Dwayne Hay was recently acknowledged at a Jersey Retirement Ceremony in Ontario at a Mount Brydges Bulldogs game where he began his hockey journey. Coach and Skills Trainer, Dwayne has a long list of accomplishments including time with the Guelph Storm, a 1997 World Junior Gold Medal and a former NHL player.
Over the last 10 years he has put in over 10,000 hours developing/mentoring players from age 6 to NHL players actively playing on and off the ice. We are fortunate that he can share is knowledge and passion for the game with our aspiring young players!
Dwayne played his junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey Leagues and was selected by the Washington Capitals 43rd overall at the 1995 NHL entry draft. Dwayne played professional hockey for 14 seasons. After stops in the Central Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League, American Hockey League and the National Hockey League, Dwayne’s NHL career spanned four NHL teams. Dwayne also received a GOLD medal at the 1997 World Juniors playing for Canada.
Starting in Washington, and then played with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames. Many young HSL (Hockey Super League – Crusaders and Spartan organizations) players have grown and developed at exponential rates under the influence and training of Dwayne.
Dwayne is a Certifed Power Edge Pro (PEP) lead instructor, has worked as a head coach and lead instructor for Spartan Programs (2005, 2008, 2009, 2010) for the past three years. Dwayne’s passion for development and training has set himself up as one of the best “on and off ice” hockey skills instructors in all of Canada. We are fortunate that Dwayne can share his knowledge and passion for the game with our aspiring young players, and personally goes on the ice for every session with the young players!
“I want every child, player and athlete to be the best they can be. Everyone progresses at different levels and it’s all about personal excellence. Many of the players I have mentored and trained, cannot believe how they progressed through proper training. Whether you do one session or multiple sessions, you will take something out of the training that will be instrumental in how you play in years to come”