Planet Hockey Team Members

We bring to you a passionate, innovative educational staff, certified and hand-picked from throughout the world.  Planet Hockey works 12 months a year training hockey players of all ages and ability levels and travels the globe learning new training techniques and refining our industry leading training methods.  Planet Hockey is proud to bring you the finest instructional hockey staff available.


Shawn Killian | USA

Product of the game, fan of the game, student of the game.

Founder | President

Founded Planet Hockey, Inc.; 1994
Director of Global Strategies

Director of Hockey Consultants, Inc.

Instructed and consulted more than 50,000 players worldwide

North American and European Programs Director
Past skills trainer to the German Ice Hockey Federation and the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation
Current NHL skills coach

2 years Junior A (USHL) | 4 years college hockey

Bachelor of Business Administration; University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Martin Groma | Slovakia

European Director | Advisor

Slovakia Olympic Team and National Teams:  U17, U16

Professional Head Coach - Slovakia.  Top A+ European Union Coaching License

Skills Camps and symposiums throughout Slovakia, Germany, Russia, Canada and USA

10 years professional, champion of Jr. League SVK, Slovakia National Team

PaedDr. - Doctor of Pedagogy Comenius University in Bratislava; Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

Dave Babych | Canada

Director of Canadian Programs | Advisor

19 NHL seasons; 1195 games, drafted #2 overall 1980, 142 goals and 581 assists

Winnipeg, Hartford, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Player Development Consultant & Scout Vancouver Canucks; NHL

Conducts camps throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Ukraine.

Blake Coleman | USA

Advisor | Instructor | Student

4 NHL seasons (currently playing for Tampa Bay Lightning)

2020 Stanley Cup Winner - Tampa Bay Lightning

New Jersey Devils, Tampa Bay Lightning

US Men's National Team; 2018

Miami University

Indiana Ice - USHL (player of the year, offensive player of the year; 2011)

Planet Hockey Skills Camps

Planet Hockey/Coleman Combine

B.A Interdisciplinary Business Management, Minor in Sport Management - Miami University

Niclas Glader | Sweden

European Partner | Advisor

4 seasons professional hockey - Sweden

Founder/Owner Glader Powerskating - Sweden

Conducts camps throughout the US, Canada and Europe

Trains top youth and professional and NHL players 

Josef Huber | Germany

European Partner | Advisor


German Professional player - 6 years

Planet Hockey Director - 4 years

Scout and Coach - Bavarian U14 and U15 state election teams

Head Skills Coach - EV Füssen Professional Team
Assistant Coach and Skills Coach - EV Füssen, Oberliga 2019/2020
Youth Director and Head Skills Coach - EV Füssen U7-U15

Petri Suomela | Sweden

European Partner | Advisor


Hockey Director – Enköpings SK, Enköping, Sweden

Head Professional Coach & Hockey Director – Enköping SK, Sweden

Head Professional Coach, Youth Coach & Hockey Dirrector - Kållered SK, Sweden

General Manager of Bålsta HC, Sweden

Swedish Division 2 Coach Bålsta HC 2005-06

District Team Coach TV-puck Sweden 2003-04

Junior Coach division 1 Sweden 1996-98

​Level 3 Coach Sweden - Top Level In Sweden

Bålsta HC, Sweden

Junior hockey Kiekko-67 div 1 Finland | Junior hockey Bålsta HC div 1 Sweden


Planet Hockey International Instructor 1997-present

Planet Hockey Instructor Europa 2004-present

Planet Hockey Cup - Sweden; European Director

Vladan Drozdik | Serbia

European Partner | Advisor


Planet Hockey European Partner, USA Skills Coach 2016-present

Hockey Director – HK Vojvodina Novi Sad, Serbia

IIHF Development Camps - Finland 2009 & 2014

IIHF Asian Development Program Seoul 2014


IHL European SE Regional League - 7 years
5 IIHF World championships - Team Serbia 


Professor of physical education and kinesiology

Stefan Stankovic | Serbia

European Partner | Advisor


Planet Hockey European Partner, USA Goaltending Skills Coach 2017-present
Assistant Coach and Goaltending Coach HK Vojvodina - Novi Sad, Serbia

BIHU IIHF Development Camp - Goaltending Coach

Dave Marlin Goaltending Academy

Goaltending Coach - Serbia National U18 Team


IHL European SE Regional League - 4 years

Serbian Professional League - 7 years

Simo Korpela | Finland

European Partner | Advisor

Bachelor degree - Sport Coaching and Management, Haaga-Helia UAS, PTHS
Finnish Ice Hockey Association Education (Level 1–5)
Head coach 2012-2020; U12–U18 Teams (RNK Raisio, VG-62 Naantali, Pelicans Lahti, Imatran Ketterä), U12-U15 AAA and AA, U16 SM and Mestis, U18 Suomi-sarja

Skating and Development Coach; Imatran Ketterä professional team 2018 - Present 

Planet Hockey Skills Coach in USA & Europe; 2012 – Present 
Over 50 camps annually: USA and Europe. 


Head of junior coaching & education; Imatran Ketterä Juniorit ry

Pavel Mojtek | Czech Republic

European Partner | Advisor

Founded PM Coaches skills camps of Europe; 2014
Skills specialist.
Director of Hockey Consultants, Inc.

Planet Hockey European Programs Partner
Instruct and consult more than 1,000 International players annually
Bachelor of pedagogy; University UPOL of Olomouc; Czech Republic
Trainer license A
Trainer symposia IIHF at the world championship

Mikko Vainikka | Finland

European Partner | Advisor


Finnish Professional Hockey player - 4 years

Planet Hockey European Partner, USA Skills Coach 2017-present.
Finnish Ice Hockey Association National Camp Coach.

Bachelor degree - HVAC Engineering, Oulu UAS. Finland

Instructional Staff

Seamus Andrew    NY    USA
Chris Beaudoin    CT    USA
DJ Campbell    NJ    USA
Anthony Frati    NY    USA
Merrideth Gallagher    MA    USA
Hannah Medsker    MA    USA
Nicolas Merendino    NY    USA
Kristen Molina    NM    USA
Eric Pereira    CT    USA
Jack Pereira    CT    USA
John Rifelj    ID    USA
Kim Tiberi    NC    USA
Mark Umbro    NY    USA
Edmund Vogrich    IL    USA
Kayla Etreni    Ontario    Canada
Colin Murray    ONT    Canada
Caitlynn Radbourne    Ontario    Canada
Luka Jarcov    Zagreb    Croatia
Medarda Pack    Croatia    Croatia
Fran Srketić    Zagreb    Croatia
Lubomir Klosik    Staré Město    Czech Republic
Ondřej Ling    Břeclav    Czech Republic
Jan Vlach    Brno    Czech Republic
Andreas Lauridsen    Esbjerg    Denmark
Sebastian Nielsen    Esbjerg    Denmark
Alberte Schlie    Esbjerg    Denmark
Caroline Soendergaard Copenhagen   Denmark
Mirko Hänninen    Pattijoki    Finland

Teemu Juppala   Tampere   Finland
Simo Korpela    Imatra    Finland
Mikko Vainikka    Pirkanmaa    Finland
Juraj Chovan    Zilina    Slovakia

Milan Ladiver    Zilina    Slovakia
Martin Petný    Zilina    Slovakia
Silvester Ševčík    Slovenská Republika    Slovakia
Lucia Záborská    Martin    Slovakia
Mickaela Trobäck Paulsson    Blekinge    Sweden
Artem Verbenko   Kiev     Ukraine

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