Off-Ice Training


Justin Roethlingshoefer

SCCC, CSCS, LMT, PN

Justin is currently the head strength and conditioning coach for the Miami University hockey team. He is a certified as a strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also Precision Nutrition (PN) certified, Kinesiotape certified, and possesses a United States Weightlifting level one certification. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science from Westfield State University in 2012 and his Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Louisville in 2014.
Moreover, he is a leader in the field of technology integration with high performance, and has been able to identify specific markers in players that enhance performance and reduce injury risk. Having experience working with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, and hockey Canada, Justin brings a wealth of knowledge on developing high level hockey players. His primary duties include managing all aspects of the RedHawks’ strength and on and off ice conditioning, nutrition and supplementation programs, performance analytics, day to day practice implementation and planning with the coaching staff, and massage therapy and recovery techniques.

Ben Prentiss

Ben Prentiss
Strength and conditioning coach Ben Prentiss has been working with professional and Olympic hockey players for almost 2 decades. Prior to opening BodyTuning, the original home of PHP, in 2000, Ben spent the off-season months in Scottsdale, AZ at Poliquin Performance Center training NHL and NFL athletes. Ben earned a Level V certification with world-renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin. Based on the trainer’s education and experience, a Level V trainer must train a medalist at the international level and consequently Ben is one of a few trainers worldwide with this credential. On January 1, 2016, Ben moved PHP to Stamford, CT, expanding from 2,000 to 8,000 square feet. The additional space has enabled them to expand and use unique equipment that has helped produce five Stanley Cup winners, Olympic gold medalist, NHL All-Stars, a Hart Trophy winner, Art Ross winner, Conn Smythe winner, and a Hobey Baker finalist. Ben has trained players from all 30 NHL teams as well as members of the OHL, KHL, QMJHL, USHL, AHL, German Ice Hockey League (GEL), National League A Switzerland (NLA), Finnish Elite League (FEL), NCAA, Olympics, World Cup, and World Championships. Most recently Ben was named Director of Hockey for Boston University.
Ben’s off-season training program has been recommended by coaches, advisors and agents. Over two dozen media outlets have featured Ben’s training techniques with his athletes including Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, The Player’s Tribune, Men’s Health, Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, The New York Times, Boston Globe, and The Hockey News.

Jeff Conkle

CSCS

Jeff joins us after spending six seasons in the Columbus Blue Jackets Organization as a strength and conditioning coach. He is certified as a strength and conditioning coach by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition in 2011 and a Masters in Kinesiology in 2013 both from The Ohio State University. His career highlights include winning a National Championship in 2011 while interning with the OSU men’s volleyball team, and winning the Calder Cup with the Cleveland Monsters in 2016.


On-Ice Training


FE Hockey
The Hockey Summit has brought in F.E Hockey who offers one of the most detailed and advanced skating and skills programs in Europe. Our vision is to teach players of any level the skills and insights that will allow them to develop as competitive players and become complete athletes. We specialize in teaching physical motor competence through precise correction and repetition. The training techniques focus heavily on understanding efficiency, balance, power, and having total control over your body. Players are taught the fundamentals of how power is generated as well as how to then carry their speed and power without wasting energy.
We are firm believers in quality over quantity when it comes to training, repetition is important, but proper technique is vital. Most players are shown the end result and then allowed to practice that technique in a way that feels comfortable to them, this is a major cause of bad habits. Strength, size, and speed development with inefficient biomechanics will result in early plateaus. All of our athletes receive individual feedback and will be corrected until the technique is being executed properly. Skating and skill techniques are not perfected over night, it takes time. There are basic building blocks to developing any skill, we make sure that our athletes are mastering the techniques every step along the way. Power skating is something that needs to be practiced weekly, as the game continues to get faster the demand for speed and mobility from players is higher than ever. We teach players to first be smooth and efficient, which will then lead to exponential speed development.

Adam Feniak

Edmonton, Canada

  • Has over 8 years experience of international power skating and skills coaching
  • Previously worked for Edmonton Oilers skating and skills coach Steve Serdachny, Serdachny Hockey and Power Skating
  • Has trained players from across Canada, USA, Finland, and Sweden
  • Skating Treadmill training experience (Body by Bennett)
  • 8 years experience developing on ice training programs for teams and individuals
  • Played 3 years AJHL, 4 years CIS, 3 years pro in the US and France
When I first started playing junior for the Spruce Grove saints in 2005 I failed to see life beyond hockey, and like many, I figured hockey would be my only career. Lucky for me I started helping out at Serdachny Hockey and Power Skating during my off-seasons. As my hockey career progressed through the inevitable ups and downs I began to really develop as a coach and a trainer, which helped me open my eyes to the importance of all those involved in the game outside of just playing it. Some athletes, even without realizing, tend to take the available development resources for granted, something I’m sure I was guilty of at times. As I started to mature as a coach and athlete I was able to correct aspects of my coaching development based on things that I had perhaps gotten wrong previously during my playing career. These life lessons, in combination with the guidance of skating expert Steve Serdachny and my longtime off-season trainer Ryan Vigneau(RVX FACTOR), have taught me the intricate and detailed process of developing and improving even the best players in the world. There is no talent too great for improvement.

Viktor Eriksson

Gävle, Sweden

  • Has over 3 years experience of international power skating and skills coaching
  • Previously worked for Edmonton Oilers skating and skills coach Steve Serdachny
  • Moved to Canada in 2015 to work at Serdachny Hockey and Power Skating
  • Experience training young players as well as junior and pro players
  • Played 7 years pro in Sweden, Norway, and France
  • Former Professional Skier
Between the age of 15-19 I was a professional freestyle skier. I traveled around Scandinavia competing and filming. Those years gave me an invaluable insight into how much you have to commit, how much time you have to spend, and how hard you have to work to develop individually. Hockey is a team sport, and a lot of players, coaches, and others forget about the individual aspect of it. Lots of coaches, and even players (mostly younger players) don’t understand the amount of hours the very best have put in to get where they are. My skiing helped me understand the most productive and efficient ways of developing individually for success. From building a base, becoming confident with it, and then finding that next step outside the comfort zone. Once I fully understood the process of technique training, repetition became the key, and not enough athletes today understand the true meaning of proper repetition.

Ernie Hartlieb

Hockey Summit Co-Founder Ernie Hartlieb had a professional playing career that spanned over a decade. Ernie amassed 4 seasons playing at the AHL level (Worcester IceCats, Grand Rapids Griffins, Lowell Lock Monsters and Rochester Americans), and many seasons in the ECHL. His historic 8 seasons with the Florida Everblades culminated in the team Captain having his iconic #9 jersey retired. He joins the Summit on-ice coaching staff.