He’s spoken with Hockey Hall of Famers from across the globe. Some of the best players to ever lace up skates. All to find out what makes each’s country’s development system so unique – and taking the best practices from them all to create a hockey factory.
Matt Dumochelle is the Assistant General Manager with the Leamington Flyers of the GOJHL and the author of The Coaches Site’s Hockey Factories, a unique look behind the curtain of some of the globe’s top hockey development programs. The series allows hockey fans to step into the rooms where Sidney Crosby, Leon Draisaitl, Rasmus Dahlin and hundreds of others who got their starts and developed into some of the brightest stars in the NHL.
It dives into how these programs set their players up for success throughout their development, what coaching strategies they use to get the best out of their kids and how they work on not just creating great players, but also great people. They travel to Minnesota, British Columbia, Germany, Finland and Sweden to see how these programs are doing it right.