Hi, my name is Kevin Zarrillo I am a Hockey Development Coach with over 10 years of experience mentoring and developing young players on ice.
From 2018 - Present, I have been working with the Coquitlam Express Jr. A team as their Assistant and Video Coach. From 2012 - 2017 I was the Sr. Development Coach for the River East Minor Hockey Association in Winnipeg, MB where I worked with hockey players between the ages of 5 - 17.
I ran hockey camps in large groups as well as 1:1 on session to help develop skill on the ice which allowed each player to explore their strengths and niches. Prior to coaching, I played Major Jr. in Manitoba where I was named to the leagues All Star Team and helped win the League Championship.
From there, I played for the University of Manitoba Bisons Hockey Club. My sessions are geared towards learning new skill, developing good habits and improving existing skills, in an enjoyable learning atmosphere. Looking forward to seeing you on the Ice!
For further inquiries or questions please reach me at:
Ralph Vos Jr
Ralph Vos Jr has been training players in Abbotsford for over 20 years. Ralph was trained by some of the best instructors in Canada including Willa Brooks (NHL skating coach), Ralph Vos Sr, Bill Shibicky and Alex Shibicky.
Ralph has extensive experience playing hockey at the elite level, including Atom - Midget AAA here in Abbotsford, Team Pacific in the BC Best Ever program, won a silver medal at the BC winter Games, as well as 2 years playing Junior A in the BCHL ( Chilliwack ) and RMJHL ( Creston Valley ).
In addition, Ralph was an assistant Coach with the Abbotsford Pilots (Jr.B) for 3 years, Regional Scout for the Chilliwack Chiefs (Jr.A), and on ice instructor at the Yale Hockey Academy for 4 years. Many of Ralph students are currently playing in Europe, NCAA, ECHL, WHL, BCHL, PIJHL and other leagues. Ralph currently owns and operates Vos Hockey Development, a synthetic ice training facility, and has been a head coach at the MEI Hockey Academy for the past three years.
Also Ralph is a proud member of the Flyers Hockey Club and Jr. Heat development teams. When not training hockey players Ralph and his wife Monique love being with their 3 girls!
Brendan Kroeker played minor hockey in Abbotsford since the age of 5 and played rep his whole competitive life. Brendan has experience playing Major Midget, Junior B, and a quick shot in Junior A. Following an unfortunate stint of injuries, Brendan began to focus on coaching.
Brendan has been coaching since he was 16 years old under the guidance of such coaches as Peter Hay and Ralph Vos Jr. Beginning coaching at Abbotsford Training Rink in 2009, Brendan then transitioned into a Head Instructor at Vos Hockey Training from 2012-2016. During that time he also coached and MEI Hockey Academy. He was the Head Coach of the Abbotsford Hawks Atom A2 team during the 2016-2017 Season.
Since the end of the 16-17 seasons, Brendan has focused on finishing his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley. He still plays hockey at a competitive level and continues to learn the game of hockey and how to effectively coach and teach players. He has experience coaching all ages and has coached players who are currently in Bantam A1, Major Midget, PJHL, BCHL, NCAA, and AHL.
Brendan is very happy and excited to bring his elite level of training to Abbotsford Ice Rink and train a new generation of hockey players. Follow Brendan on Instagram @bkroeker.hky for training videos and insight into my training!
Saylor Preston – On Ice Skill Development
Saylor has been involved in coaching in the lower mainland since 2015. Saylor brings a wealth of experience from coaching with Burnaby Winter Club, Jr. Steelers, Jr. Panthers, and Gretzky Hockey School. Using positivity and a strict attention to details, Saylor helps players gain confidence on the ice that translates directly to game play. He believes hockey should be played fast and hard and attempts to instill these habits to the young players he coaches.
Saylor played four years of college hockey (NCAA/BCIHL), along with 3 years of Junior Hockey in Canada and the United States.