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.
Kevin Flather - Off Ice Shooting Development
Kevin Flather is a development hockey coach who now specializes in off ice shooting Instructional Clinics that combine dry land weight training with dry land shooting.
- By improving the players skill set and awareness, the players are able to catch their stride and gain their own confidence.
- Takes serious athletes that need the right guidance and knowledge and mentors them to reach their goals.
- Through extensive hours of training, mentorship, and guidance Kevin has developed an against the grain approach to development.
- With positivity and a ton of passion Kevin has the ability of getting players to understand the process and what it takes to break into the hockey world.
He does this by guiding them through their journey and having them enjoy it every step of the way.
Kevin spent the last 10 years playing Junior, University, and Professional hockey in North America/Europe