Experienced Staff Dedicated to Goaltending Development
Neil Conway - Owner/Founder
Neil grew up in Painesville, Ohio playing for the Mentor Cardinals, Euclid Panthers and CSC Chargers. He then played for the Cleveland Barons and Pittsburgh Hornets before moving to Stouffville, Ontario at the age of 15 to play Jr. A for the Stouffville Spirit. From there Neil was drafted to the Ontario Hockey League, (OHL) and played for the Owen Sound Attack and Oshawa Generals while also spending time with the Greenbay Gamblers (USHL). Neil then went on to play at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Neil played 4 years of professional hockey in North America as well as in Europe; ECHL, EIHL (England) Series A (Italy).
- Team USA U17/U18
- 5 Years in the Ontario Hockey League
- CIS National Champion
- 4 years professional playing experience in ECHL, England, Italy
Neil is currently the goaltending coach for the USHL Youngstown Phantoms. He has coached at the NCAA D1 Level with Colgate University (ECAC) and professionally in Europe in the EBEL Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (Austria's Top Professional League). Neil has over 15 years of coaching experience. He has been coaching goaltenders in Toronto since the age of 15. Neil has seen first hand several different techniques and approaches to the game and has combined them into an effective, efficient practical approach for his goalies.
His approach and style of the game emphasize using a modern technical approach with an emphasis on athleticism. Hockey is an ever evolving game becoming faster and faster. No matter how big goalies get they will always have to be athletes and be reactive. Positioning is critical to a goaltender and they have to be able to get around the crease efficiently and effectively giving themselves the best possible chance of success. Furthermore, goaltenders need to leverage their own natural strengths/talents. Not every goaltender can nor should play the same way.
- USA Hockey Level 4 Coach
- USA Hockey Goalie certification
- Mid Am Hockey Evaluator
- Professional Goalie Coach in EBEL
- NCAA Goalie Coach
-USHL Goalie Coach
- Private goaltending coach for professional students.
Current: Assistant/Goalie Coach, Fort Erie Meteors, GOJHL & Goalie Coach, Niagara Riverhawks, PJCHL
Liam is a native of Painesville, Ohio. Liam started his career with the CSC Chargers. After Liam's Youth career he went on to play at Lake Catholic High School(USHS). There he played varsity as a freshman and junior. At age 17 he move to Welland, Ontario and played 3 seasons of Junior Hockey in the GOJHL. In his last season Liam won the GOJHL Championship with the Caledonia Corvairs. Liam played collegiate hockey with Northland College (NCAA III).
Liam brings a young, fresh perspective to the team and a great understanding of the technical side of the game.
Current: Head Coach, Gilmour Academy, Girls Prep Hockey
Played Division 1 for the University of New Hampshire and in the NWHL with the Quebec Avalanche. Seanna is currently head coach for the U14 Cleveland Lady Barons. Seanna participated in several of USA Hockey's select Womens festivals. Seanna's coaching experience and playing experience are tremendously valuable to teaching goaltenders keys to undertstanding the position.
Charles Williams III
Current: Professional hockey player, Chicago Blackhawks organization.
Charles played college hockey at Ferris State University and Canisius College. In 2017, while playing for Canisius, Charles was named a First Team All-American , NCAA (AHA) Goaltender of the Year, NCAA (AHA) Player of the Year, and was a selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. Charles in his third year of pro with the Indy Fuel, ECHL.
Alex "Beans" Okicki
Current: Assitant Coach, Shaker Heights, OH-HS / Teacher at Shaker Heights
Alex played 3 years of junior hockey in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and then played DIII Hockey at University of Wisconsin River Falls.
Alex is now finishing his Bachelors of Education degree to become a teacher at Kent State University.
Current: USA Hockey Goaltender Development & Kent State Head Coach, ACHA III
Zach is a member of Kent State University's hockey staff as well as Walsh Jesuit Hockey.
Zach played 4 years of ACHA D1 hockey at Kent.