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Who are we?

Nick Parillo and his professionally experienced staff have been developing elite level players with intense total hockey training programs. The goal has always been to assist players in developing the skills and abilities that will be needed for a higher level of competition for today and for the years in the future through enhanced training and discipline.

Elite level players that continue to advance are those who are willing to make sacrifices to address their deficiencies and accept the challenges of self improvement. HPD embraces these players and will address the areas in need of improvement and teach players how to thrive and showcase their strenghts.

– “Go beyond merely dreaming and planning and speculating about the ideal way to reach your goal, make use of whatever you have available to get it done.”

Nick Parillo

Nick grew up in Schenectady, NY and received a Division 1 Hockey Scholarship to Merrimack College (Hockey East) in North Andover Massachusetts. Following his collegiate career he was invited to attend the Detroit Red Wings Main Camp in 2002. From there he played five seasons of pro hockey including the AHL, ECHL and CHL; including 262 games with the Toledo Storm of the ECHL. Over the years Nick has developed into one of the most sought after skating coaches in the Ohio and lower Michigan region. He has worked with many of the area’s top prospects and is known in the area as a talented and dedicated instructor.
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Steve Dickinson

Steve has been with HPD for 17 years. He played Division I hockey at Bowling Green State University before playing professionally. He coached Midget Major AAA U18 for 11 years at Honeybaked and Belle Tire . Each of his teams finished the year ranked in the Top 10 in the country. He has coached and trained multiple NHL draft picks as well as his own son, who is in the St Louis Blues organization. While at Honeybaked and Belle Tire he helped develop and move on over 200 players to the Junior and College level. He currently does private hockey instruction in addition to HPD.

Derek Booth

Derek played 4 years in the OHL and then 13 years in the minor leagues between the ECHL and AHL. After his professional playing career he went on to coach professional hockey for 4 years.

Iain Duncan

Iain has over 36 years experience in hockey schools and is a level 5 USA Hockey Master Coach. He is a former NHL player with over 12 years of professional experience. He was on the NHL All rookie team in 1987-88 with the Winnipeg Jets and played for the BGSU National Champion Team in 1983-84, also named to the All Century team Bowling Green University. Iain is has coached at the USHL, NAHL, CSHL, and pro level and is now presently executive sales director for Blue Ice Hockey / MD Golf.