Head On-Ice Instructor


After a very productive minor hockey career playing for the Toronto Red Wings AAA of the GTHL, Matt was drafted into the Ontario Hockey League by the Oshawa Generals and continued to play in the OHL for 5 years. Throughout his OHL career, he had the chance to play with some NHL all stars such as John Tavares with the Oshawa Generals and against dozens of current NHL superstars. Just being able to practice and play with these players day in and day out, the skills they possessed were unbelievable. Now, years down the road, Matt is sharing his experiences and skill set in order to develop the skills that players need in order to succeed at the next level. He founded his own on-ice school called BarDown Hockey Development.

“I’ve been lucky to play the game I’ve loved for the last 20 years and throughout my career I have been able to associate myself with some of the most amazing people and some of the most talented hockey players in the world. As the game of hockey changes, young players must adapt to the speed and skill of the game. At Bar Down Hockey Development, our goal is to improve each aspect of our player’s game at a high tempo and in a fun environment. Whether our players look to improve on their edge work, skating, puck handling or shooting, Bar Down offers elite and proper instruction in order to take our players to the next level.”

Bar Down Hockey Development