HOW IT STARTED
Brianne Shunock was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, where she played for local hockey associations. She went on to pursue her hockey career at the USport level for Brock University and served as assistant captain for the women’s hockey team. Additionally, Brianne has an extensive background in organizing and directing hockey schools both in Canada and overseas.
Her passion for instruction began while teaching CanSkate and power skating programs in St. Catharine’s, Ontario. She further developed her knowledge and skills in directing programs as the Camp Coordinator for the Niagara Girls Hockey Camp for four years. In August 2012 and 2013, Brianne traveled to Europe to serve as a guest instructor at the Färjestad BK Hockey Alliance Girl Power Camp in Karlstad, Sweden.
Following graduation, Brianne pursued a post-graduate certification in Sport and Event Marketing, during which she worked for the Toronto Maple Leafs and organized the annual Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey School. Currently, she serves as the head coach of the Sault College women’s hockey team, which competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). In her second year as head coach, Brianne led the team to an impressive 31-0-0 record, earning them the title of National Champions for women’s division 2.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Northern Elite Female Hockey Academy, we recognize the need for female hockey growth in Northern Ontario. Our program is designed to develop elite athletes while simultaneously strengthening female hockey in the region. We provide young girls with the opportunity to learn from top female athletes who have achieved great success in their hockey careers and serve as positive role models for our participants.
Our detailed on-ice drills focus on all aspects of the game to enhance athletes’ knowledge and skill level. The Academy’s instructors are local female athletes who have competed at the NCAA D1 & D3, USport and ACHA level, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the program.
Off-ice conditioning is a crucial component of the game, and our athletes work with Certified Personal Trainers to learn proper warm-up and cool-down activities. They are also educated on training programs to become more aware of their mind and body, allowing them to maximize their potential.
Throughout the season, the Academy offers skill-specific clinics, and in August, we hold a week-long camp. These programs are designed to enhance athletes’ skills and knowledge of the game while providing a supportive and encouraging environment.