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, NCAA|
Perry D’Arrisso – Director of Hockey Programs and Head Instructor
Cutting Edge Hockey Development Centre welcomes Perry D’Arrisso as its new Head Instructor.
A native of MIssissauga, Ontario, Perry played his minor hockey with the GTHL’s Mississauga Senators before moving on to a successful junior hockey career in the OJHL and North American Hockey League.
From there, Perry earned a scholarship to NCAA Division 1 Clarkson University where he was one of the team’s captains in his final season.
After graduating from Clarkson, Perry embarked on a successful 4 year pro hockey career in North America and Europe.
As an instructor, Perry was a Head Instructor at the Impact Hockey School in Toronto during the off-seasons from 2012-2018 and comes to Cutting Edge from the Zone Training Centre in Guelph where he was Head Instructor for the past 18 months.
A highly intelligent individual who is a true student of the game, Perry is well regraded for his ability to help players develop the foundational skills of skating, puck handling, passing and shooting while also learning to transfer those skills from practice to games.
SAMANTHA WHITE – Learn to Skate Instructor
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.