2019-20 Team Outlook

COACHES CORNER

Effort. The Holy Family program hockey players have grown to know the importance of giving their best effort at all times: in the classroom, on the ice, and in the community. I believe the very same. I challenge my hockey teams, my players to push beyond previously established boundaries, to give their best effort, and to always compete with passion on and off the ice.

Competition. For me, there is no better word to define the 2019-2020 Holy Family Hockey Season. Since arriving in Victoria 9 years ago, the competition and expectations has escalated to higher levels each and every season. Our schedule has grown tougher each season, with games against many of Minnesota’s best and most traditional High School Hockey powers. The program itself has grown; this year we have a lot of new faces with years of experience in the program. Many will be players who have been successful players at our JV program looking to make an impact at the Varsity level. As a result, competition against our opponents and competition within our team itself is expected to be fierce.

Next Level. The Fire have been knocking on the door to the State Tournament the past 3 years with 3 Section final appearances. Is this the year the Fire break through to the big dance? A lot of it will depend on the transition this older team makes throughout the year. The team is made up of older players with many Seniors and Juniors so experience will be a key factor in the very competitive Section 2AA playoffs.

Who will set the stage for the years to come? Holy Family has seen its hockey program grow over the years with such broad-based, high level talent. The competition amongst these players will be fun to watch as they challenge each other for ice time, battle opponents in big games, and set the stage for the time they will be expected to lead the green and white.

I believe strongly that competition makes us all better. It makes me a better coach; it makes my athletes better as players, as students and as part of the greater Holy Family community. I am continually proud of what my student-athletes have accomplished. They are a group of young men that work hard, wear the Holy Family colors with pride, ad always give their best effort. It is an honor to be their coach and I hope you will enjoy their talents as they compete to their best during the 2019-2020 hockey season.

On behalf of the players, the team, and the coaching staff, I thank you very much for your support.

Coach Rahn

Varsity Head Coach

Noel Rahn

Noel Rahn brings over 35 years of hockey playing/coaching experience to the Holy Family Hockey Program. Under his leadership he has guided the Fire from a Class A hockey program to one of the top Class AA Hockey Program in Minnesota. He has guided the Fire to 6 Wright County Conference Championships in the past 7 seasons. He currently holds the school record for wins with 169 after 9 seasons at the helm. His current record as a head coach at HF stands at 169-58-6 after 9 seasons.

Noel grew up playing youth hockey in Edina where he played 3 years of Varsity hockey. During his junior season, he led the Edina Hornets to a State High School Championship. Following High School, Rahn went on to play for the University of Wisconsin, where the Badgers won the NCAA Championship his freshman season. Rahn was drafted in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. 

After his playing days, Rahn served as an NHL agent with his brother in law Brian Lawton called Lawton Sport and Financial. They built a very successful agency together and later sold their business to a current top agency called Octagon Hockey.

Rahn went on to scout in the NHL for the Phoenix Coyotes and the Minnesota Wild for 5 years where he was responsible for scouting some of the top talent in High School, Major Junior, USHL and Colleges around the world. He worked closely with some of the top hockey minds during his tenure with these NHL teams.

Today, in addition to coaching the Fire, Rahn owns and operates one the top Training Facilities/Programs in the Midwest called Velocity Hockey. He currently owns 3 training facilities in Edina, Eden Prairie and Osseo/Maple Grove.  Velocity offers a variety of On-Clinics, 3 on 3 Leagues, Off-Ice Training and Tournaments for all boys and girls of all ages. They can we found at www.velocityhockeycenter.com

 

 

 

Varsity Asst. Coach 

Stephane Veilleux

Stéphane Veilleux was born and raised in a small town in Beauce, Quebec, Canada. He was introduced to hockey at the age of 3 years old and grew up playing hockey in Quebec. At the age of 16, Stephane was drafted in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in the 8th round by the Victoriaville Tigres. He was later traded to Val-d’Or Foreurs where he was a star player and won the QMJHL Championship in 2001. Later that year, Stéphane was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. In 2003, he won the AHL Calder Cup Championship with the Houston Aeros and finished the playoffs as the leading scorer in playoffs.

Stéphane’s strong characteristics of passion, perseverance, determination, energy and leadership gave him the opportunity needed to play 17 professional seasons of hockey. He has played over 1,000 professional games in his career. Out of those, he played 526 NHL games, the majority with the Minnesota Wild and Tampa Bay Lightning. Due to his continuous work ethic and team-oriented mentality, Staphane was recognized as a team captain in his 2001, 2003 and 2015 seasons. He has also been named assistant captain for most of the teams he has played for. 

Hockey gave Stephane the opportunity to travel the world and play the game he loves in countries such as Finland, Switzerland, Japan, Russia, China and South Korea. With that, he was able to experience different professional hockey leagues and cultures, as well as evaluate and learn from many diverse styles of coaching, players and teammates, and team dynamics. Having the ability to recognize the different personalities and relationships of each player are strong tools that Stephane has learned throughout his career. To him, each player is unique and it is his priority to maximize the potential skill level and development of every single player.

Stephane currently is the lead on ice instructor at the Velocity Hockey Center at both the Eden Prairie and Osseo locations.

Varsity Asst. Coach

David MAley

David played 9 seasons and over 500 total games in the National Hockey League.

He played for five different NHL teams and won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens, the team that drafted him in the 2nd Round, 33rd overall.  Prior to his NHL career, David attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he was an NCAA Champion.  He was also the captain of his high school hockey team that captured the Minnesota State High School Championship.  He represented team USA in Finland for the World Championships and played for the San Francisco Spiders of the IHL and the Albany River Rats of the AHL.  In total, David played 11 professional years of ice hockey. 

David started coaching ice hockey as a summer college job at Shattuck Academy Hockey Schools in Faribault, MN with his assistant coach from the University of Wisconsin, Grant Standbrook.  Most every off-season while playing professionally, David attended summer camps to coach and work with players of all ages.  Since retiring from playing professional hockey in 2000, he has stayed connected to the game and has coached teams and trained players in both ice and roller hockey. 

He and his wife Karin have three children, Michaela, Ryan, and Shae and reside in Excelsior, MN.  

JV Head Coach

Darrell Lindemann

This is Darrell’s 4th year coaching at Holy Family boys hockey.  Darrell Lindemann has been involved with all facets of hockey since he started playing youth hockey in Crystal, MN.  He was on the high school hockey team at Cooper High School beginning in 9th grade and played High School baseball as a 9th grader as well.  Following high school, he played a short time in the USHL Junior League before hanging the skates up from hockey and completed his degree at Mankato State University.  Darrell spent many years as a Level 4 hockey referee officiating youth to high school level games.  He enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for the game and is a great communicator with the players.  Darrell specializes in proper skating technique, edge work and over speed skating with all ages of players and trains players in the summer to get quicker and faster for the upcoming hockey season.  He has been a youth boys and girls hockey coach for 10+ years for the Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association and was on their Hockey Development Committee. 

He encourages passion for the game, creating lifetime memories, playing as a team and teaching players respect for their teammates is an important part of developing student athletes.  Darrell understands hockey doesn’t last forever but teaching kids to be kind and caring to one another will last the rest of your life.  If Darrell’s not coaching, he enjoys time with his wife Julie and son Gavin (Senior) and daughter Jaiden (Freshman) who attend Holy Family.

JV Assistant Coach Pat Furlong

Pat Furlong  grew up in Hibbing, Minn., in the shadows of the Memorial Building where hockey quickly became his sport of choice. He played football, baseball and hockey at Hibbing High School, earning All-Conference recognition during his senior hockey season. Pat attended college at the University of Minnesota where he majored in marketing/distributive education. He earned his numerals (65) playing freshman hockey, and then lettered the next three years under coach John Mariucci.

His coaching career started with the 1967-68 hockey season at Mound High School. His team competed in the Lake Conference for the first seven seasons of his coaching career and worked hard to close the competitive gap during that time. The move to the newly formed Suburban West conference resulted in seven conference championships between 1975-1990. The later move to the Tri-Metro conference resulted in an additional championship in 1992. After two year’s off of coaching high school hockey, and one year at Monticello with the boy’s program, Furlong returned to coaching the girls team in Mound for 10 years. This tenure included conference championship teams in 1997 and 1998. Since leaving Mound after the 2005 season, Furlong has coached at Benilde St. Margaret’s (two years), Eden Prairie (two years), Holy Family (two years) and Edina (three years) with both boys and girl’s teams. Furlong has coached more than 1,000 hockey games and is still coaching to this day, and his ongoing record as a coach is 599-462-33.

Furlong is quick to say that he’s never had a bad day teaching and coaching; maybe a bad hour or two, but he never allowed that to turn in to a bad day. Teaching and coaching has been a passion throughout his life and he has made it a commitment to always show up to the rink or in the classroom excited and ready to go. Despite the ups and downs, the tough seasons, and tough losses, he made the commitment to stay positive and continue to give his energy to coaching and working with the students and players.

 

 

2019-20 Fire Schedule

2019-2020 Holy Family Hockey Schedule
Nov. 23th vs Hutchinson                5:00 & 7:00pm

Nov. 30th @ Lakeville North          5:00 & 7:00pm
Dec. 3rd @ Blake                            5:30 & 7:30pm
Dec. 5th @ STMA                            5:00 & 7:00pm 
Dec. 10th @ Mound                        5:00 & 7:00pm
Dec. 14th @ St. Thomas                5:00 & 7:00pm
Dec. 17th vs Orono                        5:00 & 7:00pm
Dec. 19th @ Lakeville South         5:00 & 7:00pm
Dec. 21st vs AHA (Tria)                  11:00 & 2:00pm
Dec. 26th @ SLP BSM                   10:00 & 5:00pm
Dec. 27th @ SLP Elk River            8:00 & 2:30pm
Dec. 28th @ SLP Andover             2:30 & 7:30pm
Jan. 3rd @ Greenway                     5:00 & 7:00pm
Jan. 4th  @ Grand Rapids             1:00 & 3:00pm
Jan. 7th @ Litchfield                      5:00 & 7:00pm
Jan. 9th @ Waconia                       5:00 & 7:00pm
Jan. 14th @ Delano                        5:15 & 7:15pm
Jan. 22 vs New Prague       1:00 & 3:00pm

Jan. 24 vs Orono                 5:00 & 7:00pm
Jan. 26 @ Cretin                  1:00 & 3:00pm
Feb. 5 vs STMA                   5:00 & 7:00pm
Feb. 7 @ Prior Lake            5:00 & 7:00pm
Feb. 9 vs Duluth (U of M)    5:00 & 7:00pm
Feb. 12 vs St. Cloud            5:00 & 7:00pm
Feb. 16 vs Stillwater           1:00 & 3:00pm

Hockey Philosophy

The Holy Family Hockey Program's main focus is to build quality people through Ice Hockey and Academics.

The athletes are challenged with high expectations in a structured environment, which lets the athlete explore their own creativity.

Academics are strongly reinforced and must be kept at a high level before the athlete competes on the ice.

Through this process an individual with strong moral fiber, a quality work-ethic and the ability to lead is introduced into the community. 

How We Coach

  • Puck possession is the main focus. Avoid dump and chase at all costs.
  • Player creativity within the team concept is stressed at all times.
  • Players are held accountable for all 3 zones, especially the Defensive Zone.
  • Players are allowed to make mistakes and are given positive feedback.
  • Video sessions are addressed with the team and individuals throughout the season.
  • Forwards, Defensemen and Goalies each have a specific coach. Coaches split up multiple times in practice to work on position specific skills each week.
  • Players are challenged with high expectations and are encouraged to set lofty, but attainable goals.
  • Coaches and the program promote players to go on to the next levels of hockey; NAHL, USHL, Division III and Division I, etc.
  • The Holy Family program puts the athlete and the program first and foremost, always.

Season Planning

The High School schedule is different on many different levels from the youth associations. Practices play a huge part in the development and preparation for our 25 game season. 

Games can fall on any day of the week. This means practices need to planned and organized ahead of time in such a way that gives our players the best chance to succeed as an individual and most importantly as a team. We do this with the following tools and techniques. 

  • Using pre determined practice plans that we customize and build on FlexxCoach that allows players to see plans BEFORE practice.
  • Monitor player Strength, Conditioning and Body Composition throughout the season.
  • Monitor players class schedule and grades DAILY to make sure players are on track to succeed in the classroom.
  • Determining on and off Ice plan based off school and game schedule that week.

Film Sessions

We believe game and practice footage is essential to the development of our players in todays game. Our goal is to make a professional level of video teaching points available to our players at all times. The Crossover Video Platform allows us to do the following. 

  1. Provide player access to every game 24/7
  2. Give detailed oriented advice directly on the footage via drawing tools/breakdowns
  3. Focus in on smaller groups ex. Forwards, Defense, Goalie, Power Play, Penalty Kill. 
  4. Send footage to Junior, College, and NHL Scouts. 

2019-20 Varsity Roster

#5  Trey Fechko
#6  Ben Reddan
#7 Jacob Cameron

#8  Noel Rahn   
#9  Grant Limke

#10  Charlie Lindberg
#11  Luke Roelofs
#12  Jacob McPartland
#15  Marc Lund
#16  Lucas Jorgenson
#18  Spencer Lewin
#19  Nick Blood
#21  Nick Strand
#22  Jaden Anderson
#24  Petr Vanvoorhis
#25  Bishop Schugel
#27  Tyler Heise
#29  Dylan Halliwill
#35  Alex Pellicci

2019-20 HF Captains

#16  Lucas Jorgenson

#22  Jaden Anderson  

#5 Trey Fechko

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5-10
Weight:     170

#6 Ben Reddan

2019-20 Season: Junior

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Right
Height:      510
Weight:     160

#7 Jacob Cameron

2019-20 Year: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'8
Weight:     165

#8 Noel Rahn

2019-20 Year: Junior

Position:   Defense
Shoots:     Right
Height:      6'4
Weight:     170

#9 Grant Limke

2019-20 Season: Junior

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      6'0
Weight:     170

#10 Charlie Lindberg

2019-20 Year: Junior

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'9
Weight:     155

#11 Luke Roelofs

2019-20 Year: Junior

Position:   Defense
Shoots:     Left
Height:      6'2
Weight:     175

#12 Jacob McPartland

2019-20 Year: Junior

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'9
Weight:     155

#15 Marc Lund

2019-20 Season: Junior

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      6'3
Weight:     185

#16 Lucas Jorgenson

2019-20 Season: Senior

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      6'3
Weight:     185

#18 Spencer Lewin

2019-20 Year: Junior

Position:   Defensemen
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'11
Weight:     170

#19 Nick Blood

2019-20 Year: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'10
Weight:     175

#21 Nick Strand

2019-20 Season: Junior

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'10
Weight:     160 

#22 Jaden Anderson

2019-20 Season: Senior

Position:   Defensemen
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'11
Weight:     175

#24 Petr Vanvoorhis

2019-20 Year: Junior

Position:   Defensemen
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'10
Weight:     170

#25 Bishop Schugel

2019-20 Year: Junior

Position:   Defensemen
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'9
Weight:     160

#27 Tyler Heise

2019-20 Year: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'8
Weight:     155

#29 Dylan Halliwill

2019-20 Season: Junior

Position:   Goaltender
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'8
Weight:     150

#35 Alex Pellicci

2019-20 Season:  Junior

Position:   Goalie
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'8
Weight:     125

 

2019-20 JV Team

#1  Lucas Rice
#2  Johnny Hussey
#3  Keyan Schugel
#5  Ryder Ferguson
#13 Jake Teeter
#14 Ethan Hall
#17 Jack Barth
#20 Tommy Agerland
#23 Ryan Thurk
#26 Mark Rahn
#28 Joe Schmidt
#30 Bennett Reinhard
#32 Daxton Burdak
#33 Jackson Riley
#34 Tyler Thode
#37 Kieran Paidosh
#38 Luke Obrien
#40 Charlie Haub
#41 Abe Melek




#1 Lucas Rice

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Goalie
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'6
Weight:     140lbs

#2 Johny Hussey

2019-20 Season: Freshmen

Position:   Froward 
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'10
Weight:     165

#3 Keyan Schugel

2019-20 Season: Freshmen

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'7
Weight:     150lbs

#5 Ryder Ferguson

2019-20 Year: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'9
Weight:     155

#13 Jake Teeter

2019-20 Season: Senior

Position:   Defense 
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5-8
Weight:     160 

#14 Ethan Hall

2019-20 Season: Freshmen

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'10
Weight:     155

#17 Jack Barth

2019-20 Year: Sophomore

Position:   Defensemen
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'10
Weight:     160

#20 Tommy Agerland

2019-20 Season: Freshmen

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Left
Height:      6'1
Weight:     160

 

#23 Ryan Thurk

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left 
Height:      6'1
Weight:     175

#26 Mark Rahn

2019-20 Year: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'11
Weight:     150

#28 Joe Schmidt

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Defensemen
Shoots:     Left
Height:      6'0
Weight:     170

#30 Bennett REinhard

2019-20 Season: Freshmen

Position:   Goaltender
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'8
Weight:     140

#32 Daxton Burdak

2019-20 Season: Freshmen

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'9
Weight:     150

#33 Jackson Riley

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'10
Weight:     165

#34 Tyler Thode

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left 
Height:      5'9
Weight:     155

#37 Kieran Paidosh

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'9
Weight:     155

#38 Luke O'Brien

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left 
Height:      5'9
Weight:     155

#40 Charlie Haub

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left 
Height:      5'8
Weight:     150

#41 Abe Melak

2019-20 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left 
Height:      5'9
Weight:     155

Summer Training Program

Dates: June 10th-July 26th         On Ice
Dates: June 3rd-August 16th      Off Ice

June 3rd Lifts  3:00-4:00pm and 4:15-5:15pm
June 5th Lifts  3:00-4:00pm and 4:15-5:15pm
June 7th Lifts  3:00-4:00pm and 4:15-5:15pm

Group #1 Ice Times starting June 10th:  Monday & Wednesday from 9:45-11:00am & Friday's 8:15-9:15am

Group #1 Off Ice Times starting June 10th Monday & Wednesday 11:20-12:20pm & Friday's 10:00-11:00am

Group #2 Ice Times starting June 10th Monday's & Wednesday 11:15-12:30pm & Friday's 9:30-10:30am

Group #2 Off Ice Times starting June 10th Monday & Wednesday 12:45-1:45pm & Friday's 11:00-12:00pm

Our summer training program uses the latest science and advanced methods in hockey training to improve Strength, Speed & Power. Our athletes are monitored in strength, speed, and power tests to provide individualized programs and feedback on training progression. 

The Summer Training Program is our second block of off-season training and focuses on increasing Maximal Strength. We break this block up into specific 2 week cycles that teach the body to absorb force therefore allowing it to produce higher forces in return. This allows the body and muscles to be more reactive and makes the body more resilient to the stresses experienced on ice.

These comprehensive 1 hour workouts are specifically designed for our hockey players. The first part of the workout focuses on movement which includes a dynamic warm up, mobility and speed development. The second part of the workout is dedicated to strength training with plyometrics, conditioning and recovery. 

Velocity Training Center

Our ownership of Velocity Hockey Center means we have a state of the art training facility that is conveniently located at Braemar Arena in Edina. Filled with all the tools any athlete needs to continue to grow as a hockey player and further enhance their ability to achieve their hockey goals.

Our top of line training staff will work closely with all our Holy Family players from the day they enroll into our school.  Training will be available 12 months a year on a daily basis for any players who wants to train. 

The facility also has a Stick-handling area, Shooting zone area and Skating Treadmill.  All of these areas are included in the training and will be accessible to all players 12 months a year.

Program Highlights:

  • Professional Strength Coaches
  • Elite Training Facility with the best & latest equipment.
  • Sessions will take place on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
  • Speed & Agility Sessions on Tuesday and Thursday's
  • Focus on Speed, Power, Injury Prevention and Hockey Specific Energy Systems.
  • Additional services available: Reflexive Performance Reset, Functional Movement Screening, Prehab and Rehab protocols, Body Fat Testing, Hormonal Analysis, Nutritional Guidance.

Fall Captains Practice

Fall Strength Training 

The Holy Family Fire will start there captain's practice the 2nd week of September.  This program will be 11 weeks long.  Players will start the first 3 weeks with just strength and conditioning. The training sessions will be on all Monday's, Wednesday and Friday at the Velocity Training Center in Edina after school. 

The On Ice sessions will start the ladder part of September.  All skating sessions will be held at the Victoria Ice Arena in Victoria across the street from the High School. Players will skate on ALL Tuesday's and Thursday's after school from 3:00pm to 4:15pm. We will have an elite coach running all these sessions to prepare the kids for the upcoming tryouts through skills, systems and tactics practices as well as conditioning.

The Fall strength program is our third block of off-season training and thus focuses on power and speed. The weights become lighter and more explosive as we want to increase the rate of force development. This will allow the athlete to maximize their speed heading into the season.

These comprehensive 1 hour workouts are specifically designed for our hockey players. The first part of the workout focuses on movement which includes a dynamic warm up, mobility and speed development. The second part of the workout is dedicated to strength training with plyometrics, conditioning and recovery. 

In-Season Training

The Holy Family Fire hockey In-Season Strength and Conditioning Program is one of the most utilized tools in our hockey season. Workouts alternate between a strength focus and a power/speed focus.

There are three major reasons why our players are required to participate in our in season program at Holy Family.

Strength & Speed Maintenance:
Maintaining strength levels is essential to athletes performing at a high level year-round as well as In-Season. The maintained strength allows the athlete to produce optimal forces on the ice and maintain skating efficiency. Significant decreases in strength and speed can happen in as little as 7 days.

Injury Prevention:
Keeping a high level of strength also acts as an injury prevention measure. The higher the strength levels in an athlete the higher the ability to absorb and re-distribute shock and stress effectively. At some point every hockey player will deal with a situation where they could get injured. Injuries come down to how well prepared and how their bodies handle those situations

Stress Maintenance and Recovery:
Stress is accumulated in school, practices, games, and daily life. High stress levels can significantly interfere with the body’s physiological systems and lead to poor performance and even injury. The ability to manage these stresses will have a profound impact on your ability to perform optimally. Our in-season program includes recovery methods to counteract the accumulated stress of the season and keep the athlete healthy and functioning at a high level.

Spring Training

Gain the Advantage over your Competition

Our spring training program is our first block of off-season training and focuses on work Capacity. During this block our main goal is to improve the amount of training and athlete can perform, recover from and positively adapt to. This lays the cornerstone for long term training success as it improves fitness levels and will allow more intense training throughout the off-season.

These comprehensive 1 hour workouts are specifically designed for our hockey players. The first part of the workout focuses on movement which includes a dynamic warm up, mobility, speed development,  and plyometrics. The second part of the workout is dedicated to strength training, conditioning and recovery.

Periodized Training

Dryland training programs can vary greatly between our High School aged players, however we try to keep the same training philosophy and goals.

We emphasize a comprehensive off-season training program at Holy Family that is designed to increase the Strength, Speed & Power of each athlete while also increasing their mobility and reduce sport injuries. Our strength and conditioning coaches design our program based on the principle of periodization. Periodization is the systematic planning of training to reach the best possible performance in the most important time of the year. Training is planned to improve all of our players overall strength, speed, and mobility to allow them to become complete athletes and perform through the rigors of the hockey season.

Many of our players will inherently have strength and weaknesses within their physiological make up. Some muscles will be stronger than others, some will be more mobile and some will be faster. Through an athletic evaluation we can determine these strengths and weaknesses and prescribe a progressive training program that will address these muscle imbalances through strengthening with correct exercise techniques to help maximize their physical potential.  All of this is done prior to coming to play at HF.

Block 1: Work Capacity

Block 2: Strength

Block 3: Power and Speed

Block 4: In-Season

 

Chuck Lobe

Chuck Lobe was previously at Florida Atlantic University as Director and head strength and conditioning coach in January of 2012-December 2016.  In this roll, Lobe took over the responsibility of integrating methods and philosophies of development, maintenance, and injury reduction with FAU's 20-intercollegiate teams, including more than 500 student athletes.
Lobe came to FAU from the University of Denver, where he was in his first season as its Director of strength and conditioning. He spent the previous three years in the same position for the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning who advanced to the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals. With the Lightning, Lobe designed and implemented year-round performance-based training for the players. He also developed and instructed fitness testing for the Lightning organization as well as for prospects and training camps.

Before Tampa Bay, Lobe served as Director and head strength and conditioning coach for Minnesota State University, Mankato from 2004-08. He managed the strength and conditioning department which oversaw all 23 sport programs. Lobe was part of 18 conference championships and worked with more than 75 All-Americans. He also helped build the foundation which led to Minnesota State's 2009 NCAA women's basketball championship.

Prior to Minnesota State, Lobe spent over six years with various strength and conditioning programs with the University of Minnesota athletic department. Lobe began working with Minnesota student-athletes as an intern in 1998 and soon after became a graduate assistant, and soon after full-time assistant strength and conditioning coach. In that time, he was a part of eight NCAA championship teams, 19 individual NCAA champion athletes, 12 Big Ten champion teams, multiple individual conference champions and more than 120 All-Americans in a variety of sports at Minnesota.

Home Arena

The Holy Family Fire home arena is the Victoria Recreation Center located in Victoria MN.  The rink is one block south of the Holy Family High School Campus. The Varsity and JV Teams play all their games and practices at this arena.

Practice times are as follow:

Varsity 2:45pm-4:15pm on East Rink

JV 2:45pm-3:45pm on West Rink

Game times are 5:00pm & 7:00pm on weekdays and 1:00pm & 3:00pm on weekends.

Shane Gersich

  • D1 Commitment to North Dakota Sioux.
  • 3rd All-Time leading scorer at Holy Family with 74 goals and 89 assists for 163 points. 
  • 2 year All-Conference Selection
  • 2 Year MN HS Elite League Member.
  • USA Hockey NTDP member
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16, 17 & 18 Festival National Camp
  • 1st Overall pick in USHL Futures Draft by Omaha Lancers
  • 5th round draft pick in the NHL draft by the Washington Capitals.

Matt Anderson

  • D1 Commitment to UMD Bulldogs.
  • 2017 Mr. Hockey Finalist
  • 2nd All-Time scoring leader as a Defensemen at Holy Family.
  • 2 year All-Conference Selection
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16 & 17 National Camp member
  • Drafted 2nd overall in the USHL 1st Round Futures Draft by the Green Bay Gamblers.
  • 1st Team All-State Selection in the 2015-16 Season. 

James Marooney

  • D1 Commitment to Ohio State University
  • Mn Elite League Participant.
  • 2017 All Conference Selection.
  • USHL Waterloo Blackhawks
  • HP 15,16,17 & 18 Selection.
  • HF Captain Sophomore, Junior & Senior Years. 

Jared Moe

                        

  • D1 Commit to the University of Minnesota
  • USA Hockey Select 15 & 16 Festival 
  • MN HS Elite League Selection 
  • All-Conference Selection 2017
  • Drafted 6th Round of USHL Draft by Waterloo Blackhawks.
  • 2017 USHL Top Prospects Game

Will Garin

  • D1 Commitment to Bentley Falcons
  • 2nd All-Time Leading scorer at Holy Family with 88 Goals and 123 Assists for 211 Points.
  • Mr. Hockey Top Ten Finalist in 2015-2016 
  • 3 year All-Conference Selection
  • 3 year MN HS Elite League member.
  • 2nd Team All State Selection in the 2015-16 Season.
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16 & 17 National Camp Selection
  • Drafted in USHL 1st Round by the USHL Cedar Rapids Roughriders. 

Dylan Woolf

  • D1 Commitment to St. Lawrence Saints
  • 2 Year MN HS Elite League Member
  • 3 Time All-Conference Selection
  • 2 year Captain for the Holy Family Fire
  • 3rd All-Time leading Defensemen at Holy Family with 97points.
  • MN Hockey Great 8 Selection
  • NIT Tournament Selection
  • Drafted by the USHL Lincoln Stars

Joe Hankinson

                             

  • D1 Commit to University New Hampshire
  • Cedar Rapids USHL
  • 3 Year Varsity Player
  • All Conference Selection
  • 2017-18 Fire Captain 
  • Des Moines Buccaneers Draft Pick
  • MN HS Elite League Member 2016 & 2017
  • U16 Blades Member

Joey Marooney

  • D1 Commitment to Minnesota Gophers.
  • 142 career points in just 103 games played.
  • Captain for the Holy Family Fire
  • 2 Time All-Conference Selection.
  • 2 Year MN HS Elite League Member.
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16 & 17 Festival National Camp Selection.
  • Great 8 and NIT Tournament Selection 
  • Cedar Rapids Rough Riders (USHL)

Ben Almquist

  • D1 Commitment to University of Wisconsin
  • 4 Year Varsity Starter
  • Mr. Hockey Finalist 
  • 2nd Team All-State Selection
  • 1st Team All-Metro Selection
  • 2 Time All-Conference Selection
  • Tri-City Storm (USHL)
  • 2016-17 & 2017-18 Holy Family Leading Scorer.
  • USA High Performance Select 16's, 17's & 18
  • 2016 U18 Blades Team Leading scorer 

Brady Ziemer

  • D1 Commitment to St. Cloud State
  • 4 year of Varsity Player
  • Merritt Centennials BCHL
  • Green Bay Gamblers USHL
  • 2017 MN Elite League Member
  • 2017 National Camp 17's Participant
  • 2018 3rd Team All State Selection
  • 2018 2nd Team All Metro Team

Mack Byers

                            

D1 Commitment to Northern Michigan University

Trey Fechko

                            

  • D1 Commitment to Arizona State
  • 3rd Round Future's USHL Pick Madison Capitals
  • USA Select 15 National Camp Selection
  • USA Select 16 National Camp Selection 

Ryan Swanson

  • D1 Commitment to West Point (Army)
  • All Time Leading Defensemen at HF with 135 points in just 103 games.
  • Two time All-Conference Selection.
  • Two year Captain for the Fire.
  • Great 8 Selection & NIT Tournament Selection.
  • USA Hockey Select 17 Selection
  • NIT All-Star Game Selection

 

Jaxson Stauber

  • D1 Commitment to Mankato State University
  • 2 Year Varsity Player for the Fire
  • 2016 Mn Blades Participant 
  • USA Select 15 & 16 Festival Participant
  • Top 10 goalie for Save% and Wins

John Peterson

  • D3 Commitment to St. Thomas 
  • Holy Family's All-Time leading scorer with 110 Goals and 156 Assists for 256 Points.
  • 11th All-Time in Minnesota State High School History.
  • 3 year All-Conference Selection.
  • 2 year Holy Family Fire Captain.
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16 & 17 Festival Selection.
  • Great 8 Selection & NIT Tournament Selection.
  • Drafted by the USHL Waterloo Blackhawks.

Garrett Pinoniemi


                           

  • Committed to University of Minnesota
  • 1st Round Draft Pick USHL Lincoln Stars
  • National Camp Participant for Select 15's,16's and 17's
  • 2017 All-Conference Selection
  • 2018 All-Conference Selection
  • 2019 All-Conference Selection
  • 2 Time Elite League MN Member 

Dayton Rasmussen

  • D1 Commitment to Denver Pioneers.
  • 2 year Varsity at Holy Family.
  • Drafted by the USHL Tri-City Storm.
  • USA Hockey U17 National Team Selection.
  • USA Hockey U18 Hlinka Cup Selection. 
  • USHL Prospects All-Star Game.

Brady Reisgraf


  • D1 Commitment to Bemidji State Beavers
  • 72 Points in his career at Holy Family
  • All-Conference Selection
  • 2 Year Captain for the Holy Family
  • Drafted by the USHL Fargo Force

Garrett Riebling

  • D3 Commitment to St. John's University
  • 4 Year Starter at Holy Family
  • 2 Year Captain for the Fire
  • 91 Total points scored in his 4 years.
  • All-Conference Selection Junior & Senior year.

The School

Touching Minds and Hearts

Among the soil-rich rolling hills of the southwest metro sits the welcoming town of Victoria, Minnesota. Within the city’s borders lies an equally welcoming center of educational excellence: Holy Family Catholic High School. Located conveniently near Highway 5, the school serves students in grades 9 through 12 who are particularly motivated by academic achievement, athletic opportunities, the arts, and spiritual growth.

With students highly motivated to succeed, the faculty and staff are committed to developing caring, respectful, and con dent leaders who are critical thinkers and can bear the torch of Christian values in everything they strive to do - now and in the future. During each student’s four-year educational journey, Holy Family provides a nurturing environment in which every student is respected, loved, and treated as family.

 

Holy Family is Unique

The environment of Holy Family Catholic High School provides a unique high school experience. Holy Family maintains small class sizes to ensure optimal learning and to allow every student to shine based on his or her own gifts. The curriculum is focused and points clearly toward the goal of solid college preparation and academic excellence.

We are a Catholic high school. At the core of the Holy Family Catholic High School experience are Catholic Christian beliefs, values and traditions.

We prepare students for college and for life. Our academic focus is college preparedness, and students are lifted to their greatest potentials in a climate that supports lifelong learning.

We develop Christian leaders with global perspectives. Our Leadership Institute, paired with local, national, and global service opportunities, develops moral and ethical leaders with the skills and experiences needed to make their families, workplaces and world better places.

A Day in the Life

A typical day for students at Holy Family Catholic High School is filled with studies, sports, clubs, prayer, and a strong sense of accomplishment.

Unique to our school, the daily student-led Convocation is a time for the student body, faculty, and staff to gather for prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and community building activities.

For most students, the day continues well past the last bell through one of our 29 sports, performance opportunities, competitive academic programs such as robotics, Youth in Government, Knowledge Bowl, Math League, or a wide variety (more than 30) of clubs.

Academic requirements

Grades

  • No grades lower than a "C"
  • "C" grades are to be given a more focused plan

Classwork

  • Assignments must be turned in on time.
  • Any outstanding assignments or other work needs to be turned in before the player goes to practice or plays in a game.
  • Practices and games are taken away until academic standards are met. The school offers extra help outside of classes and athletes must take advantage of this aid in order to get their academics up to par.

Parents & Coaches Updates

  • Players and parents are able to see the academic progress online.
  • Coaches are given daily academic updates.

"When the academics are take care of - the stress of school is lifted and the performance on the ice increases."

Religion

1. 15% of our student population is not Catholic.

2. Students take theology courses all four years. These are not sacramental prep courses and are accessible to all faith backgrounds. IN fact, senior year, “World Religions” is an option for their course load.

3. Mass or full-school prayer services are celebrated Monthly.

4. Students who are not Catholic participate in Mass and other celebrations, but are not compelled or expected to convert. This is a very comfortable approach.

5. All faith backgrounds are welcome and celebrated here. It isn’t a matter of tolerance – it is acceptance.

6. Faith-based schools provide a moral code that positively impacts student behavior and academic achievement. Visiting HF will demonstrate how this occurs.