Meet Our Instructors

Rick Cornacchia

Founder

Rick Cornacchia brings to NTR Richmond Hill 30+ years of high-level hockey instructing experience. He was the head coach for the Italian National Senior Men's Ice Hockey team. In 1992 he was the head coach for the Canadian National World Juniors Ice Hockey Team. In 1990, he lead his team the Oshawa Generals to become Memorial Cup Champions. With 11+ years coaching experience in the OHL, Rick previously coached in the GTHL AAA & Tier 2 JR. A. He was also a high school teacher for 8 years, with a BPHE and BA in Education.

Ryan Olidis

General Manager

Graduated from Niagara University with a HBA in Sports Management, Ryan was the captain of the Niagara Purple Eagles Men's Hockey team with a NCAA DI Scholarship. Previous to his professional hockey career in Germany, he played in the OPJHL Provincial Junior A for the Markham Waxers. Ryan is certified by Hockey Canada with his NCCP Development 1 and GTHL "Speak out" - respect in sport certified coaching. With over 8 years of high-level hockey instruction experience, he is heavily involved in the hockey community as a GTHL AAA coach and OMHA team skill development coach.

Andrew Eastman

Manager

Graduated from Western University, Andrew brings 6+ years of high-level instruction experience. Andrew played professional hockey both in Germany and in the ECHL for San Francisco. Previous to this he played 2 year of Major Junior Hockey both OHL & QMJHL for Barrie and Moncton. Having coached at The Hill Academy for U16 & U18, he is certified by Hockey Canada in his Development 1 coach and "Speak Out" - respect in sport certification.

Steve Young

Power Skating & Skills

David Arblaster

Skill Development

Sandy Stuart

Power Skating & Skills

Anthony Caschera

Learn to Skate

Shane Roberts

Power Skating & Skills

Hayley Zak

Learn to Skate

Frank Salvatore

Power Skating & Skills

Paul Casaluce

Power Skating & Skills