The Bow River Bruins are pleased to offer our Friday Night Hockey Academy (FNHA) again for the 2020-21 season!

This year, we are kicking it up a notch.  Each FNHA date will feature both an on-ice session from Pinnacle Hockey Development AND a dryland session from DASH Training.  Your group either starts on the ice and then proceeds into the gym for dryland, or you start in the gym and finish off on the ice. All sessions will be held at the Bowness Sportsplex (A slot 6:30 -7:30pm and B slot 7:45-8:45pm)


These sessions will be physically distanced.  So regardless of cohort, you are welcome to sign-up.  In the event there are battle drills or small area games, players will be sorted into their applicable cohorts.


First come, first serve.  Each session has limited enrolment. The cost per session is $22.   This includes both on ice and dryland!


If you have any questions regarding the FNHA please contact the 1st VP, Kealy Lambert at




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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