Breakaway has over 100 years of specific power skating and hockey knowledge and we have the best in class group of instructors. We have worked with players at all skill levels from beginners to professional hockey players and have a keen understanding of particular drills that work at each skill level. We have worked with thousand of players over the years and we are all very passionate about delivering a high quality fun instructional environment where your player takes their game to the next level.
Deanna has been active in the power skating field in Calgary for over 25 Years! Deanna provides expert skating instruction for beginners to professionals. She has worked with a variety of International and Professional teams and players, from Japan, Canada and the United States. Many current Canadian Junior national and NHL players, as well as successful University players have been instructed by Deanna.
Tim has over twenty years experience teaching power skating and overall skill development. Tim has worked with all levels of players including elite players from novice to pro. Tim's ability to effectively analyze the skating stride and ability to add explosive power and quickness with or without a puck is of paramount importance to any player's game.
Tim grew up playing minor hockey in Calgary and was one of Deanna's first students and spent many years working with her. Tim's playing career lead him to the University of New Hampshire, where he received a full scholarship. In his Senior season he was named team MVP and a All American. After his college career Tim played four years of professional hockey as a defenceman, including stops in the IHL/AHL & Europe.
Adrian has taught power skating and hockey skills for over 10 years and recently finished a very successful 13 year professional career. Adrian was drafted 28th overall in the 2001 NHL entry draft by New Jersey and played over eight years in the minor league and also played several years in Europe's top divisions.
Adrian also grew up in the Calgary minor hockey system and was also a student of Deanna's spending countless hours working with her.
Adrian Svend grew up in Germany and represented his Country at U16's, U17's, U18's, and U20's. He also participated here in Calgary at the Mac's Midget Tournament in 1997/98 & 1998/99. His career continued as a Pro player in Germany with a highlight of winning the Division 1 Championship in 1999/2000 with the Munich Barons, before moving to Canada in 2003.
He has been passionately working on power skating and overall skill developemnt for 15 years within in Alberta and BC as well as Europe. He loves working with all ages from beginners to professionals. Svend has worked with NHL players from the Flames, Canucks and female Team Canada National team players. Svend has also been the skills coach for the Sait's women's team in 2017/2018 season.
Svend is constantly researching and developing skill development programs geared specifically to each age group and need. Svend's specialty is specific skills coaching including power skating, stick handling, shooting, body checking etc. He has very creative mind and encourages players to be the same, thinking the game coupled with improving skills.
Gord Baldwin was most recently assistant coach with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. Gord’s coaching career came on the heels of an eight-year professional playing career, in which he scored 29 goals and had 127 points in 507 pro games. Gord, a defenceman, played five seasons in the AHL and three in Europe, with his career being capped by a championship with the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League in England.
Gord played for a number of well-known coaches including Willie Desjardins, Jim Playfair, Jared Bednar and Ryan McGill. Gord was taken in the third round, 69th overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played three seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Medicine Hat Tigers and won a WHL Championship in 2007.
Steven grew up in the Calgary Minor Hockey system which lead him to play for the AAA Midget Buffaloes. He then played Junior A hockey in Alberta, British Colombia and Ontario before being recruited to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds men's varsity hockey team where he played for four seasons.
Steven was an assistant instructor with Breakaway for several yeas and is now a lead instruction and brings a very large amount of enthusiasm to each ice time which is infectious to the players. Steve has taught at several hockey schools and development camps over the last 15 years and has experience teaching a combination of power skating and skill development to various ages and skill levels.
Bobbi-Jo played hockey for 27 years ranging from her youthful years playing Novice, Pee wee and Bantam hockey with the boys to playing for the University of Wisconsin Badgers and representing Team Canada on numerous occasions as a former member of Canada’s National Women’s Team. Bobbi-Jo is a teacher at Chestermere High School, is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and ia Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). She was born and raised in Swift Current, SK, but currently resides in Calgary, AB with her husband and two daughters. She loves to give back to the sport of hockey and has thoroughly enjoys working with all levels of players.
With 20+ years of playing and 10+ years of diverse coaching experiences, Colin has had the opportunity to work with players of all ages and skill levels, from those just learning to skate to professional hockey players. He has coached players from over 18 countries and has organized/led camps in Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, and Switzerland.
Apart from hours spent on the ice, Colin has studied the science behind skill acquisition, teaching techniques, leadership development, and more.
Colin has grown up and spent most of his playing/coaching career in PEI. He recently moved to Calgary with his fiance to further his career as a skill development coach.
Head Goalie Consultant
Richie Hubbell has been coaching goalies full time for the last 8 years. Although Richie is in his twenties, his goal tending playing and coaching career spans over twenty years. His experiences cover a wide variety of hockey goalies and the situations that they have encountered. Richie is a prominent instructor in Calgary working with many spring hockey teams and minor hockey team. Richie has been the goalie coach for the Olds College Women's Hockey team and Calgary Mustang's Junior A.