Hockey Instructors at Defence First

Mike Weaver - Owner

Recently retired where he accumulated 633 NHL games and over 1000 games Pro. During his career he played with the Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers, St.Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and Atlanta Thrashers.

In his first professional season, he helped lead Orlando to the IHL’s  2001 Turner Cup. A year later, the diminutive defenceman again helped his team win it’s league title, this time helping drive the Chicago Wolves to the 2002 Calder Cup. By the time the 2002-03 season rolled around, Mike was seeing time at the NHL level, splitting time between the Atlanta Thrashers and Chicago. The 2003-04 and 2004-05 campaigns just added to Mike’s reputation as a team-player, with the 5-foot-9, 185-pound defenceman registering +21 and +35 seasons, respectively. Since 2005 Mike has lived out his dream of being a regular in the NHL. In the 2008-09 season led Blues Penalty Kill to a top 3 finish in the league. In a 2009 article Mike was rated 10th in the NHL amongst defensive defencemen                   .

Had enjoyed 4 successful years as a defenceman for the Michigan State University Varsity hockey team where he received a full scholarship.

  • Two-time Second-Team NCAA West All-American in 1999 and 2000.
  • Two-time First-Team CCHA All-Star in 1999 and 2000.
  • Two-time CCHA Best Defensive Defenceman Award winner in 1999 and 2000.

Lindsay Eastwood Instructor

Lindsay Eastwood

We are happy to welcome back Lindsay Eastwood for a second season.  With her experience in women’s professional sport, she will continue to develop our girls hockey training.

Eastwood grew up in Kanata, ON, having played for the Nepean Jr. Wildcats before becoming a 3-time captain at Syracuse University. She led the team to their first CHA Conference title, with a spot on the All-Tournament team. She currently sits second in career points as a defender in program history with 23-52-75. 

In 2015, Eastwood represented Team Canada at the U-18 World Championships. 

She is currently a member of the professional women’s hockey league (NWHL),the Toronto Six.  She was a part of the team in their inaugural season and scored the first goal in franchise history. 

Away from the rink, Eastwood works as an associate producer for Sportsnet.

Her extensive experience in defensive play and love of professional sport allow Lindsay to inspire the next generation of female hockey.


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