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.
As a professional hockey player, J. P. Vigier spent four seasons at Northern Michigan University before signing as a free agent with the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL. Over the course of his career, he played in the International Hockey League, the American Hockey League, and National Hockey League in Switzerland. Today he works as an instructor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.