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PEP Academy coming to Boca Ice

PEP ACADEMY EXCITING NEWS THE PEP ACADEMY SOUTHEAST IS COMING TO BOCA RATON SEPTEMBER 2022!! QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION YOU CAN…

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2022-2023 8U Mite Program

2022-2023 8U Mite Program Come and join our incredibly dynamic coach @joni_ahmavuo and our 8U Kings program!Joni is a skills…

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Summer Off-Ice Development Program

LIMITIED SPOTS AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Contact – bpeps1027@gmail.com or call 1-844-98speed

Our Team

"Developing players, not banners"

Anders Eriksson

Co-founder / Director / VP / Head Coach 16U, 18U AA

Anders was born in Bollnäs Sweden in 1975. From the time he took his first steps as a child he was on skates and playing hockey. Following years of development and dedication to the game, Anders was taken in the first round of the 1993 NHL draft by the Detroit Red Wings. Five years later…

Joe Lisewski

Head Coach 14U

Joe is a serial entrepreneur in the Telcom industry heading his own firm in Coral Springs, Florida. A lifelong athlete with a passion for training, he has been coaching youth sports for many years. He is an avid competitive hockey player and takes much pride in being a level 4 USA Hockey coach.  Prior to…

Bret Peppler

Head Coach 14U / Strength and Conditioning

Bret has over 10 years of experience playing college/pro hockey all over North America.  During this time span he has worked with the strength and conditioning coach of the Edmonton Oilers, Oklahoma City, and Clemson University.  As a Hockey Trainer, Bret works with Top WHL Prospects as well as many AA and AAA minor hockey…

Taylor Krechel

Head Coach 12U

Originally from Sausalito, California. My Hockey-playing career consists of major midget AAA  in British Columbia (2005-7). I went on to play Junior in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Finished up playing for Minot University (D1) for 4 years. Currently the head coach of Lynn University.

Joni Ahmavuo

Head Coach 12U, 8U

Coach Joni Ahmavuo grew up in Tampere, Finland, playing both youth and professional hockey in Europe. Joni has been a Head Coach and a Youth Assistant Coach for the past seventeen years. He is an excellent communicator and an outstanding skating and skill instructor. His ability to inject humor helps create a relaxed and enjoyable…

Matt Langford

Head Coach 10U

Businessman and Hockey coach with 24 years experience. Retired as a player from the Omaha Knights Junior and graduated from Penn State University. I’m passionate about coaching and pride myself on preparing players for the next stage in life and level on the ice.

Dan Wirgau

Coach / Skating Coach

Dan is originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has played minor league hockey in the NAHL. Dan is an accomplished skating and PEP Instructor.

Gordon Maxwell

Coach

Gordon Maxwell attended Lynn University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and his MBA in sports management. While in graduate school, he was the video coach of the Lynn University Fighting Knights men’s lacrosse team from 2016-18. Gordon in an exceptional motivator that brings excitement to his team’s activities and accomplishes undeniable results. Gordon has…

Rick Mancinelli

Co-Founder / Director / President

Seasoned technology and telecommunications expert with nearly 30 years of experience in all phases of architecture, engineering, implementation, and management. Father to two awesome boys, avid boater, sim racer, and motorsports fan. A frequent public speaker and panelist that is driven by a desire to help others in any way possible.

Ken Mark

Co-Founder / Director / Treasurer / Secretary

Ken Mark grew up in Philadelphia and has been an avid sports fan his entire life. He moved to South Florida over 25 years ago. He has been in technology leadership roles his entire career and is currently the Chief Technology Officer for, and runs the number #1 CBD brand in the country; Green Roads…

Who we are

"It takes a community to raise a child"

The Florida Kings Hockey Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the goal of developing ice hockey players using proven training methods from the elite NHL and European professional hockey organizations.  Our belief is that culture and family make great teams and players, not the other way around.  We train year-round and believe in the…

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