• Coaches

Lead Cathy's Power Hour Coach & Private Lesson Instructor

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(408) 828-6970

Sean, a native of San Jose, grew up playing for the Santa Clara Blackhawks and NorCal Rep Club. At age 13, he became one of Cathy's first private hockey students.  Beginning in 1997, Sean began assisting Cathy with Power Hour and became a private instructor. After his playing career that included Jr. A hockey in Alberta, college hockey in New England and Buffalo, NY, and minor pro stops in Fresno and Knoxville, Sean returned to the Bay Area and resumed coaching private lessons and San Jose Jr. Sharks teams.  Sean has worked with students who have ultimately reached the NHL, AHL, CHL, and NCAA levels. Sean is also a Level 4 USA hockey certified and SafeSport trained.

Available for:

  • Power Skating Lessons
  • Hockey skills & shooting lessons
  • Video review
  • Team training
  • Off-ice training at Extra Hour Hockey Training Facility 

Cathy's Power Hour Coach & Private Lessons Instructor

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(408) 472-0677

Ilynn has been coaching teams and individual students since the mid 2000's when she was trained by Cathy as a Power Hour Instructor. Her experience includes in-house to tier levels, and all age groups. She is trusted by many from the San Jose Sharks management staff and professional players, as her clientele includes many of their children. Additionally, since 2014, she has joined Rob Zettler's Pro Hockey Camp staff as a power skating coach. Ilynn is current with her USA Hockey Coaching Education Program and SafeSport Training; she is also an American Heart Association BLS/CPR instructor and Beachbody coach. Her academic background in medicine and research allow her to help her students balance proper nutrition with off ice training to be successful on the ice.

Available for:

  • Power Skating Lessons
  • Hockey skills lessons
  • Team training

Cathy's Power Hour Coach, Extra Hour Performance Coach & Private Lesson Instructor

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(502) 548-4189

Hockey has been a way of life for Craig for 25 years. He is passionate about teaching the game that he loves, while being able to incorporate his knowledge from his private strength and conditioning practice to improve player performance.   

Prior to coaching/training in San Jose, Craig was a Division I NCAA Strength & Conditioning Coach at Sacred Heart University (SCU), where he played a key role in transforming the program into a nationally ranked team and the top hockey program in the Atlantic Division. Before joining the SCU staff, Mr. Miller worked at BlueStreak Sports Training where he trained elite youth and junior level hockey teams, including multiple national championship winning Mid Fairfield Junior Rangers and USPHL Connecticut Junior Rangers.

Craig's hockey playing career include collegiate hockey at Southern Indiana University and University of Louisville (DIII).

Available for:

  • Power Skating Lessons
  • Strength & Conditioning Training  
  • Extra Hour Performance Coach

Cathy's Power Hour Coach, Extra Hour Coach & Private Lesson Instructor

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(408) 596-6494


Cathy's son, Cameron, first stepped on the ice at 18 months old. Cameron has been playing travel hockey for the Jr. Sharks since he was 11 years old and has competed at multiple levels ranging from A to AAA. He held the captaincy for both Junior Sharks 18AA and Valley Christian High School hockey teams. Cameron has coached the Power Hour series since 2014 and demonstrates drills and techniques in addition to coaching. He has been an integral part of expanding the Power Hour series around the Bay Area and beyond. Cameron has worked in development camps and shooting clinics with NHL players on the ice.  Currently, Cameron attends and plays hockey at Loyola Marymount University (LMU).

Available for:

  • Power Skating Lessons
  • Extra Hour Coaching

Shooting/Stick Handling Coach, Extra Hour Hockey Director & Power Hour Hockey School Coach

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(408) 828-5017

Brandon is a San Jose local who played for Jr. Sharks AA - AAA (1998 - 2008) and ultimately ended up playing for the San Jose Spartans ACHA D2 program. While at San Jose State, he focused on Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology and Gamification. Brandon uses these skills to train athletes both mentally and physically. In 2013, he started working for the Jr. Sharks organization coaching a variety of AA and AAA teams, he has been coaching locally for 8+ years as a AA/AAA coach and a Private Instructor. Currently, he is a Head Coach for the San Jose Jr.Sharks AAA program, Extra Hour Hockey Director, Power Hour Hockey School Coach and Private Instructor.

Coach Hirschel specializes in skating, small space games, shooting, passing, stick skills, and has developed all EXTRA HOUR's gamificaction.  

Cathy's Power Hour Coach  

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(408) 460-4336

A former Jr. Shark and NCAA collegiate hockey player, Matt has been a student of Cathy since he was 8 years old. He began coaching Power Hour in 2011 and brings a wealth of knowledge from his career playing in the North American Hockey League, Jr. A in Ontario, and college hockey in Massachusetts. After playing four years of collegiate hockey at Western New England University and earning his B.S. Degree in mechanical engineering, Matt applied his skills to officiating.  He was invited to the 2019 NHL officiating combine where his efforts earned him an opportunity to officiate in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a linesman. Matt spends his time as a full-time engineer in the Bay Area, on-ice official, and power skating coach. 2019-2020 Matt co-coached Santa Clara Blackhawks 8U-16AA with Cathy.

LEILA KILDUFF, Power Hour Coach

Leila has an extensive hockey background and has been a Power Hour coach since 2011. She is always adding value to Power Hour;  besides coaching she demonstrate many of  our skill drills, so players can get a great visual of the details being focused upon. Leila has been to 2 National Select Camps – 2012 and 2013. She played in the Santa Clara Black Hawk organization for 5 years and  the Jr. Sharks for 6 years being a Finalist, 16U National Championships, and during the 2012 National Championship games she scored 2 overtime winners! Leila was part of the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, VT. in 2013 and she is now currently attending Minnesota State University, playing on the woman’s D1 hockey team and taking Kinesiology.

ZACH FOBAR, Power Hour Coach

Zach has been a Power Hour coach since 2013 and has been skating with Cathy 2008. Besides coaching he also helps demonstrate proper technique for many of the drills. He began skating when he was 2 years old and started playing organized hockey at the age of 5. He most recently played for the Jr. Sharks 18AAA team and has led defensemen in points the past 2 years. He has been to multiple CAHA select camps along with camps for the West Kelowna Warriors of the BCHL.

ERIC PINSKY, Power Hour Coach

Eric began taking lessons from Cathy at the age of 12; he played for the Jr. Sharks since the age of 7, but did not play AAA until he after he started working with Cathy. After suffering a knee injury his 16AAA year Cathy assisted Eric in getting back on the ice and helped his team to a 17-3 record placing them second in the NAPHL Regular Season standings. During his summer after 16's Eric worked on his speed and starts with Cathy which helped him in to be second on his team in points again, as well as earning the opportunity to represent the Jr. Sharks at the NAPHL 18U All Star Game and NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament. Eric became a Power Hour coach in 2013.

AUSTIN BILLINGS, Junior Power Hour Coach

Austin began skating at the age of five. He has played competitive hockey from the A to the AAA level for the past ten years with the San Jose Jr. Sharks.  He began taking lessons from Cathy at an early age and attributes much of his skating success to Cathy’s instruction.  Her coaching has been monumental in his development as a hockey player.  Austin relates well to the young skaters and understands where they are in their quest to improve.  He has been a huge asset to the Power Hour team since 2015. Austin will continue to play hockey when he enters college in the fall.  Along with helping lead his last two 18u teams in CAHA in the points category, he recently was awarded the Jordan Kocian Award for 2018. This is awarded to a Northern California 18u player exemplifying leadership and inspiration in his approach to playing hockey and living. Currently, Ausrin attends and plays hockey at Loyola Marymount University (LMU).

RYAN HIRAI, Junior Power Hour Coach

Ryan has played competitive hockey for the past 7 years on AA and AAA teams. He started playing at age 8 and feels that one of the reasons he has been able to play competitively is due to Cathy's private training. Ryan has been a captain and an assistant captain for multiple San Jose Junior Shark teams and is currently playing 18AA. Ryan has coached Power Hour since 2015 and adds great enthusiasm coupled with very strong skill knowledge. Currently, Ryan attends and plays hockey at Loyola Marymount University (LMU).

TYLER BLANCHARD, Junior Power Hour Coach

Tyler has been playing hockey for 11 years under the Jr. Sharks Tier programs. Tyler lead CAHA in scoring his 16AA year and finished first in all of California in points during his only 18AA season. He began taking lessons with Cathy 2 years ago which greatly elevated his speed and quick feet. Tyler is now playing juniors for the Texas Brahmas of the NA3HL.