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Shane Harvey, Ice Den Sports Performance Join TPH-Phoenix Team

TPH is pleased to announce that Shane Harvey, Director of Sports Performance for the new Ice Den Performance Center will also take on the role of Strength and Conditioning Coach for the TPH-Phoenix Center of Excellence.  Harvey brings twelve years of coaching and off-ice training experience to the student-athletes that attend the TPH-Phoenix CoE.
“Shane Harvey’s reputation, commitment to training athletes safely and effectively and the values he has about development make him a perfect fit to execute the training component of the <em>Study, Train, Play </em>CoE experience,” TPH-Phoenix Director of Hockey-Operations Brett Blatchford said.  “His beliefs are rooted in principles that have withstood the test of time, yet he is also progressive and innovative and understands that not all athletes train the same.  Shane’s commitment to individualizing and customizing the weight room experience for each student-athlete based on age, size and athletic base will allow us to make the greatest possible impact on the <em>Hockey-Athlete’s </em>who attend the CoE.”
Harvey, a Red Deer, Alberta native, is no stranger to training hockey players in the Phoenix area.  Since 2017, Shane has served as the Director of Sports Performance at the Center for Athletic Training &amp; Physical Therapy located at the Ice Den in Chandler.  During this time, Shane has not just trained but also coached various Tier I and Tier II players from the Jr. Coyotes and Arizona Bobcats organizations.
Prior to his arrival in The Desert, the University of Southern Maine graduate has served as a head instructor for Okanagan Hockey Schools, a performance coach at the OA Sports Center in Saco, ME, the Director of Player Development for the Portland Jr. Pirates and during the 2014-2015 season, Shane served as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Pirates American Hockey League team.  The 32-year-old holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, as well as certifications from the NSCA, TRX Functional Training, EXOS and USA Hockey.
“I am very excited to expand my role with the Jr. Coyotes while also having the opportunity to work together with TPH and their knowledgeable, passionate staff,” Harvey said.  “Our Performance Center will be state-of-the-art, built for hockey development and will put the needs of our athletes first.  I believe this will be a very successful partnership that will impact the athletes that train with both TPH and the Ice Den.”
The Center of Excellence model is open to Tier I ‘AAA’ and Tier II ‘AA’ 6-12<sup>th</sup> grade hockey players from across all organizations in the Phoenix area.  Blatchford believes Harvey’s involvement will appeal to the masses.
“Having Shane serve as our Strength and Conditioning Coach offers both continuity and freshness,” Blatchford explained.  “For CAHA players that attend the CoE but already train with Shane, working with him allows for greater customization and consistency.  For the student-athletes who attend the CoE that don’t play for CAHA teams, working with Shane will provide fresh perspective on how to improve strength, speed, athleticism and endurance, which are the pillars of being a successful TPH <em>Hockey-Athlete.  </em>Simply put<em>, </em>having Shane Harvey involved in the CoE is a win for both TPH and hockey in Phoenix.”
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