Meet The Team

GET TO KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US... ADVANCED HOCKEY DAY TRAINING INSTRUCTORS.

Michael Vlajkov- Athletic Director at Blyth Academy

Michael is a former OHL defensemen drafted 25th overall to the Ottawa 67’s in 2011. Having his career ended early due to injury Michael transitioned into player development and coaching right after he finished his career.

He is a Certified Hockey Canada Skill Development as well as assistant coach of the Blyth Bruins U16 and U18 teams. Michael is very passionate and bring a wealth of knowledge to the Blyth Program as his goal is to help every athlete reach their next steps in their hockey career.

He has a keen eye for seeing what each player needs to work on and can break down drills to help the player understand why we do the drill and how they can translate the skill into a game.

Nick Rotondi- President of Wave Hockey & N’Ice Stix Hockey/ Head Coach of Blyth Prep 

Nick has been teaching hockey players of all ages around Southern Ontario for over a decade, from young beginners to Elite AAA, OHL, University, Senior AAA and even the National Hockey Leaguers.

Nick’s coaching experience with several teams and organizations across Ontario makes him a well-rounded instructor with vast knowledge and expertise, and as such he continues to provide a highly sought-after, unique approach to hockey development theories. 

Nick is currently President of Wave Sports Inc and is General Manger of Blyth Academy Prep U14-U16-U18, while Head Coaching the U16s & U18’s.  

Nick’s passion is player development in the power skating and puck skills department, with emphasis on spatial awareness and deception!

Jarret Reid- Head Instructor at Wave Hockey

Jarret Reid is our head instructor at Wave Hockey with over 20 years of being an on ice instructor and working with thousands of athletes from the NHL, Jr.A and minor hockey levels.

Jarret brings tons of knowledge and experience to our Blyth program and is able to break down a players skating stride or stickhandling in an elite way. Jarret is First round pick of Sault Greyhounds in 1990 with 3 OHL Championships and 3 Memorial Cup appearances.

With one Memorial Cup win in 1993 and having a 50 goal season in 1992. Jarret holds Sault Greyhound record with 19 goals in 1993 playoffs

Spencer Ridgewell- Blyth Academy/ Wave Hockey Skills Coach and Shooting Coach

Spencer’s ability to connect with minor hockey players is what separates him and other coaches. His energy is contagious and his stick handling and shooting techniques are elite, efficient and translate well into game play. 

Spencer has played 2 World Championships with U19 and 2 World Championships with Men’s Team Canada Floorball (teammates with world famous Pavel Barber).

Spencer worked directly under NHL shooting Coach Tim Turk at Coast to Coast Hockey Academy, and now is the Blyth Academy Skills Coach, along with Skating and Shooting coach at Wave Sports Inc.