Bow River is pleased to announce the return of our Friday NIght Hockey Academy!

This year, we have several different FNHA offerings.  The on ice portion will be presented by Pinnacle Hockey and the dryland by DASH Training. Unfortunately we were only able to secure the BCA gym on select Friday nights, so as a result we will offer some FNHA as on ice + dryland (cost per player of $25) and other FNHA's as on ice only (cost per player of $20).

Please note that Bow River requires 72 hours advance notice of any cancellation.  In the event that there is a documented medical issue, a credit may be issued at Bow River's discretion.

Our FNHA program will provide subsidized development opportunities for our U9 through U18 athletes. Specialized skills will cover skating, shooting, small area games, puck skills, creating offence, creating defence and others!

Stay tuned for more offerings to open up!


When: Friday nights

Where: Bowness Arena

Who: Novice through Midget aged Bruins

What: Power Skating, Small Area Games, Puck Skills, Creating Offence

Cost: $20 (when ICE only) or  $25 (when ICE and DRYLAND)


If you have any questions relating to Bow River's Friday Night Hockey Academy, please feel free to contact:



Currently open for registration (more times to follow!)
Friday, October 22 - Shooting [ON ICE ONLY]
  • U9 On ice at 6:30pm
  • U15 and U18 On ice at 7:45pm
Friday, October 29 - Small Area Games [ON ICE ONLY]
  • U11 On ice at 6:30pm
  • U13/U15 On ice at 7:45pm


Friday, November 19th - Super Skills [DRYLAND + ON ICE]
  • U9/U11 On ice at 6:30 pm and dryland at 7:45pm 
  • U13/U15 dryland at 6:30 pm and on ice at 7:45pm 
Friday, November 26 -  Creating Offence [DRYLAND + ON ICE]
  • U11/U13 On ice at 6:30 pm and dryland at 7:45pm
  • U15/U18 dryland at 6:30 pm and on ice at 7:45pm


This year, Friday Night Hockey Academy will feature on-ice skills taught by Pinnacle Hockey Development and off-ice skills taught by DASH Training.


Pinnacle Hockey Development is a Calgary based hockey program that focuses on player development through winter, spring and summer.  It helps guide elite and non-elite players to become stronger and more confident hockey players.  Mickey Kluner runs the program and is proud to be extremely involved with the on-ice product, running the vast majority of all Pinnacle programming.  Mickey has coached in Calgary and area, most notably as head coach of the Calgary Royals and Rocky Mountain Raiders Bantam AAA programs for 7 consecutive seasons.  His focuses are now solely on the programming with Pinnacle, working with players aged from 5 years old all the way to professional players.  With approximately 600 players a year in the program, the biggest joy for Pinnacle and their staff is seeing a player put the work in and get to the next targeted level, regardless of their calibre. Mickey and his staff are extremely excited to begin working with Bow River and assisting with the development of their players.


DASH Training is one of Calgary’s top hockey-specific training facilities. They specialize in off-ice training and on-ice skill development for U13, U15, U18, quadrant, U21 and pro players. Their programs are designed to help athletes prepare for the next level in hockey both mentally and physically. At DASH, they instil values in athletes to ensure that they are excellent players on the ice, and also outstanding individuals off the ice.

Zac Whitby is the founder of DASH Training. He is extremely passionate about fitness, hockey and giving athletes the opportunity to reach their full potential. His time spent being an athlete himself, has allowed him to be someone the young athletes are able to relate to and look up to.

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