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Angelo Ricci - Founder/Head Instructor 

      Founder, Head Instructor, and Consultant for Ricci Hockey Consulting.  Ricci is a skills and stickhandling coach with over 20 years of experience.   Angelo conducts and oversees over 40 programs year-round which develops over 1000 players each year.  Sean Skinner and Angelo Ricci partnered up and developed Stick with the Edge and Ricci has consulted and worked with numerous professional and elite players such as Zach Parise, Scott Parker, Gilbert Brule, Brock Bradford, Drayson Bowman, Nick Shore and Drew Shore plus numerous NHL players, NHL Draft picks (NHL First Rounders included) and Division 1 College players. Angelo has also consulted and worked with IMG and Octagon Sports on player development. For the past eight years, Angelo has been a skills consultant for the Assabet Valley Girls program that has won 39 USA Hockey Tier I National Championships.  He was Head Skills Instructor at the NHL Fantasy Skills Camp during the NHL All-Star Games in Denver in 2001 and Los Angeles in 2002.   

      In conjunction with his teaching and consulting, Angelo shares his passion, skill and knowledge as a USA Hockey Coaching Education Program Presenter (’99-present) and as a USA Hockey District Festival Head Coach (’04-’09).  He has been a guest lecturer or presenter at over 50 coaching seminars and clinics.  In 2003, Ricci attained his certification with USA Hockey as a Master Level 5 Coach.  Angelo has been a Director of Hockey and Coach Development for the past 14 years with Arvada, Arapahoe and Littleton.  Ricci is currently the Director of Hockey Operations for the Colorado Thunderbirds which is a nationally recognized elite AAA hockey program.  He has also coached at the High School/AAA level for 10 seasons with Team Colorado, Team Colorado Outlaws and Colorado Thunderbirds.

 
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Justin Waldron - Head Instructor

 

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Brady McQuinn has been working as a skills coach with Ricci Hockey and Stick with the Edge since 2003.  He grew up playing hockey in Colorado and played youth hockey for the Arapahoe Youth Hockey League.  He completed his youth hockey career playing for the Colorado Hawks AAA Major team.  Brady also played for Team Colorado in the Chicago showcase during his junior and senior of high school where he was invited to attend  Junior A tryouts in the North American Hockey League. In 2005/2006 he played in the Junior A-NAHL for the Springfield JR Blues in Springfield, Illinois.  While in Springfield he was involved with Habitat for Humanity and was a Red Ribbon spokesman for the local elementary and middle schools. Periodically, he was the play-by-play broadcaster on the internet for the Springfield JR Blues home games. Brady started playing in the ACHA-American Collegiate Hockey Association for the University of  Northern Colorado and was chosen 1st team All Pacific Region as a defenseman in 2008.. Brady is currently a Construction Management major at Colorado State University where he plays for the Colorado State University ice hockey team as an assistant captain. He enjoys working with young hockey players and hopes to be a head coach in the future after college.

 
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Scott Smith a Colorado product started playing completive hockey at age five, playing all of his twelve years of youth hockey for LHA. He then pursued a junior career as a senior in high school in the WSHL. After two seasons in juniors Scott returned to Littleton where he began coaching. He then pursued coaching college club for Metro State and after two seasons returned to youth hockey at AYHL. His teams have accomplished two state championships and one district championship at Arapahoe. Scott is now coaching the Colorado Thunderbirds for the past three years, once as an assistant coach and two as head coach for the U-15 development team.
 
• 1984-1997       Youth Hockey (LHA)
• 1997-1999       WSHL (Cougars, Grizzlies)
• 1999-2003       Youth Coach LHA (Squirts ‘99 and Midgets ’99-03)
• 2002-2004       College Club Assistant and Head Coach (Metro State)
• 2004-2007       Youth Coach AYHL (Midgets)
• 2004-Present   Ricci Hockey and Stick with the Edge Instructor
• 2006-2009       Youth Hockey Director (AYHL)
• 2007-2009       Thunderbirds AAA Midget Head Coach (92 and 93 teams)
• 2009-Present   Thunderbirds AAA Midget Associate Head Coach U-16

 
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Association Goalie Coach
2008 - Present   - Littleton Hockey Association
2008 - Present   - Colorado Select Girls AAA Hockey Association
2006 - 2008        - Arapahoe Youth Hockey Association
2003 - 2005        - Littleton Hockey Association


Team Coaching
2009 - 2010       - Assistant Coach - Colorado Thunderbirds U16AAA
                          - Goalie Coach - Colorado Thunderbirds U15AAA
                          - Goalie Coach - Colorado Thunderbirds U11AAA
2008 - 2009       - Assistant Coach - Colorado Thunderbirds U15AAA
                          - Goalie Coach - Colorado Thunderbirds U16AAA
2007 - 2008       - Assistant Coach - Colorado Thunderbirds U15AAA
                          - Head Coach - Arapahoe Squirt A
2006 - 2007       - Head Coach - Arapahoe Midget Minor AA
                          - Head Coach - Regis Jr. Varsity
2005 - 2006       - Assistant Coach - Regis Jr. Varsity
2004 - 2005       - Assistant Coach - Littleton Bantam AA
2003 - 2004       - Assistant Coach - Littleton Peewee AA


USA Hockey
2008                  - Chicago Showcase
2006 - 2008       - Rocky Mountain Player Development Camp -    Goalie Evaluator
2003 - Present  - CAHA State Evaluation Camp -                           Lead Goalie Evaluator

 
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Ryan Seavy - Head Instructor

  
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Josiah Didier - Instructor

Josiah has been a skills coach for Ricci Hockey and Stick with the Edge since December of 2008.
 
He has been playing hockey since he was 5yrs old.  He grew up playing youth hockey with Littleton Hockey Association up until he was a second year bantam.  At that time he went to play for the Colorado Thunderbirds AAA Bantam team.  Since then he has played on the U15 Colorado Thunderbirds and is currently playing defense for Angelo Ricci on the U16 Colorado Thunderbirds team.
 
Josiah has also made it to the USA National Development Festival in 2007 and 2009.

 

Ben Stromberg - Instructor

Ryan Massa - Instructor

Alex Jenkins - Instructor

Evan Minnick - Instructor

Jason Green - Instructor

Dale Serna - Goalie Instructor


 

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 Special Guest Instructor - Mark Ciaccio

Powerskating by the Best with Mark Ciaccio - Mark is the skating coach for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. This clinic will focus on all aspects of skating which is the most important skill for ice hockey. Mark will teach you how to become a better skater forwards, backwards, laterally and transitionally. You will be taught the proper techniques and posture for effective skating. The area that will help you gain a competitive edge is the ability to start quickly and progress into nice, long and efficient strides. Mark will teach and demonstrate all of his secrets. This clinic is a MUST!
 
Power skating coach- Phoenix Coyotes and Minor League Affiliate
Swedish Hockey federation
German National hockey team
Fast Skate Sweden
Assabet Girls Hockey
Owner of MC Hockey Skills- endorsed by Wayne Gretzky and Gretzky Foundation
http://www.mchockeyskills.com/