Performance Centres - Vancouver
|Location:||7868 Venture Street
Burnaby, BC V5A 1V3
|Hours of Operation:||Summer Hours:
Mon/Tue: 9am - 5pm
Wed - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Weekends: 9am - 5pm
Located in Burnaby, BC our Vancouver Shooting Performance Centre is the first of its kind in the world. Our facility houses two synthetic ice surfaces. Our large surface is 40ft x 30ft and is completely surrounded by full-spec boards and glass. On this surface our Fitters further dial in your stick requirements by observing you passing and receiving the puck, handling the puck and taking one-timers on net. Here they will have you try several different blade and shaft combinations to find the perfect match for your game.
Our second ice surface completes our shooting analysis room where two hi-speed cameras and 2400watts of light capture your shot in hi-def slow-motion. With this data, which is analyzed while- you-wait, the fitter can see exactly how far you flex your stick and if the blade’s lie is truly the correct one for you.
Finally, step into our consultation room where our PRO brings the PRO experience to you by presenting the final analysis of your wrist, snap and slap shots. See yourself at 1000 to 2000 frames per second side by side with examples of Pro shooters with world class technique. In the end our Fitters will make their recommendation of what shaft size and flex, blade pattern and lie combination will work best for you.
The whole experience requires approximately one hour and is by appointment only. So call us today. When you arrive for your fitting it’s best to wear dark clothing (i.e. track pants) and you are required to bring your skates, gloves, helmet (depending on age and skill level) and your current stick.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Cliff Ronning’s hockey career first made headlines in the early 80’s while playing for the New West Bruins of the WHL. During his Junior stretch, Cliff went on to receive the 84-85 WHL MVP of the Year award after breaking Brian Propp’s all-time scoring record. That year Cliff tallied 89 goals in 70 games with a total of 197 points.
Drafted in the 7th round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues, Cliff’s path to the NHL began with the Canadian National Team, where he led the team in scoring. After 3 years with St. Louis, Cliff was traded to his hometown team, the Vancouver Canucks. In Vancouver Cliff established himself as an elite NHL player, setting-up and scoring clutch goals that would eventually lead to the Stanley Cup Finals in 94.
Cliff retired from the NHL in 2004 with 1137 regular season games played, accumulating 306 goals and 563 assists for 869 points placing him in the 89th spot amongst the NHL’s all-time scoring leaders.
Al Iafrate is perhaps most famous for his rocket slap shot that set the NHL Skills Competition record, which stood for 16 years, at 105.2 miles per hour.
Al was selected 4th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft after a standout career with the Detroit Compuware Spitfires and a short but distinguished stay with the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). During his time with the Spitfires, he was a teammate of fellow Detroit-area native and future NHL player Kevin Hatcher. Al played for Team USA in the 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo. Hatcher and Al would later team-up to quarterback the Washington Capitals power play in the early 1990s.
Al played 799 career NHL games, scoring 152 goals and 311 assists for 463 points as a defenseman. His best season statistically was the 92–93 season, when he scored 25 goals and 41 assists for 66 points with the Washington Capitals. That year the Capitals set a record for most goals by defensemen on a team in one season.
Base Hockey’s Al Iafrate demonstrates shooting technique for the wrist, snap and slap shot.