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Jarome Iginla, Colorado Avalanche

 I am in the fortunate position of having had David Roy work with me on my skating technique, speed, quickness, and agility, but he has also worked on the skating of my daughter Jade, and my two boys Tij and Joe. My 3 children attend Dave’s Edge of Excellence Skating Camps in Kelowna in the summers and he and his staff provide the same detailed breakdown in the stride and all aspects of skating as Dave has done with my skating one on one. Today’s game is not just about speed, but speed while being able to read the ice, keep your feet moving and all while using less energy to go faster.

When I originally joined the Calgary Flames, many of our players worked with Dave and he showed me on the ice and through his video analysis the areas I needed to work on. Dave can communicate how he wants players to skate. He can demonstrate how to do it, and because he has the knowledge and years of experience in working with hockey players of all levels, he knows just the drills and movements players need to perform in order to engrain the changes in their skating that he wants to see. 

The unique techniques he has developed such as video projection on-ice enable players to make changes in their skating faster and in real time which allows players to feel kinaesthetically how it should feel while performing the proper technique. 

In addition to the skating, Dave always makes a point to speak to players about character, faith, and values emphasizing that what we are like on the inside is far more important than any skating or skills we develop on the outside.

Jarome Iginla
Colorado Avalanche

NHL Hall of Fame, Joe Sakic

One of the best skaters in NHL history, Scott Niedermayer


 Curtis Lazar, first pick of the Ottawa Senators in the 2013 NHL draft, attended the Edge of Excellence Skating Camps with David Roy for 5 consecutive summers from 2003-2007. He also attended the 10 month Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy for 2 consecutive years in a row from 2008-2010. Curtis describes the impact of his 7 years of development with EOE and POE on his NHL career this way:

“The years I spent at the Edge of Excellence Skating Camps in the summers and the two years I attended the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy, without question, helped developed my character, my hockey skills, and my understanding of the game to a level that has led to the opportunity I have today to play in the National Hockey League.”                  

 

Curtis Lazar
Ottawa Senators


 “Growing up in Westside (West Kelowna), I attended David Roy’s Edge of Excellence Skating Camps in the summers. In addition, I attended his Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy for 2 years. David really broke down the skating movement in a way I hadn’t experienced before. My skating was videotaped. There were classroom sessions where our skating was analyzed and we were shown areas of our skating we needed to work on. We practiced the skating movements off ice, and we even had video projection on-ice. The ice sessions progressed from breaking down the technique to doing everything at top speed while reading the ice and keeping our feet moving. 

 

There is no question that the skating development I received through David Roy and the Edge of Excellence had a significant impact on the opportunity I was given to play in the National Hockey League and my ability to play at the NHL level.”      

Justin Schultz
Pittsburgh Penguins


 “I was involved with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy as a guest coach and I was thoroughly impressed. This is a first class program which focuses on developing individuals both on and off the ice. The overall program is well rounded, and the players are well taken care of. From my perspective not enough players spend time on development but with the Pursuit program it is on the skills that are critical for success at any level and POE combines skill development with game experience. 

I would recommend that if a player has an opportunity to attend the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy they should definitely do so.”

 

Mike Johnson, Head Coach,
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL


"I have had the opportunity to meet and work with the world's best skating coach, David Roy. Even though I had to wake up many early mornings to go on the ice, I woke up with a smile when I knew I would be working with him.

Five weeks with Dave, what a difference! It felt like I had worked with him for several years. He analyzed my skating movement on-ice, and also off the ice with his simulated skating sessions. Dave helped me to improve my skating technique every second I was out on the ice.

"I am forever grateful for the opportunity I had to work with Dave. His great skill in teaching skating comes from many years of experience and a tremendous passion for what he does!"

Danijela Rudqvist
Danijela played on the Swedish Women’s National Team from 2001-2006 and has competed in three Olympics (winning bronze in 2002 and silver in 2006).


 "One of my goals this past summer was to have my skating analyzed and to work hard at my technique in order to improve my speed and agility. I am fortunate to have one of the top skating instructors anywhere in the world available to me right here in the Okanagan where I live in the off-season. 

David Roy analyzed my current stride in depth and made several excellent suggestions on how I could improve. He then put me through several very productive sessions to cement the changes in technique I wanted to achieve.

I now feel significantly more confident with my technique. No matter what level of hockey you play, your skating can always be improved with hard work and an instructor of David's calibre."

Dany Heatley
Formerly with the Minnesota Wild


Dave Roy’s passion and dedication to make me a faster hockey player was unbelievable. He is a patient man who will always push you as hard as he can, so that you can achieve your goal. I was at his Edge of Excellence Junior Camp for 3 weeks and I learned something new every day. The way he teaches the skating technique is very good because he progresses one small step at a time. He has a lot of knowledge in the proper skating technique and he has worked with so many NHL and National Team players, which all adds to his experience and makes him a good skating teacher. Also, the video analysis and the on-ice video projection help a lot to correct your own technique. Dave will always be ready to help a player who wants to learn and get better. 

Off the ice, Dave Roy spends time helping develop every player's character and values. From my personal experience, he taught me how to be grateful for everything I have in my life. In only 3 weeks working with him, he changed, not only my skating technique and quickness, but also the way I see things in life and the importance of having a faith in God. 

Thank you Dave for everything. Your time, your energy, and your passion for the game were much appreciated. It was a privilege working with you. I would strongly recommend Dave Roy to any hockey player (men and women) who wants to improve their skating technique, speed, quickness, and agility. Thanks again!

 

Mélodie Daoust
Canada Women's Olympic Team 2010 


Hayley was named MVP of Canada’s gold medal-winning team at both the 2002 and the 2006 Winter Olympics. She became the first female to ever score a point in men’s professional hockey. In that game she scored a goal and 2 assists playing for a pro team in Finland.

“David Roy's programs are on the cutting edge for skating and skill development for players of all ages. I have experienced this first hand through Dave’s work with our Canada Women’s Olympic Team and during the times I have attended his Junior/Pro camps in the summer.


His focus is a holistic approach to development, focusing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the game and life. I have utilized many of Dave's concepts into my own game and I believe he has a program in place that can help young athletes become better people and players.”
 
Hayley Wickenheiser
Canada Women’s Olympic Team


 "We have sent a number of players to skating specialists. By far the most dramatic and quickest improvement has been seen in those players we have sent to Dave Roy, Because of his hockey background, all of the on and off ice training is very hockey specific. The players can see their own improvement in speed and agility and keep going back for more. I would highly recommend Dave Roy to any player, amateur or professional, who wants to improve his/her competitive edge.”

 Les Jackson
Assistant General Manager, Dallas Stars 


Alumni

Boys

NHL

Justin Schultz – Edmonton Oilers

Curtis Lazar – Ottawa Senators

Dalton Thrower – Montreal Canadiens

 

 

 

National/International

Jari Erricson – Pacific U17

Matt Bellerive – Pacific U17

Jackson Whistle – BC U16

Tye Hand – NWT U16

Brandon Potomak – BC U16

Gavin Broadhead – NWT U16

Jacob Schofield – NWT U16

Cole Sanford – BC U16

Carson Bolduc – Pacific U17

Curtis Lazar – BC U16, Pacific U17, Canada U18, Canada World Juniors

Dylan Bowen – BC U16

Payton Lee – Pacific U17

Joe Gatenby – BC U16, Pacific U17

Mitch Meek – BC U16

Josh Thrower – BC U16, Pacific U17

Dysin Mayo – Pacific U17

Tyson Jost – BC U16, Canada U17

Tanner Browne – BC U16

Chaz Reddekopp – BC U16, Pacific U17

Ethan Bear – Sask U16, West U17, Canada U18

Ralph Jarratt – BC U16

Tyler Benson – AB U16, Pacific U17, Canada U17

Cayden Kraus – Manitoba U16

Jake Harrison – BC U16

 

 

 

Minor Pro

Jacob Ranson – Romford Raiders (NIHL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCAA Division 1

Steven Seigo – Michigan Tech

Matthew Bailey – Anchorage-Alaska

Daniel Carr – Union

David Pope – Omaha-Nebraska

Mark Williamson – Holy Cross

Justin Schultz – Wisconsin

Logan Mick – Quinnipiac (15-16)

Evan Richardson – Boston College

Morgan Zulinick – Wisconsin

Travis Blanleil – Vermont

Liam Finlay – Denver (2016-17)

Brendan Barry – Clarkson (TBA)

Brandon Duhaime – Brown (TBA)

Robbie Johnson – Air Force (2017-18)

Mitch Meek – Clarkson (15-16)

NCAA Division 3

David Carr – SUNY Potsdam

Andrew Wheeler – New England

 

 

 

 

WHL

Art Bidlevskii – Regina

Adrian Van d Mosselaer – Edmonton

Brett Lyon – Vancouver

Nolan Toigo – Vancouver

Kyle Krzyzaniak – Brandon

Dalton Thrower – Saskatoon

Brandon Bruce – Everett

Antoine Corbin – Prince Albert

Jari Erricson – Prince George

Sam Grist – Kamloops

Curtis Lazar – Edmonton

Locke Muller – Red Deer

Kade Pilton – Regina

Adam Todd – Everett

Brandon Potomak – Moose Jaw

Ayrton Nikkel – Everett

Nick Walters – Brandon

Matt Bellerive – Red Deer

Jackson Whistle – Kelowna

Peyton Lee – Vancouver

Josh Thrower – Calgary

Cole Sanford – Medicine Hat

Gavin Broadhead – Medicine Hat

Wil Tomchuck – Tri City

Ralph Jarratt – Victoria

Tyler Benson – Vancouver

Chaz Reddekkop – Victoria

Tyson Jost – Everett

Parker Smyth – Saskatoon

Carson Bolduc – Prince George

Chase Lang – Calgary

Dysin Mayo – Edmonton

Ethan Bear – Seattle

Fraser Bulbuc – Tri-City

Jared Rathjen – Victoria

Joe Gatenby – Kelowna

Kody McDonald – Prince George

Tye Hand – Regina

Tyler Brown – Moose Jaw

Tyler Coulter – Brandon

Zach Andrusiak – Tri-City

Cody Porter – Vancouver

Ethan King – Lethbridge

 

Junior A

Jared Rathjen – Prince George (BCHL)

Kade Pilton – Chilliwack (BCHL)

Easton Bodeux – Trail (BCHL)

Brent Lashuk – West Kelowna (BCHL)

Evan Richardson – Alberni Valley (BCHL)

Mitchell Fyffe – Coquitlam (BCHL)

Morgan Zulinick – Salmon Arm (BCHL)

Adam Todd – Alberni Valley (BCHL)

Austin Dick – Nanaimo (BCHL)

Matt Allan – Coquitlam (BCHL)

Travis Blanleil – West Kelowna (BCHL)

Tommy Hrazdira – Fort McMurray (AJHL)

Tye Hand – Drumheller (AJHL)

Fraser Bulbuc – Sherwood Park (AJHL)

Corey Renwick – Powell River (BCHL)

Jacob Schofield – Whitecourt (AJHL)

Cole Sanford – Vernon (BCHL)

Dylan Bowen – Vernon (BCHL)

Greydon Robinson – Okotoks (BCHL)

Chris Koukis – Wenacthee (NAHL)

Josh Halpenny – Chilliwack (BCHL)

Chris Jones – Wenatchee (NAHL)

Calvin Hadley – Nanaimo (BCHL)

Zach Funk – Alberni Valley (BCHL)

Spencer Hewson – Salmon Arm (BCHL)

Mitch Meek – Cowichan Valley (BCHL)

Sheldon Brett – Nanaimo (BCHL)

Chase Lang – Alberni Valley (BCHL)

Connor Brown-Maloski – Salmon Arm (BCHL)

Logan Mick – Vernon (BCHL)

Liam Finlay – Penticton (BCHL)

Tyson Helgason – Whitecourt (AJHL)

Tyson Jost – Penticton (BCHL)

Will Lawrence – Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)

Tanner Browne – Penticton (BCHL)

Jordan Kawaguchi – Chilliwack (BCHL)

Zach Andrusiak – Salmon Arm (BCHL)

Brendan Barry – Penticton (BCHL)

Liam Peel – Nanaimo (BCHL)

Daine Elphicke – Nanaimo (BCHL)

Cody Porter – West Kelowna (BCHL)

Brandon Duhaime – Merritt (BCHL)

Tanner Wishnowski – Penticton (BCHL)

Hunter Zandee – West Kelowna (BCHL)

Jake Harrison* – West Kelowna (BCHL)

Robbie Johnson – Trail (BCHL)

Ryan Bontorin – LA Stars (Austria)

Brandon Whistle – Penticton (BCHL)

Jackson Caller* – Merritt (BCHL)

Levi Johnson – Vernon (BCHL)

Marcus Mitchell – Salmon Arm (BCHL)

Anthony Bishop – West Kelowna (BCHL)

Daniel Gatenby – West Kelowna (BCHL)

Colten Lancaster* – West Kelowna (BCHL)

Owen Hardy – Nanaimo (BCHL)

Trevor Ayre – Langley (BCHL)

Noah Turanski – Coquitlam (BCHL)

 

 

 

 

 

Girls

CIS – Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Christi Capozzi – UBC

Katelyn Kennedy – Regina

Taryn Cook – Lethbridge

Carling Chown – Ottawa

Dee-Ann Marion – Lethbridge

Nikola Brown-John – UBC

Tegan Cochrane – SAIT

Chelsea Fiander – St. Thomas

Billee Canning – Regina

Daniella Calogheros – Calgary

Jocelyn Sabourin – Lethbridge

Stephanie Schaupmeyer – UBC

Charissa Church – UBC

Michaela Logan – Toronto

Kennedy Kneller – Toronto

Emily Power – St. Francis Xavier

 

 

NCAA Division 3

Darion Bruyere – Wisconsin-River Falls

Sheridan Friesen – St. Scholastica

Bailee Goodon – Oswego State

Carmen Haenggi – Adrian

Erika Laurence – Plymouth State

Hannah Rose – Castleton State

Chanel Tvergyak – Castleton State

Jennifer Liu – Utica College

Karoline Huber – Flordia State

NCAA Division 1

Jaclyn Stapleton – Wayne State

Kathleen McDonald – Robert Morris

Brigette Lacquette – Minnesota-Duluth

Christine Bestland – Mercyhurst

Danielle Rancourt – Vermont

Jenelle Kohanchuk – Boston University

Jessica Campbell – Cornell

Alivia Del Basso – Minnesota-Duluth

Kaitlyn Harding – Wisconsin

Kristin Huber – Bemidji State

Taylor Sakundiak – Robert Morris

Vaila Higson – Mercyhurst

Alexis Woloschuk – Boston University

Jordan Krause – Minnesota-Duluth

Meghan Dufault – North Dakota

Phoebe Staenz – Yale

Bridget Baker – Vermont

Brooklyn Langlois – Maine

Halli Krzyzaniak – North Dakota

Morgan Sakundiak – Maine

Sara Besseling – Mercyhurst

Saville Pickar – Lindenwood

Cara Zubko – Ohio State

Eden Murray – Yale

Karly Heffernan – Harvard

Lauren Spring – Ohio State

Lynn Astrup – Minnesota-Duluth

Samantha Fieseler – Mercyhurst

Megan Lalor – St. Cloud State

Danielle Hardy – Providence

Tirra Lemoine – Lindenwood

Alexandra Larson – Lindenwood

Breanna Berndsen – North Dakota

Carla Goodwin – Lindenwood

Corbin Welsh – Lindenwood

Jenna de Jonge – R.I.T.

Kate Kowalchuk – Merrimack

Natalie Stanwood – Bemidji State

Sarah Potomak – Minnesota

Abby Cook – Boston University

Avery Fransoo – Providence

Emma Hare – Lindenwood

Sarah Lecavalier – North Dakota

Whitney Dove – Providence

 

U-18 World Championships

Brigette Lacquette – Canada 2009, 2010

Christine Bestland – Canada 2009, 2010

Jessica Campbell – Canada 2009, 2010

Meghan Dufault – Canada 2011, 2012

Jordan Krause – Canada 2012

Halli Krzyzaniak – Canada 2012, 2013

Karly Heffernan – Canada 2013, 2014

Sara Besseling – Sweden 2011, 2012

Phoebe Staenz – Switzerland 2010, 2011, 2012

Lena Duesterhoft – Germany 2013

Lauren Spring – Canada 2014

Samantha Fiesler – Canada 2014

Sarah Potomak – Canada 2014, 2015

 

 

u22/Senior National Teams

 

Brigette Lacquette – Canada

Christine Bestland – Canada

Jessica Campbell – Canada

Meghan Dufault – Canada

Jordan Krause – Canada

Halli Krzyzaniak – Canada

Alivia Del Basso – Australia

Sara Besseling – Sweden

Phoebe Staenz – Switzerland

Carmen Hanggi – Switzerland