Program Philosophies

The East Coast Ice Hockey Program was founded by Andrews Hockey with the purpose of advancing the development of youth in the Maritimes through sports and education.

East Coast Ice's 3 Main Objectives:

  1. To Develop Players’ Leadership Skills
  2. To Develop Players’ Hockey Skills
  3. To Win Games


The Program is ultimately designed to prepare players for education and hockey scholarship opportunities in the future through Andrews Hockey’s Atlantic Hockey Showcase and Atlantic Female Prospect Camp.

Leadership Skills

Andrews Hockey Growth Programs have been training hockey players of all abilities since 1979 with the understanding that successful development as a hockey player is the product of complete personal growth. Through scientifically researched on-ice training programs, professionally developed off-ice training and well balanced classroom sessions

Hockey Skills

The East Coast Ice Program was designed for the development of the players, not winning. This means that all players play equally during games and get a chance to play in all situations that they may not get to experience during their minor hockey season. That is also why practices, rather than tournaments are stressed as the most important aspect of the program.

What our clients say


My son has made life-long friendships, developed as a hockey player, and understands the importance of commitment, hard work and teamwork. All these life lessons would not have been possible without the East coast Ice experience.

Shawn McFadden