Richmond Hill Arena
905-884-1121
Richmond Hill Instructors

We pride ourselves in providing high-quality and experienced Instructors!

Please contact our office to book ice-time for training camps, classes, or private instruction lessons this season. Our on-ice staff is constantly available to assist in the design and implementation of all your hockey skills improvement requests. Please contact the Richmond Hill office for Pricing and Ice Availability.


Rick Cornacchia – Power Skating & Skill Development (GENERAL MANAGER)

  • Head Coach of the Italian National Senior Men’s Ice Hockey Team
  • 1992 – Head Coach of the Canadian National World Juniors Ice Hockey Team
  • 11 years of coaching expereince in the OHL
  • 1990 Memorial Cup Champion – Head Coach, Oshawa Generals
  • Coached GTHL AAA & Tier 2 Jr. A
  • High School Teacher for 8 years – BPHE & B.A. Education
  • 30+ years of high-level hockey instructing experience
  • 13th Year with NTR
  • Head Instructor

Andrew Shorkey – Power Skating & Skill Development (MANAGER)

  • Current OMHA 'AAA' Coach
  • NCCP – Level II
  • Played for the Owen Sound Attack – OHL
  • 2006 – OHL Ivan Tennant Memorial Award winner
  • 2005 – OHL Draftee
  • McGill University Graduate
  • 8 Years of Head Instructing experience
  • 10+ Years of high-level hockey instructing experience
  • 12th Year with NTR
  • Head Instructor

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Ryan Olidis – Power Skating & Skill Development (MANAGER)

  • Played professional hockey in Germany
  • Played for the Niagara Purple Eagles Men's Hockey Team – NCAA DI Scholarship
  • Captain of Niagara Purple Eagles Men's Hockey Team
  • Hockey Canada – NCCP Development 1 Certified Coach
  • Hockey Canada – GTHL "Speak Out" – Respect in Sport Certified Coach
  • GTHL 'AAA' Coach
  • OMHA Team Skill Development Coach (various minor hockey organizations)
  • Played OPJHL Provincial Junior 'A' for Markham Wxers
  • Niagara University Graduate: HBA Economics & Geography
  • 5+ Years of high-level hockey instructing experience
  • Head Instructor

Sandy Stuart – Power Skating & Skill Development

  • 25+ years of high-level hockey instructing experience
  • Coached GTHL AAA
  • Coached Minor Atom S.C. Coyotes team 2012-13
  • 8th Year with NTR
  • Head Instructor

Steve Young – Power Skating & Skill Development

  • 10+ Years of high-level hockey instructing experience
  • Coach OMHA & GTHL
  • 8th Year with NTR
  • Head Instructor

Shane Roberts – Learn to Skate, Power Skating & Skill Development

  • 8+ years of high-level hockey & Learn to Skate instructing experience
  • 6th Year with NTR
  • Head Instructor

Jamie McGuire – Goaltending Instructor

  • Director of Operations of McGuire Goaltending
  • 1st Year with NTR
  • Goalie Consultant for Richmond Hill Hockey, Bradford Minor Hockey and the Markham Waxers
  • Former goalie coach for Team Canada Women's U18, Women's High Performance program and Team Canada Sledge Hockey
  • Special consultant for the Saint Louis Blues.
  • Drafted by the London Knights of the OHL
  • Played 4 years for the St Mary's Huskies of the CIS

Monica Pisotta – Learn to Skate Instructor

  • Skate Canada – CanSkate Certified
  • Skate Canada – Primary StarSkate Certified
  • 2-time Canadian National Pairs Champion (2006, 2008)
  • 3-time Canadian National Team Member (2007-2010)
  • Ranked 8th at World Junior Championships – Pairs (2008)
  • 15+ Years of competitive ballet and figure skating
  • University of Toronto Graduate – HBSc Neuroscience and Psychology
  • University of New Brunswick at Humber – Bachelor of Nursing in progress
  • 7+ years of coaching
  • 1st year with NTR