Welcome to Mike Knight Hockey Development. The program and system of teaching was developed by Mike after five years playing professionally (AHL, ECHL, Europe) and four years playing in the OHL. Since Mike's playing days, he has been busy teaching and coaching players of all levels (Minor, Jr, Pro) and is a former NHL Skills Development Coach. Originally from Toronto, Mike gained a lot of teaching experience working with some of Toronto's top Hockey Schools and had the opportunity to be mentored by former NHL Skating & Skills Coach Graeme Townshend. In 2016, Mike launched The Hockey Department in Ottawa, an elite level hockey school that worked with the areas top level players. For seven successful years, Mike was operating as the Owner/Lead instructor and built numerous progressive programs and camps for elite level players from the AAA Peewee level up the the Pro level every year. In the fall 2022, Mike scaled his work load down and transitioned to Mike Knight Hockey Development which focuses on private group training. Mike's Professional playing career, combined with over 18 years of teaching experience, has allowed him to develop a program that only gets results!
All training sessions are maximized by having a practice plan that is structured to all the players development needs.
Each player receives Elite level instruction that is up to date, skillfully demonstrated and highly researched.
Players and Parents will receive a professional training experience, both on and off the ice.
Passion goes into providing every player the individual attention they need to reach their highest potential.