Brandes, LoVecchio Join TPH St. Louis Team
Maryland Heights, MO – Total Package Hockey is pleased to announce additions of part-time Player Development Coach & Mentors, Scott Brandes and Jeff LoVecchio, to the TPH St. Louis team. Both have Missouri roots and will bring a great deal of playing and coaching experience to the TPH Center of Excellence in St. Louis.
Growing up in St. Louis playing for the Jr. Blues, today Brandes is the owner and head instructor of “End2End Hockey” in St. Louis. Specializing in power skating, Brandes has built his reputation as one of the premier instructors in the market. Brandes will be at the Center of Excellence once a week throughout the school year, helping teach and develop the student-athletes on the ice.
“Scott was my assistant coach in 2005 for our AAA Blues team that won the National Championship,” said Philip McRae, TPH St. Louis Director of Hockey-Operations, “He ran all of our development and skills skates that year and I believe Scott will be a great addition to the on-ice staff and have a huge impact on our students, specifically with their skating.”
LoVecchio grew up in Chesterfield, MO and played all his youth hockey in the St. Louis minor hockey system. After leaving St. Louis, LoVecchio spent three years in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and three seasons at Western Michigan University where he served as captain. Following college, LoVecchio continued on to a 10 year pro career including time in the AHL, Italy, Norway, Austria, and Japan.
Currently, LoVecchio is considered the top off ice hockey trainer in St. Louis training NHL players down to youth players. LoVecchio will be at the Center of Excellence once a month throughout the year to mentor the student athletes with advice and teaching points on lifestyle skills, daily habits, choices, nutrition, off ice training, and recovery.
“Jeff is the first to admit he was not the most skilled player or had the most god given talent.” said McRae. “He made it to Junior, College, and Pro from his work ethic, daily choices, and habits. Jeff truly practices what he preaches daily.”
Both Brandes and LoVecchio bring unique experiences and vast knowledge that will help provide a quality experience to the student-athletes at the TPH Center of Excellence – St. Louis. If you are interested in learning more about the TPH Center of Excellence – St. Louis, we invite you to visit the links below.
- Click here to request more information on the CoE model.
- Click here to apply for the TPH Center of Excellence – St. Louis, which is the first formal step in the registration process for the 2020-2021 school year.