Former NHL player Benoit Hogue's career
spanned from 1987 to 2001. He played in 863 regular season, and 92 playoff
games for ten different teams.
His best years came with the Islanders
from 1991-1995. Hogue registered 105 goals during his three and a half season
stay in Nassau, adding 124 assists along the way.
He managed point totals of 75, 75 and
69 in his three full years with the Isles, helping the organization to the Wales
Conference Finals against Montreal in 1992-1993.
During his NHL career, Hogue tallied
222 goals and 321 assists. He won the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in
past several years, "Benny" -- as he prefers to be called --- has been the head
coach of the Junior Islanders Peewee Elite team that participates in the Quebec
Summer Tournament. Royals assistant coach Tony Colombo said, "Benny
is an excellent coach, role model and all around great guy."
Former NHL player, Stanley Cup Champion, Olympic
Silver Medalist with the
Russian National Team. Program Director for Florida Districts. Valeri
played for the New Jersey Devils, Edmunton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers,
and the Chicago Blackhawks. Valeri won the Stanley Cup with
Jersey Devils in 1995.
Prior to his NHL career Valeri played with Khimik in the Soviet league and
toured NHL cities with his club team in 1989, 1990 and 1991. In
International Hockey he represented the Soviet Union at the 1988 World
Junior Hockey Championship and at the 1991 World Hockey Championship. He
was also a member of the Russian team during the 1996 World Cup of Hockey
and the 1998 Olympic Games, where he was a silver medalist.
NHL-Europe(1994-2001):Red Bulls Rodova, Denmark. Golden Puck Award / Best
Player of NHL-Denmark (2001). NHL-USSR (1986-1993), played on Dynamo
Moscow and Soviet Wings vs. New York Rangers, New York Islanders &
Montreal Canadians(1989-1990). USSR Junior National Team: teammate of
Pavel Bure, Alexander Mogilny, Sergei Zubov, and Sergei Fedorov, Gold medalist
at 1989 World Junior Championship. Coaching Experience
(1994-2006) including Junior Players and 2001 first overall NHL draft pick
- Ilya Kovalchuck.
1996-2001, Red Bulls Rodovak, Denmark. Center/right wing, Denmark national
championship gold medallist (2000), silver medallist (2001, 1999, 1998).
Golden Puck Award (Best Player of National Hockey League Europe - Denmark
in 2001). Voted in top five players of National League Denmark in 1996-
1995-1996, Acrone Uasenetse, Slovenia, NHL Europe. 1994-1995, Aeeege
Tegelo Candadese, Italy, NHL Europe. 1992-1993, Soviet Wings, Moscow,
Soviet Elite League. 1990-1992, Torpedo Yaroslavl, Soviet Elite League
1989-1990, Soviet Wings, Moscow, Soviet Elite League. Soviet Elite League.
As a member of the Soviet Wings toured USA and Canada, including games vs.
New York Ranges, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadians, Hartford Whalers
and Quebec Nordiques.
1986-1989, Dynamo Moscow, Soviet Elite League. 1988 Gold Medallist, World
Junior Championship (Anchorage, USA), USSR Junior National Team. Team
included Pavel Bure, Alexander Mogilny, Sergei Fedorov, Sergei Zubov,
Dmitri Khristich. 1983 Silver Medallist, Canadian Junior Tournament Esso Cup.
Conditioning Coach Mike Mejia
Strength and Conditioning Specialist Mike Mejia has been perfecting the B.A.S.E. system for well over a decade. Drawing from his Masters level education in Exercise Science, as well as certifications with both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the International Youth Conditioning Association, Mike has developed an approach to youth athletic development that is truly unique.
By focusing on the specific needs of the athlete, rather than the demands of the sport that he, or she plays, Mike is able to help his students achieve a true appreciation for what it takes to keep their bodies healthy, fit and injury free.
In addition to having worked with hundreds of athletes in sports such as ice-hockey, swimming, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, figure skating, softball, basketball and football, Mike is also an accomplished freelance writer, with over one hundred published articles to date. A frequent contributor and training advisor to Men's Health magazine, Mike's work is currently prominently featured on USA Swimming.org and the national STOP Sports Injuries campaign's official blog. He also serves as a regular columnist for The Long Island Junior Soccer League, Ultimate Athlete magazine, Inside Lacrosse, Inside Lacrosse Women and Splash magazine (the official publication of USA Swimming). The author of several successful books on strength training, his most notable titles include "The Men's Health Better Body Blueprint", "The Home Workout Bible" and"Scrawny to Brawny". Most recently, Mike has just released his first DVD entitled BASE Training: Injury Prevention for Young Athletes.