Thank you for an amazing 2016 CVHS Camp.

Click on the link below for pictures of this year’s camp!

Owners and Head instructors

Chris Bruton

Owner/Head Instructor


In his fifth professional hockey season. currently with the Braehead Clan in the EIHL. Former New York Islanders contracted player and Captain of Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. Lead Spokane Chiefs to a Memorial Cup Championship in the 2008 playoffs. Acadia University Graduate. Currently working on his MBA at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Brett Ponich

Owner/Head Instructor


In his fifth professional hockey season. Currently with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. Former Captain of the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. Drafted by the St Louis Blues 48th overall in 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Kevin Noble

Owner/Head Instructor


In his fifth professional hockey season currently playing for the Coventry Blaze in the EIHL. Kevin played for the Edmonton Oilers farm team in the ECHL and AHL for three seasons. Mercyhurst University Graduate and former NCAA Division 1 Captain. Currently working on his MBA at the Unversity of Coventry, England. Kevin has been working and running hockey schools for the past ten years.

Adam Cracknell

Special Guest


Former Kootenay Ice player of the Western Hockey League. Drafted in the 9th round by the Calgary Flames in the 2004 NHL Draft. Currently in his 10th year of professional hockey. Currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.

Mason Raymond

Special Guest


Attended University of Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA. Drafted 51st overall in the 2005 NHL draft by the Vancouver Canucks. Has amassed over 400 NHL games. Currently plays for the Calgary Flames of the NHL.

Andrew Cogliano

Special Guest


Attended University of Michigan in the NCAA. Drafted 25th overall in the 2005 NHL draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Became the 20th player in NHL history to play 500 consecutive games, and only the fifth to do so from the beginning of his NHL career. He is also the active iron man for consecutive games played in the NHL. Currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League.
 

Contact Info

Welcome to Columbia Valley Hockey School!

Columbia Valley Hockey School was founded in the summer of 2014 by Chris Bruton, Kevin Noble, and Brett Ponich. CVHS offers camps for motivated athletes ages 5-17 and all skill levels. Having been created by 3 current professional players, CVHS is designed to focus on what professional players wish they had focused on in their years of development. All three instructors bring multiple years of experience at the professional level and share a passion for passing on their craft to the upcoming generations.

Having instructed multiple camps over the course of the past decade, our instructors know what it takes to get the most out of young athletes. From skating mechanics, shooting, and stick handling, to off-ice training, mental training and current NHL guest instructors, Columbia Valley Hockey School will bring your game to next level.

Being based in the beautiful Invermere, B.C, we offer an opportunity for parents to relax and enjoy themselves with the local attractions while trusting our head instructors to maintain a focused and fun camp for their young athlete.

Our goal is to create an opportunity for the up and coming generation to use each off-season so that they are best prepared for not only the start of next season, but also making the transition to higher levels.