Live Webinar | Navigating the Education and Hockey Journey

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Join us for our webinar on Navigating the Education and Hockey Journey.

Explore the strategies and considerations for finding the ideal balance between pursuing academic excellence and a successful hockey career. Gain valuable insights into key aspects such as choosing the right educational path, strategies for NHL draft prospects, international playing opportunities, and achieving academic success while thriving in the world of hockey. Don’t miss this opportunity to enrich your understanding of the dual journey of education and hockey.

When: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 07:00 PM EST


Topics include:

  • Finding the best fit for college and junior colleges in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Strategies to consider if you’re contemplating entering the NHL draft.
  • Exploring the option of attending university or playing pro hockey in Europe.
  • Insights into the experience of playing minor league hockey.
  • Balancing a quality education while pursuing a hockey career.

All parents and students are welcome!

John Bocca-LaFalce
Certified PHPA Hockey Agent/Advisor·Player Agent

John grew up playing hockey on Long Island. Where he won back to back High School All-Star M.V.P. awards. After High School John went to Suny Broome for two years to play in NJCAA. Shortly afterwards he would transfer to Suny Cortland to play. From there John got invited to Pro Hockey UHL Danbury Trashers Camp. Few years later John ended up playing Pro hockey in AAHL for Evansville Ice Men and Battle Creek Revolution. Recently John came out of retirement to play in an FHL game for Delaware Thunder. John also has coached as well. Where he helped Eastwood Prep school Varsity Program earn their first ever wins and JV team to back to back undefeated season. Over the past few years John has gotten certifications in Hockey Scouting, GM, and Analytics. Where he has become a PHPA certified agent helping players both Junior and Pro live their dreams.


Gordon Howe
Hockey Agent and Family Advisor

  • USA Hockey Referee 1986-2020
  • Associate Member NHLOA
  • Officiated all levels of hockey including College, Juniors, and Pro players.
  • Retired SCPD New York 1970-1991.
  • Retired Social Work Counselor 1991-2000.
  • Hockey Agent and Family Advisor 2017-Current.


Joanna Severino
Educator, Founder & President
US College Expo & Prepskills

Joanna Severino is the Founder & President of PREPSKILLS and the US College Expo. Joanna has been an educator for over 25 years, helping students to excel in achieving important milestones in education. For many Canadian families, applying to private schools and US colleges can be daunting. PREPSKILLS helps navigate this process by giving families the tools, resources and connections to maximize opportunities. Joanna created the US College Expo in Canada and PrepConnect events to help families explore their educational pathways. Education is really about resourcefulness. As a certified teacher and passionate mom-preneur, Joanna is always looking for ways to ensure that students connect with these opportunities and get the valuable information they need to make informed decisions about education.