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P3 has a team of Professional Coaches and Trainers who have researched, developed and executed on and off-ice programs. We Develop Elite hockey and leadership skills for players that are motivated to make it to the next level. P3 coaches and trainers work with high performance athletes from Initiation to Professional while providing a safe, FUN and challenging environment where players can be pushed outside their comfort zone.

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Ryan Hilderman, B.Ed., HP1

Owner, Development Coach

Ryan has experience coaching at all levels including Bantam, Minor and Major Midget AAA as well as Junior A. He was twice named the CRAA Coach of the Year. Ryan also has experience in the Western Hockey League as a Regional Scout with the Regina Pats. In recent years, Ryan has shifted his focus to the Coach and Player Development side of the game, creating P3 Sports inc as a vehicle to provide Coaches and Athlete’s with a support system to promote a positive experience within the game of Hockey.

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Wally Kozak, B.Ed., B.Sc.

Director of Coach Development

Wally provides a wealth of knowledge to the Development Team of P3 Sports Inc. On top of experience both playing and coaching with the Men’s National Team, Wally boasts a coaching resume which includes Major Junior, Junior A, and most recently an Olympic Gold Medalist in 2002 as an Assistant Coach with the Women’s National Team. In 2010 Wally was the Head Scout and Director of Player Development for the same Women’s National Team. Wally has Mentored Coaches for many years at Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta U15, U16, U17 and U18 Programs.

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Kenton Levesque

Hockey Development Coordinator

Kenton’s hometown is Ponoka, Alberta and he now currently resides in Calgary. Kenton played three seasons with the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL, including 2 years as team captain. While playing for the Dragons, Kenton won two Hardest Working Player Awards and a Dragons Memorial Scholarship. Kenton also attained a scholarship to continue his career at Southern Alberta Institute for Technology playing for the SAIT Trojans. His playing days came to a stop due to injuries. From there Kenton has found his place in coaching.

Kenton’s coaching background consists of being the current Head Coach for the AC Avalanche of The AMMHL (Alberta minor midget hockey league) for the past 3 seasons. Prior to that he Head coached the Bow Valley ‘Bantam AA’ Timberwolves. As well as being an assistant coach of the Bantam AA Timberwolves. Kenton has been working as a Lead Instructor with P3 Sports Inc. for the past 5 years.

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John Flatters

Strength & Conditioning Coach, Development Coach

John is a product of the Alberta hockey system, playing in Calgary until the age of 15 when he left for Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. After being selected by the Red Deer Rebels in the 2002 draft, John chose to take the WHL route to pursue an NHL career. Four years with 4 teams resulted in being selected in the 6th round of the 2005 NHL draft (Philadelphia), and a WHL championship with the Vancouver Giants in 2006. After the WHL, John chose to return to his other sport, lacrosse, while going to UBC. Lacrosse highlights include a 9th overall selection in the 2009 WLA draft (Nanaimo) and a 2010 WLA championship with the New Westminster Salmonbellies.
John’s athletic career came to a halt after a stage 3 cancer diagnosis in late 2011 shifted his perspective. 2 surgeries, chemotherapy and now 5 years cancer free, he credits the lessons and character built throughout his sports career to his recovery.
He is completing a personal fitness trainer diploma at Mount Royal University as well as a CSEP CPT certification to add to his current certifications in exercise theory and resistance training. After spending the last 4 years coaching power skating in Calgary, he is excited to join the team in the gym as well as on the ice to help young athletes appreciate and make the most of the gift they have been given.

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Leo Keefer

Strength & Conditioning Coach, Development Coach

Leo has been working with P3 Sports for the past five years. After playing two years of college hockey in the ACAC, Leo capped off his playing career with one season of professional hockey in Switzerland. After competitive hockey was done, Leo obtained a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a major in Coaching and Pedagogy from the University of Calgary. Leo is also a certified personal trainer, and completed his Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Calgary.

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Ron Jarrett

Strength & Conditioning Coach, Off-Ice Program Developer

Ron is a personal fitness coach and medical exercise specialist with over 15 years’ experience. He believes that true strength and progress can only be made from a solid foundation. That foundation includes alignment, mobility and stability, and must address any muscular imbalances, weaknesses and lack of connection. Achieving this level means the body is able to progress safely without fear of injury. Ron has accrued a wide range of athletic, rehab, life and training experiences. He uses these to empathize with and guide clients toward their objectives safely and effectively.

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Kevin MacLellan, B.Ed.

Development Coach

Kevin MacLellan is from Kensington, Prince Edward Island. He is currently a Teacher at St.Timothy School in Cochrane. Kevin is also an instructor for the Hockey Canada Skills Academy for junior and senior high school students. Kevin’s playing career includes paying Junior A for 4 years for the Summerside Capitals of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. Following that he played NCAA Div 3 at SUNY Potsdam University in Potsdam, NY. While in Potsdam, Kevin earned Male Athlete of the year 2011 and was on the SUNYAC ALL Academic and Commissioner’s List for all 4 years of his University. Kevin’s previous coaching experience includes Head Coach of PEI Riptide Novice, Atom and Peewee boys teams, as well as Peewee Girls Team. Kevin currently coaches multiple High School sports teams.

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Jarvis Bender

Development Coach, Goaltender Coach

Jarvis is from Calgary, Alberta and grew up playing hockey as a Goaltender in the Calgary Royals organization before moving to B.C. to play 3 years of Junior in the KIJHL. Jarvis’ coaching background includes multiple years as a goaltending coach for numerous associations in Calgary. He has worked as an assistant coach with the NWCAA Bruins of the AMMHL and spent 2 years as the Head coach of the Peewee 1 Trails West Wolves where he earned honors as Hockey Calgary Coach of the Year in 2015. Jarvis has had the opportunity to coach with Hockey Alberta at the Alberta Winter Games and is currently the Head Coach for the Bantam AA Royals Blue.

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Gerald Bouchard

Development Coach

Gerald played  his minor hockey in B.C. from Tyke to Bantam at the AAA level. He worked at the Okanagan Hockey School in Penticton for 2 years. He had the opportunity to be part of the Pacific Rim Under 17 Team (Top 40 B.C. and Alberta players). Then he graduated high school from Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Saskatchewan where he played Midget AAA and Junior A. From there Gerald played professional hockey in Slovenia, Europe at the Division 1 level. After he returned to Canada, he helped coach the University of Manitoba Women’s Hockey team while attending the University in Winnipeg. Gerald then moved back to B.C. and continued to coach at the minor hockey level from Atom Rep to Bantam AAA in Williams Lake prior to starting a family. After he moved to Cochrane for the 2011/2012 season and was an assistant coach for the Atom tier 1 team and Initiation program. For two seasons, He was Head Coach of the Peewee AA Bow Valley Timberwolves. During that time he became involved with the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the AJHL as one of their Southern Alberta Scouts. He was also asked to be part of the coaching staff for the 2014 Zone 2 Alberta Winter Games Male Hockey Team.

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Mike Brodeur

Lead Goaltender Coach

Mike Brodeur started his Junior Hockey Career for the Camrose Kodiaks in the 2002/2003 season, and named MVP for the team. During that same year, he also earned another Top Goaltender Award playing in the RBC Cup Tournament. Brodeur was then drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round.

The next year, Brodeur decided to move to the WHL, and joined the Moose Jaw Warriors. The next season he turned Pro where he earned a spot in the ECHL All Star Team. After putting time in with the ECHL, Brodeur moved up to the AHL’s Rochester Americans where he was named team MVP, and also selected for the AHL Canadian All Star Team.

Brodeur then signed with the Ottawa Senators where he played 3 games, posting 3 wins, and 1 shutout. He caught the eye of Canadian Hockey Legend, Don Cherry appearing in one of his Rock’Em Sock’Em hockey highlight videos. In 2011, Brodeur’s team the Binghamton Senators won the Calder cup. He then finished his Pro career in the AHL and ECHL, cut short by a number of career ending injuries.

Throughout his career, Brodeur has been mentored by many Premier Coaches, and played with some of the NHL and AHL’s top players. He has taken these experiences and has developed his own style of coaching. Brodeur’s hockey strategies and style come from playing the game at top levels, and from coaching at the Jr. A level here in Alberta.

Over the last number of years, Brodeur turned his focus to developing and coaching up and coming hockey players, and was most recently the assistant coach for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in the AJHL.

Mike brings a unique mix of experience, skill, and mentoring style that lends itself well as a coach.