• BASE Hockey will be in Parksville during AHT 2012 to conduct personalised stick fitting,video analysis and shooting clinic. We are very excited to have BASE Hockey join our team, add their expertise to your hockey toolbox in 2012!!!

  • Acres Hockey and Brain Navigators introduce Bringing Smart Play to Hockey Program. On and Off-ice Concussion awareness and education at Acres Hockey Schools in Canada.

  • AHT's Brain Injury consultant has been busy this winter, writing and recently presented her book at the International Brain Injury Association World Congress in Scotland. Pick up your copy today at amazon.com! Colleen will continue heading up our off-ice concussion awareness program in 2012.

  • Acres Hockey is pleased to announce Progressive Goaltending Development will continue to lead our goalie instruction in 2012. Andy Seppanen, Head Instructor with Progressive Goaltending will be working with the Foundation and Steps Programs.

  • AHT is extremly proud to welcome Firstar Sports to our team!!! Firstar will be providing all participants and instructors with T3 shirts as worn by Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks and other apparel in 2012. www.firstarsports.com

  • Foundation for Success Program

    For ages 9 to 11.

    The Foundation for Success Program covers the building blocks for a strong future in hockey!

    Camp takes place in Parksville, BC Canada.

  • For ages 12 to 14.

    The Steps to Success Program focuses on taking your skill base up a step by kicking up the intensity of each repetition! Position Specific Training along with angling, contact confidence and battle drills are part of the Bringing Smart Play Hockey Program.

    The Program takes place in Parksville, BC Canada.


Stick Fitting and On/Off-Ice Shooting Clinic with BASE Hockey

Base Hockey

Great NHL stick handlers and shooters all have the NHL Advantage: specialized shooting knowledge, optimal stick specs and great technique.

Cliff Ronning and Al Iafrate formed Base Hockey (with their 33 years of NHL experience) to bring the NHL-Advantage to you!

Since your shot happens in 1/4 of a second, Base uses high speed video to analyze your shot, determine your optimal specs, and teach you the proper shooting technique.

BASE technicians will be on hand during AHT 2012 to provide you with the stick that is best suited for you, this will change the way you shoot and handle the puck forever! 

Al Iafrate - The Base Experience


  •  High speed video analysis to determine your optimal flex, blade curve, lie, and stick size/length
  •  Demo the stick with the recommended specs. All demos are with your skates on skating synthetic ice!
  •  Shooting Instruction

This personalized shooting analysis uses high speed video analysis that records at a rate of 1000 (one thousand) frames per second.

Base's fitting team then determines the player's optimal stick specification and records the video which you will receive in the days following the session.

Your video will be analysed against Al Iafrate's (or another BASE Pro) and you can see side-by-side your shot compared to a 3 x NHL Skills Competition, Hardest Shot Champion!!!

Acres Hockey is very excited to add this highly beneficial component to our program in 2012.