NAX Hockey

The Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) was launched in 2013 by Jason Stewart. Initially, the program consisted of just one team, the Female Midget Preps. But as the program began to expand more teams were added to meet the demands at each level.

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

The following season would see the launch of the Male Midget Prep team, while the Female Midget Preps would join them in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL).

In 2017/18 the Male Bantam Prep team was added, bringing the program to its current status of four 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 .

Twitter @NAXHockey

Meet the Staff: Alberta programs

Get to know five current CSSHL member programs staff members

Sean Beissel – @OHAEdmonton
Darren MacMillan – @SAHockeyAcademy
Carla McLeod – @edgeschool
Matt Tassone – @NAXHockey
Kelsey Voser – @IHAHockey_

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Happy to announce the schedule for our Dynamic/@BacHockey Junior ID Camp taking place in Chestermere, AB June 25-27! Teams to be released shortly!

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Former @NAXHockey forward Cole Wyatt has committed to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels for the 2021/22 season

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