Founder and owner, the hockey pro shop
Bob LaChapelle

Bob hails from the vibrant town of Las Vegas, New Mexico (yes, it's a real place!), where his father proudly led the football team at New Mexico Highlands University (go Cowboys!). During his time at Northern Arizona University, Bob discovered his passion for coaching, a flame that's burned ever since across various sports.

When it comes to coaching shooting, Bob's main objectives are to cultivate enjoyment while honing the essential elements of a precise wrist, snap, and slap shot. This encompasses refining accuracy, boosting power, and enhancing reaction time. A solid foundation in fundamentals is paramount to advancing skill in any athletic pursuit.

Bob possesses a discerning eye for hockey fundamentals and is dedicated to collaborating with you in perfecting your shooting technique.

dental school student and former captain at nau
Jordan Nolan

Jordan Nolan is a Arizona native that grew up playing hockey around the Scottsdale area. He was born in Mesa, Arizona and attended Pinnacle High School. After learning to skate at 4 years old, Jordan played travel hockey at the AAA level for the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes and the very first Arizona Bobcats team. He then went on to play in the NA3HL for the Jersey Shore Wildcats of New Jersey where he led the team as the assistant captain. Jordan also served as the assistant captain and captain of the NAU Ice Jacks during his time at his alma mater. During his playing career he was a defenseman that took pride in his offensive ability and defensive awareness. He is currently attending the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health to become a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry but excited to be part of the Arizona hockey community once again as a trainer at the Hockey Pro Shop. Jordan’s goals are to help his clients improve their shots by focusing on the fundamentals. He aims to improve the accuracy, power, and release of your shot to become a goal scorer. Jordan is a left-handed shooter.

defenseman - Toronto marlies
Matteo Pietroniro

Matteo was born in Boise, Idaho, before moving to Prescott, Arizona, when he was six. Matteo has grown up in a hockey family, with his dad playing and coaching professional hockey worldwide. Matteo played all his minor hockey for the Coyotes and the Bobcats in the valley. After his time in the valley, he moved to Quebec, Canada, to play midget hockey and, later on, was drafted to the QJMHL and played two seasons for the Baie Comeau Drakkar before switching leagues and joining the Chicago Steel in the USHL. Finishing his junior career in 2018-2019, Matteo signed his first professional contract with the Lahti Pelicans in the Finnish top league Liiga. In his second season professionally, he played for the Bolzano Foxes in the ICEHL. After returning from Europe, Matteo started his career in North America, playing for the Newfoundland Growlers in the ECHL. He is now moving into his second entire season with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL. This upcoming season with the Marlies will be his 5th season as a professional.
His route in hockey has taken him everywhere, offering him tons of experience and perseverance in the game of hockey.
Matteo strives to be better every day on and off the ice while positively impacting others.