Brad Hamacher grew up playing hockey on the ponds and lakes in Minnesota. He was fortunate to play in the Minnesota State Hockey School hockey tournament and was a 3-time conference Champion with the Anoka Tornadoes. He played in the Maroon-Gold All Star game as a senior and then played NCAA Division I hockey at Army in the ECAC. He has been coaching at every youth level from High School to AAA to B in both ice and roller hockey for many years. He also runs highly sought after Checking and Body Contact Camps in the spring and summer since 2006.
“The game has changed so much since I was a young kid fighting (haha) and competing against my brothers and neighborhood friends. In so many ways, everything is better, especially the players. But so too, the obstacles and challenges of being a part of this great game have also grown and many players and families are overwhelmed or intimidated by those things. I would agree that the complexity of it all has certainly grown and wading through the mud and muck can be difficult and stressful. If we take a professional, common sense, educational, expert, and proactive approach to those obstacles and challenges, then everything is much clearer and easy to understand. The game is still the game and the process of hockey is still the same. We have to keep that in full focus and without a doubt, discipline and action are the magical keys to unlocking our true potential in both hockey and in life.”