NHL Hockey Camps
Why train at Vancouver Hockey School?
Vancouver Hockey School’s outstanding reputation stems from its quality of instruction. Our team of professional coaches teach and coach players of all levels up to and including the NHL. It is Vancouver Hockey School’s mandate to provide the highest quality of hockey instruction to all participants.
Vancouver Hockey School is home to the lower mainland’s most highly respected Pro Development Camps. Conveniently located in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, our on-ice curriculum prepares players for NHL training camps in September. Trainers and dressing room service provided to players while at camp.
Open to NHL and AHL contracted players and NHL draft picks
PRO Camp Schedule 2022
NHL CAMP Instructors
Derek Popke | Development Coach
Derek Popke is the founder and president of Vancouver Hockey School Ltd. As a development consultant, Popke has worked on-ice with the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs (2009-2014), ECHL Victoria Salmon Kings, BCHL Surrey Eagles and Penticton Vees, MML GV Canadians, and numerous minor hockey associations. In 2009, a record 19 players who skate with Popke were drafted in the WHL Bantam Draft. As one of the lower mainland’s most respected development coaches, over 50 of Popke’s skating clients have been selected in the NHL draft in the past 7 years. His focus remains teaching balance, speed, and power with and without the puck. In 2012, he was named host of Minor Hockey Talk on Sportstalk CISL AM-650. Most recently, he was a key note speaker on hockey skating at The Coaches Site Coaching Conference featuring top coaches from around the world
Stan Sibert | Development Coach
Stan Sibert is currently the Asst. Coach for the BCMML North East Chiefs (2020-2021). He spent two seasons as Head Coach for the CSSHL Bantam Varsity St Georges Saints (2018/2019). Coach Sibert captured the CSSHL League Championship with the Saints in their inaugural seaon (2017/2018). He joined the Saints program after a successful season as head coach of the CSSHL International Hockey Academy (2016/2017) in Calgary AB. A former professional hockey player in Slovakia, Sibert is well known for his skill development of elite players focusing on advanced European methods he acquired while coaching in his native Slovakia. In addition, Coach Sibert holds a masters degree in physical education focusing on hockey coaching. Upon his arrival to Canada, he coached North Shore Winter Club’s Elite Midget Program. Coach Sibert is under contract to both South Delta Minor Hockey and Vancouver Thunderbirds Minor Hockey in Skill Development and Coach Mentorship roles.