Spring Hockey Evaluations – 2018

Outside Edge will be holding evaluations for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 born players on September 29th and October 27th, 2017.

To register for the tryout process, you must complete the online registration form:  Register Online.

Check the Tryout Schedule frequently as times are subject to change in order to accommodate the number of registrations.

Programs at all levels will focus on development first (on ice and off ice) with 2 tournaments (1 away – PEI or Moncton and 1 local).

For more information, contact:  chris@outsideedge.ca

In Season Training Starts in October

Our “In Season” training programs start up in October.  We are currently scheduling Private, Semi-Private, Small Group, and Group sessions for Major Bantam, Bantam, Pee Wee, and Atom players.  Programs are designed to maximize athletic development opportunities at each age level.

We strongly believe in the same philosophy that Hockey Canada is promoting – Long Term Athlete Development.  Our training programs provide opportunities to develop athletic strengths and skills in an off ice venue further enhancing our athletes’ passion and enjoyment of sports.  We also ensure that program design facilitates improvement of each athlete’s Primary and Secondary fitness indicators within a fun and competitive environment.

For more information, contact cari@outsideedge.ca.

Spring Hockey – 2017 Tryouts

Outside Edge will be holding tryouts for 2005, 2006, and 2009 born players on September 30th and October 28th.

To register for the tryout process, you must complete the online registration form:  Register Online.

Check the Tryout Schedule frequently as times are subject to change in order to accommodate the number of registrations.

The 2005 and 2006 Spring programs will each feature 30 hours of on ice, 15 hours of off ice, 4.5 hours of classroom time and 2 tournaments.

The 2009 Spring program will feature 18 hours of on ice, 3 hours of off ice (stick handling, passing, and shooting) and 1 tournaments.

For more information, contact:  chris@outsideedge.ca



’04 2016 Spring Program

Outside Edge Hockey Development is pleased to announce that due to demand we are expanding our programming to include a new ’04 Spring Program.  This program will be focused on development and skills progression through a series of highly customized Development Camps, coupled with an option to play in a tournament.    

All interested players should register online.  The program will run with 15 skaters and 2 goalies and will cap at 18 skaters and 3 goalies.  While this program is predominantly being held as a Spring Program, we are holding the first session on November 11, 2015 to evaluate skaters and goalies and assess development areas best suited to the participating athletes.  The program will be customized to address the skills identified in the November 11th session as greatest opportunities for further skills progression.

This program will feature:

  • 30 hours of on ice training (Various rinks in HRM)
  • 15 hours of off ice training (Outside Edge Training Facility)
  • 4.5 hours of video/chalk talk (Outside Edge Training Facility)
  • Practice Jersey and Under Armour T-shirt

$1000.00 + HST (3 scheduled payments) or $900.00 + HST (Early payment option)

Families that opt-in for a tournament will be responsible to cover the following costs:

  • Tournament fee
  • Home and Away Jerseys and Socks

If interested in this program, please Register Now and show up to our November 11th evaluation or contact cari@outsideedge.ca with questions.

Spring 2016 Evaluation Process

Chris and Cari would like to thank all of the players and families who took the time to come out to our evaluations today!

We would like to let everyone know that we will be communicating with families over the weekend to let them know if they will be invited back for our final evaluations on November 11th.

Please feel free to email Chris@outsideedge.ca or Cari@outsideedge.ca if you have any questions.


In-Season Off-Ice Training Starts October 19th

There are still a number of spaces available for Pee Wee AAA and Major Bantam players in our In-Season Off-Ice Training Program.

This program is designed to maximize off-ice Key Performance Indicators that are recognized as being the most important attributes for hockey players.  The in-season program features two groups of 4 athletes in each session.  Sessions are designed and run by Chris Pierce and Natalie Longraphy.  Chris and Natalie maintain a 4 to 1 athlete to instructor ratio throughout most aspects of the in-season program.

Contact Cari with questions or to get registered: cari@outsideedge.ca .


Congratulations to Shane Bowers

Outside Edge’s staff and athletes would like to send out a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Shane Bowers who has been named to Hockey Canada’s Under 17 Program.

Shane has trained off-ice in the Outside Edge Elite Training program for the past 6 years.  During this time, Shane has been extremely committed to hard work and continuous learning, training between 4 and 5 days a week year round.  We are extremely proud of the dedication and commitment that Shane has displayed through our program.

In addition to his personal gains and achievements over the past 6 years, Shane has been an excellent leader to many of our younger participants as he’s helped us on-ice and off-ice in various camps and sessions.

Shane is currently playing as a rookie for the Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL.  He will be leaving his team for a couple weeks at the end of October to join one of Team Canada’s 3 squads to compete in the International Under 17 tournament hosted in Dawson Creek and Fort St John.

Chris and Cari along with our instructors and our current and past athletes will all be cheering for Shane as Team Canada hits the ice in November.

Way to go Shane!  Keep working hard, stay focused, and be your best!

For more news related to Hockey Canada’s Under 17 Program, visit the links below:

3 Nova Scotians Named to Team Canada Under 17 Program

66 Players Named to Hockey Canada’s Under 17 Program

Team Canada Under 17 Roster


Mike Stickland joins Outside Edge Spring Program

We are very excited to announce that Mike Stickland has joined the Outside Edge Spring Program as an Assistant Coach.

Mike brings a wealth of playing experience, having played 4 seasons in the WHL with the Kootenay Ice and Swift Current Broncos.  Mike finished his playing career with 4 seasons at St. Mary’s University.

In his short time coaching in our program he has proven that he is quickly able to build a rapport with the players and he has repeatedly demonstrated his value in practice and on the bench.

We are pleased to have Mike’s commitment to our Spring Program!

Baseline Concussion Testing

Outside Edge Hockey Development is very pleased to announce that our Preferred Partner, ACCEL Physiotherapy, is offering a preferred rate (45% discount) on Baseline Concussion Testing to all athletes who are currently participating or have previously participated in an Outside Edge Hockey Development or Outside Edge Elite Training program.

Baseline Concussion testing is highly recommended by Outside Edge as it is the most effective way to ensure your young athlete can be diagnosed accurately after a head injury.  This facilitates an accurate diagnosis, an objective measurement to use in prognosis, and the quickest possible return to sport after a head injury.

We are very pleased to be working with ACCEL Physiotherapy to deliver opportunities such as Baseline Concussion Testing and strongly encourage all of our athletes to take advantage of this program!

In order to take advantage of this offer, you must attend our free Baseline Concussion Testing presentation on October 19th, 2015 at ACCEL Physiotherapy or email Cari to make an alternative arrangement.  More Information

See ACCEL Physiotherapy’s Complete Concussion Management information sheet as well as ACCEL owner, Karen Decker’s Letter to Parents.