Hurricane Powerskating has developed a player centered philosophy for maximum learning potential. We are committed to implementing and maintaining a positive and engaging learning environment for players to gain exponential results. Hurricane Powerskating camps develop the FUNdamentals skills of hockey and ringette through powerskating (specifically edge control), station based drills, and small area games. Hurricane Powerskating relies heavily on the experience of it's dedicated team of certified instructors (Hockey Canada and Ringette Alberta). We believe we have a devoted team of instructors who are not only knowledgable in youth development, but have a passion for working with kids.
Our camps will be paced appropriately to challenge all skaters with drills/activities that are innovative and unique. Drill progression and repetition will allow each player to be an active participant in their own skill development. The overall development as a complete player is directly related to their skating ability. Our goal is to make each player a stronger competitor with increased confidence in their abilities.
HOCKEY SKILLS INSTRUCTORS
DARCY GEORGE - Darcy has a plethora of experiences as a professional educator and instructor, including local and international assignments. Through his professional career, he has been afforded a variety of opportunities to coach young athletes through community hockey and ringette organizations, as well as elementary/middle school athletic programs and international teams. He has more than 20 years experience as an instructor with a variety of specialty hockey/powerskating programs throughout North America. He has also played at a competitive level of hockey through the years (Jr A, NCAA Div.1 Scholarship, US Minor Pro, and Europe) and is currently an Assistant Principal for the CBE. He is an active member within the community as a Certified Hockey Head Coach for his son's hockey team (RIS, Coach Level 1/2) and as an Assistant Coach for his daughters U14 Calgary AA Ringette Team (CIS, MED, RIS, & Competition Introduction).
MICKI DUPONT - Micki grew up in Calgary and is a product of the Bow Valley and the Calgary Buffaloes youth organizations. When he was 16 years old, Micki graduated to the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL where he played four consecutive years. In his final year in Kamloops Micki was named WHL and CHL Defenceman of the Year, recognizing him as the Best Major Junior Defenceman in all of Canada. Micki was drafted to the Calgary Flames in 2000, and played his first year pro for their AHL affiliate, the St. John Flames where he played a key role on Saint John’s blue line, en route to their first AHL Calder Cup Championship. After spending the next couple years up and down between the NHL and AHL Micki made the jump overseas to join the Eisbären Berlin of Germany’s top league, the DEL in 2003. The team won two DEL league Championships during that time. In 2006, DuPont was selected to represent Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championships. DuPont spent the next two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues NHL and AHL teams before returning to Europe and joining the Swiss A-League (NLA). After seven seasons in Switzerland’s top league, DuPont returned to Berlin, where he played until 2019. After retiring from his playing career in 2019, Micki has found a new passion for helping the next generation of hockey stars and has been working from novice, all the way up to Junior and Pro players. He recently completed in-depth training to become a Hockey Canada Certified Skills Coach (level 3) and is trained in his High Performance 1 (HP1) coaching certification. Micki enjoys an active lifestyle in Calgary with his wife and two boys.
JAMIE STEER - A Calgary Buffaloes graduate, Jamie went on the play NCAA college hockey at Michigan Tech. Drafted by the Buffalo sabres while playing College Hockey. After College played professionally for 11 years, including 4 years overseas in Britain and a year with the Canadian National Team in 1995-96. Ended up his professional career at 34 years old playing over 500 games and scoring over 500 points. Coaching career Has coached all levels and all ages of Hockey. Coached Pro, Senior, Junior and all levels of Minor Hockey right from initiation up. Recently has been involved with Hockey Alberta head coaching in the last 3 Alberta Cups winning 2 of them in 2016 and 2017 and 3rd place in 2018. Also has coached Peewee Prospects, Alberta Winter Games and the top 80 Alberta Camp. He also coached 8 straight seasons of spring hockey in both the Alberta 99 and Spartan programs. Development career Starting teaching hockey at 16 years old as an on ice assistant and has never stopped. This is his 33 year of being involved in development of young hockey players. Worked at numerous hockey Camps and Schools over this time. Currently is the on ice instructor for the Hockey Canada Skills academy at Bishop O Byrne High School, All Saints High School and Cardinal Newman Junior High. Runs several Camps for Hockey Alberta throughout the year as well as many private and team sessions. Currently and for the past 6 years works with Pat Elynuik all August with the Elite Prep getting players ready for their seasons as well.
DEAN SEYMOUR - Dean Seymour grew up in Saskatoon and played all his minor hockey in the Flyer zone and later for the Saskatoon Contacts of the Midget AAA league. After 2 all-star seasons with the Yorkton Terriers and a berth in the Royal Bank cup Dean received a Hockey Scholarship to Northern Michigan University. After college, Dean went on to play nine years of pro hockey that saw his career take him from the United States, to Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, highlighted by an invite to the 2001 Spengler cup. Now in Calgary Dean spends most of his time working for Hockey Canada developing players by sharing the skills and instruction he has received throughout North America and Europe. Dean also values his time with family and friends but especially cherishes the time with his wife Erinn and their two boys Ben and Max.
RINGETTE SKILLS INSTRUCTORS
JENNICA MURRAY - Jennica has been playing ringette for over 15 years, initially playing in the Bowview Ringette Association and then going on to play as a member of the Calgary AA program for 8 years. In 2017 Jennica was a member and Assistant Captain of the U21 Team Canada team, who went on to win gold at the 2017 World Ringette Championships. Since 2017 Jennica has also been a member of the National Ringette League team, the Calgary RATH, who won the Canadian Ringette Championships in 2019. She continues to play with Calgary RATH and has aspirations to continue her development and work towards having another opportunity to represent Canada at the World Ringette Championships. Jennica has been coaching for the past 8 years with various programs across the city and the province, including programs such as Ringette Alberta Challenge Cups, Alberta Winter games, Bowview Ringette Association, Calgary AA Ringette, and now working as a member of the Hurricane Powerskating team. When not at the rinks Jennica takes her passion for working with young people and their families into her professional life by working as a Registered Nurse, with particular interest in pediatric nursing.
TERESE MAZURCHEWICH - Terese has played ringette for 19 years, with 10 as part of the Calgary AA Ringette Association. During her years as a U14, U16, and U19 player, Terese earned multiple provincial championships and a national silver and bronze medal. Terese is currently in her fourth season with Calgary RATH, and was part of their championship team in 2019. As she was working through her kinesiology degree at the University of Calgary, Terese discovered her passion for nutrition. She is now attending the University of Alberta in the dietetics program, which will give her the credentials to be a Registered Dietitian. In the future, Terese would like to use both her knowledge of physical activity and nutrition to work with elite athletes. Her dream job would be to work with the Calgary Flames or with Olympic athletes at Winsport. Terese is an NCCP certified ringette coach and CSEP certified trainer, and has helped develop athletes for about nine years, in both summer camps and with teams. She has experience coaching U14 and U16 Calgary AA teams, helping these athletes progress and win gold medals. Terese has been with the Hurricane program for three years, helping lead both off-ice and on-ice sessions.
RACHEL UNG - Rachel grew up playing ringette in South Calgary, before playing 9 years in the Calgary AA Ringette program. After graduating high school, Rachel began her Bachelor of Nursing at Mount Royal University. During university, Rachel was a member of the U21 Junior National Team that won a World Championship for Canada in 2017. Recently, Rachel was a member of the Senior National Team that competed at the 2019 World Championships. Rachel’s home team for the past 4 seasons has been the Calgary Rath, who currently play in the National Ringette League, and who are the defending National Champions from 2019. Aside from playing, Rachel has also been coaching Calgary U16AA teams for the past two seasons. Rachel is also a member of the Athlete Advisory Committee for Ringette Alberta. Rachel is now working as a Registered Nurse at the Peter Lougheed Centre.
PERRI MAZURCHEWICH - Perri grew up playing ringette in Calgary and played at the AA level for a handful of years prior to taking a brief hiatus to pursue competitive weightlifting. During her time in Calgary, she coached two U14 seasons and instructed at several summer camps. She is currently attending the University of Lethbridge where she played ringette for two years, which included two silver medals at the University Challenge Cup and two gold medals at the CORA Classic tournament. After her final year of Political Science at the U of L, Perri hopes to continue playing and coaching ringette wherever her studies/career takes her.
LAUREN CHOWN - Lauren has played ringette for 20 years, having played in the Calgary AA program for 6 years and is now in her 7th season playing for the Calgary RATH— a team in the National Ringette League. Throughout her time in the AA program Lauren was a 3-time provincial champion, national bronze medalist, and national gold medalist. At the 2019 National Ringette League Championships in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Lauren helped her team win the national championship. Throughout her playing career, Lauren has been actively involved in coaching at the U14, U16, and U19 AA level. Outside of ringette, Lauren is currently pursuing her education to become a paramedic.
STRENGTH, CONDITIONING, AND FITNESS INSTRUCTORS
ADRIANNA WALKER - Adrianna has been a middle school teacher for 10 years and has coached a variety of youth sport teams (Volleyball, Basketball, etc). She is certified with the Alberta Fitness Leadership Association Certification (AFLCA) with designations in Resistance Training, TRX, Surfset, and Group Fitness. As well as being a full-time certified teacher for the the Calgary Board of Education, she is currently an instructor and trainer at Studio Revolution and also teaches circuit classes at The Sweat Lab and spin classes at Mount Royal. Adrianna is an enthusiastic and motivating individual whose aim to create a great experience for the players.
ALYSSA MORRISON - Alyssa is a Kinesiology graduate of the University of Calgary, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Functional Range Mobility Specialist. Alyssa currently works as a S&C Coach at the Duckett Performance Center/Edge Sports School and Vergie Speed. Over the past seven years of her career, she has been fortunate enough to work with a variety of athletes spanning from developing youth athletes to professionals. While at U of C, Alyssa spent a year working as intern S&C coach with the Calgary Flames. She has worked with athletes and teams from hockey, ringette, soccer, basketball, and track to name a few. Because of her interests and breadth of knowledge, she does not specialize in one sport, and instead works with the individual or team to understand their sport needs and develop a training plan in conjunction with their goals. Outside of coaching - you can find her planning her next hiking adventure or playing with her new pup Koby.