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.
Dr. Leisha Strachan
Sport Psychologists Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management University of Manitoba
Dr. Strachan’s research interests focus on positive youth development in sport. Specifically, she is interested in examining the experiences and various outcomes of children and youth in recreational to high performance sport programs. Currently, Dr. Strachan is working on two SSHRC-funded projects: PYD Sport NET (a project that will spread the work about positive youth development through sport around the country) and exploring cultural relevancy with Indigenous youth regarding positive youth development through sport.