About Columbia Valley Hockey School
Columbia Valley Hockey School (CVHS) was founded in the summer of 2014 by Kevin Noble, Brett Ponich, Chris Bruton. CVHS offers camps for motivated athletes ages 5-17 and all skill levels. Having been created by 3 current/former professional players, CVHS is designed to focus on what professional players wish they had focused on in their years of development. CVHS strives to be a leader in the hockey camp industry providing players with a wealth of knowledge from experienced professional athletes that 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 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 they are best prepared for not only the start of their next season, but also making the transition to higher levels.
Current CVHS Senior Management Team and Board of Directors.
General Manager/ Director
Kevin has been instructing hockey players for the past 15 years holding many roles in multiple hockey schools. Kevin has played professionally for 9 seasons in both Europe and North America. Kevin Played in the Edmonton Oilers farm system for multiple years. He is a graduate of Mercyhurst University and former NCAA Division 1 Captain of the Mercyhurst Lakers. He retains a Master of Science in Sport Management from the University of Coventry, England. Kevin is actively involved in the development and long-term success of CVHS.
Brett played five seasons of professional hockey between the AHL and ECHL. Former Captain of the Portland Winterhawks and St Louis Blues 48th overall draft pick in 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Brett is currently a first-year medicine student at the University of Calgary Alberta.