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The IHPS is a gathering of the best minds in Hockey Performance,
Amazing Presentations and Hot Stove Sessions

June 2023 – Dates to be determined


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The IHPS 2023 Program, Dates and Location are yet to be established, but we’ll be dropping them soon.

Meet The  Speakers

Adam Douglas

Matthew Price

Mark Fitzgerald

Andy O’Brien

Scott Livingston

Vicki Bendus

Mike Potenza

Kevin Neeld

Peter Friesen

Lorne goldenberg

Maria Mountain

Jonathan chaimberg

Paul Gagne

Jaime Livingston

JF Menard

IHPS 2022 Schedule

Friday, June 10th, 2022

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The Strength and Conditioning Association of Professional Hockey is inviting you to attend their one-day pre-Summit event filled with education from coaches in the NHL and the AHL. It’s going to be a powerful way to kick off the IHPS program and we’re sure you’re going to enjoy connecting with some of the game’s elite coaches.

7:30-8:30 am – Registration

8:30-9:15 am – Devan McConnell (High Performance Director / Arizona Coyotes)
“Developing a High-Performance Model”

9:15-10:00 am – Roger Takahashi (Director of Strength and Conditioning / Vancouver Canucks)
“The path to and Career in, the NHL”

10:00 am – 10:45 – Tim Lebbossiere (Assistant Performance Coach / Boston Bruins)
“Data Driven Approach – From Collection to Implementation”

10:45 – 11:30 – Ben Eaves (Strength and Conditioning Coach / Cleveland Monsters)
“Enhancing the Communication between the Performance Staff and the Coaching Staff”

11:30 – 12:15 – ROUND TABLE: Devan, Roger, Tim, Ben

12:15 – 1:30 – LUNCH

1:30 – 2:15 – Sean Skahan – “A Career in Professional Hockey: Tips and Strategies for Coaching at the Highest Level”

2:15 – 3:00 – Mark Lambert (Director of High Performance and Strength Coach / Tampa Bay Lightning)
“In-Season Programming Goals + Objectives”

3:00 – 3:45 – Steph Gervais (Strength and Conditioning Coach / Laval Rocket)
“Triphasic Training Principles on the Ice”

3:45 – 4:30 – Alan Selby (Strength and Conditioning Coach / Toronto Marlies)
“Off-Ice Development Strategies for the AHL player”

4:30 – 5:15 ROUND TABLE: Paul, Roger, Steph and Alan

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

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Exhibition 1 – Jonathan Chaimberg – “Off-Ice Training for Hockey”
Exhibition 2 – Paul Gagne – “Going from Off-Ice to On-Ice Training”
Exhibition 3 – Jaime Livingston – “Harnessing the Power of Breathing”

Exhibition 1 – Jonathan Chaimberg – “Off-Ice Training for Hockey”
Exhibition 2 – Paul Gagne – “Going from Off-Ice to On-Ice Training”
Exhibition 3 – Jaime Livingston – “Harnessing the Power of Breathing”

Exhibition 1 – Jonathan Chaimberg – “Off-Ice Training for Hockey”
Exhibition 2 – Paul Gagne – “Going from Off-Ice to On-Ice Training”
Exhibition 3 – Jaime Livingston – “Harnessing the Power of Breathing”

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Hot Stove Sessions* for the Summit

*Exclusive discussion session with the presenters in an intimate setting

Maximum 25 places in each Hot Stove Session 


Final Registration

$ 250
  • Add-On: SCAPH Conference $125
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Terms & Conditions:

Registrant Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies are reflective of personal circumstances and do not apply to cancellation associated with changes in the IHPS Curriculum format or delivery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For policy regarding the pandemic, please see “COVID-19 Policy” below.

All registration fees minus applicable administration fees and taxes will be returned within 30 days of receipt of a cancellation notice.

Cancellation notices must be sent to:

Registrations can be transferred to another party if the registered delegate emails a confirmation to to confirm the name change.

All workshop preferences and sizes for T-shirts will not be adjusted with the registration transfer.

High Performance Inc. reserves the right to cancel the summit up until and on the same day of the start date without prior notification.

In this case, registration fees, will be returned to ticket holders without any percentage penalty within a reasonable time period. High Performance Inc. is not responsible for any other costs incurred by the registrants due to the planning of attending this event.

COVID-19 Change and Cancellation Policies

Should the International Hockey Performance Summit (IHPS) be required to pivot to an Online Experience, customers will be reimbursed 40% of their fees and remain a registrant of the Summit. There will be no complete return of fees or cancellation due to a COVID pivot to Online format.

All registration fees moving forward from the date of the Summit will be reduced by 40%. There will be no refunds due to a change in the event structure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IHPS and host High Performance Consultants Inc. reserves the right to change or modify the structure of the IHPS, or to pivot the IHPS to an online format right up until one day prior to the event. IHPS and the host High Performance Consultants Inc. will not be held responsible by any registrant of the IHPS for the costs or inconvenience associated with such change.

It is highly recommended that should you be travelling by air, you purchase refundable air-fair, and that you clarify any cross-border requirements associated with travel to and from Canada or Montreal/Mont Tremblant for the IHPS.

The IHPS or its host High Performance Consultants Inc. will not be responsible for the administration or coordination of the necessary COVID-19 testing measures associated with any participants travel to and from the IHPS.

All participants must be aware that the IHPS will adhere to all local and federal mandates associated with group gatherings defined at the time of the event delivery (June 10-12, 2022). This may require participants to be wearing masks, to be seated at distance, and to provide proof of vaccination and possible proof of recent negative COVID testing results.

Dr. Adam Douglas

Director, Sports Science, and Performance with the Montreal Canadiens

Adam is the Director, Sport Science, and Performance with the Montreal Canadiens. In this role, he oversees all aspects of performance for the Montreal Canadiens, Laval Rocket, and the development group/prospects for both clubs.

Prior to joining the Canadiens, Douglas served as the Manager, Sports Performance for Hockey Canada Men’s High-Performance Teams and with Catapult Sports as an Applied Sports Scientist.

During his time with Hockey Canada, Adam was a member of the Canadian teams that won gold medals at 2015, 2018, and 2020 World Junior tournaments, and with the gold medal-winning women’s National team in 2012. He has been fortunate to attend two Olympics with Hockey Canada, winning a gold medal with the Women in 2014 and silver with the men in 2018.

In addition to his extensive work experience, Douglas attended Queen’s University for his undergraduate degrees and York University where he completed his Masters and Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Health Science.

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.

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!

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 game’s Key Performance Indicators. His presentation and workshop will elaborate on this knowledge stream.

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.

Vicki Bendus

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

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 an S&C coach with Wrestling Canada since the 2016 Olympics.

Vicki is currently pursuing her Ph.D. 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.

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.

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 a 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 Ph.D. in Human and Sports 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.

Peter Friesen

Former Lead Therapy and S+C Carolina Hurricanes

With over 40 years of experience training and treating high-level athletes, Peter brings so much insight and experience to the Summit.

He was the Head Trainer, Physical Therapist, Strength Coach, and Massage Therapist for the Carolina Hurricanes for 21 years.

Prior to joining the Carolina Hurricanes Friesen was the Head Trainer, Physical Therapist, and Strength Coach at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Alberta.

He was also the Assistant Director at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Alberta. Currently, Friesen is working with Duke and Elon University as an Adjunct Professor.

In addition to his work with professional teams, Friesen has been associated with the Canadian and United States Olympic and International programs. He served as the Head Trainer for six of Hockey Canada’s gold medal teams representing Canada at 10 World Ice Hockey Championships. He also has one gold medal with Team USA women’s hockey team as their Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Lorne Goldenberg

Former Lead S+C at Six NHL Teams

Lorne is a strength and conditioning coach and the owner of Strength Tek Fitness & Wellness Consultants in Ottawa. For 18 years he also owned Ottawa’s first athlete training facility The Athletic Conditioning Center.

He has worked for over 30 years for professional and prospective players in Olympic Sports, NHL, OHL, NFL, and the CFL. Lorne’s career as an NHL Strength and Conditioning coach spanned six different teams as well as 3 CHL Teams, he is currently a Performance Consultant for the Cape Breton Eagles (QMJHL). He is currently working in Pittsburgh as the Sports Performance Director for Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers.

From 2015-2018 Lorne was the Director Sports Performance for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he oversaw the off-ice development program for the Pens Elite AAA players, including NHL professionals, juniors and athletes from a variety of other sports, such as tennis, swimming, baseball, volleyball, and basketball.

He has also co-authored with Peter Twist the book Strength Ball Training, now in its 3rd edition, and has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

Maria Mountain

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Maria is a strength and conditioning coach and for the past 25+ years, she has been helping athletes ranging from Olympic and Stanley Cup Champions to recreational levels and everything in between achieve their goals by designing and implementing training programs that address not only their sport, but their individual needs. A former stand-out road hockey goalie in neighbourhood, Maria’s reputation for helping hockey players find success brought back her passion for goaltending. The founder of Goalie Training Pro Inc., she has specialized in off-ice training for hockey goalies for more than a decade.

Jonathan Chaimberg

Jonathan Chaimberg is one of the most dedicated and respected trainers/strength coaches in North America. He has been training both elite athletes and the general public for over 20 years. A former national wrestler, he transitioned to strength coach for many athletes on Canada’s National Wrestling team. In addition, Jonathan has worked with some of mixed martial arts and hockey’s most accomplished athletes. Georges St-Pierre, Jakub Voracek, Rory MacDonald, Kris Letang, Mike Matheson Rashad Evans, Anthony Duclair , Lars Eller , among others, and has all-stars in MLB and the the NFL. along with multiple world medalists. Jon is the owner of the Adrenaline Performance Center in Montreal, where he trains the general public to elite athletes daily.

Paul Gagne

B.Sc., CSCS - Private S+C Coach

Paul is a Posturologist, strength and conditioning consultant, and rehab specialist and has been in practice for over 35 years.

He is the Co-founder of the D.T.S. Desmotec Training Systems and also serves as a consultant for the Octagon sports agency.

His expertise lies in training protocols for postural balance, neuro-muscular balance, and performance enhancement. He has developed a unique postural and functional evaluation and training system. During his career, he’s trained many elite, Olympic, and professional athletes in various sports.

Jaime Livingston

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

Jaime Livingston has been working in the field of human performance for 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. She co-owns ReconditioningHQ an educational business dedicated to teaching leading-edge practices in performance and reconditioning.

JF Menard

Mental Performance Coach

JF is a performance psychologist. At the age of 25 and fresh out of graduate school, he joined the world-famous entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil, where he coached circus artists to deal with pressure and perform on demand up to 450 times a year.

At 30 he founded Kambio Performance and has since become a sought-after mental performance specialist. His private clients are proven winners: Olympic medalists, X-Games champions, Super Bowl Champion, NHL players, surgeons, musicians and corporate leaders.

He is also an accomplished book author and speaker with over 500 keynote speeches delivered to organizations such as the FBI, PepsiCo, Toronto BlueJays, RedBull, Cisco, SunLife Financial, NASA, and Western Union.

Most recently he authored the book, “Train Your Brain Like An Olympian – Gold Medal Techniques to Unleash Your Potential at Work”, a book that explains how to use mental training strategies in the workplace. He shares his knowledge regularly on the French-Canadian TV sports channel RDS and local radio stations.

His ultimate professional purpose is to help people achieve their dreams.