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To be added to the wait list please contact Coach Jake

The OBHL Core Skills Clinic (CSC) is a 17-session clinic, run twice per year for beginner to lower-level intermediate adult skaters, where coaches Matt Ralph and Jake Ruesch go over the fundamentals of the great game of hockey. Coach Matt and Coach Jake bring a combined total of 40+ years of competitive playing experience worth of knowledge to share with their CSC players. Matt, being a lifelong defensemen offers deep insight into the defensive position and Jake being a lifelong forward offers the same for those with the itch for offense.

Thank you to everyone for another great season. We're looking forward to Fall/Winter. Hope to see you there!

CSC Seasons

We have two seasons per year.  A Summer session, and a winter session.

Season 12 Schedule

September 1 - January 12 2020
See External Google Doc

Core Skills Clinic Format


  • 30 min: Optional Off-Ice Chalk Talk


  • 30-45 min: Drills / Skills / Systems
  • 45-60 min: Scrimmiage


If you have any questions about CSC we'd be happy to answer them. Feel free to email coach Jake by clicking on the mail icon below.

Jake Ruesch

CSC Coach

About the Core Skills Clinic

The OBHL Core Skills Clinic is for beginner to lower-level intermediate adult skaters. The coaches reserve the right to remove any player from the group if they deem he/she is not a good fit for the group. This is a session for people to learn and grow with players of similar skill, not for better players to show up and flex on people that are of lesser skill than them.

Core skills that will be covered throughout the season are:

  • Basic Rules (Offsides / Icing Penalties / etc.)
  • General Strategies
  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • Stick Handling
  • Skating (Forward / Backward / Transitions / Crossovers) 
  • Offensive / Defensive / Neutral Zone Play and Systems
  • Forward-Specific and Defense-Specific Strategies
  • Powerplay / Penalty Kill
  • Faceoffs
  • and more...

The Hammersnow Cup

The last session of the season is where you get to put all your hard work and new tools to work where you, and your designated team will compete for the Legendary Hammersnow Cup of Eternal Glory. There will be refs, scorekeepers, announcers, an MVP trophy, and custom team jerseys.