Leadership, dedication and confidence are just some of the qualities that make a stellar hockey coach. These qualities will be on constant display in Season Five of Hit The Ice. This year, John Chabot is joined by two other former NHLers whose willingness to bring each player to his full potential will impress and inspire viewers.
Team NWT, National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
Greg Hopft grew up playing minor hockey in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. As a player, he’s participated in three Arctic Winter Games representing his territory. His passion would lead him to be part of the Augustana University College hockey team in Camrose, Alberta. With his playing days behind him, he returned home to apply his education to his career and is currently the Executive Director of the Aboriginal Sport Circle of the NWT, where he develops sport programs for all of the Communities in the NWT. Hopft is instrumental in developing children’s hockey skill in his local minor hockey association and also developing coaches with the Territories. He has helmed Team NWT at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships for the last five years where Team North continues to improve in its standings each year.