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Best Shift Hockey

Best Shift Spring Hockey Training at Morrison Arena

"Make your next shift your Best Shift"

According to NCAA Statistics 12.3% of High School Hockey players will go on to play Collegiate Hockey. Of those, only 7.4% will go to play Professional hockey. 

Our instructors have put in the incredible hard work to be a part of those statistics and now have the passion to pass that knowledge on to the next generation of hockey players! 

Our goal is to elevate your skills and passion for the game so you have a successful upcoming season!

2024 Program Highlights 

* Individual based skills training in a small group setting. 

* High emphasis on puck handling, shooting and skating. 

* Highly Experienced Coaches.

Best Shift Mite Program

*2024 Summer  Schedule (Morrison Arena): 

Date Day Start End Notes
6/7/2024 Fri 11:30:00 AM 12:30:00 PM Mites
6/14/2024 Fri 11:30:00 AM 12:30:00 PM Mite
6/21/2024 Fri 11:30:00 AM 12:30:00 PM Mite
6/28/2024 Fri 11:30:00 AM 12:30:00 PM Mite
7/12/2024 Fri 11:30:00 AM 12:30:00 PM Mite
7/19/2024 Fri 11:30:00 AM 12:30:00 PM Mite
7/22/2024 Mon 2:15:00 PM 3:15:00 PM Mite
7/26/2024 Fri 11:30:00 AM 12:30:00 PM Mite

 

*2024 Fall (August) Schedule (Morrison Arena):

Date Day Start End Notes
8/1/2024 Thu 5:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM M1/M2E/M2W
8/1/2024 Thu 6:15:00 PM 7:15:00 PM M3/M4
8/6/2024 Tue 5:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM M1/M2E/M2W
8/6/2024 Tue 6:15:00 PM 7:15:00 PM M3/M4
8/8/2024 Thu 5:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM M1/M2E/M2W
8/8/2024 Thu 6:15:00 PM 7:15:00 PM M3/M4
8/12/2024 Mon 5:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM M1/M2E/M2W
8/12/2024 Mon 6:15:00 PM 7:15:00 PM M3/M4
8/13/2024 Tue 5:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM M1/M2E/M2W
8/13/2024 Tue 6:15:00 PM 7:15:00 PM M3/M4
8/19/2024 Mon 5:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM M1/M2E/M2W
8/19/2024 Mon 6:15:00 PM 7:15:00 PM M3/M4
8/22/2024 Thu 5:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM M1/M2E/M2W
8/22/2024 Thu 6:15:00 PM 7:15:00 PM M3/M4
8/27/2024 Tue 5:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM M1/M2E/M2W
8/27/2024 Tue 6:15:00 PM 7:15:00 PM M3/M4

*Groups will be separated on the ice. 

Best Shift Squirt/U10, PW/U12, Bantam/U15 and HS(Boys/Girls)

*2024 Summer Schedule (Morrison Arena): 

Date Day Start End Notes
6/7/2024 Fri 10:15:00 AM 11:15:00 AM Sq/PW Btm/HS
6/14/2024 Fri 10:15:00 AM 11:15:00 AM Sq/PW Btm/HS
6/21/2024 Fri 10:15:00 AM 11:15:00 AM Sq/PW Btm/HS
6/28/2024 Fri 10:15:00 AM 11:15:00 AM Sq/PW Btm/HS
7/12/2024 Fri 10:15:00 AM 11:15:00 AM Sq/PW Btm/HS
7/19/2024 Fri 10:15:00 AM 11:15:00 AM Sq/PW Btm/HS
7/22/2024 Mon 1:00:00 PM 2:00:00 PM Sq/PW Btm/HS
7/26/2024 Fri 10:15:00 AM 11:15:00 AM Sq/PW Btm/HS

 

*2024 Fall (August) Schedule (Morrison Arena):

Date Day Start End Notes
8/1/2024 Thu 7:30:00 PM 8:30:00 PM Squirt/PW
8/1/2024 Thu 8:45:00 PM 9:45:00 PM Bantam/HS
8/6/2024 Tue 7:30:00 PM 8:30:00 PM Squirt/PW
8/6/2024 Tue 8:45:00 PM 9:45:00 PM Bantam/HS
8/8/2024 Thu 7:30:00 PM 8:30:00 PM Squirt/PW
8/8/2024 Thu 8:45:00 PM 9:45:00 PM Bantam/HS
8/12/2024 Mon 7:30:00 PM 8:30:00 PM Squirt/PW
8/12/2024 Mon 8:45:00 PM 9:45:00 PM Bantam/HS
8/13/2024 Tue 7:30:00 PM 8:30:00 PM Squirt/PW
8/13/2024 Tue 8:45:00 PM 9:45:00 PM Bantam/HS
8/19/2024 Mon 7:30:00 PM 8:30:00 PM Squirt/PW
8/19/2024 Mon 8:45:00 PM 9:45:00 PM Bantam/HS
8/22/2024 Thu 7:30:00 PM 8:30:00 PM Squirt/PW
8/22/2024 Thu 8:45:00 PM 9:45:00 PM Bantam/HS
8/27/2024 Tue 7:30:00 PM 8:30:00 PM Squirt/PW
8/27/2024 Tue 8:45:00 PM 9:45:00 PM Bantam/HS

*Groups will be separated on the ice. 

*Maximum 10 player to 1 Coach ratio. 

*Questions can be directed to Brian Hansen General Manager Morrison Arena. bhansenoia@gmail.com 

All Access John Schiavo:

John Schiavo - The Life of a Hockey Player, vol. 1 - YouTube

 

 

 

Best Shift Coach

John Schiavo - John is a Long Island, NY born professional hockey player. He credits his dad for putting him on skates for the first time at 3 years old and from there his passion for the game was born. John’s journey is unique from many in that his childhood years focused much on the game of roller hockey over his time on the ice. As a standout hockey player on wheels, John began his professional playing career at the age of 15 in New York. This was a pivotal time as he was submerged into an environment surrounded by veteran hockey players from various backgrounds, including the NHL, which lit an increased passion to further develop his ice hockey game. John’s experience in professional roller hockey, and intense dedication to ice hockey, led to invitations to the New York Islanders Rookie Camps in 2015 and 2016. An impressive demonstration of skills opened the door to the beginning of his professional ice hockey career as well. While John’s pro ice hockey career began to take shape, he also had the opportunity to fulfill a life-long goal of playing for Team USA at the IIHF Roller Hockey World Championships in 2017. The team was successful in bringing home the gold medal, and World Champion title. He joined Team USA again in 2019 to bring home the gold medal in the World Roller Games in Barcelona, Spain. John is entering into his 8th pro ice hockey season in the ECHL, and just finished his 13th professional roller hockey season. One of only a handful of players in the country to simultaneously play both games professionally. John also had the fortune of playing in the inaugural season of the professional 3v3 league 3Ice during the summer of 2022 as seen in the US on CBS & CBS Sports. As a standout on Team Murphy, John helped the team claim 3rd place for the summer season tallying 17 goals in 19 games (7th in the league). John opened his first training facility in New York in 2019, and followed that with the opening of Best Shift Hockey, with his partner Kelly, in Eagan, MN in 2021. Coaching ages 6 through NHL athletes, John finds a special draw to helping athletes improve and grow their love for the game. John coaches on both ice and wheels and specializes in exponential improvement in skill development.

Best Shift Coach

Tommy Muck - Tommy grew up playing hockey in the South Metro. As a standout defenseman in MSHSL, Tommy was a Captain at Eagan High School. His talent earned him a position with the USHL Madison Capitols and then at Bemidji State University where his leadership as a Captain continued. Coach Tommy earned 3 consecutive years of WCHA All Scholar Athlete awards, names All WCHA 3rd team his senior year, 3-time WCHA Defensemen of the Week, Defensemen of the Month, and a 2-time AHCA Krampade DI All American Scholar. Tommy is entering into his third season as a defenseman with the ECHL Kansas City Mavericks where last year he tallied 18 points. Tommy also held a position on the taxi squad for the inaugural 2022 season for the professional 3v3 hockey league, 3Ice which is televised in over 125 markets globally, including CBS & CBS Sports in the US.

Best Shift Coach

Eddie Matsushima - Eddie comes to the Minnesota coaching scene through Madison, Wisconsin. After playing high school hockey at Verona High School, Eddie played for the NAHL Coulee Region Chill and then onto University of Wisconsin River Falls. As a 4 year forward with UWRF, Eddie tallied 84 points, was twice named 2 time NCAA III (WIAC) All-Conference Team, NCAA Second Team All American and and NCAA Scholar Athlete. Coach Eddie is entering into his 4th season of professional hockey with the ECHL Tulsa Oilers. As a forward in the SPHL, Eddie won the President's Cup Championship with the Pensacola Ice Flyers in the 2020-2021 season and was also named SPHL Second All Star Team. Eddie has a special interest in strength and conditioning along with being a talented skills instructor.

Best Shift Coach

Curtis Hansen - To say hockey is a passion in the Hansen household in an understatement. Curtis' great grandfather Louis Hansen was selected for the 1928 USA Olympic Hockey Team and also had 2 great uncles that played NHL hockey. This passion has had Curtis on skates since he was 2 years old. Curtis Hansen tallied 60 points in 68 games as a forward with Prior Lake High School, where he also served as Captain his senior year. After graduation, Curtis joined the Tampa Bay Juniors of the USPHL where he played 2 years of junior hockey and contributed 96 points in 75 total games. He was also named to the Southern Division All Star Team for the 16-17 season. Coach Curtis then played Collegiate Hockey with Bethel University before moving on to his Professional career. In his rookie season in the SPHL with the Macon Mayhem Curtis led the team in assists. For the 2022-23 season he is playing for the Quad City Storm in the SPHL. Curtis has spent four years working for the Minnesota Magicians as a Hockey Camp Counselor and coaching in the Minnesota Magicians Red Black High School Prospects League. He also has 2 years of coaching experience as a hockey camp counselor in Eveleth Minnesota.

Best Shift Coach

Chase Di Bari - Grew up in California where he played U16 and U18 Tier 1 hockey for the LA Jr Kings.  Chase played his Junior hockey with Granite City and Minot. He spent a year with Bethel University and then signed his first Pro contract with the Macon Mayhem in the SPHL.  He has also spent professional time with the Vermillion County Bobcats, Carolina Thunderbirds, Elmira Mammoth and the Watertown Wolves. Chase is known for his great skating and explosive speed. 

 

Best Shift Coach

Bryon Paulazzo - Bryon is from California and played his Junior Hockey with Topeka Roadrunners in the NAHL and the Indiana Ice in the USHL. Collegiately played D1 for the Miami of Ohio Redhawks. He signed his first Pro contract with the Mississippi River Kings in the SPHL.  Bryon also spent time in the ECHL with the Stockton Thunder.  

Best Shift Coach

Justin Daly - Participated in the Minnesota State High School tournament with Delano HS.  Justin also participated in the Upper Midwest Elite League.  He played his Junior Hockey for the Kenai River Brown Bears (NAHL) and the North Iowa Bulls. Collegiately he played for UW Stevens Point before signing with the Quad City Storm in the Southern Professional Hockey League.  

Best Shift Coach

Don Carter Jr.  -  From Antioch California, Don played Collegiately for Hamline University before signing his first Pro contract with the Macon Mayhem in the Southern Professional Hockey League.  He also has played professionally for the Vermilion County Bobcats, Elmira Mammoth and Watertown Wolves.