RON MAYS – Owner, Goaltending Instruction
A former Head Coach with the Oakville Rangers organization, Ron Mays established the Ron Mays Goaltending School in 1999. RMGS has a long history of developing highly skilled and mentally tough goaltenders. An Advanced Level 2 certified NCCP coach with a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology, Ron also spent 6 seasons coaching in the Ontario Hockey League, 5 with the Mississauga Ice Dogs and 1 with the Niagara Ice Dogs. Ron’s contribution helped seven former Ice Dogs goaltenders move on to pro hockey (David Shantz, Doug Groenestege, Miguel Beaudry, Matt Harpwood, Michael Ouzas, Kyle Knechtel, Sebastian Dahm) after their junior careers were completed with Shantz being named the Ice Dogs Rookie of the Year and Ouzas capturing the OHL’s Goalie of the Year award.
Several long-time students of the Ron Mays Goaltending School have gone on to play NCAA, OHL and Pro hockey including:
|Steve Mason||(Oakville Rangers)|| Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL
London Knights, OHL, Team Canada, WJC
|Mark Visentin||(Halton Hurricanes)|| Phoenix Coyotes, NHL
Niagara Ice Dogs, OHL, Team Canada, WJC
|Bryce O’Hagan||(Burlington Eagles)|| Peterborough Petes, OHL
Team Canada U18, Team Ontario U17
|Chris Festarini||(Oakville Ranges)||Niagara Ice Dogs, OHL, Team Ontario U17|
|Spencer Martin||(Jr. Canadiens)|| Mississaugs Steelheads, OHL
Team Canada U18, Team Ontario U17
#1 ranked Ontario goalie for 2013 NHL draft
|Ben Blacker||(Brampton 45’s)||All State All Canadian Game
Committed to Western Michigan University
|Brandon Maxwell||(Cambridge Winerhawks)||Kitchener Rangers, OHL, Team USA U17 & U18|
|Adrian Volpe||(Burlington Eagles)||Niagara Ice Dogs, OHL, Brock University, CIS|
|Andrew Loverock||(Barrie Colts)||Sudbury Wolves, OHL, Guelph University, CIS|
|Drew Fielding||(Burlington Eagles)||St. Thomas University, NCAA|
|Andrew Hare||(Burlington Eagles)||Niagara University, NCAA|
|Keegan Wilson||(Mississauga Senators)|| Brampton Battalion, OHL
Ottawa 67’s, OHL, Guelph Storm, OHL
|Justin Nichols||(St. Catharines Falcons)||Soo Greyhounds, OHL|
|Luc Lobsinger||(Burlington Eagles)||Niagara Ice Dogs, OHL|
|Nicole Paniccia||(Toronto Aeros)||Penn State University, NCAA, Team Canada U18|
|Briana Piper||(Toronto Aeros)||RPI, NCAA, Team Canada U18|
|Kasia Henley||(Burlington Barracudas)||Amherst, NCSS|
JASON BERGERON – Director of Hockey Programs
A graduate of the Oakville Rangers minor hockey organization, Jason is an extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled instructor who teaches with tremendous passion and energy.
A highly accomplished hockey player renowned for his speed and puck handling abilities, Jason received a full NCAA division 1 scholarship to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell where he was the youngest player to play in the Hockey East conference. After one season at UMass-Lowell, Jason made the decision to join the Niagara Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League.
Jason instructed at the Ice2Ice Hockey Development Centre for two and a half years, including one year as a head instructor before joining Cutting Edge Hockey Development Centre.
At the conclusion of his OHL career, Jason attended Laurier University where he played for the school’s varsity hockey team. Unfortunately, Jason suffered two serious concussions forcing him to end his hockey career and begin teaching the game he loves to others.
SAMANTHA WHITE – Director of Learn to Skate Programs
Samantha began her skating career at the Burlington Skating Club where she completed her silver free skate and dances. In 2001 Samantha moved to Michigan to train out of the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills. She became a three-time member of the Senior Synchronized U.S. National Team. Samantha received the Detroit Skating Club Test Achievement Award for moves and free skating in 2001-2002.
Between 2002 – 2006 Samantha competed in the Senior division for both Team USA (Team Élan) and Team Canada (Nexxice and Ice Image). Samantha medaled in several international competitions in France, Italy, Canada, and throughout the United States.
In 2006 she became a member of Nexxice Senior and fulfilled a lifelong dream of competing at the Senior World Championships in Prague Czech Republic. With a decade of competitive synchronized skating experience, Samantha earned U.S and Canadian national medals at the Juvenile, Novice, Open and Senior level.
Samantha has four years coaching experience and is NCCP Skate Canada Canskate certified coach with plans to continue on with her Level 1 this upcoming season. Samantha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a focus in Therapeutic Recreation from Brock University.