STAFF

Martin Beauchamp

Martin Beauchamp has been the President and Head Coach of the Ottawa Valley Wolves since 2013. Martin has extensive experience in the hockey world from having played Midget AAA and in the Major Junior Quebec Hockey League (LHJMQ) until the age of 20. Martin's opportunity of being drafted and his free agent tryout in the NHL, were both respectfully denied because of his medical condition: Cystic Fibrosis.

 

For the remainder of his playing career Martin played Semi-Pro in the province of Quebec known now as the North American Hockey League (NAHL). While still playing in the NAHL, Martin started coaching at the Competitive Midget level in St-Hyacinthe and since then coached at many levels of Hockey and also been involve in Summer Hockey School. Certified High Performance 1 Coach since 2004, Martin keeps on improving his knowledge through a variety of courses.

Martin excel when faced with challenges.  Martin thrive to achieve success and bring the best out of our players. 

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Carole Cardinal

Carole Cardinal has been the Vice-President and Manager of the Ottawa Valley Wolves since 2013. Carole has extensive experience in Managing from having occupied the position of manager  the Central Ambulance Communications Centre for many years. Carole's highly developed communications skills come from her BA in Psychology and past experience as an Ambulance Communications Officer, C.A.C.C. Manager and now as an Ambulance Communications Training Officer.

 

Carole is overseeing the O.V. Wolves Hockey Academy´s day to day operations, the accommodations for the team, including apparels, required documentation, scheduling ice, referees, team activities, hotels and restaurants.

Carole's dedication and hard work is fundamental to the O.V. Wolves Hockey Academy's success. 

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Camile Cardinal-Thom

As the assistant Manager of the O.V. Wolves Hockey Academy, Camile assists in overseeing the O.V. Wolves Hockey Academy´s day to day operations, the accommodations for the team, including apparels, required documentation,  scheduling ice, referees, team activities, hotels and restaurants. 

With her knowledge in her second year of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Camile assists the teacher in the classroom to provide our student athletes the optimal learning experience.

 

Camile is also responsible for social media & marketing and is a great addition to our experienced staff .

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AMPED DEVELOPMENT

The Amped Development Team will provide a wide variety of modern training programs and techniques while ensuring each player experiences the proper instruction, correction, and skills-to-game transfer that will help each player get to "their next level".

AMPED’s Development Philosophy follows the Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) and places emphasis on developing the right skills, the right way.

Shane Byrne 

Shane Byrne and his team of highly qualified Skating Movement Specialists, will be working with our players to fulfill their mission to integrate innovative science and technology with high performance hockey development. 

The Apex Skating team helps hockey athletes around the globe to reach new pinnacles in movement performance.

Their methodology is utilizing the principles of exercise science and biomechanics research, in their proprietary evidence-based coaching paradigm.  For more information click here.

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Fitquest

Chris Schwarz and his team of university educated strength and conditioning coaches specialized in sports performance training, will be working with our players with the goal in-season to keep them healthy and active in the line up. Through mobility work, dynamic S-A-Q drills and in-season specific strength work, they keep our athletes in prime shape for on the ice.

The off-ice aspect also includes Core Vision Training sessions. At Amped CORE, we use the Dynavision D2 light boards, the Cognisens Neurotracker, and physically challenging reaction and coordination stations to work the brain like we work the body in our gym. If you train the body with perfect balance between fitness and skill development, you haven’t done everything to reach your full potential. You haven’t reached it yet because the ability to focus and react to stimuli during play governs how well you will be able to apply your body’s fitness and skill. The brain and eyes are where performance begins, so we have a training area dedicated to this - the essential CORE of athletic development.

We use these tools with athletes from all sports, with patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome, and with individuals wishing to push their ability to focus and train their attentional skills and reaction time.

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Andrew Mercer

Andrew is an experienced goaltending professional with over 20 years of experience coaching and developing goalies and players with one of Ottawa’s largest and most successful goalie schools. He has been further honing his skills by running goalie camps in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and the US over the past 10+ years. Andrew brings a firm focus on hard work, fun, and results in all training programs.

 

Andrew has been the goaltending coach with the Clarkson Golden Knights NCAA Division 1 Men’s Hockey program since 2017, and the Women’s Hockey program for 3 years, from 2017-2019.In his time so far with Clarkson, the Men’s program made the conference finals in 2018, and won the conference title the following year. The program earned back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament and had some of its highest placing NCAA ranking seasons in many years. The goaltenders also won numerous individual awards, including  ECAC Goalie of the Year, and an All-American designation in 2020. 

Andrew and his team will be working with our goalies to bring them to their next level of their play. His knowledge and application of technical and tactical elements of goal tending provide his students a solid foundation to develop skills that will be useful throughout their careers.

Robert Heholt

Robert has been working with goaltenders professionally for over 10 years. Robert is originally from the Toronto area where he has worked with goaltenders of all ages and skill levels. While working in Toronto, Robert was the goaltending coach for the York University Women's Hockey team from 2009 to 2019 and York University Men's Team from 2016 to 2019.

During his time at York, the Men's team went to the OUA finals in back-to-back seasons, winning once and making it to the CIS National Championships once. The goaltenders achieved numerous awards including: OUA Goalie of the Week, OUA Goalie of the Month, and OUA Rookie of the Year.

 

In the spring of 2019 Robert moved to Ottawa to join the Hockey Development Team at Amped Sports Lab.

Fred Brathwaite

Fredrick Brathwaite spent his career with the Edmonton OilersCalgary FlamesSt. Louis Blues and Columbus  Blue Jackets in the NHL before finishing his career overseas with Ak Bars KazanAvangard Omsk and Adler Mannheim. Fred Brathwaite was named Deutsche Eishockey Liga MVP in 2009

 

After his playing career, Fred worked as goaltending coach of the New York Islanders,  Adler Mannheim (Germany) and served as Hockey Canada's goaltending consultant.

Fred is presently working with the Vegas Golden Knights. When available Fred will be working with our goalies to bring them to their next level of their play. His knowledge and application of technical and tactical elements of goal tending provide his students a solid foundation to develop skills that will be useful throughout their careers.

Andrew Cobham

With over 20 years of experience, Andrew brings an innovative style and approach to goaltending which has been successfully recognized and used by goaltenders.  Andrew has coached goalies at all levels from beginners all the way through pro.  Andrew’s vast experience and talent in producing and developing young goaltenders has not gone unnoticed.  He works with many top agencies helping with consulting, scouting and training new prospects.

Andrew will be working with our goalies to bring them to their next level of their play. His knowledge and application of technical and tactical elements of goal tending provide his students a solid foundation to develop skills that will be useful throughout their careers.

Andrew identifies the goalies needs and tailors his sessions towards challenging the player to reach their highest potential.

 Andrew's passion for hockey will be reflected in our goalies.