Halifax, NS – February 8th – The Atlantic Hockey Group is pleased to announce the launch of their latest addition to their on-ice training programs, Perfect Edge Powerskating. Led by recognized powerskating and skills expert, Jon MacWilliams, this program will focus on improving the skating skills of hockey players of all levels, from beginner to professional.

MacWilliams, who has worked with hundreds of players across the NHL (including Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon & Cale Makar) Major Junior, CIS, and more, brings over 35 years of experience and expertise to the programs that have been offered across Canada, USA & Europe. Perfect Edge  will provide players with the opportunity to develop their skating abilities and take their game to the next level by focusing on edges, balance, stride – East West Mobility. As a coach he has lead teams from U7 to Pro teams in Europe. His certification includes level 4 coach in USA as well as level 2 in Canada. Jon and his wife Mindy, who have 4 children,  reside in the Halifax area where they spend a great deal of time in rinks with their 8 year old hockey playing son Jack..

The program will  join the Atlantic Hockey Group’s existing network of programs which work with over 10,000 hockey players each year. The Atlantic Hockey Group is dedicated to providing players with the best possible training experience, and the addition of Perfect Edge Powerskating will only enhance their offerings.

“We are thrilled to have Jon and his program join the Atlantic Hockey Group family,” said Charlie Bourgeois, President of the Atlantic Hockey Group. “His experience and passion for the game will make a significant impact on the players who participate in the program.”

“It feels very special to come full circle, 35 plus years ago, I started teaching skating in Atlantic Canada and to have an opportunity to work with the young male and female athletes across the region once again is exciting!” said Jon MacWilliams. “My dad was pioneer in the Hockey School industry with strong roots in Saint John NB and Dartmouth NS, to continue that legacy with Atlantic Hockey Group is humbling and I look forward to increasing the skating and skills level of hundreds of players from all over Atlantic Canada. To be a part of what Charlie and his team have built is a no brainer, the opportunities young athletes have year-round in Atlantic Canada should not be taken for granted. I am thrilled to be part of enhancing the on-ice skills and skating program alongside the Professionals at AHG”

“The art of skating hasn’t changed, the equipment has, but the mechanics have remained the same. Bobby Orr would still be a top skater in today’s game. I like to focus on Core skills and not overcomplicate and overwhelm my students. Edge awareness, lateral movement and the ability to gain speed rather than lose it in transitional plays is a huge focus with “THE PERFECT EDGE

For more information on Perfect Edge Powerskating and the Atlantic Hockey Group, please visit their website at https://www.atlantichockeygroup.com/on-ice-training/perfect-edge-powerskating/

Atlantic Hockey Group Email: info@atlantichockeygroup.com