At the Elite Hockey Camps we are looking for that individual who is a good player, but more importantly, is motivated and committed to learning and improving skills and knowledge. All activities, both on and off the ice, have been designed to contribute to the total hockey development. Players at all levels of the game experience an intense on-ice training program, integrated with an exciting off-ice dry land and fitness program. Our camps feature special lectures on preparatory and college admissions and recruiting practices, and our outstanding staff includes top college, prep and high school coaches, as well as professional hockey players. We are convinced that the most important consideration in selecting a hockey camp should be the staff. The Elite Hockey Training Centers instructors are college and prep school coaches along with collegiate and professional players who combine their teaching experience with their hockey knowledge to provide each player the best possible instruction.

George E. Crowe – Founder

B.S. M.Ed. Physical Education – Springfield College
  • 45 years of Coaching and Camp Administration
  • Former Men’s Head Coach at Dartmouth College; Competed in three ECAC playoffs; won two Ivy League titles; advanced to NCAA Division 1 finals two consecutive years
  • Named New England Division 1 Coach of the Year in 1976
  • Boston Herald Coach of the Year in 1979
  • Selected National Collegiate Hockey Coach of the Year by the Hockey News in 1980
  • Dartmouth College Head Coach of Women’s Hockey 1986-98. Won four Ivy League titles, competed in six ECAC playoffs
  • Ivy Leagues Champions 1991, 1993, 1995, 1998
  • ECAC Coach of the Year in 1996 and 1998
  • New England Hockey Writers Coach of the Year 1998

Patti Crowe – Executive Director

B.S. Physical Education; M.Ed. Counseling – University of New Hampshire
  • Dartmouth College Assistant Coach 1995-99
  • 29 years experience in hockey school administration

Cap Raeder – Head Goalie Consultant/Coach

Raeder was a professional coach in the NHL for 20 years. He has worked with some of the leagues best goalies, including Evgeni Nabokov, Miikka Kiprusoff and Mike Smith just to name a few. Raeder has coached for the Tampa Bay Lightening, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks and was the head coach at Clarkson University.

Raeder played college hockey at the University of New Hampshire and was an All-American in 1974. The New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association and the Montreal Canadians of the National Hockey League drafted Raeder and he played for the Whalers from 1975-77. During his 1976 season, he was selected to play for Team USA in the inaugural Canada Cup

Danny Casella – Director

  • Dartmouth College
  • Finalist for NCAA Hockey Humanitarian of the Year
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Kazakhstan
  • Program Director, Elite Hockey

Patrick Turcotte – Director

  • Dartmouth College
  • Played and Coached for 12 years Professional Hockey in France
  • Cardigan Mountain School Coach
  • On-Ice Director, Elite Hockey

Pierre Belanger – Director

  • Oswego State
  • Professional Referee
  • Inducted into The Oswego State Hockey and New Hampshire Legends Hall of Fame
  • Program Director, Elite Hockey

Barb Hennessy – Director

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Communication Director, Elite Hockey

Precious Burke – Director

  • Norwich University, MS ATC
  • Athletic Trainer, New Hampton School
  • Medical Director, Elite Hockey

Coaching Staff

Jamie Hagerman Phinney

Jamie Hagerman Phinney played for Harvard from 1999-2003. She was the team captain and became the assistant coach at Harvard. Jamie is currently teaching and coaching at Belmont Hill School. She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Hagerman Phinney won the gold medal at the 2003 Four Nations Cup and with Team USA at the IIHF Women’s Ice Hockey Championships. In addition, she participated at the 2005 Four Nations Cup in Finland and won a silver medal.

Brett Barrett

Goalie Coach, Over 25 years coaching experience

Chris Czarnota

Norwich University, Head Coach Rivier Women’s Hockey

Dominic Dawes

Norwich University, Assistant Coach Hamilton College, Head Coach Neumann University, Current Head Coach Stevenson University

Patrick DeBenedictis

University of Massachusetts, Teacher and Coach New Hampton School, Dorm Director at Elite

Brody Duncan

Saginaw Valley State University, Professional Player SPHL

James Fitzhenry

Union College, Coach St. Peter’s Prep

Kelsie Fralick

Connecticut College, Boston Pride, Cushing Academy Coach, Current Head Coach Hotchkiss Women’s Team

Sam Ftorek

St. Anselm College, Played and Coached 17 years Professional Hockey, Head Coach Kimball Union Women’s Team

Bryant Harris

Hobart College, Kimball Union Coach

Jon Harris

Plymouth State University, Head Trainer Winchendon School

Sarah Hughson

Elmira College, Connecticut Whale NWHL

Mac Jansen

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Professional Player SPHL

Michael Landino

Quinnipiac University, Coach New Hampton School

Bill Laidlaw

Mercyhurst College, Elite Strength and Conditioning Coach

Parker Moskal

Professional Hockey Player in Sweden

Eric Przepiorka

Dartmouth College, Played 5 Years Professional Hockey, Assistant Coach Plymouth State University

Bill Rivellini

Colgate University, Head Coach Brewster Academy

Craig Russell

Head Coach Plymouth State University

Greg Shapiro

Umass-Amherst, Coach Cardigan Mountain School

Maki Shuchuk

Norwich University, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Joe Smith

Salem State University, Professional Hockey Player FPHL

Annie Smyth-Hammond

Stevenson University, Manhattanville Assistant Coach Women’s Team, Currently, Head Coach Holderness Women’s Team

Hugo Turcotte

St. Michael’s College, Professional Hockey Player France

Matt Underhill

Cornell, Former NHL Goalie Chicago Blackhawks, Currently Coaching at Kimball Union Academy

Joshua Vega

University of Michigan, Coach Cardigan Mountain School

Sam Walther

Hamilton College, Connecticut Whale NWHL, Coach at the Hill School