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Reach Your Full Potential


David MacDonald, and the Hockey Family Advisory staff, work with hockey players and their families to help identify opportunities in which players can leverage their athletic skills to receive immediate and future benefits, as they go about improving their game and expanding their educational opportunities.

“Our clients include young players who play at the prep school, major midget, U-16 and U-18 programs, Junior “A”, Major Junior and college hockey (both NCAA and CIS), levels throughout all of North America.”

We work with a limited number of hockey players of each birth year and help them identify and put in place a strategic plan to enable them to achieve their athletic and academic goals. We undertake promotional activities to help our clients receive proper placements.

Each fall, many of our clients attend prep school and college programs on scholarships and bursaries, enabling them to pursue their athletic and academic dreams, while positioning themselves for tremendous future opportunities.

In addition to the many academic and hockey questions, we help players and their families identify and negotiate the important things that should be taken into account by every student-athlete who is interested in playing at the next levels.

Please contact us if you think you could put our experience and expertise to work for you.


Welcome To Our Last Newsletter of The Off-Season ’14



With the second half of August upon us, and many Camps in full swing for Bantam, Midget and Junior aged players… or just about to begin….., I thought that I’d try to sneak  this quick newsletter out, just to wish everyone well.

Within the past few days, i have heard from a couple of very good prep-schools still looking for a couple of student-athletes for this coming year, with some limited financial assistance available for qualified students. Send a message if prep school interests you, and I will be sure to pass along  you name.

Also, I am aware of a couple of excellent development positions (forwards and defencemen only) within a couple of junior programs in Canada who are looking for recent high school graduates with late birth dates (ideally suited for August-December 1996 birth  dates). If you might have an interest, please send along your credentials and contact information and I will ensure that the information gets  passed along.

If you are of Jamaican / West Indies descent, and play hockey, you will love the article that is included in this issue of our newsletter….. regarding the assembling of an ice hockey  team for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games…..

I have also included a few articles that  are thought provoking that  I hope you enjoy, and can get some value from, especially if you are a late bloomer, or the parent of one…..

if you ever think we could help out, please do not  hesitate to send me a message at david@hockeyfamilyadvisor.com.

Wishing  you all the very best,


David MacDonald, SPAD
Hockey Family Advisor

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