NHL Players Coached by CATHY

Joe Pavelski | Kevin Labanc | Tommy Wingels | Jonathan Cheechoo | Mikel Boeker  | Viktor Tikhonov | Cam McIntyre | Jody Shelley | Danill Tarasov | Hunter McKown | Dustin Wolf | Sahil Panwar (AHL) | Macklin Celebrini (NCAA) |

NHL Families Coached by CATHY

Brent Burns | Scott Hannan | Joe Thornton | Evegeni Nabokov | Patrick Marleau | Rob Zettler |
Jamie Baker | Randy Hahn | Brad Stuart | Alex Korolyuk | Owen Nolan | Mike Grier | Rob Blake | Mike Ricci | Tony Granato | Wayne Primeau | Bernie Nichols | Mike Potenza | Viktor Tikhonov | Wes Howard | Pete DeBoer | Jonathan Cheechoo | Mark Smith |

Cathy's pro coaching career started in Calgary, Canada (1984) after she achieved (CFSA/Skate Canada) Triple Gold Figure Skating & NCCP coaching certifications. Cathy is widely regarded as one of the West Coast's premier hockey skating development coaches and has taught tens of thousands of lessons to athletes ranging from youth minor level hockey players through NCAA Division I, PWHPA, OHL, AHL, KHL, USA National Team, Olympic Team members & NHL over the past 40 years. Cathy's methods and accomplishments have been recognized nationally for her work with hockey players in the Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NHL.com, and local publications. She is also participating coach and presenter for The Coaches Site and NHL Coaches Association- Female Development Program.

After relocating to San Jose in the mid-1990’s, Cathy established, Power Hour, the Bay Area's first formal hockey power skating program. For the past 20 years, she has performed on ice power skating clinics and lessons at the San Jose Sharks and Barracuda training facilities as well as traveling to other venues for skating and training camps. In 2018 Cathy opened Extra Hour Hockey Training facilites, California’s largest synthetic ice skill development facilities which house Northern California’s only skating treadmills.

Our mission is to provide elite hockey skating instruction to players of all skill levels and to elevate their competitive advantage on the ice. We believe skating is by far the most significant edge a player can have; adding this skill set to an athlete’s overall performance is the ultimate goal of our profession.

  • April 2014- PODCAST with Taylor Cook, Taylored Minds Mental Performance Coaching
  • Dec 2023- Presenter for the NHLCA 
  • Aug 2023- Opened second Extra Hour Hockey Training Facility Sharks Ice, Fremont
  • June 2023- Presenter at The Coach Site LIVE at University Michigan, Yost Arena
  • BIOSTEEL NHL event at Extra Hour featuring Tomas Hertl
  • 2023-  Fin Factor Video Episode: featuring Scott Hannan & Mark Smith
  • Making Waves (San Jose Sharks) PODCAST interview & Video
  • September 2022- Selected for NHLCA Female Development Program
  • September 2022- Launched year round hockey skating school at 2 Sharks facilities
  • August 2022- Jackson Hole Hockey Camp (skating coach)
  • June 2022- The Coaches Site Live Coaching Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • April 2022- Attended Daryl Belfry 1st Coaches Workshop in Florida
  • March 2022- NHL PRIVATE TRAINING- San Jose Sharks Kevin Labanc
  • March 2022- The Coaches Site - Presenter at the second annual Global Skills Showcase & PODCAST with Aaron Wilber (founder of The Coaches Site).  
  • August 2021- LMU Men's hockey team training camp.  Power Hour expands to Lakewood (Los Angeles), Tri Valley, Livermore (monthly) and WLHD camp in Stockton, CA.
  • July 2021- STANLEY CUP celebration with Tampa Bay Assistant Coach, Rob Zettler
  • June 2021- Power Hour Hockey School, Reno Ice guest coaches- NHL alumni players/coaches Clint Malarchuk and David Barr
  • March 2021- Power Hour Hockey School debuts at Reno Ice & Standford University hockey
  • December 2020-  PODCAST with Champs App Podcast Episode #1
  • 2020- During COVID created & launched ZOOM training programming 6 days/week with Extra Hour coaches- slide board/stride training, shooting/puck skills  & strength/power training 
  • 2020- All-In-Stride Grand Rapids, MI collaborate with longtime former NTDP coach Carrie Keil
  • 2020- First Line Training Center site visit Rockville, MD for B2B strategy meetings
  • October 2019- present Stanford University Men's Ice Hockey Power Skating Instructor
  • September 2019- Coached with PWHPA girls clinic at Solar4America Ice 
  • August 2019- present Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Men's Ice Hockey Training Camp
  • April 2019- PODCAST with Dr.Vandi from Competitive Edge 
  • March 2019- SAP Center Power Hour
  • January 2019- Skating treadmill lessons added to Extra Hour's Hockey training offerings
  • Summer 2018- Owner/Operator of Extra Hour Off-Ice Hockey Training Facility
  • 2018- Rebranding of Cathy's Power Skating & 20th Anniversary of Power Hour
  • November 2018- Santa Rosa Flyers & Tri-Valley Blue Devils hockey club team training 
  • Summer- June, July & August Tri-Valley Ice, Livermore Power Hour Series
  • 2018- NHL OFF-SEASON PRIVATE TRAINING- San Jose Sharks Kevin Labanc
  • 2017 & 18 - Power Skating for Valley Christian High School – accredited hockey program
  • 2017- NHL OFF-SEASON PRIVATE TRAINING- S.J. Sharks Joe Pavelski & Mikel Boedker
  • 2016-18 Tri-Valley High School Program - May, July, August and December
  • Spring 2015- Tikhonov Training Camp
  • 2015-16 Team Training: San Jose Jr. Sharks (27 teams), Santa Clara Blackhawks (8 teams) and Bellarmine College Preparatory Hockey
  • 2016- NHL OFF-SEASON PRIVATE TRAINING- Viktor Tikhonov & San Jose Sharks Tommy Wingels
  • June 2015- Cathy expands Power Hour to Tri-Valley Ice, Livermore, and Oakland
  • May 2015- Launch of Power Hour Elite for AA/AAA players at Sharks Ice, San Jose
  • 2014-15 Junior Sharks Training 13AAA, 14AAA, 15AAA and 16AAA
  • Summer 2014- Power Skating Coach for the commemorative Tikhonov Training Camp with Tatjana (Tiki) Tikhonov, Viktor Tikhonov, Rob Tenore, and Alex Hult
  • 2014-  San Jose Jr. Sharks Midget Invitational Training Camp and Sharks Academy
  • 2012- 2018 Power Skating Coach for Bellarmine High School team
  • 2012- present Santa Clara Blackhawks power skating
  • 2012- Training camp coach with the Springfield Jr. Blues, Springfield, Illinois
  • 2009- NHL OFF-SEASON PRIVATE TRAINING- San Jose Sharks Joe Pavelski, Jody Shelley, Jonathan Cheechoo, Cam McIntyre, Daniil Tarasov, and Marty Havlat (2014 Evaluation) 
  • 2009- Skating Treadmill training Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009- present  Power Skating Coach for the Santa Clara Blackhawks
  • 2009- Partnership with GRAF, Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • 2006- San Jose Jr. Sharks Sharks Power Skating Coach
  • 2005- ECHL Training camp coach with the Fresno Falcons team, Fresno, CA
  • 2005- 2014 (Rob) Zettler Pro Hockey Camp, Lake Tahoe, CA
  • 2004- present Power Hour & Power Hour Elite run April, May & August Series -Solar4America
  • 2004- Cathy and Power Hour move to Sharks Ice (formerly Solar4America Ice, Ice Center & Logitech)
  • 2003 & 2005- Attended inaugural International Hockey Skating Symposiums, Livonia, MN
  • 1998- Cathy's Power Hour Series established, Eastridge Ice Arena
  • 1993- 2012 Golden State Hockey School
  • 1992- Relocated to San Jose, CA 
  • 1984- Amateur skater to professional coach, Calgary, AB


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