Colorado Outlaws Summer Travel Teams. Squirt (98/99) Pee Wee (97/96) Bantam (95/94). Brian Sutton. Brian Sutton comes to the Hyland Hill Hockey Association from the Colorado Outlaws. As a player and coach, Sutton has experience at all levels, including Junior A and collegiate hockey.
Pee Wee (97/96)
Brian Sutton comes to the Hyland Hill Hockey Association from the Colorado Outlaws. As a player and coach, Sutton has experience at all levels, including Junior A and collegiate hockey.
He began his youth playing career in the Alaska All-Star organization. While playing for the All-Stars he participated in several tournaments including the MACS Tournament in Calgary Alberta. He played his high school hockey at Soldotna High School making the All State Tournament Team as a defenseman and receiving the MVP of the team and state tournament as a freshman. He transferred to Bartlett High school again taking a leadership role as a sophomore and led the team to State were they lost in the semis.
As a 17 year old he signed with the Flin Flon Bomber of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) were he had two successful seasons. At the age of 19 Sutton played for North Iowa Huskies in the United State Hockey League. He suffered a season ending injury by fracturing his leg and displacing his ankle in a pre-season tournament. He fought back to lead the team to a National Championship 1988-1989.
He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks on a hockey scholarship, were he had four great seasons with the Nanooks. Following a successful college career Sutton moved on to play professional in the Sunshine Hockey League (SHL) for Jacksonville Bullets and Lakeland Ice Warriors, East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) for Erie Panthers and the Central Hockey League (CHL) for Memphis River Kings. In 1996 Sutton left the professional ranks to further his education at the University of Southern Colorado
As a coach, Sutton has worked with Junior A and collegiate players. As head coach of the Springfield Spirit and the Tupelo T-Rex coach Sutton has excelled at moving players on to the next level. He spent two years behind the bench for Colorado State University in which he took them to two ACHA National Championships with a collegiate record of 45-20-5. As a director of Northern Colorado Youth Hockey he worked to develop players from mites to midgets. Including to his coaching duties at Colorado State Sutton served as the USA Hockey Initiation Program Administrator for Colorado and helped in the State and District Evaluation camps for USA Hockey.
He resides in Dacono, CO in the off-season with his wife Nancy, sons Kyle and Tyler.
The Power Skating Program for the Elite Players will include 3 weeks of special instruction from Doug.
Doug Smail starred at the University of North Dakota for three seasons from 1977 to 1980, scoring 87 points in 40 games in his final season in the WCHA. His performance was enough to warrant notice from the Winnipeg Jets, and the next season he was a full-time NHL player.
Smail played 11 seasons with Winnipeg, being a top two-way player for them. In fact, Doug Smail had a streak of 12 consecutive seasons where he scored at least one shorthanded goal, and scored a total of 28 shorthanded goals in his career.
Perhaps Smail's greatest claim to fame was when he set the NHL record for fastest goal after the opening faceoff by scoring a goal five seconds after the game started on December 20, 1981. Smail finished his career with the Minnesota North Stars, Quebec Nordiques and Ottawa Senators.
After Smail's NHL career was over, he played 3 seasons in Britain before retiring.
Why Total Hockey
Many benefits to players, parents, coaches, teams and associations:
Unmatched Skill Development: Total Hockey provides an environment for maximum skill development (hundreds of repetitions done properly with instruction and motivation).
Fun, Positive & Challenging Program: Total Hockey has designed a “Fun, Positive & Challenging” program (players look forward to coming and have the right mindset to maximize training time) that is affordable and beneficial to all players.
Hockey Specific Training: Total Hockey off-ice training is hockey specific and will transfer to the ice if done with proper form (neuromuscular learning). Total Hockey also provides on-ice programs as a perfect compliment to our highly effective off-ice training.
All Skills: Total Hockey provides instruction and training on all hockey skills, focused on improving the player’s total game.
All Ages & Ability Levels: All ages and ability levels benefit from Total Hockey’s training protocols. Total Hockey provides an equal opportunity for A, B or C players, boys or girls to develop their skills and reach their full potential. Improved skills help players enjoy the game more and stay playing longer.
Unmatched Experience: Total Hockey on ice and off ice programs are designed by Dean Talafous, who has played at the highest level (NHL) and has been a head coach in the top college league (WCHA) in the world.
Education Opportunities: Coaches and parents are able to learn ideas on how to work on key skills at home or at the rink.
Unmatched Technology: Total Hockey technology allows the tracking off progress in key areas (skating, shooting, stick-handling, multi-tasking and more). This system allows for immediate feedback to a player on their improvement and performance.
Continuous Improvement: Total Hockey is cutting edge. New ideas are constantly be tested and discovered because of our passion for the game and making players better.
Dedicated Staff: The Total Hockey staff is committed to helping every player improve their skills and increase their enjoyment of the great game of hockey
Each age group will be evaluated by coaches over two hours of ice time.
Tryouts will occur March 31st – April 4th at the Ice Centre at the Promenade.
April 1st 8-9 PM Blue Rink
April 4th 6-7:15 PM Blue Rink
March 31st 5:45-6:45 PM Green Rink
April 3rd 7:15-8:15 PM Red Rink
April 2nd 6-7 PM Green Rink
April 3rd 6:15-7:15 PM Green Rink
Tryout Fee is $50. Due at sign up the first night of tryouts.
Again, the program combines 3 outstanding factors: 1) A coaching staff consisting of former NHL and D1 hockey players with a proven track record of translating their experiences into a valuable learning experience. 2) 45+ ice sessions (between the camp, team practices, and games) and the 15 hockey specific dry-land sessions all supervised and run by the above coaching staff 3) Your Player.