"The coaching that I received from Rick Lanz provided the foundation that guided my hockey career.
Rick helped me understand and apply the skills and hockey knowledge I still use today in the professional game .
His knowledge of the game and his approach to getting the most out of players , both mentally and physically, is unparalleled.
Being able to play for Rick was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences and is a big part of the reason I am where I am today".
Tyler McNeely Rosenheim Starbulls (Germany)
"Under coach Lanz I was able to develop skills that have helped me at all levels of my hockey career.
Coach Lanz has understanding and knowledge about all aspects of the game at elite levels , along with the ability to relate and communicate to payers.
His detail for fundamental skills and systems challenged me to be a better player. His balancing weaknesses and strengths has proven to help his players achieve maximum results."
Patrick Weircioch, Ottawa Senators , NHL
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"Playing for coach Lanz was huge and great adjustment for me going from minor hockey to the junior ranks. Learning to practice hard everyday and having fun doing it, thru coach Lanz, was a big part of my development as 16 year old that helped me a lot with my confidence and skill for my next steps in junior and into the NHL. Looking back, that season with coach Lanz was one the most important years of my career and development and allowed me to get to where I am today".
Milan Lucic, Edmonton Oilers, NHL
"I played 16 years in the NHL , I've always said if I didn't go play hockey in South Surrey I'm not sure how my story ends up. I got to play for Rick Lanz, tough being 16 away from home for the first time, living in a different country, new teammates , new league. U get the picture.
What I did get was someone who took my game to the next level, Rick showed me a different part of the game , he taught me and most importantly helped me reach a new level I didn't know I had in me.
What I'm getting at is he coached me , taught me the game I never knew , when to go, when to slow the game down, not many coaches did that back in the day.
Most important Rick gave me confidence, and not only made me a better hockey player he made me a better person off the ice."
Scott Gomez, New Jersey Devils , NHL
"I had the good fortune to be coached by Rick Lanz for both years I played with the BCHL Burnaby Express.
Under Ricks leadership we won Canada's National Championship (The Royal Bank Cup )
In addition to coaching championship teams Rick is exceptional at developing individuals as players and leaders.
Ricks effectiveness at sharing his knowledge and experience as a coach , mentor and successful NHL player made me a better player and person and prepared me for higher levels of competition and the pressures of the NHL."
Kyle Turris, Ottawa Senators, NHL