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Apr 07, 2023 | Kelly Palmer | 1593 views
Sabres Next Level Skills Program and Development team
The Flamborough Hockey Association is very excited to announce the launch of the Sabres Next Level Skills Program and Development team for our Rep and MD teams.  

The Next Level program will aim at developing our Sabre players with a new approach that’s designed around position specific skills and hockey IQ.  The program will also have a concentration on increasing our players skating ability with guided instruction on strides, edges, and stamina.  

Introducing the Sabre Next Level Team:

 

Jeremy Bloomfield:

 

Jeremy has had a passion for the game of hockey from a young age. His playing career has taken him to many levels of hockey. From growing up playing minor hockey in the GTHL, graduating to Junior hockey (OPJHL), followed by College (CCAA) Semi-Pro(ECHL) & (SPHL) experience, finishing up playing in the (MLH) Sr.”A” Hockey League.

 

Owner/Head Instructor of 3-D Hockey Development with over 14 years of Instruction based background combined with 8 years of Coaching experience at the AAA level, Jeremy continues to teach and mentor hockey players of all ages, levels, and abilities.  Jeremy does this by way of his innovative technical skills and drills that help to enable players to grow, develop, and further enhance their skill set to help reach their next level.

 

Mark Visentin:

 

Mark Visentin brings a wealth of goaltending knowledge and a local presence to the Flamborough Hockey Community. Growing up in Waterdown, Mark was always outside playing road hockey, or on his bike with friends. Mark played house league in the Flamborough Minor Hockey Association before making the AA rep Flamborough Sabres. He enjoyed two years with the Sabres while winning two OMHA Championships. Mark moved on to play AAA hockey and was drafted in the third round to the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). 

 

After a few years of trying different things, Mark’s passion for hockey led him back into coaching. Mark led the goalie development program for the FHA this past season and he’s excited to return as part of the Next Level team and continue to build the goalie pipeline for the Sabres. Additionally, Mark continues to coach goalies in Burlington, Guelph, Cambridge and Waterloo. Mark has a mindset of giving goalies the tools he wished he had when he was young. Waterdown represents a special place in Mark’s heart. From playing road hockey on the local streets to playing in the NHL, Mark hopes every player can have the opportunity to work towards their next level.


Josh Soares:


Josh was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. He played his minor hockey for the Hamilton Huskies before moving on to the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL). Following his time in the GTHL Josh moved on to the Ontario Junior Hockey League where he played 5 seasons for the Hamilton Kilty B’s finishing his junior career as the all-time leading scorer of the OJHL.  Josh then earned a four-year scholarship to the University of Maine where he played as a student/athlete for 4 years. Once he finished in Maine Josh signed with the St. Louis Blues organization playing for their AHL affiliate Peoria Riverman followed by 2 seasons in the East Coast Hockey league before heading over to Europe to play 9 seasons in various countries.  

 

After 11 seasons playing pro Josh made the decision to retire.  Since retiring Josh has coached at the AAA level and opened Josh Soares Hockey Development, working with multiple minor hockey organizations and individual players over the past 5 seasons.  Situational positioning, skill specific development (puck handling, shooting, scoring) and his attention to detail allow Josh to connect with his players and help them achieve their ultimate goals of getting to the next level. 

 

Stay tuned for another exciting announcement about the final member of the Next Level Team that will help our players achieve those skating goals.

 

If you have any questions about this exciting new program and team please contact our Rep Director at [email protected]

 
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