Welcome to The Hockey Department, Ottawa's Elite Hockey School. The program and system of teaching was developed by Mike Knight after a successful playing career. With five years of Professional playing experience (AHL, ECHL, Europe), four years playing in the OHL, over 13 years of teaching hockey professionally, working with and being mentored by former NHL Skating & Skills coach Graeme Townshend, Mike developed a program that only gets results!

   The Hockey Department's development programs are designed for motivated player's who want to receive elite level training from professional instructors to reach their highest potential. We are "Quality, not Quantity" focused, we always keep class sizes small, with 12 being the max and understand every player's development needs. We understand that every player learns at a different pace, has different weak points in their game and different individual goals than others.


   Our teaching philosophy is "make it hard until it's easy". To elaborate, players are continuously challenged to get out of their comfort zone while still learning at their own gradual pace for optimal results. All players that work with us never plateau as we strive for perfection on every rep for each skill being taught.