ABOUT OAKVILLE HOCKEY ACADEMY

The Oakville Hockey Academy is a premium 35,000 sq. ft. on and off ice training facility, offering the “best ice” in town. Featuring two 120 x 50 ft. rinks, and 2 smaller surfaces suitable for multiple goalie / player training – our training complex offers the best facility for hockey development in the city.

Interested in one of our programs, scheduling ice time, booking a party, and more? Visit us today to speak to a representative and receive a tour of our amazing facility.

CLEAN & COMFORTABLE

We pride ourselves on offering a clean and comfortable facility for everyone! Providing a multitude of clean change rooms, washrooms, and a comfortable heated mezzanine for viewing.

PREMIUM OFF ICE TRAINING

Our off ice facility is just over 17,000 sq.ft. and will be the home of Oakville's best off ice team and individual training. Featuring over 300 pieces of brand new equipment, the Oakville Hockey Academy will bring off ice athlete training to a new level.

EXPERIENCED FACULTY & TRAINERS

Owner Dean Van Vliet and his team aspire to provide the best training in hockey development available in the GTA; focusing on delivering premium training, hockey development, and customer service.

President/Owner
Dean Van Vliet is Director of Business Development. He has been actively involved in Hockey since his youth, playing AA Hockey with the Mississauga Braves. Dean has his Coaching Development 1 Certification and has had the privilege of Coaching with the Oakville Hornets, Oakville Rangers, Meadowvale Hawks and the Mississauga Terriers as well as on ice assistance at The Oakville Hockey Academy.
Dean Van Vliet
President/Owner
Director of Player Development
A Mississauga native, Jake has played at a high level of hockey, being an Elite Defensemen since he was 7 years old, playing Junior A for the Milton Icehawks, Streetsville Derby's and has played for both the University of Toronto Varsity and Tri Campus teams. A University of Toronto graduate in Neuroscience, Animal Behaviour and Biological Psychology.

Jake has taught in Mississauga and Oakville over the last 10 years and has developed thousands of players within that time, generating an extensive reputation. Jake has also taught, trained and worked with players from the NHL, AHL, CHL and several Team Canada members from both the Men's and Women's teams.
Jake combines an incredible amount of knowledge, experience, energy and passion into his work. He has proven himself as being a motivating role model and a mentor for hockey players from 3 years old to professional levels. His good rapport with the players is shown in how he teaches the necessary tools, skills and disciplines needed to achieve success. He displays strong confidence in how he implements his developmental plans according to individual needs of the players he trains with, all of the leagues, clinics and lessons he instructs. He offers special insight and techniques in game situation type drills, using constructive and positive feedback, offering each player attention and encouragement. Overall Jake strives to implement the skills and tactics in each player to achieve their goals and guide them to the next level.
Jake was Director of Hockey Operations and Head Instructor for over 5 years at Ice2Ice. He now assumes the role Director of Player Development and Head Instructor at the Oakville Hockey Academy. He is excited to continue to be a part of this training facility, its community and to continue helping players fulfill their goals and dreams in the game of hockey.

Jake Dejulio
Director of Player Development
On Ice Instructor
Mark has been teaching hockey since 2009 and has enjoyed every minute of it. Mark has coached teams ranging from Novice House League to Bantam AA as well as the CWHL Toronto Furies who won the 2014 Clarkson Cup Championship.

Mark has over 25 years of hockey playing experience at various levels including rep and high school. He is a student of the game and has learned through the guidance of many former NHL players. Mark continues to explore new ways to get an edge through training analytics and modelling the greats.

Mark gets immense fulfillment from seeing his students achieve success in their training and moving up to higher levels of competition. His goal as a teacher is to get rapid results from his students while enjoying every step of the process. Mark has his Development 1 Coaching Certification with Hockey Canada and continues to educate himself for new and innovative methods of teaching the greatest game in the world!

Mark Penelton
On Ice Instructor
Dean Van VlietPresident/OwnerJake DejulioDirector of Player Development Mark PeneltonOn Ice Instructor