

Recently she worked with several Olympians who competed in the summer games in Rio and winter games in Pyeongchang. She co-owns ReconditioningHQ an educational business dedicated to teaching leading-edge practices in performance and reconditioning.

She was a member of the board of directors of the Quebec Corporation of Athletic Therapists where she served as President until the spring of 2014.

Ben Prentiss

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and conditioning coach Ben Prentiss has been working with professional and Olympic hockey players for over 21 years. Before opening his own performance center, Ben spent the off-season months in Scottsdale, AZ at Poliquin Performance Center, training NHL and NFL athletes. Ben earned a Level V certification with world-renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin. Based on the trainer’s education and experience, a Level V trainer must train a medalist at the international level and consequently, Ben is one of a few trainers worldwide with this credential.

In 2000, Ben opened Bodytuning, the original home of Prentiss Hockey Performance. Since then, he has trained players from all 31 NHL teams as well as seven Stanley Cup winners and seven Olympians, NHL and AHL All-Stars, and winners of the Hart, Art Ross, and Conn Smythe trophies. Ben spent three seasons as Director of Hockey Performance for Boston University and is currently in his fourth year as a Strength and Conditioning Consultant for the New York Rangers. This role includes off-season training for the teams prospects as well as orchestrating the 2018-19 development camp and main camp testing protocols.

Ben’s off-season training program has been recommended by coaches, advisors and agents. Over two dozen media outlets and podcasts have featured Ben’s training techniques with his athletes including Sports Illustrated, The Athletic, NBC Sports, The Player’s Tribune, Men’s Health, Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, The New York Times, Boston Globe, and The Hockey News.

Chris Chapman

Chris is the Director of Sport Science at PUSH, a Canadian-based sport and performance technology company. He is also the strength and conditioning coach with Freestyle Ski Canada’s Big Air & Slopestyle Team, and Paddle Monster, a company that focuses on both on-water and off-water training for paddlesports. He specialized in working with extreme, acrobatic, and endurance sport athletes.

Before joining PUSH in 2016, he worked as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO), the government not-for-profit that supports Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes. He was directly responsible for the training and testing of their national teams in CanoeKayak, Gymnastics (Trampoline), and Freestyle Ski (Slopestyle). He also worked with numerous other national and provincial teams including Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Cycling (Mountain/Road), and Basketball.

Andy O’Brien

M.Sc., CSCS - Director of Performance and Sports Science Pittsburgh Penguins

Andy O’Brien is the director of performance and sports science for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has been a leading-edge professional in sports performance for over 20 years.

Prior to being with the Pittsburgh Penguins, he was the Lead of S+C for the Florida Panthers. He has been the performance coach for Sidney Crosby throughout his career, and he trains many of the game’s most elite players in his own facility in Toronto, ON.

Andy has developed many performance training systems and processes around his hockey athletes based on a unique understanding of the games Key Performance Indicators. His presentation and workshop will elaborate on this knowledge stream.

Vicki Bendus

M.Sc., CSCS - S+C Brock University

Vicki is a Sport Performance Coach at Brock University where she works with the Men’s and Women’s Hockey and Soccer teams.

A former National Hockey Team member, she is currently the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Senior National Women’s Hockey Team, after previously working with the U18 program for the past 3 years.

Vicki also works closely with development-level athletes as the S&C coach with the Ridley College Prep hockey teams.

Outside of hockey, Vicki has been a S&C coach with Wrestling Canada since the 2016 Olympics.

Vicki is currently pursuing her PhD at Brock and will be investigating the value of top speed sprinting for hockey players and its degree of transfer to on ice skating speed.

Jerome Perez

Strength and Conditioning Coach & Sport Scientist for the French Ice Hockey Federation

Jérôme Perez started working as a full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach & Sport Scientist for the French Ice Hockey Federation in 2018. Jérôme is responsible for coordinating the physical development to enhance athlete wellness and performance of the women’s ice hockey team from U16 to Senior teams.

Perez is currently working on his PhD in Physiology and Biomechanics Sport Sciences at the French Institute of Sport (INSEP) as he researches the “ice hockey physical demands and its relationship with muscular capacities training”.
Perez also obtained a French Physiotherapist Diploma in 2011 and worked 3 years in a French 2nd Division Soccer team (Le Havre) as a physiotherapist and responsible of the rehabilitation. After this experience, he returned to Nantes University (France) to earn a Master’s degree in Sport Science and a University Diploma in Sport Nutrition from Poitiers University (France).

Paul Goodman

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Blackhawks

Paul Goodman is in his 13th season with the Chicago Blackhawks as the head strength and conditioning coach. Goodman joined the Blackhawks after spending six years as director and head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Vermont (UVM).

In 2006, the NSCA named Goodman the State/Provincial Director of the Year, and he also was a finalist for the NSCA’s College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year award. In addition to UVM, Goodman also spent time with Team USA Women’s Hockey, the New York Rangers, and the women’s Canadian U-19 National Lacrosse Team.

He is currently in pursuit of his Ph.D. from Grand Canyon University, where his research is focused on performance psychology. Together with team physician Michael Terry, Goodman co-authored the book Hockey Anatomy, recently released through Human Kinetics.

In addition, Goodman is a licensed massage therapist and served as an adjunct professor for the University of Vermont Exercise Science Department from 2003 to 2008. He is also the owner of Goodman Elite Training based out of Fifth Third Arena, the Chicago Blackhawks Community Ice Rink, and team’s official practice facility, specializing in athlete development.

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