A BIT ABOUT US
After years of research and development, edgebosshockey has produced a premier line of Hockey Training Aids. Lightweight & durable, each component 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. 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 equipment and The FUNdamental being worked. edgebosshockey makes it easier and more effective than ever to follow national recommendations for skating & skill development.
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 training aids that will be released soon! He loves the consequence of training with EBH training aids; 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 80s Pat has coached and assistant coached for every age group and level, from youth hockey to Jr. He has also taught skills and skating for Youth, Jr, and Pro players. His passion for skill and skating development is largely influenced by Coach Mike Johnston and Anatoli Tarasov, the father of Russian hockey.
Pats “skill skates” feature 20 Hurdles, 10 Dummies and much more EBH gear that’s not been released yet - but will be soon! His sessions normally feature 3-9 stations, depending on numbers and time, designed to obtain maximum repetition. Often Pat will use extra hurdles as dividers between stations or when splitting the ice for skating technique. Pat loves creative training that gets players out of their comfort zone - EBH gear is the perfect match!
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 is the Ghost and how it allows the puck to flow through the hurdle, deflecting it just enough to create “hockey touch’s” 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