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HPT Spring Program


Jr College – 03,04,05,06,07 – Simon Ferguson & Ayrton Nikkel & Tyler Mosienko

Jr Prep – 05,06,07,08 – Simon Ferguson & Ayrton Nikkel & Derrick Bachynski

U15 HPT ON-ICE ONLY – 08,09,2010 – Simon Ferguson & Ayrton Nikkel & Derrick Bachynski


Do you feel like your athlete has missed out on important development years? Are they looking for that full on and off ice spring program? Are they determined to make up for those lost opportunities with hard work and dedication? Are they looking to improve their skills while learning real time game tactics in small area games? Then the Warriors HPT Spring Program is exactly what you are looking for! Returning for its 3rd year with an added Power Edge Pro component to help develop skills, skating and puck handling. The HPT Spring Program aims to develop your athlete into the best player possible while teaching important character building skills to allow them to not only find success in hockey, but life after hockey as well.


The HPT Spring Program includes 22.5 hours of ON ICE High Performance Training focusing on forward & defence specific drills, skills training, compete/battle drills and small area game situations. The HPT Spring Program also includes 18 hours OFF ICE strength & mobility training focusing on power workouts, fast twitch workouts, increasing a players first step allowing them to escape hits and make better plays, adding longevity to a player’s career. The HPT Spring Program doesn’t only allow a player an opportunity to make up for lost hockey development time, but also provides a safe and inclusive environment to help with character and interpersonal development. At the end of the program each player will have a meeting with staff to go over accountability and what the player was able to get out of the program.


The HPT Spring Program will consist of two age groups, Jr College (02,03,04,05) , Jr Prep (05,06,07,08) & a U15 HPT (08,09,2010). The program will run from April 4th – June 1st 2023 and will be on Tuesdays & Thursday evenings. This program will be held at Royal Lepage Place in West Kelowna in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.


HPT JR. College Group Schedule CLICK HERE

JR PREP Schedule

HPT JR. Prep Group Schedule CLICK HERE

U15 HPT Schedule

U15 HPT Program Schedule CLICK HERE

8 Week Program = $1,686 / PLAYER

U15 ON-ICE ONLY 8 Week Program = $1,000 / PLAYER

Contact Josh Blanchard – Director of Scouting & Hockey Development at for more information

Coaches Bio

This Spring Development Program will be run by Warriors AC & AGM Ayrton Nikkel, who prior to coaching, spent four years in the WHL while splitting his final seasons between the ECHL, the BCHL and the CIS. During Ayrton’s playing career, he won a gold medal with Team BC at the Canada Winter Games and competed with Team Pacific at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge.  Ayrton has also spent a significant amount of time working in youth skill development and loves teaching all aspects of the game. Derek Bachynski who spent last season as the head coach of the Okanagan Rockets U18AAA team of the BC Elite Hockey League. Prior to that he spent six seasons coaching within the Pursuit of Excellence program (Now RINK), aiding more that 40 student athletes to the junior level or higher. Tyler Mosienko spent the past two seasons with the Okanagan Rockets U17 AAA team of the BC Elite Hockey League, leading them to the provincial finals last season. Prior to coaching Mosienko had a very successful playing career. He began his career playing five seasons with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL where he won two WHL Championships. He then went on to play seventeen seasons of professional hockey in the AHL, ECHL, and several European leagues.