Our mission: We want you to be better than us!
Our one and only goal is for the next generation of hockey enthusiasts to go further than we did when we were professional players!
To facilitate our goals, we live by a modern, respectful, and grounded approach with all our players.
Gone are the days when coaches shouted and criticized youths as a means to teach them the basics of sport. We experienced intense personality types and behaviours of coaches who applied a more controlled method – we’re absolutely in the second category.
We’ve experienced training from coaches who practiced these extreme behaviours and training from those who were in control of their intensity and directed it in a more constructive manner – and our coaching style definitely falls in the latter.
We believe there is no need to yell at a young player to make them understand a technique or an instruction, or to make them realize their mistake. Rather, our team believes in the power of dialogue, constructive comments, and frank, sympathetic exchanges. There is always a way to balance seriousness and fun, and that’s how we make great players!
What makes us unique
A sound mind in a healthy body
Phaneuf & Dunn believes that every step in a player’s life is important and contributes to their overall development and success.
That’s why we focus as much on the mental, academic, and personal factors of a young person as we do on their training in the gym, nutrition, and performance on the ice. These are all essential elements that make a great player, and we work on them at all levels.
We engage in autonomy
It is important for us to equip our players with the skills and confidence they need to make them autonomous.
We offer in-person instruction via private or group settings along with web-based tutorials on all elements of hockey. Whether it is how to prepare a stick, lace up skates, practice shots, or improve skating techniques, the goal is for our players to become responsible and independent on and off the ice.
Quality before quantity
We’ve seen first-hand the results of hockey schools that prioritize volume at the expense of quality training, and we refuse to adopt this system. At Phaneuf & Dunn, we respect our students’ education and maintain a ratio of one coach for every four players in all our camps and training sessions.
In each session, we explain theory off the ice and maximize time spent in the rink applying our teachings and training methods.
About your coaches –Storm Phaneuf & Vincent Dunn
Like any great hockey player, Storm and Vincent were hooked on the sport at a very young age. Their passion led them to a career in the pros, for which they worked hard, season after season.
You too can achieve this level of skill and passion… and go even further!
Vincent Dunn – Forward
Vincent was a 1st round pick for Val d’Or Foreurs of the QMJHL in 2011. He was then traded to Gatineau Olympiques in 2013 and played for Rimouski Océanic in 2014-2015. In 2013 Vincent was a 5th round NHL draft pick for the Ottawa Senators. He then went on to play in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators and the Belleville Senators. He has also played in the ECHL and professionally in Europe. Finally, he was the recipient of an Elite Student-Athlete Bursary from the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec in 2009.
- 2006-2007 – Gatineau Pee-Wee BB (ages 11-12)
- 2008-2009 – Gatineau Bantam AA (ages 13-14)
- 2010 – Intrepid Midget AAA, Team Quebec U-16, Victory at the Kiwanis Tournament, Val-d’Or Foreurs 1st round pick (16th overall) (age 15)
- 2011-2012 – Val-d’Or Foreurs (QMJHL), Ottawa Senators, drafted in 5th round, top 90 NHL Prospects (ages 16-17)
- 2013 – Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL), First NHL recruit camp (age 18)
- 2014 – Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL), Second NHL Rookie Camp (age 19)
- 2015 – Evansville Icemen (ECHL), Binghampton Senators (AHL), Third NHL Rookie Camp (age 20)
- 2016 – Binghamton Senators (AHL), Wichita Thunder (ECHL), Fourth NHL Rookie Camp (age 21)
- 2017 – Belleville Senators (AHL), Brampton Beast (ECHL), Fifth NHL Camp (age 22)
- 2018 – Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL), Motor Czech Republic, ended career due to Injury (age 23)
- 2019 – Thetford Assurancia (LNAH) (age 24)
- 2020 – Phaneuf & Dunn Hockey School (age 25)
Storm Phaneuf – Goalkeeper
Storm Phaneuf was 4th round pick in 2010 with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He was then traded to the Shawinigan Cataractes in 2013 and to the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in 2014. Soon after, he played in the ECHL and SPHL in the United States.
- 2006-2007 – Gatineau Intrepid Pee-Wee AA (age 10)
- 2008 – Avalanche de Gatineau Bantam BB (age 12)
- 2009 – Gatineau Intrepid Bantam AA (age 13)
- 2010 – Gatineau Intrepid Midget AAA (age 13), drafted by the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL (age 14)
- 2011 – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL), Member of Team Canada U16 (ages 15-16)
- 2012 – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL) (age 17)
- 2013 – Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) (age 18)
- 2014 – Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL) (ag 19)
- 2015 – Cowichan Valley Capitals in BC (age 20), Player of the Year, 3 Star Award Winner – Fans Choice
- 2016 – Peoria Riverman (SPHL) (age 21), Best goalie stats, rookie goalie of the year, and first all-star team
- 2017 – Rapid City, South Dakota, East Coast Hockey League Rush (age 22)
- 2018 – Peoria Riverman, last season due to injury (age 23)
- 2020 – Phaneuf & Dunn Hockey School (age 25)
Zakary Phaneuf – Defenceman
Zakary Phaneuf has always worked at the elite levels of hockey, while demonstrating exemplary leadership at all levels. Captain of the champion team of the prestigious Pee-Wee National Tournament in Quebec City at the age of 12, captain of the Intrépide Midget Espoir at the age of 15, and a guest of Team Quebec U16. Captain of the Vert et Or de Trois-Rivières and player of the game at the Match des étoiles at 16 years old, he earned a spot at the Junior AAA level for the Flames de Gatineau at 17 years old! At only 21 years old, he is a certified personal trainer for the Ataraxia School and a mental development consultant for the Institut Proctor Gallagher. He is now a private trainer who is concerned with the physical, mental and emotional health of young athletes by using applied and complete scientific training, for the optimization of their performance!
- 2012 – Captain of the Pee-Wee BB Ambassadors, National Pee-Pee Tournament Champion (age 12)
- 2013 – CADO Preparatory School (M13-M-15), 1st year Bantam (age 13)
- 2014 – Intrepid AAA, 2nd year Bantam, Dodge Cup Champion, Team Québec U-16 (age 14)
- 2015 – Captain of the Intrépide Midget Espoir (age 15)
- 2016 – Captain of the Vert et Or de Trois-Rivières, U-17 Major Preparatory School, All-Star Player of the Game (age 16)
- 2017-2019 – Gatineau Flames Junior AAA (ages 17-19)
- 2020 – Ataraxia School Certified Coach (age 20)
Sport-Études Féminin Outaouais (SÉFO)
Phaneuf & Dunn has been honoured to be the sport-études representative in women’s hockey in 2021 in Nicolas-Gatineau.
The program hosted two groups of 20 athletes from grades 5 through 11. Emphasis has been placed on developing skills during personalized training provided by the professionals at Phaneuf & Dunn.
We also have a bus that is equipped to safely transport the athletes from their school to the arena.
Men Hockey concentration program (CADO)
Phaneuf & Dunn Hockey has been honoured to be the Hockey concentration program representative in men’s hockey in 2021 at Centre Académique de l’Outaouais (CADO).
The program hosted two groups of 20 athletes from secondary grades 2 through 5. Emphasis has been placed on developing skills during personalized training provided by the professionals at Phaneuf & Dunn Hockey.
Phaneuf & Dunn Hockey’s bus has safely transported the athletes from their school to the arena.
Our Future is Bright!
Thanks to you and your support, we are able to set big plans in motion for the next chapter of Phaneuf & Dunn Hockey School and make a significant impact on the next generation of hockey enthusiasts.
Reaching the United States
We want to ensure our players have a memorable experience and well-rounded hockey career by participating in showcases in the United States. This will enable our students to pursue a career and advance their passion in hockey – and maybe even sign a contract with the pros, just like we did!
The players’ agency
One of our goals is to train our players for many years and help them reach the highest possible levels. That’s why we want to create our player agency, which will complement our 360-degree hockey offer!
Phaneuf & Dunn Arena
Who hasn’t dreamt of having their own arena with a state-of-the-art ice rink, training centre, conference room for coaching sessions, and modern facilities? Phaneuf & Dunn is already working on this project for a regional one-stop shop type centre.