Jake has taught all over the GTA over the last 13 years and has trained and 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 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 and progress the skills and tactics in each player to achieve their goals and guiding them to the next level.
Jake was Director of Player Development and Head Instructor at the Oakville Hockey Academy for over a decade. As the new owner, his vision is, “To provide the greatest hockey experience for maximum development, growth, and passion for each individual player, skater and family.” 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.
Jay has over 15,000 hours of on-ice instructional experience and had curated, developed and led countless programs and classes specifically designed to develop competitive hockey players. Players that are coached by Jay not only leave the ice each day as better skaters, stick handlers, shooters, and passers, they leave as better all-around hockey players, prepared to execute like never before.
Jay's playing experience includes receiving a full NCAA Division - I scholarship to UMASS - Lowell, playing in the OHL for the Niagara Ice Dogs, and U Sports for the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks.
Paige loves to see former participants in the halls of OHA, when they have moved onto the Intro to Hockey program or Rising Stars league, with faint outlines of name tags and stickers adorning their helmets from their time spent in the Learn to Skate program. With 7500+ Learn to Skate participants over the years, Paige takes pride in knowing that there are young skaters and hockey players all over Oakville and the Halton region who got their start at the Oakville Hockey Academy. It is such a joy and privilege to know that kids who learned to skate at OHA are continuing with a love for the sport.
Paige is married to Andrew and they have 5 young adult children. She taught them all how to skate!
His training took him to Hockey Canada where he was trained as a Master Skills instructor focusing in power skating and puck skills. He currently advises the centre on Hockey Canada programming so the centre can continue to provide the highest level of current training methods available.
For over 15 years Pat continues to serve the hockey community training local coaches in the GTHL as a Coach Instructor and Mentor, delivering the Hockey Canada courses they require to teach their teams the most current and up to date methods of training.
Pat is highly skilled in breaking down skating and puck skills deficiencies and corrects technical errors by designing effective repetitive skill drills to improve an athlete’s skills.