OUR Philosophy

The GRIT Hockey program recognizes the various stages that youth athletes progress
through to obtain their full potential. Our clinics have been developed to  advance a player’s individual skill, while also improving player’s game sense and compete level. This is accomplished through on-ice drills, off-ice training, and game play. We will run clinics year round and will also have elite spring and summer teams. We have clinics for players of all ages and all skill levels. We want our program to compliment minor hockey as well as other hockey programs. We will strive to work with them, not against them. 


GRIT Hockey will teach young athletes how to work hard in a fun and competitive
environment. Athletes will see that hard work really does pay off in life, and
in order to be successful you have to work at it.

Instructors and Coaches

Mike McCluskey

Owner - GRIT Hockey

Instructor and Coach

Phone: 506 738-1985

E-mail: GRITHockey.NB@GMAIL.com


After playing hockey and many other sports for 19 years, Mike McCluskey began coaching hockey. While playing for UNBSJ, he began coaching a PeeWee A team in 1991 and has never looked back. Mike has coached at all levels, from IP to Junior. Anyone that knows Mike is aware that he is very passionate about coaching. He believes that hard work pays off at anything a person does in life. Mike’s coaching and teaching style is geared toward helping shape our youth to be leaders and high achievers through commitment and hard work.


During the 2001 hockey season, Mike took a team of 15 year olds from Atlantic Canada to Europe for 12 days of hockey. Recently, in April of 2013, he returned to Europe (Finland) to watch his 12 year old son play in the World Select Hockey Tournament for a US Team.


Mike has the following courses through Hockey Canada: Speak Out, Intro to Coaching, Theory 1, Theory 2, Development 1, Intermediate, and the High Performnce Coaching Certification 1 Program. He has been an instructor for many hockey schools over the years.

Living in Grand Bay - Westfield, NB, Mike is the owner of a local business as well as the owner of GRIT Hockey. He has a Business Degree from the University of New Brunswick.

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GRIT Hockey

River Valley Arena (RVCC)
Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

Phone: 506 738-1985

Email: GRITHockey.NB@Gmail.com