Meet our Instructors
Graduated from McGill University with a BSc in Physiology and a minor in Economics, Andrew was the winner of the Ivan Tennant Award for the top academic high school player in the OHL. From 2005-2007, he played for the Owen Sound Attack in the OHL. Previously the manager of NTR Richmond Hill for 5 years, Andrew is currently an OMHA and GTHL AA/AAA coach. As a high level skills instructor, he is the head coach for CCIHA, and has coached internationally multiple times.
Manager & Lead Instructor
Ben Alavie has been the manager of NTR Newmarket for the past four years. Ben graduated from York University with a degree in Psychology focusing on Sport Psychology. Ben was a AAA Head and Assistant Coach for the Richmond Hill Coyotes organization for seven years. Previous to this, between 2007-2010 he played for the Brampton Battalion in the OHL.
Assistant Manager and Head Instructor
Josh was formerly the Assistant and Video Coach of the Bradford Rattlers (Junior A), spending five years with the team. In the summers he worked for the Elite Prospects Skills Camp with the Head Coach of the Ryerson Rams, the Development Coach of the Peterborough Petes, and the Head Coach of the Oshawa Generals. Josh also has experience playing at the Junior B and Junior A levels, playing for the Mission City Outlaws (Junior B) for one season and the Bradford Rattlers (Junior A) for three seasons. He would then go on to York University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and playing for the Varsity team for one season.
Power Skating and Skills
Currently coaching the junior varsity program at The Hill Academy, he is also the assistant coach for the Aurora Tigers (provincials Jr.A). During the 2015-2015 season, Dave was the assistant coach for the North York Rangers (provincial Jr. A). Adding to his portfolio of being a hockey skills instructor for various teams and programs for the past 9 years, he spent 2 years running the Seneca College Hockey camp as their program director. Dave played varsity hockey for 3 years for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.
Learn to Skate
Allison is a Gold Medalist figure skater who has over 5 years of NTR Learn to Skate experience. She has 15 years of coaching experience with figure skating and power skating, including the Powertech Powerskating School. Allison is a York University graduate with a BA in English. Continuing her education she graduated from Lakehead University from the BEd program. Allison is an experienced OCT certified teacher with the YRDSB. As well, she has 7 years of experience in children's recreational programs with the King township.
Greg brings 30+ years of coaching experience to his 22nd year as the NTR Head Goalie Instructor. He works with a wide skill range, from beginner goalies to National Team athletes such as the Barrie Colts and York University OUA. Currently Greg is the head goalie coach for 2011 OHL Championship team, Owen Sound Attack. Previously playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Oshawa Generals, Greg was an OHL All-Star goalie and the first goalie selected in the 1976 draft. His goalies have won the Dave Pinkney Trophy twice and the CHL Goalie of the Year for 3 times.