Our Mission...

“To provide a memorable hockey experience that will promote future success in both the game and life to youth that may otherwise not have the opportunity.”

Andrew Stewart
Executive Director

Andrew is a former captain of the Carleton Ravens Men’s hockey team, and player from 2001-2005. Andrew has since coached for the Ottawa Senators AAA (minor bantam), as well as working as an instructor since 2010 teaching skills and development training with Next Generation Hockey.

Professionally, Andrew is currently an Assistant Director in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada; he is also a recipient of the Public Service Award of Excellence for his work in international refugee protection.

Ian McGrath
Director of Partnerships and Board of Governors

Ian is a former student-athlete. As an athlete, Ian brings his hockey playing and coaching experience to the program. Ian played his Junior hockey with his hometown Kemptville 73’s and played for Carleton University between 2000-2004. From 2010-12 he was a certified skating instructor with the City of Ottawa, running skating courses for underprivileged youth as part of the City’s “Love to Skate” program.

Ian’s academic background is in refugee settlement and integration issues. In addition to having published his own studies on these issues, he has also been named a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to Georgetown University, a Transatlantic Fellow for Migration and Integration by The German Marshall Fund and most recently a member of the McGill University Institute for the Study of International Development ’ s Leadership Council. Ian currently works for the federal government in Ottawa.

Evan Brownrigg
Director of Program and Player Development

Evan is a product of the Kanata minor hockey program. After completing minor hockey he went on to play his junior hockey career with the South Grenville Rangers (Jr.“B”) and the Collingwood Blues/Blackhawks (Jr.“A”) before finishing his career with the Wisconsin Superior Yellowjackets (NCAA).

Evan currently works as Programs Manager and Head Instructor for Next Generation HKY - one of the biggest and most impressive hockey academies in the Ottawa region. Annually he works with players with skill levels ranging from beginner to professional, working with upwards of 3,000 players a year. He has brought this experience coaching to other parts of Canada as well as Europe-- spending time working with Scotland’s National Ice Hockey Program in 2011. Evan hopes to be able to help mentor LEVEL THE ICE players to continue to develop not only their individual skills and team skills but also their life skills throughout their participation in the camp.

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