Advanced Development Program (ADP)

What is the Advanced Development Program (ADP)?

The ADP program will:

  • develop players in pursuit of high-level hockey;
  • prepare players for opportunities at the post-secondary, provincial and national levels:
    • Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL)
    • Hockey Canada teams
  • seek to provide training with high standards of skill development, leadership and commitment;
  • provide coaching and training at the elite level; and,
  • include U15 AA, U18 AA and U22 AA (Junior) teams. These teams will continue to draw players from other levels. No player is limited by the level at which they currently play.

Who is involved with the ADP?

  • ADP Director of Operations: Tony Ricciuti
  • Advisory Committee: Rebecca Leslie, Bill Courchaine, Dan McGillis, Brendan Bell
  • Coaches of the U22AA (PW), U18AA and U15AA teams
  • PW General Manager
ADP Vision

Advanced Development Program Staff

Rebecca Leslie

Rebecca is a U18 Hockey Canada World Champion (2014-15) and was recruited by and completed her post-secondary education at Boston University (NCAA Div1) where she was Team Captain in 2018. She was a member of the Canadian National Women’s Team Development Program (2015-18) and played for the Calgary Inferno in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (2018-19). Rebecca also participated in the Canada - USA Rivalry Series in 2019. She is a Clarkson Cup Champion (2019) and was a member of Team Bauer of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) in 2020.

Bill Courchaine

Bill played post-secondary hockey at the College of Saint Scolastica, winning the National Championship twice and being named All-American goalie three times. This success lead to an invitation to the Minnesota North Stars training camp. He was the General Manager of the Kanata Lady Sens from 2018-2021 and has over 12 years’ experience coaching at the U15AA, U18AA and PW levels.
Bill has been a proud member/employee of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club for the past 25 years.

Brendan Bell

Brendan was drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs and played 13 seasons of professional hockey in the NHL, AHL, KHL and Europe, including one season with our very own Ottawa Senators. Since retiring in 2016, Brendan has been heavily involved with the Ottawa Senators Alumni and coaching minor hockey.

Dan McGillis

Dan was drafted to the NHL in 1992 by the Detroit Red Wings. He played 11 seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils and coached minor hockey for 8 years. He is currently an assistant coach of the NGHA’s PW team.


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