Newmarket Arena
Newmarket Instructors

We pride ourselves in quality experienced Instructors

Contact our office to book ice for your training camps this season. Our on-ice staff is available to assist in the design and implementation of your camps. We can also assist your team with Hitting Clinics, Shooting Clinics, Systems, Power Play, Penalty Kill, and other essential areas of hockey.

Contact the Office for Pricing and Ice Availability.

Andrew Shorkey – General Manger

  • Graduate of McGill University, BSc in Physiology with a minor in Economics
  • Winner of the Ivan Tennant Award for the top academic high school player in the OHL
  • Played for the Owen Sound Attack of the OHL from 2005-2007
  • Previously the manager of NTR Richmond Hill for 5 years
  • Curent OMHA and GTHL AAA/AA coach
  • High level skills instructor
  • Head coach for the CCIHA. Has traveled to China many times to coach
  • Available for private lessons and elite classes

Ben Alavie – Manager/Head Instructor

  • Completing MsC in Sport Psychology and Concussion research at the University of Toronto
  • Graduate of York University, BA in Psychology
  • Played for the Brampton Battalion in the OHL from 2007-2010
  • Head Coach in the Richmond Hill Coyotes Organization from 2015-2017

David Mooney – Power Skating and Skills

  • Played 3 years of Provincial Junior A hockey with the North York Rangers
  • Played varsity hockey for 3 years with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues
  • Spent 2 years running the Seneca College Hockey Camp as its program director
  • Hockey skills instructor with various teams and programs for the past 7 years
  • Coached at the Hill Academy for 3 years
  • Assistant coach for the North York Rangers (provincial Jr. A) in 2014-15
  • Current assistant coach for the Aurora Tigers (provincial Jr. A)

Karen Canning – Learn to Skate

  • NCCP Level III Trained
  • NCCP Level II Certified
  • CanPowerSkate Certified
  • CanSkate Certified
  • Gold Dance – Diamond Dance (Rhumba)
  • Bronze Rhythm Dance
  • Junior Competitive Dance
  • I.S.U. 2nd Level Dance
  • Skating Skills Class 1
  • Junior Silver Free Skate
  • Formerly worked with: North Toronto FSC, Thornhill FSC, Lakeshore Lions Hockey Assoc, Silver Blades FSC, York FSC, Pine Point FSC
  • Honours BA – York Universtiy

Michelle Egli – Learn to Skate 

  • 2006 Canadian Juvenile Pair Champion & 2007  Canadian Pre-Novice Pair Silver Medalist
  • National competitor for 5 years
  • Pairs & Ladies competitive skater
  • Professional coach since 2011
  • CanSkate, CanPowerSkate & NCCP Level 1 Certified
  • NCCP Level 2 Trained
  • NCCP Level 3 In Training

Greg Redquest – Goaltending Director

  • Goalie Instructor
  • Greg brings with him 30 years of coaching experience that includes working with a range of athletes from learn to skate goalies to Professional National Team athletes
  • Greg has been the goalie coach from such team as the Barrie Colts , York University OUA and is currently the head goalie coach for the 2011 OHL Championship team, Owen Sound Attack. Greg is also in his 15th year as the National Training Rinks Head Goalie Instructor.

Brian Patry – Power Skating and Skills

  • Has been with National Training Rinks Newmarket as an instructor since 1999
  • Assistant coach at St. Andrew’s College in 2001-02
  • Head coach and assistant coach for the New Zealand Jr. National Team in 2002-03
  • Has been coaching with Newmarket Redmen since 1994-Present 
  • O.M.H.A Intermediate Coach certified
  • O.M.H.A Advance level 1 Coach certified
  • Developmental 1 Coach certified