We are happy to announce that Next Level
Hockey School has been selected to run the Twisters Rep level TPHS program and
will also be holding various skill development sessions throughout the year for
Houseleague and DS level players!
Co-Owners, Ashley Riggs and David Volpe are no strangers to the Twisters organization and have been involved in many of our programs including Tyke level training and Fundamentals. They have also worked individually with many of our Rep teams over the years providing additional training. David and Ashley will also be joined on the ice by Deron Cousins and will be working closely to further build our TPHS program and advance the skill level of all Twisters players. Bio’s for all three individuals are below for your information and interest.
In addition to this, we are also happy to announce that during the upcoming season we will be running a separate TPHS training program for goalies. This will be led by Dahan Hockey (www.dahanhockey.ca/about). During the 2017-2018 season, Dahan was involved with TPHS training however it was during the program for skaters. During the upcoming season, the Twisters Goalie TPHS will be held separately with all goalies from Novice through Peewee getting specific goaltending training. This additional training will further develop the amazing depth and skill level of the goaltenders within the Twisters organization.
Bio’s for Next Level Hockey School:
Ashley Riggs: She holds the all-time record for points, goals, assists, short-handed goals, and hat tricks and highest, plus/minus rating at the Division 1 Niagara University. From 2003 to 2007, Ashley was a member of the Under 22 Canadian National team, winning Gold each year. In 2006 she led the team in points with nine goals and eight assists in four games. Her 28 goals total with the Canadian Under 22 team ranks her second all time. In 2006 she was named part of the centralized roster for the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. In 2011 she was drafted 2nd over in the first ever draft for the women's professional league (CWHL). Ashley Riggs is the co-owner of Next Level Hockey school which runs all through Ontario with a variety of teams.
David Volpe: He was a member of the University of Guelph Gryphon’s Men’s Hockey Team from 2005-2010. After graduating, David continued his hockey career at the professional level by attending The Adirondack Phantoms, American Hockey League (AHL) main camp, and later finished out his career as a member of the Wheeling Mailers in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Afterwards, David was invited to play professionally in Italy with the Valpellice Bulldogs in the Serie A Division, but instead chose to continue with his academic career by obtaining a Bachelor of Education Degree from Niagara University. He is currently employed as a Grade 8 Teacher, in The Peel District School Board and co-owns Next Level Hockey school on the side.
Deron Cousens: Deron was born and raised in Georgetown, Ontario. He played 3 years Junior A with Huntsville Otters and Penticton Vees. Deron then went on to play for Michigan Tech University (D1) for 4 years. After college, Deron played 2 years professionally in the ECHL for various teams. He is a current member of the Stoney Creek Generals and won the Allan Cup in 2018.