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.
Sudarshan Maharaj, also known as Sudsie, is a professional goaltending instructor currently working with the Anaheim Ducks. Maharaj has also worked with the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders and the Phoenix Coyotes. Originally from Trinidad, Sudsie moved to Canada when he was six years old and quickly fell in love with hockey. Growing up, he minded the net for his house league and did a pretty good job at it. Sudsie played in Europe with the Swedish league for six years. When he came back to Canada, he pursued a coaching, training and scouting career. Today he is a member of Hockey Canada’s Goaltending Curriculum Writing Team. Sudsie is also responsible for Goaltending Scouting Services, which was an organization that evaluated draft eligible goaltenders for National Hockey League clubs. To all the professional goalies he has coached he is known as one of the best in the game.