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NHL Referrals

NHL New Jersey Devils, Head Coach John Hynes

"I highly recommend Rich Mihelic. I had the opportunity to work closely with Rich. He is an excellent coach. He has great passion, work ethic and knowledge of the game but most importantly how to teach and develop skills for players of all ages. I have seen Rich work with our professional players and prospects. He can adapt to any age group and relate to the players. If you want to learn, get better and have fun Rich Mihelic is the type of coach and person that will provide that environment and structure." - John Hynes


"Rich Mihelic really knows how to develop the skills of a hockey player. He had a great impact on many of our players in Wilkes-Barre. Players who are now in the NHL." - Bill Guerin


"Rich Mihelic was a huge asset for the Penguins organization. His ability to relate to all levels of players and parents is what differentiates him from other instructors. Rich worked tirelessly with our NHL prospects, elite youth players and beginners in the learn to play hockey program. As a hockey parent and a hockey professional I strongly recommend engaging with Rich and his services" - Jeff Barrett


"I was able to get to know Rich Mihelic during my time with the Penguins through his coaching of my kids. I quickly came to realize that Rich was highly qualified and had a great understanding of the game. Being a coaching in the AHL at the time I enjoyed sharing thoughts with him particularly on the development of defensemen. I still use to this day some of his ideas. Great coach, great person" -Alain Nasreddine


"Back when my son, Carson was just starting out skating and learning the game, we were lucky to have Rich in PA to take him out on the ice and teach him about hockey that formed his base that he uses today. Carson is now 9 and playing high level Squirt hockey in Cleveland. Rich was very professional with the kids as their coach but more importantly to me, made it fun for them!" - Ryan Craig

Professional Goalie, Brad Thiessen

"I had the opportunity to coach alongside Rich and be coached by Rich. In both cases it was easy to see his love for the game and dedication to making his players better. His practices were always high intensity and with a purpose, every time we stepped on the ice with Rich we improved. He has a great mind for the game and is excellent at relaying that to his players. He made the game fun while pushing us to our limits." - Brad Thiessen

2004 NHL Draft 1st Round 10th Overall, Boris Valabik

"Training with Rich Mihelic was fun and very challenging. I enjoyed it because I felt it was helping me to further develop my skills on the ice. Rich brings a lot of energy out to the skates and brings the best out of the players he trains. Skate with Rich and you will get better." - Boris Valabik

NHL Vancouver Canucks, Jayson MEgna

"Rich Mihelic was very helpful for me during NHL preseason training by providing me with challenging drills and skill work that translated seamlessly to games."  - Jayson Megna

NHL PROspect, tom marchin

"The high tempo drills encouraged me to speed up my decision making and quickness. Rich helped me play faster and prepare me for the NHL camp I attended this summer." - Tom Marchin


“Training with Rich Mihelic gave me the tools and confidence in game like situations to play competitive hockey and ultimately turn professional” Craig Skudalski


"I really enjoyed myself while training with Coach Rich over the summer. The on-ice drills were very helpful and definitely improved my game. Coach Rich was able to push me to my limits and still managed to make it fun and enjoyable for me. Overall it was the best summer I have ever had for training" - Theo Calvas

“Rich is a professional hockey skills coach.  Rich connects with his players, tailors the practices to get maximum results and instill confidence.  I highly recommend using Rich to coach skill development.  Rich has greatly improved my son’s hockey skills and will continue to develop his hockey skills”.  John T. Calvas- Father of Theo Calvas