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ABOUT
HIGHLIGHT

WE EXIST TO EMPOWER ATHLETES TO REALIZE AND MAXIMIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. 

OUR STORY

Highlight Sports was created through the shared thinking of some of hockey’s most innovative and experienced minds. Fusing deep familiarity with all aspects and levels of the game of hockey and a strong belief in a growth mindset, Highlight was founded in April 2021 to guide players of all abilities to achieve their career aspirations. Working with the Highlight Team is an investment that is certain to  enhance the hockey journey.

 

The founders of Highlight are committed to building trusting relationships while utilizing individualized coaching to support player development. It is the aim of Highlight to ensure every player hits their stride as our team continuously strives to educate and equip athletes with the tools they need to transform their game and lives. 

OUR TEAM

Meet some of the talented and dedicated people behind Highlight

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LINDSAY HOFFORD

FOUNDER AND CEO OF PRO HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LINDSAY BRINGS 25 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL COACHING AND SCOUTING EXPERIENCE TO HIS ROLE WITH HIGHLIGHT. IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT TO PLAYERS OF ALL AGES, LINDSAY HAS WORKED WITH OVER 100 CURRENT OR FORMER NHL PLAYERS.  LINDSAY HAS SERVED IN THE ROLES OF CONSULTANT, COACH, AND SCOUT TO TEAMS INCLUDING THE LONDON KNIGHTS, LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, AND MOST RECENTLY, AS ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER-DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING FOR THE ARIZONA COYOTES.​

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MIKE ELLIS

MIKE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COACH LEVERAGING OVER 15 YEARS OF COACHING AND PLAYING EXPERIENCE AT BOTH AN AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL LEVEL. IN ADDITION TO HIS ROLE WITH HIGHLIGHT,  MIKE IS CURRENTLY THE DIRECTOR OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AND DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS AT VICTUS ACADEMY.  MIKE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS THE SKATING COACH FOR THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT FOR THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS. 

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WILL COOK

WILL IS THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF BOYS HOCKEY OPERATIONS FOR PRO HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT GROUP. IN THIS ROLE, WILL MANAGED TEN TEAMS COMPETING AND TRAVELLING INTERNATIONALLY, ACROSS MULTIPLE AGE GROUPS. WILL IS A RECENT GRADUATE OF WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY WHERE HE SERVED AS THE CAPTAIN OF THE MEN’S VARSITY HOCKEY TEAM. WILL BRINGS A PASSION FOR SPORTS AND EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TO HIGHLIGHT.