Universal Hockey Appoints Markus Phillips as New Director of Player Development

By  UniversalHockey Admin | 



Universal Hockey Appoints Markus Phillips as New Director of Player Development

[TORONTO, JAN 11, 2024] — Universal Hockey, a leading name in the world of ice hockey development, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Markus Phillips as the new Director of Player Development. Phillips, an accomplished professional ice hockey player, dedicated skills coach, and Universal Hockey alumni, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization.

Markus Phillips, a native of Port Perry, Ontario, began his hockey journey at a young age, eventually climbing the ranks to play professionally. His impressive career includes representing Canada at the U18 & U20 IIHF World Junior Championships, winning an OHL Championship with the Guelph Storm, and being selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. 

In his new role as Director of Player Development at Universal Hockey, Markus Phillips will oversee the development programs for young athletes. His extensive knowledge of the game, coupled with his passion for helping players reach their full potential, makes him the perfect choice for this position.

Universal Hockey has always been committed to nurturing the next generation of hockey stars, and Phillips's addition to the team reinforces this commitment. Under his leadership, the organization plans to expand its training and development programs, ensuring aspiring players receive the best coaching and support available.

"I am excited to join the Universal Hockey family and contribute to the growth and development of young hockey players," said Markus Phillips. "I believe that with the right guidance and resources, we can help these athletes reach their goals and fulfill their dreams in the world of ice hockey."

Daniel Bochner, Founder and CEO of Universal Hockey, expressed enthusiasm for the organization's future with Phillips on board. "Markus Phillips brings our team a unique blend of high-level playing experience, teaching skills, and dedication. We look forward to working closely with him further to elevate the quality of our player development programs and continue our mission of shaping the future of hockey."

Universal Hockey is poised for a bright and promising future with Markus Phillips as the new Director of Player Development. The organization remains committed to fostering talent, nurturing young athletes, and strengthening its position as a leader in the hockey development industry.

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Mia Hartman
Media Relations 
Universal Hockey

About Universal Hockey:
Universal Hockey was founded in 2010 and is a leading organization dedicated to developing and training aspiring ice hockey players. With a focus on multi-disciplinary player development, Universal Hockey provides best-in-class coaching and resources to help young athletes excel in the sport they love.