STAFF


 

High Level Staff

CAN/AM has selected a unique group of professional teachers that represent the BEST in the sport. The teachers and coaches introduced below are the foundation of the CAN/AM program. Their varied backgrounds reflect the philosophy of CAN/AM. A winning combination…the best teachers and coaches in North America.

Rodger Huiatt…Director of CAN/AM Lake Placid Camp… over 20 years of coaching at all age levels… 12 years professional playing experience in both Europe and North America… strong teaching and coaching association with elementary and high school students… an extraordinary teacher and motivator.

Nick Vitucci…Director of CAN/AM Niagara Camp... Scout for the New Jersey Devils... Former Assistant Coach with AHL Portland Pirates...Former GM of the ECHL Toledo Walleye... recently inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame... pro Scout for the Carolina Hurricanes... former ECHL Coach of the Year, Twice ECHL playoff MVP... excellent 1 on 1 Goaltending Instructor.

Chadd Cassidy...Currently Head Coach of the Northwood School Hockey Club… Former Head Coach of the AHL Rochester Americans… Spent 5 seasons as an Assistant Coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (NTDP)…Coached his team to a Gold Medal at the 2011 IIHF Under 18 World Championship.

Dave Bell... Former Team Captain of the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL, where he played 4 seasons...Won Kelly Cup Championship as Team Captain of the Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL...Played 8 seasons professionally in the UHL, WCHL, ECHL, and AHL...Currently Asst Coach of the Niagara Ice Dogs of the OHL – Former Asst Coach in Springfield (AHL) and Former Head Coach of Quad City (CHL).

Andrea Kilbourne-Hill...Current Head Coach of Girls’ Hockey Program at Northwood School...Former captain and leading scorer at Princeton University…twice a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award which recognizes the most outstanding female college hockey player.Played on the US Women’s Silver Medal winning team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. 

Justin Davis…Drafted by the NHL's Washington Capitals in 1996...Played professionally in Europe...Memorial Cup leading scorer and tournament champion in 1999 with the Ottawa 67's...All-time leading scorer at University of Western Ontario and in the UWO Sports Hall of Fame...Justin offers a great player's perspective to our campers. 

Steve Smith… Presently New Jersey Devils Pro Scout... former Head Coach of OHL’s Windsor Spitfires… former Coach of Peterborough Petes…former head coach in Italy… Academic and Athletic All-American at Colgate University… left Colgate as all-time scoring leader…Hobey Baker Finalist at Colgate… vast experience in European Hockey.

Kevin Bolibruck…Drafted by the NHL's Ottawa Senators in 1995...Former member of the Canadian National Team...Played professionally for 12 years in the AHL and Europe...Played Junior Hockey in the OHL Peterborough Petes...Kevin offers a wealth of knowledge to our campers. 

Chris Bernard…Head Coach at Potsdam State University... previous assistant coach at Canisius College... assistant coach of the St. Louis Sting (NAHL)... former Goaltender at Clarkson continuing on to play in the UHL.

Danielle Blanchard...Current assistant coach with the Plattsburgh State Cardinals.…Only player in the history of the school's women’s hockey program to earn All-American honors 4 years in a row….A member of back to back 2007 and 2008 National Championship Teams… Following the 2008 Championship season she  was named the winner of the Laura Hurd Award which recognizes the top Division 3 women’s hockey player in the nation….Danielle finished her collegiate career with 177 points ranking second all time in school history.


The staff listed above are typical of the highly qualified personnel that will be present each week. In addition, a highly trained and select group of experienced counselors, recreation and physical education instructors will be assisting the total hockey program.