ABOUT US/INSTRUCTOR BIOS

ABOUT US/INSTRUCTOR BIOS

DURHAM HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT

Established in 2021, Durham Hockey Development has over 30 years combined Pro Hockey experience.

OUR VISION is to grow the love of the game and to develop hockey skills at a young age to evolve Durham Region youth into competitive hockey players by the U10 age group.

OUR MISSION is to teach the fundamentals of the game of hockey in a fun environment that is dedicated to facilitating skill development from beginner to elite.

HEAD INSTRUCTORS

LIAM REDDOX

LIAM REDDOX

HEAD Instructor

  • 100 NHL games played
  • 186 AHL games played
  • 386 Swedish Elite League games played
  • Captain of Vaxjo HC of SweHL
  • 208 OHL games played
  • 2023/24 U10 AAA Whitby Wildcats Head Coach
  • 2014 Klevr Young Kings Head Coach
TJ KEMP

TJ KEMP

HEAD Instructor

  • 219 AHL games played
  • AHL All Star
  • 152 German Elite League games played
  • Team Canada Spengler Cup team member
  • 133 NCAA Division I games played
  • 2023/24 U10 AAA Ajax Pickering Raiders Head Coach
  • 2014 Klevr Young Kings Head Coach

DHD Team

Rob Powers

Rob Powers

Lead Instructor

  • Current Assistant Coach of the Ontario Tech University Ridgebacks Men's Hockey Team
  • 4 Seasons Played in NCAA D1 with Robert Morris University
  • 3 Seasons Played in the ECHL
Kassidy Nauboris

Kassidy Nauboris

Lead Instructor

  • Current Assistant Coach of the Ontario Tech University Ridgebacks Women's Hockey Team
  • 5 Seasons Played with the OTU Ridgebacks
  • Team Captain, 2X MVP, OUA 1st Team All-Star
  • Silver Medalist with Team Canada at 2019 FISU Winter Universaide
  • 1 Season Played Profewith MAC Budapest in the
Lucas Labelle

Lucas Labelle

Lead Instructor

  • 4 seasons Major junior experience in the QMJHL
  • 8 seasons professional experience with time spent between CHL (central hockey league) ECHL and SPHL
  • Coach of the 2010 AAA Ajax Pickering Raiders from 2019-2023
Blaire Allison

Blaire Allison

Lead Instructor

  • 4 seasons played with the OTU Ridgebacks (2017-2022)
  • 2-time USPORTS Academic All Canadian
  • 2 seasons with the Toronto Jr. Aeros in the PWHL (now known as OWHL U22 Elite)
  • 2016 Provincial Champion, 2016 PWHL Final Four Champion, 2017 PWHL Final Four Silver Medalist
  • 2016-2017 Jr. Aeros Assistant Captain
  • Currently a Certified Ontario Teacher in the DDSB
Joe Piccone

Joe Piccone

Lead Instructor

Coaching

  • Assistant Coach - Ontario Tech University Men’s Ice Hockey Program, 2022-present
  • Hockey Canada, Level 1 Certified Coach, High Performance Candidate
  • Greater Toronto Hockey League, Coach (2009-2020) - Head Coach and Assistant Experience in both the AAA and AA levels - U9 to U18
  • Ontario Junior Hockey League - Assistant Coach/Player Development/Scout for Aurora Tigers 2021-2022
  • D1 Coach Evaluator – GTHL Branch
  • GTHL Development Team – Lead instructor

Player

  • Belleville Bulls, Selected by Belleville in the 2002 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection
  • OHL Cup Champion; 2002 Toronto Red Wings
  • OPJHL Player; 5 seasons (2002/03 to 2006/07)
  • Dudley Hewitt Cup Champion, 2005 (Georgetown) & 2007 (Aurora)
  • Royal Bank Cup Champion, 2007 (Aurora)
Austin Eastman

Austin Eastman

Lead Instructor

  • 2 seasons played in the ECHL
  • 3 seasons played with OTU Ridgebacks
  • OUA First Team All-star
  • OUA Most Sportsmanlike Player Award
  • 2021-2022 Ridgebacks Assistant Captain
  • Drafted by the North Bay Battalion in the OHL
  • Team Canada U17 Team Invitee
  • 3 seasons played in QMJHL
  • 2 seasons played in OJHL
Kris Versteeg

Kris Versteeg

Program Advisor

  • 15 year Professional Hockey Player, 11 Year NHL Hockey Player.
  • Career accomplishments, 2009 Calder Trophy Nominee (Rookie of the Year), 2009 All Rookie Team, 2X Stanley Cup Champion (2010,2015) 
  • Represented Team Canada in 2004 and 2019. 
  • CoFounder at Klevr.ai 
  • CoFounder At Klevr Super League 
  • Owner: Klevr Young Kings Academy, Verset Skills Camp and Backstreet West Pub
  • Former Hockey TV analyst at Sportsnet.  Hockey Radio Analyst at Sportsnet and Sirus XM91
Bruce Beechener

Bruce Beechener

DHD Coaching Lead

  • 23 Years of Coaching Experience
  • Coached through 5 minor midget years (OHL draft years)
  • Head Coach of Toronto Red Wings AAA
  • Coach of Markham Majors AAA
  • 2017 recipient of the Herb Ebisuzaki Coaching Award - GTHL Coach of the Year
Jeff Miles

Jeff Miles

Instructor

  • Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2001
  • 127 PTS in 132 NCAA Division 1 Games Played with University of Vermont
  • 47 AHL Games Played  
  • 301 ECHL Games Played  
  • 56 USHL Games Played  
  • 43 OPJHL Games Played

Adam Armstrong

Adam Armstrong

Instructor

  • 2018 DHD Program Lead
  • 4 seasons as Assistant Coach with Whitby Dunlops
  • 1 season as Head Coach with Whitby Dunlops
  • Oshawa General draft pick
  • Played in the OHL with the Generals
  • 3 seasons played in the OPJHL with the Bowmanville Eagles
  • 5 seasons played in the CIS with Acadia University
Stephen Foston

Stephen Foston

Instructor

  • Klevr Young Kings 2017’s Head Coach
  • DHD/Klevr Young Kings 2017 Program Lead
  • 121 Games Played in the OPJHL
  • Served as Captain of the Oshawa Legionnaires and Durham Fury
Josh Pritchard

Josh Pritchard

Instructor

  • 2017/18 DHD Program Lead
  • Coach for JR Wings Program in the Klevr Super League
  • Ajax Pickering Raiders AAA Coach from 2018 - 2021 for the 2008 Birth Year
  • Ajax Knights Coach from 2016 - 2018 for the 2008 Birth Year

Jeff Wong

Jeff Wong

Instructor

  • Head Coach of U11 AAA Ajax Pickering Raiders
Andrew Goodine

Andrew Goodine

DHD Program Director

Email andrew@durhamhockeydevelopment.ca for any program inquiries