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Bearcat Elite Player Advising

Welcome to the comprehensive player advising services at Bearcat Elite Hockey, where we are committed to propelling our athletes to the apex of their potential. We recognize every player's dream to excel and are passionate about nurturing talent through strategic guidance and exposure. We aim to provide hockey players the guidance they need to advance to the next level. Whether it be from midget to juniors, juniors to higher level juniors, or juniors to collegiate hockey, we can build a plan together. Our staff has 20+ years experience to help you reach your goals.

Why Choose Bearcat for Advising?


  • Expertise in Junior and College Placement: Our owner brings a wealth of experience in navigating junior and college hockey landscapes, providing invaluable insights that result in genuine opportunities.

  • Personalized Development Plans: Each player benefits from tailored advising, with a focus on individual strengths and areas for growth, ensuring optimal development and readiness for advanced levels of play.

  • Professional Networking: We leverage long-standing relationships with junior and collegiate programs to ensure our players are considered for top-tier hockey opportunities.

  • Guided Social Media Strategy: Our dedicated social Media team knows how to showcase your talents in the digital space, increasing visibility with scouts and recruiters.

  • Holistic Approach to Career Development: Beyond on-ice skills, we encourage personal growth, sportsmanship, and mental toughness - all critical for enduring success in hockey and life.

  • Successful Track Record: As illustrated by our extensive alumni network, Bearcat players have a proven history of achieving their goals, from earning spots in professional leagues to securing roles on college teams.

Navigating the Business of Hockey

Beyond skill development and placement, Bearcat Elite Hockey offers experienced insight into managing the business aspects of a hockey career. From understanding potential costs to evaluating opportunities, we promise transparency and honesty, ensuring your family makes informed, strategic decisions.

The Bearcat Elite Promise

Choosing Bearcat Elite Hockey means partnering with a team that views your success as our success. We go beyond placement; we're committed to mentoring, educating, and supporting you every step of the way. With Bearcat Elite, you’re not just navigating the journey to junior and college hockey; you’re setting the course for a lifelong career in the sport you love.

We invite you to meet with us, explore what we offer, and discuss how we can empower your hockey journey together. Your dreams are within reach, and with Bearcat Elite Hockey, you’ll have the support, guidance, and expertise to grasp them.

Ready to take the next step? Let’s discuss how Bearcat Elite Hockey can be your partner in achieving your hockey aspirations. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Advising Reviews

Both our son and daughter played for Bearcat Elite, and the results have exceeded expectations! The conditioning was outstanding, the key differentiator resides in how it ties directly to the unique physical needs for a specific application, such as hockey, although it can be quickly and easily modified to suit other athletic needs.

Throughout the highly organized training regimen, the players were continually updated on how the training would advance specific skills such as edge work, passing, shooting, directional changes, speed, positioning, and endurance. 

The Bearcat Advising side has helped daughter advance to playing D1 hockey for Lake Superior State University, and our son has significantly advanced his playing skills, and is now advancing to Juniors. Time is always a factor in any endeavor, and Bearcat Elite has found a formula to advance the athletes skills and abilities, in short windows of time with their training, teams, and camps. Highly recommend!

 -McCoy Family (Sault St. Marie, Ontario)

My sons, Christian and Johnathan excelled in the Bearcat program for 7 years. Both have now reached their college hockey goals because Jimmy and his staff taught my boys through the years to play hockey the right way.  To play responsibly. To take ownership for your own gameplay and to enjoy it.  Every training program teaches skills.  Bearcat teaches athletes of all ages how to become well rounded hockey players that coaches and teams want on their side.  This has made all the difference for my sons. I wish every program/ company/ team operated with this level of trust, honesty, and feedback! 

- John Nawrocki (Connecticut)

As hockey parents, it’s difficult to know the process of junior hockey, or to get your child the exposure they need to move onto Junior and Collegiate hockey. Once we started working with the Bearcat team, that all changed. The relationships they have with coaches and scouts at all levels, is remarkable. For 3 years now, they have opened up doors, educated us on the process, and helped guide Rece into his best opportunity each season.  Bearcat is persistent with the mental toughness side of the game, proper nutritional guidance, and body management throughout the full year. The professionalism and open line of communication 24 hours a day is fantastic, it's not often you can get ahold of somebody at the late hours of the night, or early mornings before work! We are having an amazing experience, and are excited to see what the next Chapter "College" brings!"

-Poulin family (Maine)

Former Athletes

Professional Athletes


  • Jason McCrimmon (CHL) Mississippi Riverkings
  • Elijah Gibbons (ECHL) Fort Wayne Komets
  • Dustin Jesseau (FPHL) Danbury Hattricks
  • Ole Anderson (Norway) Stjernen Hockey
  • Ville Laasonen (Finland) Kemijarven Kiekko
  • Anthony Pisano (ECHL) Trenton Titans
  • Viktor Nikonov (Ukraine) Dnepr Kherson
  • Joel-Sebastion Brask (Finland) Leki-75
  • Lukas Kucera (Czech-2) Draci Sumperk
  • Alex Sheehy (ECHL) Maine Mariners 
  • Bobby Watson (ECHL) Tulsa Oilers
  • Matthew Brown (FPHL) Port Huron Prowlers



  • Alexa Madrid (Clarkson University)
  • Troy Kobryn (Merrimack College)
  • Austin Magera (Sacred Heart University)
  • Liam Connors (College of the Holy Cross)
  • Connor Moore (Boston College)
  • John DeRoche (University of Vermont)
  • Drew Hickey (New Hampshire)
  • Elijah Gibbons (University of Maine)


  • Nicholas Cozzi (Skidmore)
  • Justin Gusso (Gustavus Adolphus) 
  • Chris Morrison (Southern Maine)
  • Peter Richetelli (Salem State)
  • David Sovik (Kings College)
  • Trent Stanley (Fitchburg State)
  • Artyom Mikhailov (Lebanon Valley)
  • Gunner Vignaroli (Salem State)
  • Janis Vizbelis (Elmira)
  • Zack Zeidel (Finlandia)
  • KJ Moore (Salve Regina)
  • Dawson Taylor (Anna Maria)
  • Matt Poirier (Southern Maine)
  • Dimitri Samusev (Finlandia)
  • Matthew Malone (Manhatanville)
  • Kevin Lassman (Hobart)                                 
    •  (2023 National Champion!)
  • Tiger Bjornlund (Wesleyan)
  • Ryan Bailey (Franklin Pierce)
  • Hunter Payment (Trine)
  • Connor Redden (St. Michaels)
  • Zach Lodes (Lawrence) 
  • Uri Lurie (Wesleyan)
  • Trevor Clemson (Fitchburg State)
  • Nate Mastrony (Trine)
  • Ryan Turse (Nazareth)
  • Dash Quarterolo (New England College)
  • Ethan McKinley (Anna Maria)
  • Griffin Hernalsteen (Finlandia)
  • Johnny Wesco (Niagara)
  • Brandon Sifinski (Anna Maria)
  • JJ Fecteau (Stevenson) 
  • Damon Dulac (Nichols)
  • Tobin Winslow (Brockport)
  • Drew Hickey (New Hampshire)
  • Christian Nawrocki (Ma. College of Liberal Arts)
  • Mattingly Wierl (Bowdoin)