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Coaches

Proctored by Planet Hockey's Shawn Killian and Steve Strunk (USA Directors) and Petri Suomela (European Director), this one of a kind International Coaches Education Program brings together the collective experiences, knowledge and passion of coaches from throughout the world. 

Special Features
All North American coaches will contibute their expertise to European players & coaches (and visa versa) through lectures and on & off ice training sessions.

Off Ice

  • Participate in presentations/lectures and exhange coaching ideas
  • Prepare & teach Off Ice training sessions
  • Consult with European coaches
  • Enjoy coaches VIP social activities with other coaches such as golf, meals, social events & more

On Ice

  • Prepare On Ice training sessions and conduct them as part of the On Ice player training camp
  • Train players from other countries
  • Expand your coaching 'tools' with new European drills & training methods
  • Enhance your coaching resume

Other Notes
Planet Hockey will coordinate with each coach prior to the Tour to:

  • Assign lecture topics
  • Confirm on ice sessions
  • Confirm off ice sessions
  • Complete Coaching Drill Book to distribute to coaches

Previous coaches include:

  • Shawn Killian – Planet Hockey, Inc. President. Colorado USA
  • Steve Strunk – Planet Hockey, Inc. Director. Colorado USA
  • Petri Suomela – Planet Hockey Europe Director. Stockholm, Sweden
  • BJ Lang – Planet Hockey Western Canada Director. Red Deer, Alberta Canada
  • Brad Buetow - Director of JPS (Junior Placement Showcase), NHL Scout, 20 year Div. 1 Coach. Colorado USA
  • Derek Miller – Planet Hockey Eastern Canada Director. Ottawa, Ontario Canada
  • Cosmo Clarke – Athletic Development for The Sportsplex at Valley View.  Dallas, Texas USA
  • Ryan McLean - Head Coach & Assistant Hockey Director: Dallas Oilers Hockey.  Dallas, Texas USA
  • KJ Voorhees – Asst. Coach Knoxville Ice Bears (SPHL). Hockey Dir. Knoxville, TN USA
  • Tina Ciraulo - Certified Hockey Strength & Conditioning Expert. Little Caesars. Detroit, MI USA
  • Noel Rubin - New Jersey Colonials Hockey Director. New Jersey USA
  • Adam Powell - X pro player.  Coach & skills trainer in Texas. Corpus Christi, Texas USA
  • 5-10 more coaches to be added

Bålsta Hockey Club Confirmed Coaches

Bålsta HC Peewee
 - Björn Wallin - Head Coach (-98)
 - Roger Ljung - Coach (-98)
 - Tony Björninger - Coach (-98)
 - Björn Erdhage - Head Coach (-99)

Bålsta HC Midget
 - Anders Hedström - Head Coach 
 - Kalle Hellgren - Coach
 - Nicklas Carlsson - Coach

Bålsta HC Jun/Collage/Pro
 - Marcus Arthursson - Head Coach
 - Ronny Sjölund - Coach 


Presentation by Petri Suomela (Sweden)


On ice session conducted by Shawn Killian (USA)


Orientation - coaches welcome. Kungsbacka, Sweden


Plenty of time for fun


Swedish Dryland Specialist 'Ulf' taking a rare break