Peak Performance Hockey, co-owned by Kevin
Lizotte, former head coach at St. Bernard’s Central Catholic
High School, and Eric Short, the head coach at
Lunenburg/Ayer, was formed in 2002 with the overall goal of
developing the skills of area high school players to help
prepare them for the rigors of high school, prep school,
juniors and college hockey.
After three extremely successful years of improving
skills and guiding these high school players, Peak
Performance expanded its role to include players as young as
learn to skate age through the collegiate level.
“As a high school coach, if we don’t develop strong youth
hockey players we’re not going to have successful high
school teams in Central Mass. Without those skills, it’s not
going to happen,” Short said. “Hockey, in general, we want
to keep the numbers up. If we don’t get kids involved and
enjoy hockey at a young age, numbers aren’t going to be
there when it comes around to high school and we’re going to
see programs folding.”
In the fall of 2004, Peak Performance combined with
legendary Fitchburg State University ice hockey coach Dean
Fuller and the Dean Fuller Falcon Hockey School under the
name Peak Performance Hockey.
“Our close relations with Dean Fuller and his years of
experience in hockey and summer camps working with kids has
been instrumental for us to create camps and clinics that
are successful,” Short said.
Peak Performance has continued to build upon the Falcon
Hockey School’s 20 years of experience, while adding
expertise from the region’s top high school, prep school,
juniors and college coaches.
“All coaches involved are local coaches that have a valued
interest in the community,” Short said. “Our coaches want to
develop local talent. We want to grow the game of hockey at
Peak Performance Hockey has a proven track record of making
players better by focusing on skill development, skating
technique, conditioning and game situations.
Currently, Peak Performance covers the high school spring
league, summer clinics from mites through high school, learn
to skate, learn to hockey, high school fall conditioning
camp, player ratings for Twin City Youth Hockey and
once-a-week clinics during the season for youth hockey
organizations to support their skill development.