Hockey of Tomorrow : College Edition

The inaugural virtual summit, connecting young men and women aspiring to play college hockey (and their parents) with college coaches.

Get inside access to 18 NCAA college hockey coaches from men's and women's programs, who will be speaking directly to attendees on a variety of topics and answering their questions.

Walk away with the invaluable knowledge that will help you get to the next level.

Accessible from anywhere around the world. Limited spots.

October 16th 11AM - 5PM

Participating Men's Programs

  • Matt Bartkowski

    Matt is an Ohio State alumn with over 250 NHL games played.

  • Eric Robinson

    Eric is a former Princeton hockey captain and rising NHL star playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

  • Daniel Brière

    Daniel is a former NHL star and the current Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Philadelphia Flyers.

  • Sean Hogan

    Sean Hogan is Director of Athlete Relations for CollegeHockey Inc, a non-profit that helps prospective NCAA hockey players realize their dreams of playing college hockey

  • Dave Smith

    Head Coach

  • Tommy Davis

    Assistant Coach

  • Dan Gentzler

    Assistant Coach

  • Greg Gardner

    Assistant Coach

  • Jason Tapp

    Assitant Coach

  • Mike Condon

    Assistant Coach

  • Stavros Paskaris

    Assistant Coach
    Bowling Green

  • Tommy Hill

    Assistant Coach

  • Cam Maconald

    Assistant Coach
    Amherst College

The concept

Deep-dive seminars from NCAA coaches & former NCAA stars who play or played in the NHL.

A full day of live talks with current NCAA coaches and former NCAA stars/current pros on various topics. Each talk lasts 30 minutes with 15 mins Q&A. See below for the topics.

LIMITED SPOTS- Intimate Q&A roundtables with NCAA coaches (small group)

Participants will be assigned to an intimate 15 minutes Q&A session with a college coach. This is a golden opportunity for players and parents to dig into topics and walk away with invaluable information to help them reach collegiate level.

* Please note you must buy the package which grants you access to a roundtable.

LIMITED SPOTS- Pre-college hockey written assessment

College coaches don't recruit players based on pure talent.

You might be surprised to know that Compete-level, Hockey IQ, and Character were all more important than Skill for over 50 coaches surveyed at the NCAA, junior, AAA and prep-school.

That's why we've created a pre-college written assessment to analyze where you currently stand with all the metrics that college coaches consider and give you a baseline report of whether you’re on the right track to play college hockey.

A college coach, an admissions professional and a pro hockey player will review your profile and give you feedback within 10 working days of the summit.

You'll need to fill out a specifically designed hockey questionnaire and provide us with your most recent school grades, hockey stats and other pertinent information.


* Please note, you must buy the package with the assessment report to get access to this.

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11 AM-11:45 AM- Intro/Road to College Hockey/Admission Process- College Hockey Inc + Bowling Green

Overview: D1, D3, Club, a place for everyone

Choosing the right school- Maturity, Experience and Academics

Admission Process, Financial Aid and Scholarships - Q&A

12 PM-12:15 PM- KEYNOTE Danny Brière : How the NHL Views NCAA Hockey

12:15 PM-12:30 PM- KEYNOTE Danny & Carson Brière: Path to College Hockey: A Father-Son Perspective

12:30 PM-12:45 PM Q&A KEYNOTES

1 PM- 1:45 PM- The Recruiting Process- St-Lawrence + Tufts + Princeton

How coaches recruit (D1 vs D3)

Application process

NCAA ClearingHouse

When should I contact coaches and what should I say?

How old do I need to be to get recruited?

How do I know if a coach is interested?


2 PM - 2:45 PM: Getting Noticed- RPI + Dartmouth + Amherst

Where to I need to play/extra years to mature (e.g. PG year/juniors)

What can I do to improve my chances of getting noticed

What coaches look for in players

Finding the competitive mental and physical edge

What sets a great player apart from a good player?


3 PM- 3:45 PM On and Off Ice Development- Top Line + Pro Ambitions + Matt Bartkowski + Northeastern

Juggling Hockey School and Other Interests Pre-College

Off-Ice Development: Training and Healthy Habits


4 PM - 4:45 PM- Expectations To Be A College Player- Carson Brière + Mercyhurst + Eric Robinson

Time commitment: length of season/typical day

Fitness level and off-season training- Character

Time-Management: balancing athletics and academics


5 PM -5:45 PM- Round Tables

5:45- 6 PM - Closing Remarks

Summit Partners

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Organized by Lipsweater

Lipsweater is a collective of over 120 pro hockey players bringing hockey into the future.  Members include mega-stars like Kris Letang, Patrick Kane, Kim St-Pierre, Trevor Zegras and Cole Caufield . We've organized the inaugural Hockey of Tomorrow conference at the 2022 NHL draft in Montreal

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