Connected Coaching

TPH Academy partners with MEGA Goaltending to offer additional support to all TPH Academy goalies 

TPH Academy is proud to announce a new partnership with MEGA Goaltending. This program will provide TPH Academy goaltenders with access to a full school year of training content and guidance, including weekly skill progressions and goalie-specific mental skills training through MEGA’s digital goaltending platform. 


MEGA programs have been designed to develop and refine a goaltender’s skills in a challenging and purposeful environment. MEGA’s dynamic coaching staff includes multiple collegiate goalie coaches who ensure that every student receives a quality training experience.


“MEGA Goaltending is a world leader in educating and training goalies at all levels,” said Alan Keeso, CEO of Total Package Hockey. “Their team is incredibly passionate about supporting the unique physical and mental demands of the position. We’re thrilled to be bringing their expertise across TPH through their cutting-edge digital platform and to see the positive impact it will have on TPH goalies. We believe TPH goaltenders will experience next-level engagement in their goaltending craft through MEGA’s innovative digital platform.”


“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with TPH Academy and their goaltenders this year. We share in their core principles of helping to shape the next generation of impact players and were impressed with their holistic approach. With the Connected Coaching program, we aim to enrich the goaltender’s experience this season, and cannot wait to get started!”  MEGA Goaltending Founder Justin Johnson. 


The TPH leadership team collaborated with the MEGA Goaltending staff to handcraft two training packages, ensuring that each TPH Academy goaltender could access a program that fit their needs. The new partnership packages include: 


Connected Coaching Program: ($600)

The Connected Coaching program is provided to all TPH Academy goalies at no additional cost and is customized for each Academy location in order to match the on-ice curriculum.


Connected Coaching Elite: ($2,499)

The Connected Coaching Elite program allows athletes to share clips of their games, practices, or skill sessions with MEGA’s certified staff, who can then analyze and provide direct feedback to the student-athlete.


The benefits of each package include, but are not limited to:


  • Live Q&A Support
  • Weekly Drill Progression
  • Customized Plan
  • Pro Mental Skills Program
  • Pro Examples
  • Technique Seminars

When participating in MEGA programs, you can expect to learn important methods of goaltending and to receive the time and repetitions to discover which methods work best for you. In addition, MEGA coaches are passionate about developing the type of mental skills that will not only serve you well in the crease but later in life as well.


Click here to learn more about MEGA Goaltending at TPH Academy!

Draft Night

Three TPH Alumni Selected in the 2022 NHL Draft

It’s why you train relentlessly and outwork your opponents.


It’s the opportunity to accomplish a lifelong goal and secure a life-changing opportunity.


It’s a moment that every young hockey player dreams about.


It’s the NHL Draft.


“We’re incredibly excited for these young men as they take the next step in their journey with their selections in the 2022 NHL Draft,” said Alan Keeso, CEO of Total Package Hockey. “Team TPH cheered them on in the lead-up and throughout this special moment, while also pausing to appreciate the testament these advancements are to our program, process, and people.”


The hockey journeys of these three impact players included competition at the  AAA level and advancement to USA Hockey National Team Development Program (USNTDP). Along the way, they also developed in their academics, fitness, hockey, and as people at TPH Academy, each entering the program intending to make it to the highest level in the game. Their pursuits required long days of training, traveling, studying, and competing, which ultimately developed them into the self-starting, well-rounded, and resilient athletes they are today.


The 2022 NHL Draft was the biggest moment of their careers yet. Here’s how it went:


Cutter Gauthier was the first TPH alumni taken off the board, as the Philadelphia Flyers selected him with the 5th overall pick. At 6-foot-2 and 200-pounds, the USNTDP forward was highly touted for his size, strength, and ability to fend off attackers and create turnovers in the offensive zone. The Boston College commit put up 28 points in 22 USHL games with the USNTDP juniors and many expect him to light it up for years to come.


His USNTDP teammate and fellow TPH Detroit Alumni, Rutger McGroarty was taken just a few picks later, as the Winnipeg Jets selected him with the 14th overall pick. After putting up 35 goals and 34 assists in 54 games with the USANDTP U18s, followed by 15 goals and 18 assists in just 25 USHL games, the 6-foot-1, 204-pound forward has proven himself as an elite goal scorer.


Lane Hutson was taken with the 62nd overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens. Hutson was described as being a ‘unicorn’ by USNTDP U18 coach, Nick Fohr, who noted Hutson’s well-rounded skill set and his ability to make defensive plays and generate on offense. Hutson led all USNTDP defensemen with 10 goals and 53 assists in 60 games.


We’re incredibly proud of this year’s TPH-eligible draft class and we look forward to watching this next generation of impact players on their journeys in and beyond the game.


Discover all of the ways that TPH Academy can help you achieve your goals and start your path with us here.