Hockey International

Our Mission

Vanguard Hockey International’s sole purpose is player development. With experience working with beginners to NHL players and Olympians there is a clear understanding of what it takes to develop a player on and off the ice. We bring the knowledge of some of the best skills coaches of the past with the expertise and insights of today’s pioneer coaches and minds. Player development transcends on-ice skills. It includes training your mindset and attitude as much as your physical and on-ice abilities. Today’s young players are tomorrow’s citizens, and we pride ourselves in committing to helping these young players become the best they can be on and off the ice. We understand not every player wants to make it to the NHL, some aspire to make a Prep or University team, maybe you have no long term aspirations but want to be the best you can while you play the game for your local travel or recreational team. We are here to help players of all mindsets achieve whatever it is they aspire to.

Jeff Lobman

Jeff Lobman


 Jeff Lobman was born and raised in Long Island, New York and began playing hockey at 4 years old. He played travel hockey for the NY Bobcats and LI Gulls organizations until age 15 where he began playing Juniors. Jeff enjoyed a 5 year Junior career capping off with the opportunity to play NCAA D3 hockey for Johnson and Wales University. After college, Jeff spent 2 years traveling around the world working in the hospitality field. For the past 8 years Jeff has been a Private Skills Coach working with players from beginner to NCAA, professional, and Olympic levels. From 2016-2018 Jeff was as a Head Coach for the Florida Junior Panthers U12 and U18AA teams. In 2019-2020 Jeff was the Assistant Coach and Head Skills Coach for the Charlotte Rush Junior A program of the USPHL. For the 2020-21 season Jeff was the Assistant Hockey Director of the Queen City Royals House and Travel programs, as well as coached the Queen City Royals U12AA team to a CHL Championship. In 2021-22 He was the skills coach for the Fayetteville Marksmen of the SPHL and the Director of Player Development of the Queen City Royals out of Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, NC, the Head Coach of the Queen City Royals U16AA team, and the Southeast Regional Scout for the Maine Nordiques of the North American Hockey League. For the 2022-23 Season, Jeff was the Head Coach and Director of Skill Development of the Maine Nordiques Development Program 16/18 AAA as well as a Skills Coach for the Maine Nordiques NAHL team, along with continuing to be the Nordiques Southeast Regional Scout. In October 2022 Jeff took a role as a Scout/Player identification and Acquisition for the Madison Capitols in the USHL. Along with all of the on ice exploits, Jeff also Co-Hosts the Katsumoto Conversations Podcast with 2X Stanley Cup Champion Petr Sykora. In 2023 Jeff and his family moved back to New York as he took over as GM, Hockey Director, and Director of Development at the Staten Island Skating Pavilion. He is also the Head of Northeast Scouting for the Aberdeen Wings in the NAHL.

Our Commitment

Vanguard Hockey International is committed to giving back to all of those who have sacrificed for us. We offer Military and First Responder discounts on all events. Vanguard Hockey International will be donating 5% of profits from each individual event to a different Military, Veteran, or First Responder Charity. We thank you for all you have done and sacrificed for us and this is our small way of showing our appreciation for your service. Vanguard Hockey International also pledges to give a discount on every camp to Military, Police, Fire, Emergency Services workers. Please  inquire how to receive these discounts. We are proud to be the official skills training company of the NYPD and Long Island Warriors Hockey Teams.

Camp Dates

Camps are Travel / Travel Level Players Only

Hauppauge, New York

April 2024



Group 1 – 2016-2014

Group 2 – 2013-2011

Group 3 – 2010-2008

Spring Break 2024

Early Bird Cost – $850 Before 9/1/2023

  • 12.5 Hours On Ice Training
  • 5 Hours Off Ice Training
  • Daily Chalk Talk / Video Review
  • Vanguard Hockey Jersey
  • Specific Goalie Instruction with Professional Goalie Coaches
  • Lunch Included
  • 36 players per group maximum
  • 8 goalies per group


Schedule – TBD



The Rinx

Hauppauge, NY


Staten Island Breakfast Club




October 18-28

Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30AM

16 Player Maximum

Travel Players Only

Cost – $800

Drop In Price – $125 (Must Confirm before drop in)

1 Hour 15 Minute Clinics


Individual Skills

Game Situations

Hockey IQ

Small Area Games

Coaches :

Jeff Lobman

Petr Sykora



Staten Island Skating Pavilion

3080 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island


Staten Island CHristmas Mini Camp

December ’23



December 28-30

Group 1 – Mites-Squirts

Group 2 – Peewee/Bantam

Cost – $450.00

Daily :

2 Hours On Ice

1 Hour Off Ice

Jersey Included


Staten Island Skating Pavilion

Artesia, CA

May 2024



Group 1 – 2015-2011

Group 2 – 2010-2003

May 19-21 2023

Cost – $575

  • 8 Hours On Ice Training
  • 2 Hours Off Ice Training
  • Daily Chalk Talk / Video Review
  • Vanguard Hockey X Camp Hockey Jersey
  • Lunch Included


Schedule –

Friday 5/19 –

Check In – 5:00PM

Group 1 On Ice – 6-8PM

Group 2 On Ice – 8:15-10:15PM


Saturday/Sunday –

Group 1 :

On Ice – 9:00-10:30AM

Off Ice – 10:45-11:45AM

Lunch/Chalk Talk – 12:30-1:30PM

On Ice – 1:45PM-3:15PM

Pickup – 3:30PM


Group 2 :

Arrive – 10:00AM

On Ice – 10:45-12:15PM

Lunch/Chalk Talk – 12:30-1:30PM

Off Ice – 2:00-3:00PM

On Ice – 3:30PM-5:00PM

Pickup – 5:15PM



 Location :


East West Ice Palace

11446 Artesia Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701


Straubing, Germany

July 2024



Group 1 – 2015-2011

Group 2 – 2010-2003

June 26-30 2023

Cost – $850

  • 12.5 Hours On Ice Training
  • 5 Hours Off Ice Training
  • Daily Chalk Talk / Video Review
  • Detroit Edge/ Vanguard Jersey
  • Lunch Included
  • Professional Goalie Instruction


Schedule –

Group 1 –

Drop Off – 8:30 AM

Pickup – 3:00 PM

Group 2 –

Drop Off- 8:30 AM

Pickup – 4:30 PM



University Liggett School,

Grosse Point Woods, MI, 48236


Staten Island, NY

August 2024



August 21st-25th 2023

Group 1 – 2015-2011

Group 2 – 2010-2003

Cost – $1100

  • 12.5 Hours On Ice
  • 5 Hours Off Ice
  • Chalk Talk / Video Review
  • Specific Goalie Instruction with Professional Goalie Coaches
  • Lunch Included
  • Custom Imported from Germany Vanguard Jersey / Socks Included
  • Parent Informational Meeting For Player Development
  • 3 Months Free Trial Project Hockey App Included
  • Week Supply of Biosteel / Biosteel Water Bottle Included

 Schedule Subject to Change-

9:00-10:15 AM – Group 1 On Ice

9:15-10:15 AM – Group 2 Warmup Off Ice

10:30-11:45 AM – Group 1 Off Ice

10:30-11:45 AM – Group 2 On Ice

12-1 PM- Lunch / Chalk Talk Groups 1/2

1:30-2:45 PM – Group 1 On Ice #2

1:30-2:30 PM – Group 2 Off Ice

3:00 PM – Group 1 Pickup

3:15-4:30 PM – Group 2 On Ice #2

4:45 PM – Group 2 Pickup






Staten Island Skating Pavilion

3080 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY, 10309




Pre Draft

MAY 2024



May 12 – 14, 2023 Cost – $425.00


  • 1 tournament – 3 Game Guarantee
  • Game Jerseys
  • Game Socks
  • Vanguard Shirt, and Shorts
  • Comprehensive Player Scouting Profile
  • 1 Team Practice
  • 1 Year Elite Prospects Verified Account
  • 1 Month Subscription to Project Hockey App

2003-2006 Birth Year


Foxboro Sports Center, Foxborough, MA
Canton Ice House, Canton, MA


We Build Greatness. We Grow Skills. We Produce Success.

Notable Alumni

Kendall Coyne – USA Olympian

Rebecca Johnston – Canada Olympian

Luisa Welke – German National

Lilli Welke – German National

Jacob Megna – NHL

Jason Demers – NHL

Aaron Ekblad – NHL

Jacob Trouba – NHL

Michael Haley – NHL

Yevgeni Dadonov – NHL

Michael Matheson – NHL

Nick Bjugstad – NHL

JJ Peterka – NHL

Philip Kurashev – NHL

Cam Dineen – NHL

Miks Indrasis – KHL

Brian Moore – AHL

James Hagens – USNTDP/NCAA D1

Ryan Fine – USNTDP/NCAA D1

Logan Renkowski – NCAA D1

Jacob Manfre – NCAA D1

Cheyne Matheson – Germany3

Kyle Moore – SPHL/Swedish Div. 2

Preston Kugler – SPHL

CJ Hayes – SPHL

Jackson Tucker – FHL

Ruslan Abyanov – MHL

Maks Penyshkin- MHL

Ilya Grekovs – Latvia

Artur Motskevitsus – Swedish Div. 3

Cooper Fensterstock – NCAA Div. 1

Ryan Coughlin – NCAA Div. 1

Cole Kodsi – NCAA Div. 1

Mike Holland – NCAA Div. 1

Kabore Dunn – NCAA Div. 1

Danny Weight – NCAA Div. 1

Sasha Makarov – NCAA Div. 3

Kyle Valiquette – NCAA Div. 3

Griffin Clark- NCAA Div. 3

Brandon Cope- NCAA Div. 3

Artem Mikhaylov – NCAA Div. 3

Phil Shemyakin – NCAA Div. 3

Jimmy O’Kane – NCAA Div. 3

John Barrett – NCAA Div. 3

Gino Deblasis – NCAA Div. 3

Maxime Bourque – NCAA Div. 3

Alex Davis – NCAA Div. 3

Luke Dobles – NCAA Div. 3

Miles Read – NCAA Div. 3

Cameron Knowlton – NCAA Div. 3

Sawyer Cutler – NCAA Div. 3

Caden Halverson- NCAA Div. 3

Owen Gallagher – NCAA Div. 3

Nicky Sykora – Jr. A

Anton Petrovskiy- Jr. A

Sean Neu- Jr. A

Matthew Lawhon- Jr. A

Mason Sturm – Jr. A

Brady SIlverman – Jr. A

Eric Podgorny- Jr. A

Connor Roach- Jr. A

Robby Nussbaum – Jr. A

Christian Roble – Jr. A

Sky Swaveley – Jr. A

Lunden Strickler – Jr. A

Eagan Cunningham – Jr. A

Riley Dunne – Jr. A

Michael Zymros – Jr. A

Nolan Bailen – Jr. A

Guillaume Lalancette- Jr. A

Lee Friedlander- Jr. A

Drew Larsen – Jr. A

Anders Bowen – Jr. A

Zach Leonard – Jr. A

Alex James – Jr. A

Finn Rissanen – Jr. A

Sebastian Vasicko – Swedish U18

Robby Murray – U18AAA

Nikolai Cichy – U18AAA

Brendan Boring – U16AAA

Mike Bartkowski – U16AAA

Brooks Willoughby-Ray – U18AAA

Brad Boniface – U16AAA

Cody Sousa -U16AAA

Matt Dube – U16AAA

Zach Zamiello – U16AAA

Luca Casacci – U16AAA

Trevor Beaudreau – U15AAA

Tony Guadagno- U14AAA

Connor Maione- U14AAA

Hudson Nguyễn – U14AAA

Cory Wyatt- U14AAA

Jack Fickensher – Prep

Brendan Agnew – Prep

Nick Royster – Prep

Josh Mann – Prep

Ryan Hay – Prep

Mitchell Spranklin – Prep

Jacob Roberts – Prep

Chase Arnett- Prep

Devon Hyde – Prep

Tymur Tyrchiev – Prep

Nicholas Sykora – U14AAA

And Hundreds more!!


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