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Coaches & Staff

Methods and Techniques

The coaches are all former players, but more importantly, current and former coaches are teachers. Each member of the staff has received numerous hours of training in the philosophies and techniques used by Puckmasters.

Puckmasters coaches deliver our accelerated learning techniques which include End Point Visualization (EPV), Backwards Shaping, and Sequence Teaching. They combine these methods with consistent positive reinforcement and detailed session plans, to help our students achieve faster and more dramatic results than with conventional training. Our teaching methodologies include: customized training, individual and team tactics, as well as offensive and defensive concepts.

Jon-Paul Ferrari - General Manager / Coach

From Sterling Heights Michigan.  After graduating from De La Salle High School, Jp moved on to play 4 years at Oakland University, winning three national championships in 2004,2006,2007.  Jp Ferrari is part owner of Puckmasters Hockey Training.

Jon-Paul graduated from Oakland University in 2007 with honors. He has a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in advertising.

JP currently lives in West Bloomfield with his wife Fadia son Dominic and daughter Juliet.

 

 

Stephen Schaeffler - Manager/Coach

From Rochester Hills Michigan, Steve has been with Puckmasters since 2009.  Growing up he played locally at the Detroit Skating Club and the Troy Sports Center.  Steve played 3 seasons for the Oakland University hockey team.

Currently residing in Lyon Township with his wife Kristen, Steve is a full time fixture at Puckmasters. 

Colin Ronayne - Head Coach

Colin serves as a Puckmasters full-time Head Coach.  He is invloved with all students on and off the ice.  He can be found on the ice shaping young hockey players into the future stars of tomorrow. 

Ronayne skated with Oakland University’s ACHA Division I team from 2007-2010. Colin served as the Grizzlies Captain throughout his senior year. 

Following Oakland, Ronayne played 35 games this season with the Knoxville (Tenn.) IceBears of the Southern Professional Hockey League and Brooklyn Aviators of the Federal Hockey League.

 

Scott LaVoie - Business Manager

Scott brings to Puckmasters 14 years of engineering, operations, & business management experience.  Scott holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.  

Part Time Coach's

Part time coaching position's are currently available for players and goalies.  Please contact detroit@puckmsters.com if you are interested in applying.