CP Skills Academy

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After a tremendously successful introductory season, CP Skills Academy return for the 2017-18 hockey season with the goal of providing an instructional experience that allows each player to improve their skills, knowledge of the game, and overall self-confidence as it relates to the game through a "positive" learning experience.


The Academy was formed in part to reach each Clifton Park player affording them the opportunity to participate in a guided instructional ice time that focuses on individual skill and understanding of the game of hockey promoting USA Hockey’s ADM.


At the younger age levels, it looks like fun and constant motion in small spaces. The ADM encourages station-based practices, small-area games and cross-ice competition to deliver more repetitions, more puck touches and more skill development per hour of ice time. It provides the most efficient, most engaging development path for children, keeping them both in the game and on a path toward their full potential.

The Skills Academy coaches will work to accomplish this by focusing our efforts on providing the following:

  • An experienced, trained and dedicated staff of instructors who take an active interest in the development of the players
  • Individualized instruction, which pinpoints player's strengths and weaknesses and challenges them to their competitive level
  • Innovative drills and teaching techniques that offer students the very latest training methods used today
  • A progressive curriculum that focuses on the primary fundamental skill groups that are so vital to the ongoing development of all players, including the skating skills, puck skills, passing skills and shooting skills
  • A disciplined, yet fun learning environment that permits players the freedom to experiment with their talents and encourages students to push themselves beyond their current skill capacity

Skills Academy Coaches


Travis Dillabough

Drafted By Los Angeles Kings

Providence College Division I Hockey East

            -Hockey East Champions

            -Unsung Hero Award

            -Captain’s Award

            -Best Defensive Forward Award New England Sports Writers

East Coast Hockey League

            -Huntington Blizzard Rookie of the Year

            -Dayton Bombers Captain

            -Arkansas Riverblades

            -Macon Whoopee

 USA Instructor National Junior Program

Head Coach Clifton Park Dynamo

Creator/Co Head Instructor Super Skills Hockey Clinics

Creator/Lead Instructor Skills Academy


David Johnstone

Traverse City North Stars of the North American Hockey League

Indiana Ice of the United States hockey League

Michigan Tech of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Division I


Coach for AAA Meijer Program

Instructor Elevation Hockey Schools


Tyson Gajda

SUNY Oswego 
Central Hockey League Topeka Tarantrulas, Memphis RiverKings, Lubbock CottonKings
United Hockey League Elmira Jackals

CP Dynamo/Eagles goalie skills coach 4yrs
Manny Legaces Goaltending school 3 years co-director
Gary Dineen Hockey School Head Goalie Instructor 4 years
New England Jr Falcons Association Co-Director of Goaltending 3 years
Premier Goaltending School Owner/Partner 3 years


Billy Dallas

LaSalle Academy

Hudson Valley Community College (National Champions)

 USA Hockey Level 4

Clifton Park Dynamo

Instructor Super Skills Hockey Clinics

Instructor Skills Academy


A link to USA Hockey’s ADM is found below for additional information.



They each received a $50 gift card to Pure Hockey for outstanding effort!


Colleen Eddy