Our Leaders Enter The Camp With a Combined Fifteen Years Professional Hockey Experience. This Time Spent Learning The Game Provides You with the Best Learning Environment Possible.
Wade Megan began his hockey journey at age three. Wade joined Canton High School’s hockey team in 2005. He played as a forward until 2007, when he became a Cardinal at South Kent prep school. He graduated from South Kent and in the fall of 2009 attended Boston University. As a terrier for BU from 2009 to 2013, Wade, not only, earned his Bachelor’s degree in History, but served as Captain of the team his senior year. Upon graduation, Wade played 13 games for the San Antonio Rampage in the American Hockey League (NHL Florida Panthers' affiliate) where he scored his first professional goal. From 2013 until 2016, Megan played under the Florida Panthers organization in Cincinnati, San Antonio, and Portland, Maine. In July of 2016, Wade joined the St. Louis Blues organization where he debuted in his first NHL game on December 22, 2016 and scored his first NHL goal. "The hard work and dedication put forth throughout my hockey career are the reasons I was able to achieve my goal of playing in the NHL. It is also the reason I am dedicated to providing this opportunity for young players to improve their lives through the game of hockey."
Kyle Flanagan’s hockey career also began at a young age. Kyle attended and played for Canton High School from 2004 until 2007. He then joined Cedar Rapids' USHL team in Iowa, where he was selected as co-MVP of the team his junior year. In 2009, Flanagan attended St. Lawrence University where he played as a Saint until graduating in 2013. Kyle served as captain of the team his junior and senior year and was a top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. In 2013, Kyle graduated and joined the Adirondack Phantoms in the American Hockey League (NHL Philadelphia Flyers’ affiliate) where he scored his first professional goal. After a successful season, playing 63 games for Adirondack, Kyle took his career oversees to Sweden to join the Modo Hockey organization. Flanagan returned to the states the following year and has been playing for the Ottawa Senators’ organization in Adirondack and Binghamton, New York since. "I am looking forward to giving back to the game that has given me so much. I have confidence that this camp will help develop on ice skills as well as continue to build the game in the Canton area."
Mark Phalon grew up with the same passion for hockey. He attended St. Lawrence University in 2008 where he worked as a video coach for the men’s hockey team and earned his master’s in Educational Leadership in 2009. From 2008 until 2013, Mark worked in hockey operations at Northeastern University in Boston, where the team made the Hockey East final four twice in 2009 and again in 2011. In 2013, Phalon joined the Toronto Maple Leafs organization where he started as a video coach with the Marlies and then, in 2014, was promoted as the video coach for the Maple Leafs. Mark accepted a position as the Assistant Hockey Coach for the Hobart and William Smith College’s men’s team in 2015 until present. Mark offers extensive knowledge and experience on the coaching side of hockey from both the collegiate and professional ranks. "Growing up in Canton, I always admired the coaches who gave so much of their time to allow us to have fun playing hockey and ultimately giving us the opportunity to develop an enormous passion for the game. I look forward to contributing to North Country Skill Development's goal of providing hard working, dedicated players an environment in which work ethic and fun are all that matter."