Angelo (Angie) Lazzara
Professional Goalies Instructor
Angelo Lazzara is a renowned and well regarded goaltending instructor. His extensive hockey experiences include playing for the Trois-Rivières Draveurs of the QJMHL, playing for the Toronto Marlies of the OHL. His journey then landed him with the Saint Catherine Saints of the AHL.
For the past 10 years, Mr. Lazzara has dedicated himself to teaching all the aspects of goaltending to eager, young (and not so young) students. Angelo’s practice sessions are intense, flowing and punctuated by positive reinforcement. His sessions are constructed to help goaltenders of all ages and abilities.
Professional instructor – Individual & team tactics
Fred Desbiens possesses a long and distinguished career as an instructor and coach. Having coached for the last 25 years, he is the holder of the Advanced coaching designation as well as a Theory level 3 accreditation. Fred also teaches the coaching certification program for the recreation as well as the advanced level coaches for Hockey Laval and other associations. Fred was a head coach at the Junior AAA level for over 10 years and was also a professional scout for the Halifax Mooseheads for number of years. Fred is the holder of university degrees in education and uses his knowledge to create a disciplined, structured and high intensity learning environment for his young hockey players.
Professional Powerskating Instructor
Richard Ostiguy is a professional powerskating instructor with over 30 years of experience and is currently completing his level 4 PNCA degree. He is the director of the Intensive Plus Program for Skate Canada for the province of Quebec. Richard has been the Powerskating instructor for the «Riverains» of the Midget AAA hockey league over a 6 year period.
Stickhandling Coach and Summer Development Camp Director
Alain Hupé has a long and impressive history within Laval minor hockey. Since 1980, Alain has coached numerous double letter teams and summer “AAA” teams that have amassed more than 20 championships. In 2006-2007, he was behind the bench with the Laval Express Junior AA team. He is currently working toward his Advanced Coaching degree with Hockey Quebec, as well as serving as the coaching-support specialist within the Laval Express Hockey Association.
Professional Stickhandling Instructor
Martin is a certified instructor (Mahg and recreation 1) who has been teaching stick handling professionally for 2 years. He has also coached at the Elite Atome Level (BB, CC) for the last seven years. His sessions are dynamic and structured with an emphasis on intensity. He emphasizes using two hands on the stick, head up play, shooting, passing, various fakes, tight turns, balance, agility and full mobility.