U16 Spring Break Defensive Skills Camp with Rick Lanz & Brent Thurston

Register now for our U16 Spring Break Defensive Skills Camp designed for forward and defence! The camp will include 5 on-ice defensive skill development sessions at Planet Ice Delta. Maximum of 20 skaters and 2 goalies will be accepted into each group. Coaches will be focusing on specific defensive skills for both forwards and defence including: gap control, skating, shooting, zone coverage and more. The camp is open to players born in 2005, 2006, 2007.

Defensive Skills Camp Schedule


  • Monday, March 15 12:30pm @ Planet Ice Delta
  • Tuesday, March 16 10:00am @ Planet Ice Delta
  • Wednesday, March 17 10:00am @ Planet Ice Delta
  • Thursday, March 18 10:00am @ Planet Ice Delta 
  • Friday, March 19 10:00am @ Planet Ice Delta


  • Monday, March 15 1:45pm @ Planet Ice Delta
  • Tuesday, March 16 11:15am @ Planet Ice Delta
  • Wednesday, March 17 11:15am @ Planet Ice Delta
  • Thursday, March 18 11:15am @ Planet Ice Delta 
  • Friday, March 19 11:15am @ Planet Ice Delta


  • Monday, March 22 12:30pm @ Planet Ice Delta
  • Tuesday, March 23 10:00am @ Planet Ice Delta
  • Wednesday, March 24 10:00am @ Planet Ice Delta
  • Thursday, March 25 10:00am @ Planet Ice Delta 
  • Friday, March 26 10:00am @ Planet Ice Delta

About the Coaches

Rick Lanz

Rick's extensive professional career started when he was drafted by the Oshawa Generals in the OHL and played in the World Junior Hockey Championships. He was selected in the 1st round (7th overall) in the 1980 NHL entry draft by the Vancouver Canucks. He played in the NHL for 12 years with the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks, and Tampa Bay Lightning. He played in the World Championships and won a bronze medal in 1984/85. Rick also played in the Swiss Elite League Division 1. Rick has over 15 years of experience as head coach/GM in the IHL, WHL and BCHL and received Coach of the Year Honors in the BCHL. He coached teams to the RBC Cup twice and won it in 2006. He has coached numerous NHL players such as Scott Gomez, Kyle Turris, Milan Lucic, Patrick Weircoich, Mike and Mark Santorelli, Ryan Hollweg, and Brad Hunt. Rick is the Co-owner of Gateway and Hockey.com Amateur Scout for 10 years with the Colorado Avalanche. He is currently an amateur scout for the St. Louis Blues.

Brent Thurston

Brent has been playing and coaching hockey for over 30 years. He is active in the Delta hockey community as a coach and on-ice skills instructor. Brent has coached the Bantam Prep, Bantam Varsity and E15 teams at the Delta Hockey Academy. He has also worked as a skills coach at Burnsview and South Delta Secondary. Brent's career highlights include winning the Memorial Cup with the Spokane Chiefs, earning a spot on the First All-Star Team and later being drafted by the Vancouver Canucks. Brent played professional hockey in Sweden. He was the first player in the Canadian National Team program to play for Canada in both ice hockey and inline hockey, winning two gold and two silver medals. Brent helped design the National Standards Skills Testing program with Hockey Canada and has traveled throughout Canada to assist Hockey Canada and other organizations with on-ice skill evaluations and development.

Defensive Skills Camp Registration

U16 Spring Break Camp
*see above dates and times for each group

Payment Link

The cost of the camp is $300 + tax. To confirm your registration, please pay by credit card via the online payment link below