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Testimonials: 1989-2020

"We just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how very happy we have been with your Academy. This has been Brian's third year with your program. Each year is a more positive experience for him. Your program - the instructions given - the excellent assistants, who's role model are very professional. You run an exceptional program."

- Rochester, New York 1992

"Just a note to thank you again for the great week at hockey camp. We just walked in and watched the video you gave to Andrew and this really was a great "added touch" to the evaluation. Throughout the video your comments were positive, yet professional. Andrew loved it!"

- Rockville, Maryland 1993

"Jake really enjoyed himself and learned a lot. Thank you for your time and effort."

- Jim Wiemer: Boston Bruins 1995

"I wanted to thank you for the wonderful camp that you provided for my son in Las Vegas. It was by far the Best Camp he has ever attended. It was well organized and you and your staff deserve a lot of praise for all you did for all the hockey campers."

- Phoenix, Arizona 1995

"I attended a Sport International hockey camp in Rochester, NY, it was a great camp, the best I've ever been to. It was real fun, but at the same time I learned a lot and improved at the same time. I got so much out of the camp. The staff was great and the goalie program was outstanding. It was never boring, there was always something to do. To top it all off it was a great price."

- South Portland, Maine 1994

"Just a quick note to tell you that Alex made the community #1 Novice (8-9 years) team. He worked very hard in his evaluation sessions and I sincerely believe that the week spent with you and your staff gave him the edge to succeed. Hope you and your family are fine - regards to your staff."

- Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1996

"I can not thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication to the sport and those who participate in it. It was obvious from the awards presentation that you and your staff are thoroughly knowledgeable in your craft, and I enjoyed it as well. This seems to have rubbed off on your kids."

- Kennewick, Washington 1998

"I enjoyed the staff - lots of smiles from the kids and staff members. Continue the great job "ya'll" do."

- Greensboro, North Carolina 1997

"My son has attended hockey camps all over the U.S., but your program offers a very organized approach to hockey. The kids were never standing around. They worked hard and they had a great time. This is the best camp that I have seen. See you next year!"

- Charlotte, North Carolina 1999

"All of my boys have done camps before, but this one was special. My smallest boy was up at 7am everyday, ready to go. Your program is well rounded, and the parents will benefits from your player's manual. Thanks for a wonderful learning, and fun experience."

- Raleigh, NC 2000

"Very well run program, I am looking forward to returning next year. Great coaches! Well worth it. Thanks!"

- Rochester, NY 2001

"My son had a wonderful time and learned a great deal. You made the camp so much fun and interesting, my son hopes you return next summer. Your instructors were very helpful and cared about our young hockey stars. God Bless!"

- York, PA- 2002

"Beau loved it, as it was his first week long camp. Your video analysis was well put together and educational. I picked up a few pointers from your analysis, along the way. I can now reference your video and show him exactly what he needs to do, to correct his shot. Your camp had the atmosphere of an NHL training camp. This is a great experience for any youngster"

- 2003 Bob Halkidis: Former Buffalo Sabres (NHL)

"This was my son's first experince with Sport International, he has attended many other camps, but he said this was the best camp he has ever attended. The difference was your staff! The guys that worked our Richmond camp, they are very polite, very caring and are terrific role models for the kids. For me as a parent, this is what a hockey camp should be. Great job guys, we will be back next year"

- Richmond, Virginia 2004

"In this sport you can find several parents throwing money at hockey in all directions, with some greater plans in mind for their son. Unfortunately, there are camps out there, catering to this and pulicizing scouts, etc, and they are charging outrageous fees. You know as well as I do, that it's all in the heart, and how hard a player works, is what determines his success in this sport.

I appreciate the discounts that you provide and keeping your camp affordable, allowing all to come to your camp. This is the same way hockey is run in Europe, and their success of talent shows.

Garrett has been to your camp every year and always shows great improvement in your week. You do a great job."

- Winston Salem, North Carolina 2005

"I am the mother of Matthew Papinchak of Harrisburg, PA. He attended your camps in 2005 & 2006. He's entering his Freshman year at a new high school, and has made the Varsity team. Thank you for all you do for these kids and for the opportunities you provide them. Keep up the great work!"

- Hershey, Pennsylvania 2006

"My two boys really enjoyed your camp this past summer, and it got true results. Your program is an absolute treasure that is a vital part of growing hockey in the Dayton area. We look forward to seeing you again next summer!"

- Dayton, Ohio 2007

"Thank you so much for all the time and effort that you and your staff put into this summer's hockey camp - What An UNBELIEVABLE Job!!

Your camp gave our son Cameron such a positive attitude and got him so pumped up about the regular season. He now has "the go get 'um attitude" which is such a great start. Thanks again."

- Rochester, New York 2008

"My eldest (William) attended the SIHA camp during the June session in summer of ’08. It was a decision based on conversations with other parents whose skaters had gone through the program at least one time and with your Regional Director. Since William was not the biggest child, we recognized that he needed to make up the difference in skill and speed, and SIHA was highly touted as a place to achieve our goals. What he received surpassed all expectations. Your counselors showed a genuine interest in his success and provided him the guidance that taught him to be self aware of his movements on the ice. Couple that with the countless number of times that he was watched the personal video analysis of him along side Patrick Kane, and he understands why he was the NHL Rookie of the Year. William just turned seven before camp started, and today he is playing on a team that competes at the Squirt Lower-A level. To say that we owe a significant amount of gratitude to SIHA would be an understatement. So to say “Thanks,” I have gladly accepted your invitation as the new Regional Director for SIHA in the Montgomery County area of Maryland for the 2008-09 year. William, his younger brother and I will see you at the rink!"

- Rockville, Maryland 2008

"Do not change a thing! Ezra enjoyed SIHA Camp so much that after attending the first week in Cincinnati: He gave-up football camp the following week; talked his sister, Maia, into giving-up football camp as well and attending the second week with him in Dayton at South Metro Sports. You run a first-rate camp - period - the DVD Analysis & Evaluation Book are brilliant! Please do not change a thing - ever! Thank you!"

- Cincinnati, Ohio 2009

"Malik had a GREAT time this summer! He continues to talk about the camp and practice what he has learned. We enjoy watching the videos and appreciate the time you and your team spent working with Malik. He truly loves playing hockey. He is looking forward to starting the season Saturday. I hope he continues to meet people like yourself that will help and encourage him to be the best he can be. Once again THANK YOU for giving Malik good skills to cotinue playing the game he loves. HOPEFULLY we will see you next summer."

- Binghamton, NY 2010

"Your hockey camp surpassed our expectations. The rigorous schedule, individualized instruction and attention to detail all helped our son improve his skills. Can't wait for next summer!"

- Alexandria, VA 2011

"I have to express my thanks to you and your group of instructors from this past summer. Our son credits your camps that he attended this summer, to his new level of playing this season, especially the elite camp he attended in August. He has always been a very good skater but he and everyone else has noticed that he has taken it up a notch to be even faster, more fluid skater and just an all around better player; he continually reminds us he’s better, because of SIHA Elite Camp. Although our hockey games have just begun we see he is well prepared to compete at a new level and is using what skills he learned this summer to be a better player. We are looking forward to a great hockey season! Compliments all around to you and your team! Thanks again."

- Rockville, MD 2011

"Brock and I both enjoyed your camp. Brock as a participant found the camp fun and helpful. I as a parent, a coach and USA hockey ACE coordinator found it to be well organized, progressive and educational. Please extend our thanks to your staff. Thank you again for a wonderful hockey experience and sharing your love of the game."

- Buffalo, NY 2012

"Just wanted to thank you very much for putting together such a great program. Tomas has come home with a big smile every single day. He always feel included and he has learnt a lot. Again, thanks for teaching him hockey but most important for making the experience a moment to remember. Hope to do it again next year."

- Rockville, MD 2014

"Your camp is a great fit here. You know, the kids really became better players after it ended. It helps them to build confidence. You may not know how important it is to certain kids, I know of at least four that the camp has helped."

- Richmond, VA 2014

"SIHA (and you) are a class act and provide excellent hockey instruction, camp activities, and an overall A+ summer camp experience. All of the parents that I have talked with. that did SIHA, raved about the camp and how much the kids enjoyed it! I can say personally, my two son's Chase and Jack, had a GREAT time and looked forward to each and every day. The on-ice and off-ice activities were challenging and fun. We really like the video's as well. The Pylon Cup was a great game.......Chase was so excited to score the game winning goal! It made his camp week. Thanks for all that you do, for our youth hockey players!"

- Rockville, MD 2015