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About The Hockey Group

"The Hockey Group provides the benefits of a large agency with on-time, responsive, individualized, attention & service."

The Hockey Group has been providing leading edge representation and comprehensive services for players and parents at all levels of hockey throughout Canada, USA, and Europe. We provide the benefits of a large organization with on-time, responsive, and individualized attention and service.

The Hockey Group has successfully navigated the careers of many hockey players as they have developed from amateur athletes to professionals helping navigate and guide them upon a successful path. Our commitment to you is simple – to reduce the uncertainty experienced at every level in the hockey world. We are only as successful as our clients and we have been putting our hearts into our players since 1997.

Family Advising

Families should be sure that their adviser shares their values, goals and expectations for the player. The Hockey Group takes pride in putting families first with our adviser approach whether it’s the NCAA or Major Junior path.

Agent Services

We will ensure that personal, professional and financial aspects are coordinated and fully integrated in a professional career. You can then focus and develop your attention on your conditioning and on-ice duties.

Draft Preparation

Every client is prepared for the draft process whether it is the CHL or NHL draft. We offer a precise understanding of all components of the draft from interviews to combines.

Contract Negotiations

The hockey world is an extremely competitive industry where an athlete’s peak earning potential is achieved in a relatively short time. As an athlete, your income must be fully maximized during your playing career in order to ensure secure you’re earning potential over the long haul.

Player Development

Strong off-ice conditioning, hard work, dedication, commitment, along with the THG Advantage will allow our players to reach their full potential.

Marketing & Endorsements

The Hockey Group will assist clients in developing a marketing strategy that will maximize their potential for revenue on and off the ice.

Insurance

The Hockey Group’s protection policy program is a specialized insurance coverage program that deals with the most ideal insurance groups in the business. The Hockey Group works with teams, leagues, and Player’s Associations to make sure all its clients’ are covered.

Social/Media Relations

We offer all of our clients media and public relations training and guidance on handling everything from interviews to special media events.

Our Clients

We believe our clients speak for themselves.

  • We have been extremely pleased with The Hockey Group. They have proven time and time again to be worthy of our trust, loyalty and respect…”

    Sheila & Stacey Jenkins Parents of Kyle Jenkins | 2014 NHL Draft Pick

Our Agents & Advisors

The Hockey Group prides itself on integrity, honesty, and a holistic approach to player management. For over a decade we have been representing and developing elite hockey players worldwide – helping players and their families reach the next level.

Hover over a team member for contact information and to learn more about them.

Mike McArthur, J.D.

Mike McArthur, J.D.

Founder

Mike was the founder of The Hockey Group as a lawyer and partner in the firm of Cline, Backus, Nightingale & McArthur LLP. Mike was a certified NHLPA Agent from 1997 until 2013 when all operations were transferred and managed by the network’s current owners and operators. The principles and standards Mike established continue to be those of our entire growing organization.

Mike Bernier

Mike Bernier

Partner - Dir. of Pro Hockey Operations / Agent

Mike compiles over 20 years of experience that has yielded credibility and the tactfulness needed to navigate clients through the realm of professional hockey.

[c] (204)995.2956

Gerry McKeown

Gerry McKeown

Partner - Dir. of Hockey Operations

Gerry focuses on day-to-day operations of the agency and knows the ins and outs of amateur hockey. Gerry knows what is best for players considering NCAA, Canadian University, and Major Juniors opportunities.

[o] (905)354.4202 [c] (905)325.5866

Kris Walleyn

Kris Walleyn

Partner - Dir. of Major Junior Operations

Kris is focused on minor hockey players as they prepare for OHL,WHL,QMJHL and NCAA routes. Kris works with our NHL prospects, leading clients through the cumbersome steps early on in a player’s career.

[o] (519)290.1675 [c] (519)608.3205

Aaron Schwartz

Aaron Schwartz

European Pro Placement

A former professional player, Aaron connects well with clients and offers a wealth of connections in North America and Europe. Aaron is attending Law School in September of 2015.

[c] (847)845.5497

Jonas Tomiuck

Jonas Tomiuck

Advisor for Southern Ontario, Canada

Jonas focuses on advising Ontario families with multiple hockey routes options and considerations as well development opportunities. He works closely with parents and players to position themselves for success and to reach their full potential.

[c] (905)401.1871

Warren Nye

Warren Nye

Advisor for South Western Ontario, Canada

Warren brings great experience to the agency as a former GM of the Georgetown Raiders (OJHL), as well as guiding the St. Marys Lincolns (GOJHL) for several successful seasons.

[c] (519)319.7393

Pat LaCelle

Pat LaCelle

Advisor for Quebec & Ottawa Regions

Pat was a former QMJHL scout for Acadie-Bathurst Titans and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and has extensive relationships and reputations within the QMJHL.

[c] (514)912.0666

Jack Crowe

Jack Crowe

Administrative Assistant (Internship)

Jack founded and managed a semi-professional skateboarding team while in high school – quickly maturing into a leadership position with the club. He is currently a sophomore at DePaul University in Chicago, studying Sports Management.

Mike McArthur, J.D.

Mike McArthur, J.D.

Founder

Mike was the founder of The Hockey Group as a lawyer and partner in the firm of Cline, Backus, Nightingale & McArthur LLP. Mike was a certified NHLPA Agent from 1997 until 2013 when all operations were transferred and managed by the network’s current owners and operators. The principles and standards Mike established continue to be those of our entire growing organization.

Mike Bernier

Mike Bernier

Partner - Dir. of Pro Hockey Operations / Agent

Mike compiles over 20 years of experience that has yielded credibility and the tactfulness needed to navigate clients through the realm of professional hockey.

[c] (204)995.2956

Gerry McKeown

Gerry McKeown

Partner - Dir. of Hockey Operations

Gerry focuses on day-to-day operations of the agency and knows the ins and outs of amateur hockey. Gerry knows what is best for players considering NCAA, Canadian University, and Major Juniors opportunities.

[o] (905)354.4202 [c] (905)325.5866

Kris Walleyn

Kris Walleyn

Partner - Dir. of Major Junior Operations

Kris is focused on minor hockey players as they prepare for OHL,WHL,QMJHL and NCAA routes. Kris works with our NHL prospects, leading clients through the cumbersome steps early on in a player’s career.

[o] (519)290.1675 [c] (519)608.3205

Aaron Schwartz

Aaron Schwartz

European Pro Placement

A former professional player, Aaron connects well with clients and offers a wealth of connections in North America and Europe. Aaron is attending Law School in September of 2015.

[c] (847)845.5497

Jonas Tomiuck

Jonas Tomiuck

Advisor for Southern Ontario, Canada

Jonas focuses on advising Ontario families with multiple hockey routes options and considerations as well development opportunities. He works closely with parents and players to position themselves for success and to reach their full potential.

[c] (905)401.1871

Warren Nye

Warren Nye

Advisor for South Western Ontario, Canada

Warren brings great experience to the agency as a former GM of the Georgetown Raiders (OJHL), as well as guiding the St. Marys Lincolns (GOJHL) for several successful seasons.

[c] (519)319.7393

Pat LaCelle

Pat LaCelle

Advisor for Quebec & Ottawa Regions

Pat was a former QMJHL scout for Acadie-Bathurst Titans and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and has extensive relationships and reputations within the QMJHL.

[c] (514)912.0666

Jack Crowe

Jack Crowe

Administrative Assistant (Internship)

Jack founded and managed a semi-professional skateboarding team while in high school – quickly maturing into a leadership position with the club. He is currently a sophomore at DePaul University in Chicago, studying Sports Management.

THG News Centre

Mieritz wins gold at IIHF U-18

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The Hockey Group would like to congradulate Christian Mieritz (Captain of the Danish U-18 team) for winning gold at the 2015 IIHF U-18 D-1A Championships this past week. Christian is

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