Pacific Rim Hockey Academy – Accepting Applications
Pacific Rim Hockey Academy entering it’s 7th year is pleased to offer Ridge Meadows Minor
Hockey parents and players the opportunity to register for next September’s Hockey
Academies. The pursuit of academic & hockey excellence!
Pacific Rim Hockey Academy - Pitt Meadows Secondary School
Available for Bantam & Midget players grades 8 thru to 12. This academy is integrated inside the normal school
timetable and available to both female and male hockey players. Students obtain academic credits for their
participation in this hockey academy. The program includes On Ice Development, Off Ice Conditioning, Theory,
Community Involvement, Special Events, Recreation and more! New applicants and those interested in learning
more should plan to attend our open house February 10, 2010 at 7:00-9:00pm at Pitt Meadows Secondary -
Multi Purpose Gym. Click on link to download the Pitt Meadows Secondary PDF
Pacific Rim Elementary Hockey Academy - operating at Pitt Meadows Arena
Available for Atom & Pee Wee players grades 4, 5, 6 & 7 This academy is an after school
program modeled after the secondary academy. The program includes On Ice Development, Off Ice Conditioning,
Theory, Community Involvement, Special Events, Recreation and more! New applicants and those interested in
learning more should contact our office at 604-476-0464 or visit the Pacific Rim Elementary Hockey Academy
online at www.rpmhockey.com Click on link to download Elementary Academy PDF
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents get priority access to these academies before we
accept out of town applications. Space is limited. For more information visit RPM online at
www.rpmhockey.com or click on the link to download the Pacific Rim Secondary Hockey
Academy pdf or the Pacific Rim Elementary Hockey Academy pdf for more information.
3on3 Spring Hockey League - Register Now!
Welcome to RPM's 3 on 3 Spring Hockey League, operating April to June 2010 at the Pitt Meadows Ice
Arenas. 3 on 3 Hockey is fast with plenty of action, it develops both individual and team skills and has
end to end play with few stoppages! It is a great workout and the emphasis is on fun, fairplay &
friendships. 3 on 3 offers player's an alternative, a place where kids can be kids, play the game they
love the way it is meant to be played...all out! If you want to spend your Spring playing hard,
developing your skills, making new friends and having a blast, RPM's 3 on 3 is for you!
Divisions * Hockey 2/3, * Hockey 4, * Atom, * Peewee, * Bantam, * Midget
April Saturday 03, 2010 - June Sunday 20, 2010, Team Registrations only - sorry, no individuals
Registration deadline Februrary 12, 2010, Cost: $1600/team
12 Game Schedule - includes tiering and league play, 3-9 minute periods
Referees & Timekeeper provided
Hockey 2/3 & 4 Teams - can dress 9 players (optional) & 1 goalie
Atom-Midget Teams - can dress 6 players & 1 goalie
Players register in the division they played Minor Hockey in during the 2009/2010 season.
Complimentary 3 on 3 Jersey
Most games held Saturdays & Sundays at Pitt Meadows Arenas, 11453 Bonson Rd.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our office at 604-476-0464 if you have questions or need more
information. Visit RPM online at www.rpmhockey.com to obtain more information and register your 3on3 team.
Fun Fairplay and Friendships!
Welcome to Coach’s Corner!
Edges- Last Newsletter we discussed the hockey stance and how important proper balance is to skating skills. Once a player
understands the hockey stance we then develop their edges. Edge work is the base for all skating skills. When teaching Power
Skating we discuss the following: inside edges, outside edges and flats. Young players often think their skate blades resemble a
butter knife with one not two edges. Its important for players to understand that each skate blade has two edges. The use of
inside and outside edges are implemented when ever a player chooses to move off a flat. The use of edges provides bite into
the ice allowing for power, increased speed and turning ability. Edge work is taught while remaining in a proper hockey stance.
Flats When equal pressure is Inside Edges In the hockey stance Outside Edges In the hockey
applied to both skates, and both rolling the skate blades to “inside” stance pushing out the ankles
inside and outside edges at the edges. rolling to the “outside” edges
same time we have flats. Flats
are used for gliding in a straight Want more coaching tips, drills and information
line. visit Coachs Corner at www.rpmhockey.com
Soft Edges and Hard Edges - In addition to inside edges, outside edges and flats we also have hard edges and
soft edges. The more vertical the skate the more flat (soft edge) of the blade rolling the skate over to a 45 degree
angle creates a strong edge. For that reason we need to teach players when to use a soft edge or hard edge.
Edge work for entry level players have them in their hockey
stance standing still demonstrate flats, inside & out side edges.
Have them skate to the blue line and in their hockey stance have
them perform their edges & flats. (watch their balance) As the kids
become more capable have them do it on one skate flat, inside &
outside edges do the drills frontwards, backwards & mix in balance
drills. As the player develops increase the complexity of the edge
work (below) with tighter turns, frontwards, backwards with &
without pucks. Combining edges (inside and outside)
are used in cross overs and tight turns
Frontward - Inside edge Frontward - outside edge Backward - Inside edge Backward - outside edge
Have a question for coachs corner? Email us at email@example.com
Coachs Corner is brought to you by: Craig Millin owner of RPM Hockey Company and
the Pacific Rim Hockey Academy. Craig is a certified hockey coach and a nationally
certified power skating Instructor. Craig has been teaching hockey professionally for
over 26 years. www.rpmhockey.com