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Learn about the staff at Wave Sports

Nick Rotondi

President of Wave Sports

Nick Rotondi

Nick has been teaching hockey players of all ages around Southern Ontario for over a decade, from young beginners to Elite AAA, OHL, University, Senior AAA and even the National Hockey Leaguers. Nick’s coaching experience with several teams and organizations across Ontario makes him a well-rounded instructor with vast knowledge and expertise, and as such he continues to provide a highly sought-after, unique approach to hockey development theories.  Nick is currently President of Wave Sports Inc and is General Manger of Blyth Academy Prep U14-U16-U18, while Head Coaching the U16s & U18’s.  

Michael Vlajkov

Director of Blyth Hockey

Michael Vlajkov

Michael is a former OHL defensemen drafted 25th overall to the Ottawa 67’s in 2011. Having his career ended early due to injury Michael transitioned into player development and coaching right after he finished his career. He is currently the Athletic Director at Blyth Academy Burlington as well as an assistant coach of the Blyth Bruins U16 and U18 teams. Michael is very passionate and bring a wealth of knowledge to the Blyth Program as his goal is to help every athlete reach their next steps in their hockey career.

Kristen Cleary

Director of Hockey Operations

Kristen Cleary

Kristen is a Burlington native, she grew up playing hockey & rugby here in our city! Graduated from Brock University with her Recreation & Leisure degree while completing her thesis on the Para/Pan Am Games! She is passionate about sports and getting kids on the field, in the court, and on the ice. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going on hikes and is welcoming twin girls in July 2021!

Jarret Reid

Director of High Performance Powerskating

Jarret Reid

Jarret has been the director of skill development for Wave Hockey since 2006. He is married with 2 children. Winner of 3 OHL  championships and made 3 Memorial Cup appearances winning the Memorial Cup in 1993. He is part of the 50 goal alumni in the OHL and was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in 1992.

Jarret focuses first and foremost on developing confident, creative and respectful players that will prepare them for life on and off the ice.

Dale Conacher

Director of Men's Hockey

Dale Conacher

Dale has been with Wave Hockey since Day 1, he is truly a staple! Dale is our Men’s Hockey League pro, need a schedule with the best ice times and day? He is your guy! When he isn’t at the rink, Dale enjoys keeping in shape, socializing with friends/family and travelling.

Spencer Ridgewell

Wave Sports Skills Skills & Shooting Coach

Spencer Ridgewell

Spencer’s ability to connect with minor hockey players is what separates him and other coaches. His energy is contagious and his stick handling and shooting techniques are elite, efficient and translate well into game play. 

Spencer has played 2 World Championships with U19 and 2 World Championships with Men’s Team Canada Floorball (teammates with world famous Pavel Barber).

Spencer worked directly under NHL shooting Coach Tim Turk at Coast to Coast Hockey Academy, and now is the Blyth Academy Skills Coach, along with Skating and Shooting coach at Wave Sports Inc.

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