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Over the past 20 years, Planet Hockey is extremely proud to have had the opportunity to travel the world training hockey players of all ages and ability levels, from mites to pros. We are pleased to share with you a few of the many kind words and positive experiences players, parents and coaches have had with Planet Hockey. Thank you!

Dave Babych - National Hockey League

Planet Hockey's unique style of teaching is a result of their hard work, knowledge and dedication to the sport of hockey. Planet Hockey comes highly recommended and will help youngsters and Pros alike. 

 

Dave Babych
20 year NHL Veteran & NHL All-star (Winnipeg, Hartford, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia)
Vancouver Canucks - Scout

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Gino Gasparini - USHL

Planet Hockey has clearly established itself as one of the premier development programs in North America.  Its camps, tournaments and instructional tools have garnered unparalleled praise in the hockey circles and should be a top consideration for any young player looking to advance his or her game  As the premiere developmental league in the US, we like to associate ourselves with nothing less than the best. The USHL is proud to have a partnership with Planet Hockey.

 

Gino Gasparini
League Commissioner, USHL
Former President, USHL
Former Head Coach - University of North Dakota 

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Vladimir Alexandrovich Sheglov - Ekaterinburg, Russia

Thank you for making the Russian Hockey Summit this past week in Detroit a wonderful hockey experience for our team. Planet Hockey made sure that we faced the best teams in North America and that our kids stayed with the best families in Michigan. Our kids will never forget the hospitality, care and kindness given by yourselves and the host families. It goes without saying that our hockey team was challenged by the excellent Planet Hockey training and by the fierce competition on the ice. We have returned to Russia a better hockey team as a result of our time in Detroit. We hope to return next year for another tournament and we extend our invitation to Planet Hockey to bring your teams to Russia in the future. After this past week we can highly recommend anything that Planet Hockey touches because of your commitment both to professionalism and to relationships.

 

Vladimir Alexandrovich Sheglov
Head Coach Spartak 95 Ekaterinburg, Russia
Darin McFarland
Team Manager/Translator and father

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Jim Setters - German Icehockey Federation

Shawn Killian and Steve Strunk from Planet Hockey have instructed our under 17 National Team the past 5 years during our hockey school at our national training center in Fuessen, Germany. All of our German National players and coaches continue to be very receptive to the new concepts that Planet Hockey presents. All of our players work very hard and enjoy developing their Planet Hockey skating techniques. Shawn and his instructors were very good at demonstrating skating skills and correcting our players during their ice sessions. Not only did our players benefit from Planet Hockey's knowledge, but our National Team coaches did as well. Greg Poss, our German National coach and Uwe Krupp a 17 year NHL veteran participate each year in the drills and continue to be very impressed with Planet Hockey's training techniques. We look forward to having Planet Hockey run the Power Skating training for our National Training Camp for many years to come.

Also, we are pleased to have Planet Hockey back again for another year training our youth players, pro players and coaches throughout Germany. On behalf of the German Ice Hockey Federation, we are honored to have such professional training and appreciate all of Planet Hockey's hard work and commitment to developing our players and coaches.

 

Jim Setters
German Ice Hockey Federation Coaching Director

 

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Rick Boehm - EC Bad Tolz, Germany

Planet Hockey's Instructor Steve Strunk has trained our hockey club (EC Bad Tolz, Germany) for several years. We keep Planet Hockey busy training our entire club comprised of players ages 6 to pro. 

Our players are continuously exposed to professional power skating and the puck handling skills training. Steve, however, was able to captivate the players (and coaches) and add a great deal to the base knowledge of our players and coaches. Many of the Planet Hockey methods were a positive confirmation of our current training direction, yet other concepts were totally new and very helpful and informative. His ability to teach a new skill and then apply it in a drill and in a game situation was very positive.

Our players, coaches and our parents were very pleased with the Planet Hockey Program that Steve conducted here in Bad Tolz. We look forward to his return in December, again in February and for many more years to come. Great work Planet Hockey, we appreciate you sharing your passion for providing hockey players with innovative skills that make a difference.

 

Rick Boehm
Head Coach – Minor Hockey
EC Bad Tolz, Germany

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Jesse Panek - Dusseldorfer EG Germany

I want to thank you for joining me and my team in Dusseldorf, Germany this season. Your instructions on the ice and your skating technique really impressed my players and showed them how they can improve their skating. It was a nice experience for me and my players to work out with you. I'm looking forward to your next visit.

 

Jesse Panek
Head-Coach Dusseldorfer EG DNL-Team
Dusseldorf, Germany

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Matt Tobin - Sioux Falls, SD

As the director of coaches for our local youth program, we have been very impressed with and privallaged to have Planet Hockey and their staff conduct our pre-season training and coaches clinic for the past several years. They are terrific to work with and they were very professional both on and off of the ice. Importantly, Planet Hockey continues to provide terrific on ice instruction to youth coaches and exceptional instruction and training to youth players. The Planet Hockey approach to the fundamentals of skating and the emphasis placed on skating development as part of the total hockey player are important lessons for any youth player and coach. I would highly recommend Planet Hockey to any hockey program interested in developing hockey skills, looking to educate their coaches and for refreshing motivation and energy that will ensure a great season.


Matt Tobin
Director of Coaches
Sioux Falls Youth Hockey Association

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Sharon Mann - Sheridan, WY

I wanted to let you know how much everyone loved the Planet Hockey Holiday Clinic. All of the feedback has been very positive with much interest expressed for another one next year. By the way, you guys were fantastic. Your professionalism, confidence, integrity, and high level of respect left many of us in awe and true believers in Planet Hockey! Will you be sure to let everyone at Planet Hockey know how much we enjoyed and appreciated your time? Thanks again and we all look forward to more opportunities to work with Planet Hockey.


 

Sharon Mann
Sheridan, WY Youth Hockey Assoc.

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Mark Dettling - Watford City, ND

I want to thank you guys for an awesome hockey camp!  We traveled over 700 miles for camp and it was well worth the trip. Your staff are absolutely first class people and are incredible instructors. The boys had a great time and learned a great deal at Planet Hockey. Planet Hockey is an absolute FIRST class operation and I would highly recommend Planet Hockey. We look forward to having you come to North Dakota this winter to work with all of our players and coaches, and...we can't wait to join TEAM Planet Hockey next summer in Europe!  Keep up the GREAT work.

 

 

Mark Dettling
Squirt Coach & Board Member
Watford City Oilers - Watford City, ND

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Mary Gannon - Albuquerque, NM

Planet Hockey's coaches, energy, enthusiasm and expertise has helped to broaden my sons' hockey horizons. Their method of combining hard work with fun and respect for the game develops good kids AND good hockey players. Attending Planet Hockey camps have created some of their best memories and hockey experiences. 

Our experiences at the Planet Hockey Ranch in Colorado as well as here at the Albuquerque Planet Hockey summer camp drove home the idea that hockey AND life skills go hand in hand in growing healthy children.

 

 

Mary Gannon
President of NM Ice Hockey Foundation (NMICE)
Albuquerque, NM

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Michael Schwartz - Minnetonka, MN

The majority of our Players went to your Planet Hockey Skills Camp this past summer and the skills they developed at your camps are a large part of the success they are enjoying this season. I know that they all plan to return to Planet Hockey this summer as they move up to the Peewee level. Thanks again to you and your fine Staff for the excellent hockey instruction and the great fun to boot! See you again this summer.

 

 

 

Michael Schwartz
Minnetonka Youth Hockey Assn.
Minnetonka, MN

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Theresa Schulz - Casper, WY

We contacted Planet Hockey to run our annual goalie clinic and Planet Hockey sent some very capable and energetic coaches. Upon arriving at the rink, they immediately started building relationships with the goalies, making them feel welcome. Throughout the weekend they offered quality instruction and guidance for our goaltenders.

The coaches set a high expectation of behavior and performance that the goalies worked to achieve. Planet Hockey was again a pleasure to work with and we hope that Planet Hockey can return next season to work with our goalies once again! Thanks again Planet Hockey.


Theresa Schulz
Program Coordinator - Casper Amateur Hockey Club
Casper, WY

 

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Marilyn Campbell - Laredo, TX

Thank you so much for coming to Laredo, TX and giving our kids down here the opportunity to experience your top quality hockey instruction. Now that camp is over, everyone is raving about Planet Hockey and making plans to take their children to the Planet Hockey Camp up in San Antonio this summer. I personally can already see a difference in the players. What a difference in their training attitudes and in their overall excitement to be at the rink! A huge thank you from everyone down here in Laredo, we look forward to doing it again next year.

 

Marilyn Campbell
Laredo Jr. Bucks

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Scott Ridler - Vail, CO

I would like to thank you and your staff for providing an outstanding Power Skating and Skills Camp for the Vail Junior Hockey Association.  The players and the learning coaches I had on the ice thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and benefited tremendously.  The professionalism, enthusiasm and experience presented by Shawn and his staff is a new industry standard.  You clearly love what you do and it carries through to the players in the form of passion and motivation to do the little things correctly...not always easy to do.  The kids had their first game since the training and came back from behind to win.  All 6 goals were scored by players who attended your clinic.  Speed and efficiency...just like coach Shawn said.  Our skills coach is continuing your methods every Monday night...thanks again!

 

Scott Ridler - Vail, CO
Vail Junior Hockey Board Member

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Susan Skattum - Magnolia, MN

I would like to say thank you for your efforts in coming to the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne, Minnesota to conduct Plant Hockey mini camps and for the donation of prizes for the Rink Rat program.  My son Dylan has attended the Plant Hockey mini camp for (3) consecutive years and always enjoys them. Having the mini camp in October is perfect timing as the kids are on a school break and it's a good opportunity review past skills and learn new ones - it's a great way to kick-off the hockey season.

 

Susan Skattum
Secretary - Luverne, MN Optimist Hockey Club

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Jeffrey Morrison - Lewisburg, PA

Just quickly, the smallest player, Zachary who attended your weekend clinic had decided to not play this year. Having paid for the camp, his dad made him attend. I was ready to get him a refund check for the full season. His father called last night and said that Zach wants to play the full season. Planet Hockey had quite the impression on Zach. Great story! Thanks for the great Clinic for our Association!

 

Jeffrey Morrison
SVYHL - President

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Dr. James Barr - Tomahawk, WI

I am very proud of my son who has recently improved not only his skills, but his love of the game.  I know Planet Hockey provided the spark and the fundamental improvements he needed to advance his level of play. Our entire Program has also improved and is very fortunate to have Planet Hockey as part of our hockey development. Thank you for the great skills training!

 

Dr. James Bar
Tomahawk, WI Hockey Asssociation

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RJ Zeigler - Woodbridge, VA

You guys were a fantastic customer and we would love to have you guys back.  I really want to make a point in letting you know that your staff really made us feel like they respected our staff and facility - much like guests in a home.  We can only wish everyone was so responsive and respectful to our policies and procedures.  I have set aside the week you requested and I will plan to have the NHL rink completely vacant for your use.

Thanks again!

RJ Zeigler
Hockey Director, Prince William Ice Center
PWHC Executive Director of Coaching & Player Development
Potomac Patriots GM & Head Coach
Head Coach Washington All Stars U16s, U18s & Jr Bs

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Marc Blattner - Portland, OR

Shai enjoyed camp a lot once again. And he was very excited to make the Peewee AA Rep Team, one of only four 11 year olds to make the team. I know Planet Hockey has really helped with his skill development and love for the game.  See you again next summer.

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Chris Empson - Port Moody, BC Canada

I just wanted to extend a huge thank you to the Planet Hockey staff that taught the Portland/Sherwood Oregon Summer Camp.

My son thoroughly enjoyed his camp.   He went into his Rep/A1 evaluations ready to go, with a jump in his step(stride).  Caleb made the Port Moody A1 team.  Thanks for the great camp.  Please share this with your Portland staff, they did a fantastic job.

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Val Nibbelink - Sioux Center, IA

I had 2 boys participate in your Sioux Center, Iowa Summer Camp and they thought it was the best thing ever. I also watched them everyday and was very impressed by all the great activities that you provided. You made it so fun for them but yet they had to work their tails off and received great work outs. Many, many tips were given and they now comment on it now that they have again hit the ice for the new season. We will be back again next year if you return to Sioux Center. We are also hoping to join you guys at the Planet Hockey Ranch in Colorado next summer. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into this so that my boys could benefit from your training like they have. It certainly gave them a greater love for the game.

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Craig Dunn - Berthoud, CO

Both my sons, Brady & Riley attended Planet Hockey this summer and I was very impressed with the organization, the coach to player ratio and the overall content of the camp. The environment was positive and I believe my sons are better hockey players for it. Thanks again!

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Ted Yeigh - Portland, OR

Just wanted to send a long overdue thanks to you and your coaches from the Portland Camp this August.  Once again, Will had a great time.  Will has had significant "hockey growth" in the last two years.  Much of it is due to his hard work but Planet Hockey has definitely helped with skill development and equally important, his confidence.  He has gone from never playing as a 10 year old to now playing on one of the 2 Bantam rep teams in Portland.  
 
Thanks Planet Hockey! 

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Mark Moynihan - Westfield, MA

 I want to commend you and your staff for two great sessions with our team (WTM Squirts). You gave us some great material that I look forward to incorporating into our practices. You geared your instruction perfectly to the level of our players, and I truly appreciate they way you ran our sessions. The atmosphere was disciplined, upbeat, and fun. Thank you for your commitment to our team, and, most importantly, the development of our kids. You're the kind of coach we all want our children exposed to. I look forward to skating with you again in the future. Great job!

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Viki Teahan - Albuquerque, NM

My boys have participated in the Planet Hockey Camps at our local rink, the Planet Hockey “resident” Ranch Camp in Colorado and with you guys in Germany & Sweden.  Each experience has resulted in improvement of skills and sportsmanship, a better understanding of the game and a sense of belonging that have made them want to keep going back! The Planet Hockey coaches are experienced, professional and enthusiastic…..they offer individualized attention and always seem to get the kids to play at their fullest potential! What more can you want!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Joe Walker - Kissimmee, FL

Your entire instructional staff was awesome, they were enjoyable to talk to and very knowledgeable.

As a parent and a coach I learned a great deal myself that I can bring back to my players. The coaches all took time to show the kids the proper technique and skills in skating, passing, and shooting. My son felt very comfortable with them and knew he could ask questions and talk to them about anything he was working on. He didn't feel intimidated. They made the camp fun while working hard at learning new skills. They took their time to help the kids and show them everything. As a parent you like to see that. My son Joe enjoyed it so much. He was always talking about it and showing my wife and his brother everything he learned that day. We never saw him so pumped about learning and practicing hockey skills. He wants to attend again and he really wants to go to the Planet Hockey Ranch in Colorado next year. He is hoping to see all his new favorite Planet Hockey coaches again.

I just want to state again that my entire family was very impressed with your staff . Also all the information we received in the e-mails and the registration process was great.

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Scott Ridler - Vail, CO

I can, will and do personally vouch for Planet Hockey. They are as good as it gets. My son has worked with Planet Hockey over the past couple of years at camps and also individually. Planet Hockey is the real deal, and is at the top of their field. I have seen many of the top players in our state come through Planet Hockey's programs. Several are off to the USA hockey distirct camp in a few weeks. If any player works with Planet Hockey and practices what they are taught, they too will fly.

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Gage Woodard - Boulder, CO

Thank you for the continual time and effort you put into my son. We are so grateful. SO...If I don't say it enough, thanks to you and to Planet Hockey for all you do for my boy (all the boys) and I wanted to let you know you are an invaluable coach on and off the ice and I know you have taught my son more about life and its adversities and strengths as much as you have taught him about hockey. I'd like to say thanks to you...he is improving in both! 

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Kelly Hockenberry - Westfield, MA

We were so thrilled with your camp last summer, we jumped on the chance to attend the Holiday Camp. His season is going well. He scored his first goal this season. He has even had a hat trick. I give the credit to you and your staff. He learned a lot at Planet Hockey. He still has much more to learn. I am a walking advertisement for Planet Hockey! He had so much fun, and learned so much, thank you again!

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Tracey Moore - Durango, CO

You have been so inspiring to our son. Your camp in San Antonio, TX has been one of his fondest memories in his young hockey career...you guys have a great organization and you have no idea how many kiddos you've so positively influenced over the years! Thanks!

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Beth Ketterman - Palmer, AK

What an amazing program and awesome staff you had in Alaska last week.  This was Jaron’s very first camp that he’s ever attended and he wasn’t quite sure what he was in for.  Your staff made it fun for him and he looked forward to Planet Hockey each day.  That really says a lot about the enthusiasm your staff has for sharing their love for the game with our children. I can’t thank you enough for putting together such a fantastic program.  We are looking forward to your visit next summer.  In the mean time, travel safe and take care!

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Russell Johnson - Salt Lake City, UT

Just a note. Taylor and Alex attended the SLC camp last year and enjoyed it very much. Alex really had a break through year with skills and confidence on the ice. He was one of the top three players on his house team. He also tried out and made the select squirt team and helped that team dominate their tournaments all season. I do believe the Planet Hockey Camp began his season of accomplishment. Taylor also had a great season. He was a stand out player at every house game, scoring almost 90% of the teams total goals this year. Taylor also plays strong for the select pee wee team and always brought strong skating skills to every game. Thanks for sharing your skills and teaching these boys the tools to excel at this great game of hockey!

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Todd & Robbyn Taylor - Madison, AL

I just wanted to say that it has been a while since my boys have said they had so much fun during a hockey camp. We finished your Decatur, Alabama camp today and they were thrilled! Yes they worked hard but they mainly saw the fun in it; as a teacher I can appreciate that. Hats off to you and your staff for a job well done! We look forward to seeing you in June.

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Danielle Hammond - Glenwood Springs, CO

I've never had as fun being in way over my head. Thanks so much for the patience and taking the time to make sure I never ended up frustrated, which I tend to do. I appreciate the way you were able to make the drills FUN and present the material in such a way that all abilities could learn simultaneously. I would highly recommend your camps to anyone and hope to participate again.

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Tammie O'Dea -Fort Pierre, SD

Your coaches were great with the kids again! My son who is a Peewee was very impressed with the way they worked with him and helped him. My son also attended the Planet Hockey Summer Camp in Cheyenne and your coaches there were also GREAT. I just wanted to let you know how wonderful I think your coaches are and that you are doing a GREAT job with youth hockey players. My son had to go back to the rink after his session was done to thank the coaches, especially Coach Steve and Coach BJ for all they did. It was very important to him to thank them because he really admired both of them. Thanks guys for another wonderful Planet Hockey learning experience for my son.

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Pete Young - Boulder, CO

I wanted to thank you and your staff for the great work that you have been doing with Kenta. His skating ability has improved dramatically! He really speaks highly of your staff and looks forward to training events with Planet Hockey. Once again thanks for the great work! 

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Katy Jacques - Westfield, MA

My son attended the Planet Hockey Camp this summer at Amelia Park, MA and had an awesome week! I was very impressed by the coaching staff and how well run the camp was. I have been recommending next summer's camp as well as the December clinic to my fellow hockey parents! In addition, my son was voted player of the week. As you can imagine, he was extremely proud and honored to be player of the week and is very excited about attending camp again next summer.ks for your help and we look forward to seeing you all again in December!

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Jeff Forbes - Edwards, CO

My wife and I watched all the training and were impressed with the organization, energy level, different drills, and overall flow of the camp. There was no wasted "on ice" time and the coaches were very knowledgable in what they were trying to show the kids. Discipline was excellent and fair, which allowed the maximum amount of learning for the kids who wanted to pay attention. The dryland training was great because it was challenging and helped show the kids what it takes to become a strong hockey player. Great Camp...thank you!

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Jim Vreeland - Westfield, MA

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did with my son in the Westfield camp. He was always very excited to go and I was shocked because he was clearly in a little to deep for his skill level compared to the other kids. I know he has to start somewhere and you made it very enjoyable for him he even asked if you would watch one of his games the following weekend and it motivated him to skate hard because he thought you might be in the stands watching. He talks about you and the camp every day and wears his Planet Hockey jersey like it is his trophy. He was so proud of himself that he was able to finish the camp. From my view, he is skating backwards better and he does show glimpses of a power stride when motivated to get the puck and he is stopping much better as well. I think he took as much away as a new 6 year old can, again thank you and maybe we will see you in August.

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Amy Pasley & Kurt Andersson - New Berlin, WI

The week with the girls of Planet Hockey has been really nice. They were such interesting and unique individuals. It is great to see young people that have such passion for what they do. For all the young hockey players that they interact with during the camps, the example of discipline, commitment and love for the sport should surely indicate what it takes to be a successful hockey player. It has been a great pleasure to have had the experience of hosting some of your staff members and also meeting the rest of them. It gave us more insight into the Planet Hockey organization as well. Maybe we will join you in Sweden next year!

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Beth Clemson - Houston, TX

Please let everyone in your organization know how great your staff are. They are running a wonderful camp and my two boys Scott and Jamie are having a wonderful time. Lots of good info and new skills. Keep up the great work.

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Sandee & Grant Waddell - Grand Rapids, MI

Once again, Planet Hockey was a great experience. This was our third year and Grant learned more skills and improved his skating. Everyone worked hard and had a fun time doing it. Your program and positive attitude makes everyone, no matter what level of player, a better player and person.  We thank you and your staff. See you next year.

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Jeffrey Homsher - St. Louis, MO

Good news. Paul made the Pee Wee AAA team yesterday. He's pumped. I believe his recent training with Planet Hockey had a big part in Paul's success. He had an awesome tryout. Thanks again! 

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Anne Shusterman - Boulder, CO

We have had extremely positive experiences with our older son (9 years old) and Planet Hockey. Shawn Killian and his colleagues truly exemplify all the positive aspects of youth hockey. If our schedule permits, we plan to sign up our younger son this summer. Thanks for everything!

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Drew Wright - Lewisburg, PA

Planet Hockey is a highly talented and organized athletic trainnig company.  They are able to convey their extensive hockey knowledge by employing unique and highly effective methods that keep their students enthusiastically engaged.  I would highly recommend his program to any hockey organization with a desire to learn effective hockey training concepts.  Thank you for giving us that valuable gift.

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Eric S. Weinstein - Florence, SC

Dalton made the Mite Travel Select Team.  Planet Hockey provided him a great deal of confidence and bridged the gap he needed to show his potential. Please tell your Staff hello. Job well done.

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John Petley - Casper, WY

It has been almost a week since you and your staff completed the camp in Casper, WY. The kids are still talking about how much fun they had and how much they learned. My son (the 7 year old goalie) is still working on drills at home and saying "this is what I learned at PLANET HOCKEY". Your whole staff was great and obviously has a unique passion for working with kids.

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Jean Senecal - Troy, AL

I would like to thank you and your staff for a job well done. Jean Mathieu came back from his week absolutely ecstatic after his week with you guys. He learned a lot! They both enjoyed the classes. They came back with two of your videos that are absolutely impressive. The exercises are out of this world. We now have plans for a great schedule following your exercise plan. He really needed this boost as he was kind of stuck here with not enough professional expertise. Next year Colorado? I would like to play too. 

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Jessica Wooton - Denver, CO

I had a great time last night, and from what I can tell everyone else did also. I've received several e-mails already this morning with lots of positive feed-back. One thing that the guys and I really liked is the fact that all of the Instructors circulated and gave us individual attention. I especially appreciate that you and the guys were patient, and offered lots of encouragement. Thanks again for a great clinic and please pass my thanks onto all the Instructors.

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Robin S. Surovik - Plano, TX

Timothy's week at Planet Hockey really improved his skills tremendously. In fact, his team is sitting undefeated so far this season. Timothy has improved tremendously in scoring, playing his position, and puck handling. Reserve a spot for Tim and his teammates next summer. 

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Mark Knox - Lafayette, CO

Planet Hockey Camps are by far the best training experience available these days. The combination of your expertise, training style, and attitude are second to none. Thanks for the great experience.

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Kelly Bolton - Salt Lake City, UT

A quick note to say thanks again for a great week. Jonah had an incredible time! He was exhausted every morning but the moment I reminded him we had another day of Planet Hockey ahead, his lifeless, little body was suddenly full of energy:) We've watched the dry land training video about every day since we got it ( the great part for me is that now when we head to the track so I can run, HE WANTS TO STAY longer so he can practice all the stuff from the video - wahoo). Anyway, just wanted to let you, and your Staff know how much it meant to Jonah to hang out with and learn from such a great group of guys. I'm sure you hear it a lot, so add us to the list offering... if there's ever anything we can help you out with here in Utah, don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks for everything, our best to you all. See you again! 

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Sara Shrock - Merrill, WI

Hey, everything went great at my tryouts! I made the team! I am so
excited because now I will get a chance to play harder teams and go to tougher tournaments. Some of thems are in Chicago and Minneapolis so it will be interesting and a great learning experience. Thanks for providing such a great camp because if I had not attended your camp I most certainly would not have done this good at my tryouts. After your camp I felt even more confident about myself and my skills. Thanks a bunch!

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Greg Reed - Golden, CO

Our son's bags are already packed for the Planet Hockey Ranch camp for the third straight year. Shawn and his staff are the greatest.  The Planet Hockey Ranch experience is full of fun, adventure, excitement and lots of hockey, what more could you ask for?

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Catarina Mansour - Cleveland, OH

Bobby had a great time at the Planet Hockey Ranch and wants to do it again. He met a lot of players from throughout the world and said it was the most fun he'd ever had (and hardest work too)!  My family and I had a great time too and met wonderful people. I know Yukon (Family Dog) did too. He got a lot of attention from everyone. I thank you again for such a memorable experience for my son and my family at the Planet Hockey Ranch.

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Martha Bernstein - Alpharetta, GA

Planet Hockey - Alpharetta was a huge success!  We were very impressed with Tobbe (as always), Chris, Chris, Clint and the rest of your staff. They were extremely professional and are very talented.  Thank you for another great week of Planet Hockey!  We are already counting the days until next year!

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Ira & Brendan Bakst - Randolph, NJ

Brendan and I had a blast last week at the Planet Hockey Ranch!
The Camp was just great. The people, the counselors ,everyone involved and all the awesome activities and adventures made our Father/Son Ranch experience very special. Frankly, I don't know who had more fun, Brendan or me. We hope to be back again next Summer. Keep up the great work!

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Suzy Garnett - Christchurch, New Zealand

Hi guys.  It's Suzy from your women's Planet Hockey Camp in Christchuch,NZ. I want to write and thank you for the great time I had and thanks also for the great skills you taught us. It was one of the best experiences I've had, and now, I'm even more in love with the sport. I had so much fun and came away with a lot more knowledge about Hockey. Thanks again.

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Rhonda Chesnutt - Arvada, CO

The Planet Hockey Ranch was one of the best life experiences my 12 year old son has had. The Planet Hockey staff can relate to kids as no other hockey camp can. Tucked away in the mountains of Colorado seems hardly the place for a ice hockey camp, but it was great! The mountain biking and hiking/climbing got the kids in shape without them knowing. The on ice drills were great as usual. But my son's highlight was the white water rafting trip that his father and I, along with several other family members, joined in on. Planet Hockey Ranch is a place to go to be with other players, learn skills, and have fun. I'd say it scored a 10 in all areas.

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Linda Rabinowitz - Holland, PA

Josh arrived home safely and all he could say over and over was how amazing the The Planet Hockey Ranch was for him. Everyone at Planet Hockey made him feel like one of the family and I thank you for that. I'm so pleased that he had such a wonderful experience and may this be the start of more adventures with Planet Hockey.

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John Bullis Sr. - Dallas, TX

Julie and I want to thank you and your staff for a fabulous time and experience for John (Rocket) at the Planet Hockey Ranch.  Our entire group continues to talk about the week whether it's the boys or the parents.  I'm not sure who enjoyed themselves more.  We all continue to talk up Planet Hockey here in Dallas.   All of us had some super pictures of the camp and all the activities.  We have been showing everyone in Dallas trying to drum up an even larger group from Dallas next summer.  Again, a great BIG thank you.  If we can be of any help promoting Planet Hockey to other families, please let us know.  It is an experience all players should have the opportunity to do!

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Dr. Clint Steele, D.C. - Portland, ME

Planet Hockey is a step above the rest. The teaching methods used by Shawn (Killian) and his Staff do more than just teach hockey skills. Planet Hockey motivates athletes to become their best by continuing their efforts long after the camp is over. As a father of a young hockey player I am very impressed with the way Shawn and his Staff are able to reach the athletes, as a coach I am envious of the way he is able to bond with his players, and as a trainer I am encouraged by the way Planet Hockey motivates as they teach. I would highly recommend Planet Hockey Camps for any hockey player striving to become the best! 

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Chris Miller - Huntsville, AL

Here is a short evaluation of your Huntsville, AL Camp and the Staff.  I asked my son to compare all the camps he attended this summer.  Here is is his feedback. The Planet Hockey Staff was incredible.  They pushed the kids hard and yet not beyond the limits. The dryland training was excellent. Michael said he had no idea he could run that far and work that hard.  He also enjoyed the skills testing. It gave him a good gauge of how he was improving over the week. The coaches also gave advice reference nutrition and offseason training.  He as informed me that when Planet Hockey comes back, he will return. Thanks to the entire Planet Hockey team.  

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Bob Wilkinson - Salt Lake City, UT

I want to thank you and your staff on an excellent camp in SLC this past week. I didn't want much time to pass before I sent you a note thanking you and your team for a most well-worth and instructional week of hockey. You displayed so well that hockey is more than just lacing up the skates. Jonah learned much from you guys. On the way home he wanted to stop and see the video of the Friday game and awards ceremony that I had shot. The best to you, Shawn, and to Planet Hockey and may God continue to bless your efforts.

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Leon Herbert - Auckland, New Zealand

Hello Planet Hockey, We had a wonderful experience. James learned a lot about hockey from his time with Planet Hockey. He had his first game last night since we came back, and he was a real little hot shot on the ice scoring four goals. His hockey has really improved, it was very encouraging. We would both like to thank you for all your help and assistance while we were with you. We both had a fantastic time and would like to repeat it. It is an experience that both of us will not forget. Again Shawn, thanks to you and your Staff, we really had a blast. 

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Scott Nushart - Milwaukee, WI

That's why we came back to Planet Hockey!  You guys are a class act and the kids (and mommies and daddies, too) get VALUE for their money.  Unfortunately, we don't see much of that in hockey...keep it up and we'll see you again next summer.

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Laurie Michlig - Wausau, WI

Thank you for coming to Wausau, last week.  Your timing was perfect for my son.  He has such a passion for the game and works on his skills 12 months of the year, without parental coaxing--he simply loves it. Unfortunately, Matt didn't want to play hockey this year!  We thought Planet Hockey would be a nice emotional diversion...and boy, did it work!  Matt had a blast and after working with you guys, his enthusiasm, once again, soared.  So, thanks again--Planet Hockey inspired Matt to want to play this year.

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Ruth Beiner - Suffern, NY

My son just completed a great week at your camp which was held at Sportorama in Suffern New York. He talked about the fun he had every night and always looked forward to going. I noticed at the final day at the hockey game that his skating certainly had improved.  So a huge thank you to your staff for a job well done.  He realizes what he needs to work on by looking at the DVD and his report card.  See you again next summer.

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Ray Chase - Steamboat Springs, CO

I was extremely impressed with your recent camp in Steamboat Springs! I don't skate nor do I know much about hockey. But, I know a lot about raising children (I have nine, ranging from 8 to 45) and I'll tell you, it was very refreshing to watch you handle the players during your camp.  It was impressive to see the orchastration throughout the week. It's been a long, long time since I have witnessed the discipline and respect you nurtured, and commanded, working with your attendees. My gosh, thank you for restoring just a bit of hope that we as adults can constructively teach and guide the youth today.  Incredible hockey camp!

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Gene Kosmoski - Dallas, TX

Congratulations on having an outstanding hockey camp this past week in Dallas.  Your entire staff did a tremendous job. Ryan had a great time and learned a ton. He is planning to practice his report card noted skills to be worked on, including his quick starts and extension & recovery for forward and backward skating. We really appreciate your noticing this important skill that needs to be developed further.  Ryan is really looking forward to joining Planet Hockey in Europe next month!

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John F. Miglio - San Antonio, TX

Nicholas and his buddies thought Planet Hockey was, by far, the best hockey camp that they have attended over the past 6 years. Hats off to you guys! You did a great job with the boys. We will definitely come to another Planet Hockey Camp in the near future and maybe even join a TEAM Planet Hockey European Tour.

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Tim Dively - Weston, WI

I need to take a minute and thank you for the great time Brandon had at camp.  He gets done with school puts his Planet Hockey jersey on, puts his in-line skates on and works on his cross overs on the driveway around the face-off circles he has drawn with chalk. He practices everything and really enjoys it and really enjoyed you, Shawn and the other guys during the Camp. Your program is phenomenal, and more importantly you made it fun for the kids. Brandon is in hockey because he enjoys it and I am not one of those parents that are living through my kids- but it is nice to see that you take the time to share your expertise to each and every kid out there regardless of size or talent. I appreciate that. Brandon plans to attend the summer camp, but I just wanted to say thanks.

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John Schorsch - Dallas, TX

I know Shawn and the guys are not back yet but I just wanted to tell them thank you for a great camp. You run a first class operation. It is clear you love what you do and it shows in all the details. I will always return to your product and I will sell it by word of mouth to all I know. You are a success story.