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Guest Coaches

Each year, Hit The Ice invites professional trainers and athletes, including NHL players, to meet with the boys and help them improve by sharing their knowledge of the game, their athletic expertise and their life experience. These encounters with pros and trainers are something that HTI players and viewers alike await with relish each year.

Brandon Montour

Montour is of First Nations descent and grew up in Ohsweken, a reserve of Six Nations of the Grand River. He also spent eight years living in Tilbury, Ontario. Montour played with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League and one season with the University of Massachusetts Amherst before starting his professional career with the Anaheim Ducks' affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL, towards the end of the 2014–15 season.

He would then play the entire 2015–16 season with the Ducks' relocated AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls.He got his first National Hockey League call-up to the Ducks on December 28, 2016, and played his first game the next day against the Calgary Flames. With the Ducks decimated by injury during the 2017 playoffs, Montour was promoted and played a prominent role during the team’s playoff run.

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