COACHES

Hockey Director: Dean Fedorchuk

Absolute Sports Academy is proud to welcome Coach Fedorchuk to Calgary. Dean and his family relocated to Alberta after a 20+ year professional career as player, coach, and manager. He most recently spent 2 seasons coaching in the KHL, the top league in Europe and Asia.  Prior to that he was the European Pro Scout for the Winnipeg Jets.  A desire to spend more time with family, Dean has committed to partner with Absolute Hockey and will offer his services for a variety of camps and programs focused on development of youth players.

Global Hockey Experience: Since 1993 Dean has been operating ALCAN Hockey, and through his hockey journey has traveled the world from Canada to Alaska to Russia to Sweden and the rest of Europe. Dean has trained with a variety of players from specialized training with NHL level players, to kids camps for youth players, always adapting his many years’ experience to the new evolution of hockey.

Dean Fedorchuk Hockey Career background includes

  • 2 Seasons Assistant Coach in KHL (Kontinental Hockey League, Europe)
  • 2 Seasons European Pro Scout Winnipeg Jets
  • 4 Seasons Coaching Sweden, German, & Denmark Elite
  • 14 Years Professional Player
  • NCAA All American & Hobey Baker Finalist (1994)
  • 23 Years of Hockey Camps & Programs
  • Father of 3 Children Ages 16 – 14 -11

Trivia Question: Who is the last NCAA player to score 40 goals in a NCAA season?

Answer: Dean Fedorchuk 42 Goals in 1993-1994.

Hockey Director: Neil Gidney

In 2008, Neil Gidney founded the Absolute Baseball Academy & Sports Training Center in Calgary.  With 9 years experience in sports management Neil has provided an elite training center for Southern Alberta’s top baseball players and top athletes in Hockey, Soccer, Football and Lacrosse.

While most people in the Calgary community associate Neil with Absolute Baseball, Neil was a successful hockey player at both the Junior and Collegiate level.

Neil played for a Championship Team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, where he also participated in the Viking Cup.  His All Star play and Best Defensemen Awards earned him a scholarship to NCAA Division I Northern Michigan. He finished his University career at the University of Manitoba where he earned Best Defensemen Honors in both Seasons

Under Neil’s leadership, The Absolute Hockey Academy will now offer hockey players in Calgary the same elite training opportunities, and record of achievement as the Baseball Programs.

The Absolute Hockey Academy will be the innovative leader in the development and mentoring of hockey players in the Calgary hockey community.

  • 9 Years Professional Sports Management
  • Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) League Championship 2001
  • Team Best Defence 2000 & 2001
  • MJHL All Star & Viking Cup 2001
  • MJHL Best Defence Finalist 2001
  • (2) Seasons NCAA – Northern Michigan University- CCHA Final Four
  • (2) Seasons CIS – University of Manitoba – Best Dman 2000 & 2001
  • Father of 2 Children – Ages 10 – 8