HAMMER HOCKEY IS PROUD TO WELCOME TO THE TEAM
Paul Pipke - Head Instructor / Founder
Paul Pipke was born and raised in Port Hardy, BC before moving to Calgary, AB where he played for the Calgary Royals (AAA), then moving to White Rock, BC where he played Bantam AAA for Semiahmoo. He began playing junior hockey with the Abbotsford Pilots at age 15 before moving onto Junior A hockey with the Bellingham Ice Hawks and Kimberley Dynamiters.
Paul played his College hockey career at West Virginia University before playing his senior year at the University of Delaware. Accomplishments include Four Time All American, Leading Scorer in the USA two years in a row, and two year finalist for the “Badger Bob Johnson Award” as the best college hockey player/academic achievement player in the USA. Soon thereafter, he began his pro career playing within the New York Islanders organization, continuing on to play in the Western Professional Hockey League and Division 1 in Germany. Due to injury, Paul had to retire from playing, but has continued his love of the sport through 20 years of coaching various age groups ranging from Hockey 1 to Prep School to Junior.
Eight years ago, Paul started Hammer Hockey Camps designed to push players beyond their thresholds with top notch instruction. His trademark “Dedicate or Terminate” slogan teaches players to play the game at their highest level possible and focus on those parts of their game they need improvement on. Being prepared, focused, and ready to execute at all areas of their game is what has allowed Paul to sell out his camps year after year. Over 99% of all players completing Hammer Hockey Camps achieve their goals for the upcoming season. There is no room for error; there is only room for success through hard work, dedication, and a 100% willingness to be the best you can be every time you step on the ice. There is no room for excuses.
In addition to Hammer Hockey Camps, Paul continues to teach privately, coach players, and mentor coaches both on and off the ice. Many of these players have gone on to play in the PIJHL, KIJHL, BCHL, and College/University.
Working with Coach Paul provides you with the greatest opportunity to achieve your goals. Learn to excel mentally, learn to excel physically, learn to excel in all areas of hockey.
Connar Peers - Head Instructor
Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia Connar began his hockey career at the age of 4 and played his entire minor career on the Sunshine Coast. He spent last season with the Princeton Posse of the KIJHL and has signed a contract to play with the Bellingham Blazers of the WSHL this upcoming season. Connor returns for his second season with Hammer Hockey bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to all players. His attention to detail and his enthusiasm to coach makes Connar well respected and well liked by all players. Connar looks forward to working with and developing each and every player who steps on the ice.
Anita Flay - Power Skating
Anita has been coaching the techniques of skating a combined total of 22 years for Teams and individual development. Skate Canada Power Skating instructor, Minor Hockey and Private Skating instructional has given her the opportunity to work with many levels of hockey players within the lower mainland.The system Anita focuses on is maximizing powerful strides, agility, edge control and speed.
Anita as a competitive Figure Skater within the lower mainland holds a BC Championship, BC Winter Games and other Competitive Titles and recognitions.
Anita's technical skating instruction helps with proper body alignment, edge efficiency, powerful agility skills and speed. Muscle memory is key to her belief in implementing these skills with repetition in the program. Her system will help athletes to capitalize with their commitment to make skating one of the strongest skills and assets of their game.
Anita's personal program motto is "I'M HERE SO THE LAST THING YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU HIT THE ICE TO PLAY HOCKEY IS YOUR SKATING"!!!