Meet the Coaches


LANCE PITLICK

Ottawa Senators
Florida Panthers


A native of Minneapolis, Lance Pitlick played High School Hockey for Robbinsdale Cooper and joined the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey Team in 1986, playing in the NCAA Championship game in 1989. Lance was drafted in 1986 by the hometown Minnesota North Stars and went on to play eight years in the National hockey league; five seasons with the Ottawa Senators and three years with the Florida Panthers. Daniel Alfredson, Pavel Bure and Maria Hossa have all had the privilege of playing with Lance.

Lance retired from the NHL in 2003. A gritty stay-at-home, physical defenseman known for his tutelage of younger players, Lance turned his efforts toward coaching and skill development following his retirement and has been heavily involved in minor hockey in Minnesota. He created and ran “Lance Pitlick’s Hockey Skill Development School”” for five years and founded his company Sweet Hockey after inventing its flagship product SweetHands to help teach the fundamentals of stickhandling to the youth team he was coaching.

SCOTT BJUGSTAD

Los Angeles Kings
Pittsburgh Penguins
Minesota North Stars

Scott Bjugstad played over 300 games in the NHL with 3 different teams. Scott which see him playing in LA, Pittsburgh and Minnesota. Scott had the opportunity to play with some of the greatest players in hockey including the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. Scott’s best season was in 1985-86 with 43 goals and 76 points. Scott retired in 1994 and then started in his second career as a Professional Hockey Shooting Instructor and has worked with over10000 young hockey players with individual shooting lessons, & over 15,000 Young hockey players in my Shooting & Scoring Schools.

Scott works as a consultant with Easton Hockey in the the Art of Scoring program.