January 11, 2019

Dear FHD Family,

It is with mixed emotions that Brett Cox and I announce we are no longer involved in the ownership and operation of Fort Hockey Development.  Career path changes for both of us prevent us from allocating the time required to continue running these camps.  We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for your patronage, especially to those who have continued to make Fort Hockey Development your summer hockey camp of choice year after year.  We are both very proud of what Fort Hockey Development has evolved into since our inception ten years ago because of the incredible support we have received from Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding communities.

While we are sad to see this chapter close for us personally, we are very excited for what this transition means for the future of Fort Hockey Development.  Brandon Ralph and Derek Stone will be taking over ownership and operation of the camps.  Brandon has been an instructor for Fort Hockey Development since our inception, culminating in becoming the lead instructor for the majority of our camps last summer.  Brandon is currently a key player for the NAIT Oooks in the ACAC and also has playing experience at the WHL and AJHL levels after progressing through the Fort Saskatchewan Bantam/Midget AAA Ranger system.  Derek successfully owns and operates his own hockey performance business ( in which he works with high level athletes and teams up to and including the NHL level.  Derek is also a former coach in the Midget AAA Ranger system.  We are extremely excited for the level of instruction, quality of assistant instructors, guest instructors and business acumen that Brandon and Derek will bring to the camps!

Brandon and Derek are currently reworking the website and plan to release information for August 2019 camps in the coming few weeks.  In the meantime, if there are any questions about upcoming camps please feel free to contact Derek at

Thank you once again ever so much for your past support and what we hope is your continued support of Fort Hockey Development.


Levi Lypka and Brett Cox

Update: Registration for 2019 Camps Now Open!  Please view Summer Camps page for camp details!