The Brilliants Behind My Hockey House
Meet the talented teammates who make My Hockey House what it is today. We are well aware that we couldn’t have gotten to where we are today if it weren’t for our disciplined and talented team members. Read on to learn more about the players who work day and night to get our team to the finals. They truly deserve the accolades they’ve received.
Danielle Fujita is one of only two female skating coaches in the NHL and there are only a total of thirteen skating coaches that are working full time for an NHL team. She has been working for the Calgary Flames since 2018 and has over 30 years of coaching experience. She takes a no-nonsense approach to her teaching and yet has a unique ability to truly connect with her athletes. Danielle genuinely cares about the players she works with but she is not ok with status quo, negativity or mediocrity and her coaching clearly reflects that. If she doesn’t see immediate improvement from her players she carries that as her responsibility. She believes that progress comes from effective teaching, accurate communication and creative problem solving. When you see her in action you really gain an appreciation for her gift of teaching!
Chris has been coaching with Danielle for six years now and training under her for eight. He is a defenseman currently playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons where he is an assistant captain. This past season Chris led his team in scoring, leading him to a commitment to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a Division 1 school in the NCAA. Chris’ coaching philosophy is to grow the love for skating as well as the skills within the game of hockey. Chris has a leadership style that is of a positive outlook, allowing focus on what the trainee is doing well while encouraging them to work on the aspects they are finding more difficult in order for improvement to occur. Chris values the importance of good character and hopes that those he instructs will realize that simply being a good person can open the doors to many future opportunities in their lives, he wants to be able to have a positive impact on his skaters entire lives, not just the times within the rink.
Nicole was a competitive figure skater for 16 years, competing at both the provincial and national levels. Nicole’s passion and excitement for coaching grew in 2014 when she started teaching power skating. Since then, she has worked with countless athletes and teams on their efficiency, control, and power in their skating. While coaching, Nicole completed her master’s degree in Chemistry, her education degree, and now works as a high school science teacher. She loves bringing her two worlds together by employing science and biomechanics into teaching skating to allow for players to understand the skating mechanism and apply it to all aspects of their skating. As a coach, Nicole strives to connect personally with the players she works with. Nicole is loud, energetic, has a big personality, and she cannot wait to start working with you soon!
Meet Ethan, a former WHL and AJHL player who is passionate about helping young hockey athletes reach their full potential. With years of experience playing at a high level, Ethan has gained valuable knowledge and skills that they are eager to share with the next generation of hockey players.
Drafted 14th overall by the Everett Silvertips, Ethan played 4 years in the WHL and AJHL before pursuing a year of OUA Usports for Western University. Through his own training and development, as well as attending workshops with NHL skills coaches, Ethan has honed his expertise and is dedicated to passing on their knowledge to young athletes looking to improve their game.
Taylor Staden has been training the minds of athletes since 2019, working predominantly with hockey players. Whether it be through individualized 1-on-1 consulting, or working in a team setting, Taylor's primary focus is on helping athletes develop a mindset that helps them produce more consistent, high-level performances. Past and current clientele of Taylor's include National Team athletes, as well as others across the AHL, OHL, NCAA, ‘AAA’ hockey and more.
Taylor holds a Master of Science degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology from the University of Thessaly, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Psychology from Laurentian University.
Rico is the admin assistant for My Hockey House, based in the Philippines, who is dedicated to providing top-notch customer service to all clients. Though he may not have experience playing hockey or skating, he has a keen interest in sports and is always willing to go above and beyond to assist customers with their inquiries and concerns.
Outside of work, Rico is a proud husband and father who prioritizes family and values. He brings this same dedication to his work at My Hockey House, where he is committed to representing the company with integrity and professionalism. With his positive attitude and sports knowledge, Rico is an asset to the My Hockey House team.
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