Hockey Skills & Drills for Skaters & Goalies
Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver of liability and concussion awareness form prior to participation.
John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
Full hockey equipment required. Bring a light and dark color jersey and your own water bottle. Locker rooms will be available.
Cost (full session)
$200 first player, $100 each additional sibling
Deadline to register: August 12
Defense/Forwards - August 12-23 (Level of play based on 2019-20 season)
Join us for this two-week skills program for hockey players. Monday-Thursday ice time will be broken into skating drills, stations and competitive games. The week will conclude on Friday with a scrimmage session. A minimum level of skating ability is required.
Monday-Friday, 8:00-9:20 a.m.
Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:50 a.m.
Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
About the Instructors
Mike Neville played four years at Michigan Tech, 2013-2017, serving as a captain for both his junior and senior seasons. After sustaining an injury his senior year, he served as a volunteer assistant coach, 2017-18, working with the penalty kill and assisting the video coach. While coaching, Neville completed a double major, graduating with management and marketing degrees. Once healthy, he began his pro career with the Idaho Steelheads of the East Coast Hockey League in 2017-18. At the beginning of the 2018-19 season, he was traded to the Florida Everblades based out of Fort Myers. Mike spends his summers living in Houghton, enjoying the lake life and giving back to the hockey community. He has worked the summer hockey camp since 2014, spending time in various capacities as a group counselor, on-ice and off-ice coach, and a co-coordinator in 2018. We are thrilled to have him back for 2019 and look forward to his enthusiasm, passion and knowledge that he brings to the MacInnes Student Ice Arena and Michigan Tech's Hockey Camp.
Ray Brice, a forward hailing from Houghton MI, is a sophomore at Michigan Tech majoring in Civil Engineering. This season, he appeared in 28 games, scored 3 goals and added 6 assists. During his freshman season, he appeared in 38 games, scoring 4 goals and adding 5 assists. Prior to playing for the Huskies, Ray Brice played for the Houghton Gremlins, the Soo Eagles (2014-15) and the New Jersey Junior Titans (2015-16).
Gary Kruzich, currently the Huskies' Director of Athletic Partnerships and Ticket Sales, attended Bowling Green State University and as a freshman goaltender captured the NCAA Division I National Championship. He posted a 21-5-2 record and a 2.87 goals-against average that season, earning NCAA Frozen Four MVP honors. He backstopped the Falcons to a 2-1 semifinal win over Michigan State and the memorable 5-4 win in the title game over Minnesota Duluth in four overtimes. He earned First Team All-America honors his final two seasons for the Falcons and is one of only two players in school history to earn First Team All-America honors twice. Kruzich’s 88 (88-35-4) career wins broke former Montreal Canadien and NHL Hall of Fame goalie Ken Dryden's NCAA record. He is a two-time inductee into the BGSU Athletics Hall of Fame, once as a team member of the 1984 hockey team and once as an individual. Kruzich played two seasons with Flint Spirits in the International Hockey League after being drafted by the New York Islanders with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 1986 NHL Supplemental Draft. He finished his pro career with a 23-22-2 record.
Finlandia Lions forward Connor Hannon is currently in his sophomore year majoring in Business. Prior to playing for the Lions, Hannon was a member of the Portage Lake Pioneers team (GLHL) from 2014-2017 and Houghton High School (2012-2014). Hannon is a Houghton Michigan native.
Tyler Rockwell is a sophomore defenseman from San Jose California majoring in Business. Prior to Michigan Tech, Rockwell played 3 seasons for the Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) serving as team captain in 2016-17. He also played 4 seasons at Shattuck St Mary's, winning the U18 USA National Championship as a senior.