What is TruEdge Hockey?

Speed, intensity, repetition and the overall journey of development are the focus of TruEdge Hockey. With our consistent coaching players gain the necessary skills and confidence to perform at the highest levels. Each athlete benefits from the uniquely intense TruEdge environment allowing them to transfer those learned skills to the game.

Our programs are now open!

No matter where you are in your development journey, TruEdge Hockey and get you to the next level. Check out the program levels below to see what we have to offer.


The skills covered in the TruEdge Shooting program are:

  • Proper techniques for all shot types.
  • Proper passing techniques. We put a large emphasis on passing because good passers become great shooters.
  • Situational knowledge to assist in development of scoring and shot selection.
  • Creating a quicker release.
  • Generating a more powerful shot.
  • Improving shot accuracy.

Being prepared creates confidence. Confidence leads to overall success at every level!

We do offer single-session drop-in for the TruEdge Shooting Program. For single session drop-ins, you do not need to pre-register. The single session drop-in cost is $40 and must be paid at the door.

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Skating and Skills

The TruEdge Skating and Skills Program is designed for those players that want to take their skating and puck skills to the next level.

Available for 2007-2015 birth years. There are two separate sessions we are offering which are the Wednesday group and the Tuesday/Thursday group. The Wednesday group will consist of one session with the 2007-2010 birth years and the other will be one session with the 2011-2015 birth years. The Tuesday and Thursday group will be one session with the 2007-2015 birth years. Should you haver to miss a session, you can make it up on any of the remaining day or evening sessions.

If you’re ready to your skating and skills game, sign up today!


This NEW program will focus on the fundamental development of your goalie. The program will be 6 weeks long with 2 sessions per week for 1 hour each. The Goaltender will be taught the new techniques of proper movement, edgework, and positioning. TruEdge hockey is very excited to introduce Ryan Zapolski and Ryan Kobel!

Ryan Zapolski was born in Erie, PA, and grew up playing all of his youth hockey right here for the Erie Lions. He stayed in Erie through his high school career at Cathedral Prep before playing junior hockey in the NAHL for the Mahoning Valley Phantoms. After juniors, Ryan moved back home and completed a 4-year career at Division 1 Mercyhurst University. After college, he has enjoyed a 10-year professional career in the ECHL, AHL, SM-Liiga in Finland, KHL, and Austria’s EBEL. He’s represented the United States in several international events most notably as the starting goalie on the 2018 Men’s Olympic team in Pyeongchang. Through his extensive playing experience at the professional level, including 6 years working with some of the best Finnish goalie coaches in the world, Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge to the goaltending position and is excited to share that knowledge with youth and elite level goalies in the Erie area!

Ryan Kobel grew up learning and playing hockey in the Erie Youth Hockey Association at age 7 and was a full-time goalie by age 11. He played high school hockey with the Harborcreek Huskies program. Ryan then went on to Mercyhurst College in 2002 and played with the NCAA Division I Mercyhurst Lakers team that won the MAAC championship and advanced to the NCAA D1 tournament in Minneapolis. He has continuing playing since that time and began coaching youth hockey in 2016 in the EYHA program. Ryan works as a sports physical therapist with an understanding of physical and athletic development along with injury prevention.

2 Drop-In spots available – $45 cost. Pay upon arrival. Pre-Book is mandatory.

Currently available for ages 8 to 13. If you are older and interested please contact both instructors at:

Zaps1186@gmail.com Ryan.Kobel@gmail.com

Defensemen Development
Power Edge Pro

Power Edge Pro is an on-ice player development system utilizing propriety equipment and training patterns. The system focuses on Reactive Countering Training™, engaging multiple motor skills simultaneously to develop a player’s small area game performance. All patterns are completed while maintaining puck control and are designed to provide 5x as many repetitions as standard drill based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills.