Erik Nates brings both expertise and experience to his hockey programs. He played Division 1 hockey with Iona College, and was a member of the highly regarded New York Apple Core Junior Program, where he was selected to the Apple Core Hall of Fame. He was also a participant in the Empire State Games and the USA Hockey Summer Select Festivals. A graduate of Iona College, Erik is deeply familiar with hockey programs, tournaments, and teaching methodologies throughout the tri-state area.
Erik has also taught hockey for more than 25 years. He began his teaching career with a long-standing engagement at one of New England’s leading hockey schools, and founded his own company in 2003. He employs a variety of innovative techniques and training methods to help students develop their skills while having fun and enjoying the game.