A BIT ABOUT US
After years of research and development, edgebosshockey has produced a premier line of Hockey Training Aids. Lightweight and durable, each hockey training product has been designed to withstand the constant barrage of stick, puck and skate strikes, creating opposition and interference to the simplest or most complicated skill drills.
National hockey programs recommend upwards of 80% of practice time be devoted to individual skill and skating development, however, this is seldom the case. Most coaches are apprehensive about teaching skills and skating, and focus on team tactics instead. This delays core skills acquisition, making execution of team tactics even more challenging. Long lineups, limited reps, missed passes, and regular interruptions are not conducive to skill acquisition and skating development.
Skating and skill development can be intimidating to introduce or teach, but edgebosshockey makes it easy for the Coach or Trainer by taking the spotlight off of them and putting it squarely on the hockey practice equipment and The FUNdamental being worked. edgebosshockey makes it easier and more effective than ever to follow national recommendations for skating & skill development. Our passion is producing hockey training gear that provides opportunities for valuable skills to be learned.
After 3 years playing in the WHL (Regina), Jeff competed for Team Canada in the 1993 World Junior Championships, winning Gold and earning Top Forward honours. Drafted 36th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1992, Jeff went on to play 642 regular season games with Chicago, Calgary, and Colorado. Jeff then played for 8 seasons in Europe, including Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.
While playing overseas, Jeff competed for Canada at 2 Spengler Cups (winning Gold in 2003,) and 1 World Championship (winning Gold in 2004). Since retiring from professional hockey in 2011, Jeff has been active in coaching youth hockey in Calgary. He has coached for Hockey Alberta at the Peewee Prospects, Alberta Cup and is HP1 Certified.
Jeff loves the game and brings a wealth of knowledge surrounding skill development and performance coaching.
Jeff, his wife, and their two boys live in Calgary, Alberta.
Jeff prefers a combination of 10 hurdles and 6 Dummies, and a few other EBH hockey training aids that will be released soon! He loves the consequence of training with EBH hockey practice equipment; how it forces the player to move outside their comfort zone quickly. Jeff has embraced this new wave of training and recognizes it for what is - the future of hockey.
Since the mid 80's Pat has intermittently coached and assistant coached for every age group and level, form youth hockey to Jr A. He has also taught skills and skating for Youth, Jr, and Pro player. He is an ex-owner of a fitness club and continues to run on and off-season conditioning camps. His passion and inspiration for skill and skating development is largely influenced by Coach Mike Johnston and Anatoli Tarasov: the father of Russian hockey who was light years ahead of his time.
Pat played Jr A, WHL and College Hockey. After college Pat had a brief stint with the National Team before playing a season in Italy yin 1988. In 1991 Pat bought a Fitness club and immersed in the fitness world for 7 years before becoming an Airline Pilot.
Pats "skill skates" feature creative training and game like scenarios aimed at getting players out of their comfort zone to help build confidence through athleticism. Being a founder of edgebosshockey means he gets to employ all of the latest Training Aides (and prototypes!) in an effort to give players the edge they need in today's game. Pat wants players to READ the defender (or attacker) then draw from their skill to REACT instinctively with outside the box creative play. This can only be achieved by getting players out of their comfort zone to push their personal envelope! Pat can often be heard telling his players that failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
Pat's Dad to five hockey players - Grace (2000), Ronan (2002), Eliana (2004), Ryan (2006) and Katie (2009). He also bikes, plays squash and loves tennis but isn't very good at it. Snorkeling with his family and friends in Kapalua Bay on Maui is his favourite thing on Earth.
After playing 4 years of junior and 3 years of college, Steve turned pro. Steve played in the Nashville, Pittsburgh, Colorado and Boston organizations. Forced to retire in 2003 due to injury, Steve turned his attention to player development and coaching. Steve achieved High Performance 1 (Part A) from Hockey Canada in 2010 and has been delivering elite level training since. Steve has extensive experience scouting and advising at the WHL level, winning the Memorial Cup as a part of the Vancouver Giants staff in 2007.
Living in Calgary, Steve’s helping his wife raise 3 future NHL superstars, especially their two girls!
Steve’s optimal package features 16 Hurdles, with Moons and Ghosts, and EBH gear that hasn’t been been released yet - but look for them soon!
Steve’s favourite hockey training aid is the Ghost and how it allows the puck to flow through the hurdle, deflecting it just enough to create “hockey touches” and cause reactionary training that doesn’t kill a sequence.
Phil played 3 years in the AJHL before turning pro and spent 10 years in the Kings/Flyers/Senators and Predators organizations. Phil is very grateful to have had the opportunity to briefly play with Wayne Gretzky while in LA, gaining a wealth of knowledge from the Great One. Phil then coached pro for 5 years before changing paths into the business world. He’s remained very involved with Hockey at the youth level.
Phil is originally from Central Alberta and now resides in Colorado with his wife, three children, and 48 horses.
After more than 20 years of coaching and playing “old fashioned” professional and youth hockey Phil started implementing edgebosshockey training aids into his practices. Phil was amazed at the rapid skill and skating improvement that followed and is very passionate about what EBH does for development.
“If EBH was around when I played I’d still have all my teeth” - Phil Crowe