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Our Team

Fred Voser

Fred Voser​


Upon finishing his pro hockey career in Switzerland, Fred Voser journeyed to Canada to start the Swiss International Sports and Education Center (SISEC) in 2005. Based in Chestermere, Alberta, Fred was one of the founding five figures of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL). This league is now one of the elite sources of talent for colleges and junior teams in Canada, with over 75 teams competing.

Darcy Hodge

Darcy Hodge

General Manager / 17U Head Coach

Before Darcy Hodge became a member of the International Hockey Academy (IHA), he was a sports school academy father. He has been with IHA for seven years now.

Darcy has been a skills coach, a head coach and has been the IHA general manager for the past five years. He is a Hockey Canada High Performance 1 Certified coach and did own, and operate, the largest hockey skills academy in Sherwood Park, Alberta for 11 years. Working with upwards of 375 kids a year, he developed position-specific training programs with several of his athletes moving on to the NHL, AHL, European Pro, NCAA, CIS, and all levels of junior hockey in Canada.

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Academic Advisor

With 30 years in education, Matt Watson has extensive experience with public, private, and charter schools as a teacher, principal, curriculum designer, and in marketing.  He frequently speaks, advocating on behalf of parents and has become an expert on school choice and educational options.  Matt Watson currently serves as the Executive Director of Development with iLEAD Schools. Matt will be your guide and personal liaison in choosing the school that works best for you and your student. 

Yelena Shuklina

Yelena Shuklina

Stretching and Nutrition Coordinator

A mom of two boys who play hockey and certified Holistic Nutritionist who graduated from Bauman College. She is passionate about health and wellness and how nutrition can positively affect one’s physical and emotional well-being. Her research has given us an understanding about the importance of knowing which foods improve or hinder the performance and when it’s best to consume them.


“I am excited to be a part of the school and look forward to starting to work with your athletes and helping them optimize their performance in sports.”


Associate Coach 17U

Head Coach 16U

Associate Coach 16U

Goaltender Coach

 Strength Conditioning Coach

Athletic Therapist

Billet Coordinator

Office Manager

Community and Sponsorship Partner

Academy Scouting Staff