Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Carrie attended Pioneer High School, MSU and the University of Michigan. She began her professional coaching career while completing her degrees at the University of Michigan. Carrie coached many local AAAHA house and travel teams, and accepted the position of Skating Coach for the University of Michigan Men’s Hockey Team under current head coach, Red Berenson. As time went on, Carrie found herself working with a number of competitive youth teams in the southeastern Michigan area, and began training players on a private basis as well. Carrie is now currently the Power Skating Coach for the USA NTDP U-17 and U-18 teams housed in the newly renovated USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, and has been a part of their remarkable program for the last 17 years.
As Carrie spent the majority of her time training players in private and semi-private situations, she designed and developed the summer Hockey University Program. Hockey University is a fully comprehensive 10-week on-ice and off-ice training program for players ages 8-18.
Carrie also owns and operates the Skating Treadmill located in the Advantage Sports retail store.
Carrie currently resides in Manchester and runs the majority of her hockey programs at the Ice Cube in Ann Arbor. She has three daughters, all of whom were competitive skaters and players.
Carrie’s credentials include:
- Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, University of Michigan
- 1999- Current USA NTDP Skating Coach, U-17 and U-18 programs
- Former OHL’s Saginaw Spirit Skating Coach
- 1986-1992 University of Michigan Head Skating Trainer
- 35+ years coaching experience
- 15+ years CEO of Keil Power Skating, Inc.
Dave starred for Notre Dame High School where he won the state title in 1973. From there, he played at the University of Michigan where, as a sophomore, he set the NCAA record for fastest hat trick against Michigan Tech, which still stands at 59 seconds. He led the team to the 1977 NCAA title game and tied Michigan’s single season scoring record (43 goals), and set Michigan’s single season record for most points (99). In 1977 he became the first Team All-American. In 1996 Dave was inducted into the Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor for his outstanding efforts on the ice during his four-season stay.
Following his collegiate years, Dave played six years of professional hockey, including three years with the National Hockey League’s Hartford Whalers where he played on a line with Gordie Howe.
Dave was a three-time member of the U.S. National Team, competing in the following World Championships:
- 1977 – Austria
- 1979 – Czechoslovakia
- 1981 – Sweden
Dave was a three-time coach of Team USA – World University Games for:
- 2007 Assistant Coach-Torino, Italy
- 2009 Assistant Coach-Harbin, China
- 2011 Head Coach-Erzurum, Turkey
Dave coached high school hockey for 4 years, beginning as Dexter High School head coach. He also served 7 years as the U of M Dearborn Club Hockey Head Coach. The team finished 6th nationally in the ACHA rankings in his inaugural 2004/2005 coaching season. Currently he is Head Coach of the St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints FHL team.
Dave skates with the Red Wing alumni team. He currently resides in Saline, and has a son, Myles and daughter, Alexis.
Brian was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana where he grew up playing AA travel hockey. He attended Culver Military Academy, and went on to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami, Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and was a fourth round draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2001. Brian played 7 years of professional hockey, including 6 years with the Thrashers AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. In that time, he was the spokesman for the Wolves’ Adopt-A-Dog program, a two time Chicago Sports Profile Hometown Hero award winner, and the American Hockey League Man of the Year finalist. Brian was also a league leader in plus/minus, made two Calder Cup finals appearances, and won a Calder Cup championship in 2008.
Brian’s experience playing the highest levels of professional hockey has brought him an increased knowledge of the physical and mental aspects of the game. He designs on-ice workouts to reflect this knowledge by simulating game-like situations that are common at all levels of play. These focused, dynamic skill sessions are intended to develop a player’s confidence, situational awareness and overall skill set.
Brian is the owner and strength coach at Advantage Strength and Conditioning and lives in Milan with his wife Kelly, son Cole and daughter, Cooper.
Eddie has eleven years coaching experience. He grew up in and played hockey for Chelsea High School 1999-2002. From there, his love of the game and teaching kids lead to being an instructor for the Chelsea Learn-To-Play and Snowcubs program teaching very basic hockey skills. Between 2008-2011 he was the assistant coach for the Chelsea Prep hockey team, helping lead them to the GLPHL championship in 2011. In 2009 he started working with a broad age group of kids at the Chelsea Development Camp, which lead to working with kids in smaller group lessons. Eddie has also been an instructor at Hockey University as well as instructing lessons on the skating treadmill for five years. Eddie’s passion for the game and helping people improve keep him doing private and semi-private lessons for all age groups in the areas of skating, stick work, small area game awareness, and overall defensemen play. Eddie currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, Melissa.
Tyler began playing hockey when he was 7 years old and started taking lessons from Coach Carrie Keil at the age of 8. He played one year of house hockey followed by travel hockey for the Sylvania Maple Leafs until High School where he played for the Titans at St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy in Toledo, Ohio. Tyler went through Hockey University for 3 years before it was officially named Hockey University. Tyler graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science and Education with an area of focus in Sport Management from Bowling Green State University. While at BGSU, Tyler was an instructor for the Learn to Skate program and a Student Manager at the BGSU Ice Arena for 2 years. Currently Tyler is employed by the Ann Arbor Ice Cube in Operations in addition to working as an instructor for Hockey Masters (on ice and skating treadmill) and Hockey University. Tyler loves hockey as well as giving back and teaching kids.
Zachary has been playing hockey since he was four years old, playing house, travel, and collegiate club. He received lessons from Carrie Keil throughout his youth and attended camps and Hockey University for three years before becoming an instructor at that camp himself. He played his top seasons of hockey with the AAA Motor City Metal Jackets of the NAPHL and will play his fourth year with Eastern Michigan University D1 ACHA this year. He is a senior at Eastern Michigan University pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Sports Performance and Fitness Entrepreneurship. He has always pursued a career teaching and helping others. He has been coaching and teaching lessons for two years, working with teams, camps, and clinics.
Coach Winks is in his 37th year of coaching goalies. After ending his playing career in juniors, he began coaching with several teams at the travel level, including Compuware, Little Caesars, and other AAA organizations. He has coached for 20 years at the varsity high school level, with Grosse Pointe South, Cranbrook, and Dexter. He has been a member of 6 state and 3 national championship teams, as well as several district and league champions.
Currently, John works at GB Sports Services, the premier skate sharpening and equipment maintenance facility in S.E. Michigan. He is an assistant coach with the Dexter Dreadnaughts Varsity Hockey team and resides in Ypsilanti with his wife, Kerry, son Sean and daughter, Meagan.