About TRC Hockey

#TRC Academy is committed to be a world renown and top ranked athletic program that develops athletes to accomplish post secondary goals. Our mission is to create positive relationships as we provide peak performance programs, expert staff, state of the art equipment and a healthy lifestyle experience to fully meet the athletic and academic needs of our athletes. We believe active positive role modelling will build a better community. The Wolfpack core values are honour and integrity to Realize Individual Success Everyday!

The #TRC Hockey Academy is a complete ten month program that includes education, off-ice strength and conditioning, mental training and team development. Through knowledge, research and experience, the #TRC Hockey Academy identifies the key areas of focus to develop the most strong, intelligent and committed hockey players.

Using a combination of on and off-ice training, the #TRC Hockey Academy creates the ultimate environment for the players to achieve their personal goals. Practices are designed with individual development depending on the skills, size and position of every individual player. With the combined experiences and tools available to the coaching staff, coach Dan Nadeau will create a team environment committed to achieving the ultimate goal of post secondary education options.

#TRC Academy believes and implements many areas of study to develop our players: On-Ice Skill Work, Strength & Conditioning, Athletic Performance Testing, Video Breakdown Analysis, Analytics-Statistics-Game Play, Mental Fitness-Goal Setting, Nutrition Plan & Monitoring, Rest-Repair-Recovery, Socio-Cultural & Cross-Training, Social Media-Correspondence, Volunteerism-Community and Team Building. A competitive schedule, on-ice time (Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre etc.) with modern training equipment, certified trainers, elite strength & conditioning are all facilitated through The RISE Centre.


Through a partnership with St. John’s College (SJC) of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, #TRC Hockey Academy athlete’s will attend their classes with constant communication between teachers, coaches and parents to ensure academic success. The partnership allows the athletes to maintain their practice and off-ice schedule.

St. John’s College offers the most unique courses and specialized advanced placement studies. TRC  &  SJC Guidance has extensive NCAA & U Sports knowledge to give individual attention to place TRC Academy student-athletes at the post secondary institution that meets their athletic and academic potential.

SJC Highlights: Advanced Placement Program, New Science & Computer Labs, Specialist High Skills Major Programming wishing to pursue careers in Communications Technology, Arts & Culture, Construction, Sports Leadership, Hospitality & Health Care, Noted Music-Culinary-Drama-Technology-Media-Arts-Sport extra curricular activities, Mission Trips, Campus Ministry and Community Commitment.

TRC Men’s Hockey Schedule 2019-2020

NAPHL-North American Prospects Hockey League is made up of 41 teams from 17 programs that compete at the 18U, 16U and 15U USA Hockey Tier I level. #TRCMH NAPHL 16U Overview (4 x Minnesota, 1 x Dallas and 1 x Detroit (Playoffs) ) www.naphl.com

Exhibition Schedule 16-20 games (10 Home – 10 Away) and 2-3 Ontario Showcase Events

October 2019: Blaine MN NAPHL League Showcase
October 2019: Ontario Showcase TBA
November 2019: Dallas TX NAPHL League Showcase
November 2019: Ontario Showcase x2 TBA
Dec 2019: Blaine MN NAPHL League Showcase
January 2020: Blaine MN NAPHL League Showcase
February 2020: Detroit MI NAPHL Dixon Cup Playoffs
March 2020: Ontario Showcase TBA


For more information on the #TRC Hockey Academy wolfpack@therisecentre.com

  • Head Coach TRC Men’s Hockey-TBC
  • Errol McDonald Skill Development TRC Men’s Hockey
  • Jim Wilson Director of Hockey Operations 
  • Luke VanMoerkerke Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Derek Bujan Goalie Coach

The RISE Centre utilizes the equipment and experience of the facility and staff to set our athlete’s up for success with realistic goals and a plan in which to achieve them. This process starts with fitness testing performed by XCEL Sport Testing staff to ensure high data validity. XCEL Sport Testing is a leading provider of unbiased accurate athlete assessment. Standardized hockey skill & fitness testing by wireless photoelectric laser timing gates and radio-frequency identification (RFID) sensors connected to a local personal network for real-time test scores, comparisons and analysis, feedback analytics & evaluation. TRC provides ice and dryland combine testing three times a year [1.Pre-season testing 2.Mid-season testing 3.Post-season testing]

Social-Cultural Development with #TRCMH:

TRC Men’s Hockey toured The Hall at Patriot Place as a team builder while in Boston for the Chowder Cup! #TRCMH Head Coach Dan Nadeau is a huge Patriots fan. The RISE program social-cultural piece is to experience memorable life lessons while playing sport. Coach Dan felt the Patriots recent Super Bowl victory could help the hockey program make a connection. The #TRCwolfpack took a keen understanding of a true winning culture & how Champions hold themselves accountable daily!

Thank YOU to #TRCMH Sponsors and Affiliates:
College Source for Sports, Tydan Blades, Edge Boss Pro, Tim Turk, Vinny Malts, Aerial Promotions, Stage and Coach Travel

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