Lakeside Academy prepares our student-athletes with the skills they need to compete at the highest levels in sports.
Our strategic partnership with The Barn allows us to operate in a centrally located multi-sports environment. Our athletic programming includes hockey for players and goalies, lacrosse, soccer, and other sports.
The Barn is equipped with one full size ice rink and one condensed ice rink for skating, shooting, goaltending and other hockey needs. The indoor turf is open year-round for lacrosse and soccer. The facility has a 7,000 square foot fitness and nutrition centre.
Our athletic development program highlights:
- Access to the best in equipment, technology, and instructors
- A report card measuring performance
- On-ice hockey development with Ryan Ramsay three days per week
- One hour of skating instruction with Ashlea Jones
- Access to multiple sports and extra curricular camps
Ashlea is the owner and head coach of a skating instructional school. She has worked with many organizations and clients in the OHL, NHL, and AAA teams.
At Lakeside, Mike provides hockey instruction 3 days a week. His development program focuses on skating, puck handling, shooting, and other key skills.
Mike played minor hockey in the GTHL, with the then Wexford Raiders, before completing one season of Major Junior A hockey with the Pickering Panthers. In the 1995 Ontario Hockey League draft he was selected by the Kingston Frontenacs in the third round. From 1995 – 1998 he played over 170 games as a defenseman in the OHL for the Frontenacs, Sudbury Wolves and the Belleville Bulls.
Mike’s professional hockey career spanned six seasons and most notably included a four year tenure with the Fort Worth Brahmas where he was a two-time, Central Hockey League (CHL) All-Star defenseman, team appointed assistant captain and won the leagues’ hardest shot competition.
Mike has spent the past five years with the North York Ranger Hockey Organization as the Major Midget ‘AAA’ Assistant Coach. Last season the NYR team went on to win the GTHL, OHL and National (TELUS Cup) Championships. In the current 2016-17 season Mike returned to the NYR Organization as defensive specialist consultant, the head of their Minor Atom ‘AAA’ development and recruiting program and Head Coach of the North York Rangers Minor Atom AAA team.
For more information about Mike and his training camps, visit his website at D2D Hockey Academy http://www.d2dhockeyacademy.com