Unlock Potential with My Hockey House

Enter the house where the essential player resources are found: on- and off-ice training, nutrition, mental performance, analysis and more.
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We Raise Your Game

Think Different. Train Different. Play Different.

At My Hockey House, we raise our players to expect more and be more through a results-based approach to development. Our trained and dedicated coaches know the difference between effective teaching versus unsuccessful telling and are passionate about helping players take their game to the next level.

Our Core Values

My Hockey House 5 Pillars.
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Attitude

A positive attitude is essential in achieving success both on and off the ice. We believe that maintaining a can-do attitude, being open to feedback, and approaching challenges with a growth mindset can help players reach their full potential.
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Gratitude

We believe that cultivating a sense of gratitude is important in developing a positive and healthy mindset. By focusing on the things we're thankful for, we can shift our perspective and appreciate the opportunities and experiences we have. Playing this sport is a privilege. Let's never forget it.
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Patience

We understand that progress takes time, and patience is key to achieving long-term success. We encourage our players to trust the process, stay focused on their goals, and celebrate their small wins along the way.
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Honesty

Honesty is at the core of building trust and relationships. We encourage our players to be honest with themselves and their coaches and to take responsibility for their learning while holding their coaches accountable for their teaching.
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Fun

At the end of the day, hockey should be enjoyable and fun! We believe that incorporating fun and creativity into training sessions can help players stay motivated and engaged, and ultimately lead to better performance.

Available Programs

Dates:
PowerSkating Aug 24 - 25 /
Coaches Clinic Aug 23 - 25

Lethbridge Road Show

Dates: Aug 17-18

Dates: June 21 - 23

WHL Development Skates

Dates: Jun / Jul / Aug

July Skating

Dates: July 2 – 31

July Speed Camp

Dates: July 26 – 28

August Skating

Dates: August 6 – 22

Strength & Conditioning

Dates: April - August

The Team Behind My Hockey House

Meet the Talent that Defines My Hockey House.
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Danielle Fujita

CEO (Chief Edging Officer)
Height:
Short
Weight:
Yeah Right!
Shoots:
Right
Place of Birth:
Lethbridge, AB

Danielle Fujita

Danielle Fujita is one of only two female skating coaches in the NHL and there are only a total of thirteen skating coaches that are working full time for an NHL team. She has been working for the Calgary Flames since 2018 and has over 30 years of coaching experience. She takes a no-nonsense approach to her teaching and yet has a unique ability to truly connect with her athletes. Danielle genuinely cares about the players she works with but she is not ok with status quo, negativity or mediocrity and her coaching clearly reflects that. If she doesn’t see immediate improvement from her players she carries that as her responsibility. She believes that progress comes from effective teaching, accurate communication and creative problem solving. When you see her in action you really gain an appreciation for her gift of teaching!

Chris Kobelka

Chris has been coaching with Danielle for seven years now and training under her for nine. He is a defenseman currently playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League for the Calgary Canucks. Chris is committed to, and will be playing at, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a Division 1 school in the NCAA, next year. Chris’ coaching philosophy is to grow the love for skating as well as the skills within the game of hockey. Chris has a leadership style that is of a positive outlook, allowing focus on what the trainee is doing well while encouraging them to work on the aspects they are finding more difficult for improvement to occur. Chris values the importance of good character and hopes that those he instructs will realize that simply being a good person can open the doors to many future opportunities in their lives, he wants to be able to have a positive impact on his skaters' entire lives, not just the times within the rink.

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Chris Kobelka

Skating & Skills Coach
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
180 lbs
Shoots:
Left
Place of Birth:
Calgary, AB
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Nicole Grenon

Technical Skating Coach
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
250 lbs
Shoots:
Doesn’t matter, I’m a figure skater
Place of Birth:
Calgary, AB

Nicole Grenon

Nicole was a competitive figure skater for 16 years, at both the provincial and national levels. She has over 15 years of coaching experience, with 8 years of it being dedicated to power skating. Nicole has worked with countless individuals and teams on improving their efficiency, control, and power in their skating. Outside of the power skating world, Nicole works as a high school chemistry and physics teacher. She loves bringing her two worlds together by incorporating science and biomechanics into her coaching to allow for players to understand the skating mechanism and apply it to all aspects of their skating. As a coach, Nicole strives to connect personally with the players she works with. Her goal is to not only develop quality skating, but she also aims to be part of personal player development that can be applied to all aspects of life. Nicole is loud, energetic, has a big personality, and she cannot wait to start working with you soon!

Austin Ehret

Austin grew up playing hockey in Calgary for the Calgary North Stars, Edge School and eventually in the AJHL for the Calgary Canucks and Lloydminster Bobcats. Through Austin's hockey career, he had a lot of coaches that helped him develop his hockey AND life skills which contributed to his desire to coach. Austin started coaching in 2014 with Edge School and then moved onto be the skills coach for the Olds Grizzlys and now with My Hockey House. He loves helping players develop skills at game speed and looks forward to helping players meet their goals! When Austin isn't on the ice, he is enjoying running, bouldering, skiing or any form of competition.

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Austin Ehret

Skills Coach
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
160 lbs
Shoots:
The Right Way
Place of Birth:
Calgary, AB
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Hunter Kelso

Assistant Coach
Height:
5' 9"
Weight:
150 lbs
Shoots:
Left
Place of Birth:
Calgary, AB

Hunter Kelso

My name is Hunter Kelso and I am Currently the assistant captain with CHA U17 Prep and affiliated with Olds Grizzly’s in the AJHL. Last season I played U16 Edge Prep 2022-23. Prior to that, I was the Captain of the NWCAA U15 AA team that won Provincial and City champions 2021-22. I am Currently enrolled in grade 11 at the National Sports School. I was born and raised in Calgary, AB and played my minor hockey in Bow River. I have been a student of Danielle’s throughout my career which has greatly enhanced my skating ability and I am now looking forward to working with young up and coming players to help them improve their skating.

Danica Vangsgaard

Danica grew up in competitive figure skating, representing her home province (Beautiful British Columbia) at national-level competitions. After leaving figure skating, she joined rowing, racing for her province, country and university at various regattas. Danica studied kinesiology at Queen’s University, where she specialized in strength and conditioning. Since graduating, Danica has become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is currently interning with Calgary Flames and coaching at the Canadian Sports Institute. Danica is keen to combine her experience in skating with her knowledge of strength and conditioning to develop hockey players both in the gym and on the ice. Beyond hockey, Danica works with triathletes, ultrarunners, and marathoners at Solo Sports Systems. For Danica, sport is as much about personal development as it is athletic development. She strives to help her athletes reach their full potential in sport and in life through a fun and focused sporting environment.

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Danica Vangsgaard

Strength & Conditioning Coach
Height:
Taller than Danielle, shorter than Keegan
Weight:
Jacked
Shoots:
Left
Place of Birth:
Vancouver, BC
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Keegan Kanzig

Strength & Conditioning Coach
Height:
Very Tall
Weight:
Heavy
Shoots:
High and Wide
Place of Birth:
Athabasca, AB

Keegan Kanzig

Keegan Kanzig has six years of experience as a professional hockey player, as well as five years of major junior experience. Throughout his career as an athlete, Keegan took great pride in his strength and conditioning. Drawing on his background, he now makes the same commitment to helping clients achieve their fitness and performance goals. Keegan is a certified Specialist in Strength and Conditioning, as well as a certified Strength Training Specialist.  When Keegan isn't in the gym you can find him in uniform as a Calgary Firefighter, or enjoying the outdoors on a day off.

Vanessa Reeve

Vanessa is our admin assistant for My Hockey House! She describes her job as "the best job and team anyone could ask for". Vanessa and her husband live on their family farm north of Cochrane with their 2 children. They are busy during the hockey season with their son playing elite hockey out of Cochrane, and their daughter's horseback riding. Vanessa is known for her funny outgoing and passionate personality. She strives to be the best at everything she does! She looks forward to getting to know all of My Hockey House's athletes and families!

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Vanessa Reeve

Administrative All Star
Height:
Taller than Danielle
Weight:
LOL
Shoots:
Left
Place of Birth:
North Van, BC
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Chelsea Wong

Skating Coach
Height:
Taller than Danielle
Weight:
Average
Shoots:
Right
Place of Birth:
Calgary, AB

Chelsea Wong

Chelsea competed at provincial, national, and international levels in both singles and synchronized figure skating disciplines. Having experienced Danielle’s coaching firsthand, Chelsea has developed a passion for refining skaters' efficiency, control, and power on the ice. With over 7 years of coaching experience in the realm of skating, Chelsea is excited to contribute her skills and experience to the coaching team. She is committed to enhancing the performance and growth of every athlete at My Hockey House.

Evan Auld

Evan is currently playing U18AAA at Edge School and has trained with Danielle for the last six years and has been assisting with her for the last 3 years.  Evan became a coach to help younger generations learn how to become more effective hockey players, without taking the fun aspect out of the game we love. From a young age Evan struggled with his confidence as a player and he felt that his speed and skill level were never good enough. Evan says, it’s because of this struggle that he hopes to be able to help young players overcome their own struggles to grow into amazing players! If you see Evan out on the ice or in the lobby, don’t be afraid to say hi! Everyone is included and accepted in the My Hockey House community!

Evan Auld

Evan Auld

Assistant Coach
Height:
Taller than Chris
Weight:
185 lbs
Shoots:
Left (back of the net)
Place of Birth:
Calgary, AB
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Ryan Fujita

Development Analyst
Height:
5' 7"
Weight:
185 lbs
Shoots:
Right
Place of Birth:
Lethbridge, AB

Ryan Fujita

Ryan is the talented big brother of skating coach, Danielle Fujita and is the reason why Danielle fell in love with hockey.  Ryan's tenacity, finesse, natural skills and level of IQ were often envied by many.  His work ethic, character and leadership paved a road to a, very successful, 15 year professional career overseas. One of the highlights of Ryan's career was having the honour of participating in the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, representing Team Japan.  We are so excited to have Ryan join the My Hockey House team as our Hockey Analyst and is looking forward to providing feedback to players at all levels.

Emma Belanger

Emma is our Certified Nutritionist at My Hockey House!  She specializes in Sports Nutrition and has worked with athletes from a variety of sports at every age and skill level.  Emma grew up in hockey rinks with her Dad playing over a decade in the NHL and she continues to live in rinks, supporting the hockey players in her life!  Emma truly believes, and has seen with her own eyes, that nutrition is the missing key to taking athletic performance to the next level. She loves helping athletes gain that competitive edge on and off of the ice through nutrition manipulation and periodization.  We are so happy to have Emma a part of our My Hockey House family.

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Emma Belanger

Nutrition Expert
Height:
Very Tall
Weight:
Funny!
Shoots:
Not very well
Place of Birth:
Sault Ste Marie, ON
Taylor Staden

Taylor Staden

Mental Performance Consultant
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
180 lbs
Shoots:
Right
Place of Birth:
Brampton, ON

Taylor Staden

Taylor Staden has been training the minds of athletes since 2019, working predominantly with hockey players. Whether it be through individualized 1-on-1 consulting, or working in a team setting, Taylor's primary focus is on helping athletes develop a mindset that helps them produce more consistent, high-level performances. Past and current clientele of Taylor's include National Team athletes, as well as others across the AHL, OHL, NCAA, ‘AAA’ hockey and more.

Taylor holds a Master of Science degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology from the University of Thessaly, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Psychology from Laurentian University.

Unlocking the Potential in Our Players

Nurturing and promoting the growth of hockey talent - from grassroots levels to professional leagues.

Danielle is an exceptional skating coach who made a significant impact on my skating abilities. Under her guidance, I was able to improve my skating and become a more efficient skater. Helping me to play for as long as I did. I highly recommend her as a dedicated and knowledgeable skating coach.

Matt Stajan

Former NHL Player, Toronto & Calgary

My son had a few technical skating lessons with Danielle. I cannot recommend My Hockey House highly enough. Danielle is fun, energetic, she explains the logic/ physics side behind each technique and also encourages players to push themselves outside of their comfort zone. The skating lesson atmosphere is very positive and enjoyable. She is not just a coach she’s also a mentor. My son looks forward to her lessons every time.

Joyce O

Parent

I have known Danielle for many years so I reached out to her for some help with my sons skating. He worked with Danielle for three months and when I finally saw him play I could not believe how much his skating improved. I was honestly amazed and actually felt very guilty I had not contacted her earlier. She creates an environment that the players enjoy and connects with them both on and off the ice.

Glen Gulutzan

Edmonton Oilers Assistant Coach

I can’t say enough positive and good things about Danielle and her style of coaching. Beyond her exceptional talent for coaching the practical skills, she is well beyond that on what she means to the players. Danielle is able to connect with each player individually, in their style, getting the most out of each. It’s no wonder that everyone that’s skates with her sees immense improvement, but what’s more impressive is how much they enjoy the process. A perfect storm for learning all in the gigantic presence of a 5 foot tall package. Danielle makes every room she walks into more positive and energetic just by being in it. Her team is just as exceptional under her mentorship. Highly recommend.

Hal K.

Parent

Danielle “The Hockey House” brings energy, enthusiasm, passion and technical expertise to every skating session. Her experience working with kids to NHL’ers is top notch! Danielle is at the top of our list for client referrals, giving Dynasty clients the best opportunities for personal development and future success.

Blake Robson

Agent, Dynasty Hockey Group

Danielle has been a big part of my kids' hockey world for more years than I can remember. When we started, he used to look up at her. She has always been amazing at not only the details of skating but also getting and keeping the kids interested in what she was teaching them. I have never seen someone have young kids and teenagers excited about skating for an hour like she does. We have also had the pleasure of working with Nicole and Chris on multiple occasions and everyone is amazing. Kaleb always likes to remind me that I am his favorite coach ever, next to Danielle. Thanks for all that you do.

Ryan L

Parent

I just wanted to share a quick note as I have had the opportunity to work with many development Coaches and Danielle has the innate ability to engage her players and make it a fun and a challenging environment. Danielle's approach ensures a positive result for any player's development journey. It's been a pleasure working and learning from Danielle and I was honoured to get the opportunity to share the ice with her and have players get the opportunity to enhance their skating abilities. If you get the opportunity to work with Danielle I would recommend taking full advantage.

Jason Nicholetts

NHLPA Certified Agent

Invest In Your Hockey Development at My Hockey House

This is the year to become the player you know you can be and unleash your passion for the game.

Are you ready to take your game to the next level?

Available Programs

Dates:
PowerSkating Aug 24 - 25 /
Coaches Clinic Aug 23 - 25

Lethbridge Road Show

Dates: Aug 17-18

Dates: June 21 - 23

WHL Development Skates

Dates: Jun / Jul / Aug

July Skating

Dates: July 2 – 31

July Speed Camp

Dates: July 26 – 28

August Skating

Dates: August 6 – 22

Strength & Conditioning

Dates: April - August

Questions? Contact Us!