Aces Hockey Academy prides itself in the best coaches, advisors, staff, and partners.
To ensure that we offer Aces students true elite training, we have partnered with the following individuals.
U12 National Champion Detroit Little Caesar’s
Played on USA development team
Silver Medal World Championships
4 years Div 1 Lake Superior State University (CCHA)
600 Pro games over 10 seasons (ECHL, AHL, IHL, CHL)
Named 2004 (CHL) All Star Team
voted CHL Best Defensive Defenseman
2003 Attended San Jose Sharks NHL/Cleveland Barons Camp AHL
Coached teams 2011-present AAA/AA
DU Squirt A State Championship 2012
Owner/operator Frick’s Dynamic Skating LLC (7 years)
Coached 3 European Hockey development camps
Hockey Skills Pro at Denver Country Club
Co-Head Coach @ Next Stride Hockey morning skills program
Foothills Hockey Program Skills Head Coach!
Founder of Mountain High Hockey, Colorado’s premier goalie training program.
After an 8 year professional career, including stops in the NHL, AHL, ECHL and Europe,
Matt Zaba began his coaching career with his alma mater Colorado College Tigers. Coach
Zaba has worked directly under the guidance of New York Rangers Goalie Coach Benoit Allaire,
Los Angelos Kings Goalie Coach Bill Ranford and Swedish National Team Goalie Coach Stefan Ladhe.
Coach Zaba currently works with various AAA programs, youth associations and high schools throughout the state of Colorado as well as being the goalie coach for the Tri-City Storm in the USHL.
You can contact Matt at 719-651-3153 or [email protected]
Joey Carroll grew up playing his minor hockey in New Mexico before deciding to leave home to pursue junior hockey in Canada. Upon completion of his junior hockey career, Joey turned his focus to coaching, where he founded the largest skill development program in New Mexico. The Warrior Hockey Academy was founded in 2011 to provide the youth hockey players off New Mexico with high end skill development instruction through their camps, clinics and private lessons. Coach Carroll has extensive knowledge with age appropriate skill development working with individuals and students from the squirt to midget levels. Joey is a level 4 certified coach through USA hockey
Nanaimo Clippers Junior A, BCHL (2005-2007)
Team Canada West Gold Medal at World Junior A Challenge (2006)
Nanaimo Clippers BCHL Champions (2007)
University of Denver Pioneers (2007-2011)
WCHA Final Five Champion (2008)
University of Denver Team MVP (2011)
Columbus Blue Jackets Rookie Camp (2011)
5 years of professional hockey in ECHL, AHL and DEL2
ECHL 2nd Team All Star (2013-2014)
Altitude Hockey Founder and Head Coach (2012-2019)
Assistant Coach Valor High School Varsity (2015-2016)
Skills coach with Krivo Hockey (2015-2016)
Assistant Coach Colorado Thunderbirds U16 (2016-2018)