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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.

Coaching Staff

Dan Nadeau will join the TRC Hockey Academy as their inaugural coach, bringing his remarkable background in both playing and coaching. Dan grew up in Western Canada, just outside of Kelowna living and breathing hockey. He has had the opportunity to play Junior Hockey across Canada, as well as professionally overseas. Dan will bring along with him; one year experience coaching U18 in Edmonton. In 2011 Dan held an assistant coaching position with the nationally ranked Alberta Jr. Hockey League-Lloydminster Bobcats.   Most recently Nadeau has coached the last four seasons as the head coach of the 2004 Western Canada Selects, most recently winning a World Championship at the 2017 World Selects Invitational in Chamonix, France. Dan has also been on the bench as the Assistant Coach for the Brantford 99er’s for the past two seasons. His passion for the game of hockey is evident in the countless hours he spends researching the game of hockey and his desire to mentor young people, both off and on the ice. Dan believes his job as a coach is to not only teach the sport, but to teach life skills through sport. For more information on the #TRC Hockey Academy, contact Dan Nadeau.

1 Gabe Robinson Goalie 5’9 2021
77 Cole Hipkin Defence 5’10 2021
11 Nicholas Wereha Forward 5’10 2021
42 Colin MacDougall Forward 5’9 2021
94 Login Wilson Forward 6′ 2021

Contact Information

Dan Nadeau

Head Coach

1-844 4WE RISE(493-7473)

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