Hockey Evolution provides high-quality power skating and individual game skills instruction to hockey players in British Columbia, Canada. We strive to deliver world-class player development in all aspects of the game with a professional and personable approach.
OUR TALENTED COACHES
Rob Armstrong is a professional hockey coach and specialist in player development with over 20 years’ experience working with a range of ages and skill levels from five-year-old beginners to NHL players, both in Canada and internationally. Rob’s core strengths are teaching power skating and game skills through innovative methods and personalized programs.
Rob played junior hockey in British Columbia and University hockey in Sackville, New Brunswick. His coaching career began in Los Angeles, California and led him to places such as Russia, Slovenia and even India. Rob has served as Head Coach at every minor hockey level including Midget AAA, Junior B, and has also been a scout in the WHL and BCHL.
Rob is a certified High Performance Coach by Hockey Canada, has worked for B.C. Hockey as High Performance Program Coordinator, as well as Coach Mentor for local minor hockey associations.
Ryan won a College National Championship in 2006 with UW-Badgers. He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues and played AHL for the Blues, Oilers and Flames’ organizations for 5 years before enjoying an 8 year European career. In Europe Ryan played in the top league in Germany, Norway and Switzerland as well as Team Canada at the Spengler Cup. In 2016 he was nominated to the First Line All-Tournament Team at the Spengler Cup.
Ryan’s passion and connection to hockey remains strong as ever as a mentor; sharing his experience with the local hockey community and the next generation of hockey players.
Jacson is a very enthusiastic coach that really enjoys being back on the ice to help out young players that are motivated to improve in all areas of their game. He brings extensive experience in high calibre hockey and enjoys sharing that knowledge with younger players.
Jacson’s professional hockey experience includes: attending the World U17 tournament hosted in Dawson creek playing on Team Canada. He was on the 2017-2018 Swift Current Broncos WHL championship team. He played in the memorial cup as a 16 year old. He played with the WHL Edmonton Oil Kings for the 2018-2019 season. He was ranked to be selected in the 2019 NHL draft but was injured 15 games into the season. Jacson was traded to the Victoria royals in the 2020 off season. Unfortunately, Jackson was unable to return to playing professional hockey due to on-going shoulder injuries.
Marty grew up playing minor hockey for the Saanich Braves. He played his first year of Junior hockey for the Peninsula Panthers and went on to play 4 years for the Victoria Grizzlies in the BCHL. He is now in his second year playing Division 1 hockey at Long Island University.
Tori grew up in Victoria and played minor hockey for the Peninsula Eagles before attending the Okanagan Hockey Academy for 3 seasons. Tori has spent 4 seasons playing hockey at Ryerson University while studying Biomedical engineering.