Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy is excited to announce Justin Hocking has accepted the position of 17U Head Coach.
Justin was born and raised in Coronation, Alberta, Canada. He spent his WHL career in Spokane and Medicine Hat from 1991 to 1994, later selected as the LA Kings' first pick, 39th overall in the second round of the draft. While his NHL tenure was limited to one game, he logged 492 games over seven seasons in the AHL/IHL, representing the Kings, Senators, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, and Phoenix organizations. His professional journey culminated in Manchester, England.
Off the ice, he met my wife Lynn during his time with the Spokane Chiefs. They've been married for 28 years and have three children: Casey (21), Nathan (19), and Josie (16). Casey attends Grand Canyon University, while Nathan is a member of Ottawa University's basketball team, both in AZ. Josie is currently a junior at Lake City High School. Although Spokane was their home for most of their children's upbringing, they moved to beautiful Coeur d’Alene, ID in 2021. they have truly enjoyed raising our kids in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Beyond playing, Justin has enjoyed a career in real estate since 2002, operating his own firm Hocking Real Estate since 2015. He remain active within the hockey community as a member of the Spokane Grinders Hockey Club. Coaching has been a special part of his life, including a five-year tenure with the Spokane Youth Hockey Association and coaching his sons' Little League baseball and Grid Kids football teams. With his children now grown, he is eager to rekindle his coaching journey.
"I am excited to contribute my experience and passion for the game as a member of the coaching staff at the Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy. I am committed to nurturing these young men and sharing the invaluable lessons I've learned throughout both my hockey career as well as raising my family" -Justin Hocking
The Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy is proud to announce another season for our 14U AA team.
We are excited about the amount of inquiries and virtual tryouts we have received for possible submission and will continue to look at them for next season 2023-2024.
The 14U Tier II Team will play under the Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy as weekend model team. The team does not participate in the CSSHL. Student athletes will participate in on ice and off ice training at Frontier Ice Arena and in our State of the Art dryland faciltiy located in beautiful Coeur d'Alene Idaho. The Academy offers strength and conditioning training, shooting and stickhandling skill work, video analysis, and other high intensity training including instruction on the skating treadmill.
If you are interested in a possible roster spot, please send your information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Norm Lochten: U14 Head Coach | 509-868-3758
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