NAX Hockey

The Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) was launched in 2013 with the creation of the Female Prep team.

In 2015, the Elite 15’s team was added, winning the league title in their first season.

In 2016 the U18 Prep team was added, while the Female U18 Preps would join them in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL).

In 2017 the U15 Prep team was added.

In 2020 the U15 team was added, bringing the program to its current status of five teams competing in the CSSHL.

The Northern Alberta Xtreme incorporates a variety of technical skills coaches to assist with player development in the program. As such, NAX works alongside Making Stridz owner Brian Shackel who has been recognized as an expert power skating instructor in the Edmonton area. Through the utilization of technology along with Brian’s years of expertise he is able improve upon the skating technique and abilities of our student-athletes by incorporating his services into our program’s weekly routine on-ice.

NAX also utilizes the offensive and defensive skillsets of former NHL/professional players Rob Brown, Jason Strudwick, Kane Lafranchise and Paul Manning. Our highly knowledgeable skills coaches takes skill repetitiveness/reinforcement and blend it into hockey IQ development working on stick handling, distributing and receiving different types of passes, and shooting with different angles and strides, board battles, playing open ice one on ones, and transitional game-play to create an environment to teach the fundamentals of playing with and without the puck.

Northern Alberta Xtreme Student-Athletes are enrolled in the Black Gold School District at both John Maland High School and Riverview Middle School in Devon, Alberta. We strongly encourage all of our student-athletes to become lifelong learners; therefore, the Xtreme program under the guidance of our Director of Academics (Paula Smith) works to ensure that both the long-term and short-term academic planning for our student-athletes is properly organized. John Maland High School has also been recognized as an official SAT test writing center.

The fundamentals of a successful hockey player often start with off-ice development. At NAX our student-athletes engage in off-ice programs such as flexibility, strength training, and conditioning with Barry Butt and his Premier Strength staff, nutrition classes, culture days/team builders, and hockey 101 classes to ensure our student-athletes possess the proper tools to ensure their success on and off the ice, both while at our program and after .

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Latest News

05 Jan

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11 Dec

November 2021 Newsletter

The November 2021 Northern Alberta Xtreme Newsletter is now available! 
10 Dec

10 NAX Student-Athletes Selected…

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07 Dec


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03 Nov

October 2021 Newsletter

The October 2021 Northern Alberta Xtreme Newsletter is now available! 
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