About Us

JOE VENUTO, CO-FOUNDER

As an expert coach and trainer Joe offers;

  • Individual and group skill development
  • Junior and pro-prospect training
  • Mentorship programs
  • In season coaching, leadership and mentorship to coaches and players

Experience

Joe Venuto has over 30 years of experience. Co-Founder and Head Instructor at Impact Hockey Ltd, from August 2010-Present. He has trained advanced hockey players in the NHL, OHL, QMJHL, NCAA, Junior A, European hockey players from Sweden, Czech Republic, Russia, future pro prospects and minor hockey athletes. Also, Joe has acted as a professional skills trainer and consultant for minor hockey teams across the system from August 1987 - Present.

Education 

Hockey Canada-Advanced, Vanier College Business Administration and Management 

Skills & Expertise

Hockey skills trainer, Hockey coach, Public Speaking, Media Relations Team Leadership, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Mentoring Assessment, Sports Coaching, Team Management, Team Building Cross &Functional Team Building

Languages

English, French, Italian  

                                                                                                                            

TRISHA KALEZIC, CO-FOUNDER

Trisha has a love for sports and business opportunities.

 Education

 Business - International Business-Commerce Seneca College -Toronto

Career

  • A buyer for Holt Renfrew European Department conducted international business in Paris, Italy, New York, and Montreal to import women's wear.
  • Managed private label programs on a manufacturing, wholesale and retail level

Awards

  • "Athlete of the Year" Award 5 consecutive years
  • Received "Leadership" Award
  • Received "Business Award"

Played Basketball, Volleyball, Football (Quarterback) & reached OFSAA in Track & Field (held local records in Track & Field in several events)

Trisha organized athletic events for the TDSB (7 years). She raised money for local school initiatives to allow all students to have opportunities for success.

  • Spring Hockey Manager
  • Recruiter/Advisor
  • Tournament Director
  • Impact Elite Hockey - Manager/Communications

                                                                                      

PAT PARE, POWER SKATING PROFESSIONAL, TRAINER

With over 20 years as a high school teacher and 30 years as a hockey coach, Pat has acquired and developed many skills to work with young adolescents and recognize their strengths and needs.

  • Coached AAA, AA, Junior “A” an Collegiate Hockey (OCAA)
  • Has previously worked with the Oshawa Generals (Video, advanced scouting, Game day operations) and the NHL (communications liaison)
  • Skate Canada certified Power skating coach
  • Power skating Coach at the Granite club (Toronto) for 10 years
  • HP1
  • Named one of Toronto’s Top Ten Teachers in the Toronto Sun (1992)
  • Winner of the OHF’s, International Silver Stick, World Youth Hockey Championships, Bell Capital Cup and many others.
  • Coached many Pro, Junior “A”, and NCAA athletes. 

Education

  • University of Ottawa- Teacher’s College
  • Durham College- Sports Administration
  • Fully bilingual (French and English)

                                                                                                                  

 ABI

With over ten years of experience as a hockey player and current study of Kinesiology, Abi has learned to work with and develop young hockey players.

  • Played AAA with the Toronto Marlboros
  • Played for National Team China U18, U20( Tournament cancelled due to covid)
  • Candidate for Olympic Team China 2022
  • Currently studying Kinesiology at the University of Toronto
  • 5 years of coaching experience, worked with many AAA, Junior A players.
  • Fully bilingual (English, Mandarin)