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Our Program

The Michigan Hockey Advancement “MHA”, powered by Total Package Hockey is a fall only, pre-season education and exposure program that was established with the goal to combine the best high school players in the state to compete against Tier I AAA, elite academies, and other top programs in the country. MHA attends the most highly scouted and recruited youth events in the country which produces the most players for non-pay-to-play junior leagues such as the USHL, NAHL, BCHL, AJHL and CHL. MHA hockey offers student-athletes access to full time professional hockey coaches that work in the game at all levels to educate players on the process of advancing in hockey. The program’s schedule is all about exposure, attending top tournaments and showcases around the country. All of this is done to develop student-athletes for opportunities in hockey, the classroom and life. MHA alumni have been drafted to and/or are playing in the NHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL, USPHL, BCHL, AJHL, CHL and other. The Michigan Hockey Advancement Hockey Club is a prospect program of Total Package Hockey and is registered as an independent high school program within USA Hockey..


The difference between MHA and some of the other options Michigan High School players have is that MHA teams compete against players that are not Michigan HighSchool players, proving to everyone that they belong with the top tier of players. MHA players gain more exposure by traveling to some of the most scouted events in the country. The players stay together as a team the entire fall, building rapport, being educated together, competing together, so they can have the ultimate TEAM experience. When players can build camaraderie and chemistry their play tends to excel. It is MHA’s goal to create the very best opportunities for its players to achieve their hockey goals.


MHA is comprised of (4) main events:

  • MHA Tryouts (3 Tryout Skates)]
  • The MHA Showcase (3 Games, Educational Seminars, and Evaluations)
  • MHA Fall Series (20-25 showcase/tournament games)
  • MHA Combine (Off-Ice Testing, 2 Skill Development Skates, and 1 Game).
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Since 2015

The Michigan Hockey Advancement program is proud to be a platform that provides our athletes the opportunity to gain exposure to the top junior leagues in North America. In only 6 seasons the numbers speak for themselves.














Rick Gadwa

MHA Director

David Sellin

18U Red Head Coach

Bill McSween

18U Red Assistant Coach

Kevin Carlile

18U Navy Head Coach

Adam Krefski

18U Navy Assistant Coach

Cameron Burt

16U Royal Head Coach

Adam Larkin

16U Royal Assistant Coach

Jeff Fleming

16U Grey Head Coach

Anthony Lietz

16U Grey Assistant Coach

Mike Tate

15U Black Head Coach

John Brown

15U Black Assistant Coach

Zachary Hitch

15U White Head Coach

Aaron Leszcynski

15U White Assistant Coach


Interested in trying out for the Michigan Hockey Advancement Program? Select a location to learn more and register today! If you have more questions, please email Rick Gadwa, at