What our athletes are saying about S.P.E.E.D.

Detroit Red Wings, NHL

“Training at S.P.E.E.D. Hockey Development with Ray LeBlanc was one of the best decisions I’ve made at a young age. Their program continues to get my overall strength and power to a level it’s never been at before. Every Off-Season, I come out in peak shape, allowing me to perform my best and accomplish my next goal, which has included making Team Canada Under 18, being drafted into the NHL, and playing for the Detroit Red Wings. Ray knows the science behind the sport and the training, definitely improving my overall body condition and helping to take my game to a new level every year.

Detroit Red Wings, NHL

Mississauga Steelheads, OHL

lodger steelheads“Training with SPEED has helped my game immensely over the past two years. I have gotten a lot stronger and faster which has helped my game on the ice and has made me a lot more confident and a much better player”

DRAFTED: 3rd Round (84th Overall) Winnipeg Jets, 2013 NHL Entry Draft

group_kidsRayTestimonials From Our Young Athletes:

“S.P.E.E.D. is the reason why my skating has gotten faster and it has improved my overall agility.”
“The staff has been the difference in pushing me to believe in myself, to set goals.”
“The staff genuinely cares about us and wants us to succeed.”
“I always look forward to going to S.P.E.E.D. and love every opportunity to go and train there.”
“I am always treated like a professional with individual attention for my needs as a goalie and my body type.”
“From day one, S.P.E.E.D. made me feel like someone special that belonged in the hockey world.”
“Your elite instruction is always positive and fun.”
“You make me do everything perfectly and I know I am doing this for more than hockey and that I will use what I am learning for the rest of my life.”

20140919_002031GINA REPACI
Team Canada Women’s National Development Team Summer 2014

I just wanted to let you know that I was selected to play on Canada’s development team this week in a 3 game series against the US. Thank you so much to you and the entire S.P.E.E.D. staff for all your staff for all the help this summer. It has definitely made a difference in my game.



Lauren Park 1Team Canada Women’s Snowboard Cross Member

Thank you so much to the amazing coaches at S.P.E.E.D. You have created an unbelievable program for me specific to my needs and goals as a national level snowboarder.  I cannot wait for many more years of training on my goal to represent Canada at the Olympics!


20140821_165200MELISSA JENNINGS
Provincial and National Level Karate Competetor 

Thank you to SPEED for elevating me as a Karate athlete through sport specific programming. I can’t thank the coaches enough for their time and commitment to helping me achieve my goals. Every time I train at SPEED I am inspired by the passion and dedication they have for their athletes.  You have shown me how to train as an elite athlete by taking care of all other aspects in addition to my sport!

matia1Kitchener Rangers, OHL

“I believe Ray is one of the best Strength Coaches out there. His knowledge and science behind training issecond to none. The organization skills and preparation skills at S.P.E.E.D.  are amazing, as every detail is meticulously planned and done with a purpose. Ever since I started working with Ray, I’ve noticed gains in all areas physically. I strongly recommend training at S.P.E.E.D. to any player looking for a serious training regimen.”

DRAFTED: 4th Round Pittsburgh Penguins, 2012 NHL Entry Draft


Ontario Junior Hockey League game action between Aurora Tigers and Whitby FuryDANIEL MANTENUTO
Aurora Tigers, OJHL

Training at S.P.E.E.D over the past 4 years has really helped and enhanced my game, and helped me to reach a goal of mine to play at a Division I NCAA school. Ray understands the science behind playing and training and has put together programs that have helped me in all aspects of my game.  Training with Ray at S.P.E.E.D has helped me become stronger and a lot more explosive which has taken my game to the next level.  I believe Ray is one of the best trainers a player can have, and if someone is looking to become stronger and significantly improve their game, Ray is the right guy to train with.

York University Lions Men’s Team

“I have been with Ray and S.P.E.E.D. for eight years, and through their program of intense training, I have seen my game rise to a new level. I am stronger and faster than I have ever thought possible because of the work I have done in their strength and conditioning program. There is no doubt it has given me the physical edge over everyone on the ice or floor. If you’re at all serious about getting to the next level of your game, I highly recommend going to train with S.P.E.E.D. – it will help you by leaps and bounds.”

francisco laurentianBRANDON FRANCISCO
Laurention University Men’s Varsity Team

“Working with S.P.E.E.D. has introduced me to a whole new dimension of training. The phases that Ray and the staff put me through have helped me put on muscle mass, gain strength and become more explosive and dynamic. Their exercises are unique and challenging and really pushed me to my limit, which left me in the best possible shape heading into training camp and has translated to my on ice performance. Thanks for everything and I can’t wait until next year.”

Student’s Mother

“I just wanted to praise your shooting clinic and instructors.  Although my daughter has only had 2 shooting sessions, the improvement in her confidence, power and accuracy of her shooting is night and day.  She has become a threat on the blue line. And best of all, she can’t wait for her next session! See you soon! ”


Student’s Father

“I want to thank you for the work you have done with Brendan this summer. It has had a profound effect on his skating ability and skill level. I hope we can keep working with you for a long time to come and rest assured we are not shy about recommending S.P.E.E.D. to others.”

Head Coach of Hillcrest Summits 1995 A (32-2-2)

“The professional instruction of SK8ON and S.P.E.E.D. was a major contributor to our teams success this season. Thanks for providing a complete on and off ice development package. You helped us move from a fourth place team to a first place team.”

Amy O’Reilly

“I was accepted at Nortre Dame in Saskatchewan and needed to be in top form for tryouts. Your summer program was amazing! My core and upper body strength set me apart from all my peers. Thanks Ray and Angelo.”

Anne & Hugh O’Reilly

“We searched for a program that would help Amy develop her upper body strength and improve her “fast feet” start. Ray and S.P.E.E.D. delivered beyond our dreams. She was absolutely transformed and she loved the results.”

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