Learn From the Pros
Our hockey staff has been selected because of their expertise and full belief in the approach of the nca hockey prep program. Each staff member brings unique gifts, experience and commitment to the team and every player.
HEAD COACH, U18 Prep.
“I strive to be a servant leader. I want to inspire my players to become champions in every aspect of their lives.”
JOHN OLVER: Coach Olver joins FCA Hockey Prep with 35+ years of professional, college and junior coaching experience. After playing college hockey at Michigan, JO started his coaching career in 1984, and has spent time behind the bench and as a general manager in the AHL, ECHL, WCHL, NCAA, BCHL, and WSHL. JO looks at his coaching career in three stages: 16 years without God, 15 years as a Christian, and the past 5 years as a sold out believer with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. JO’s passion is to help our players become the best versions of themselves they can be, and that starts by having a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
“Coaching is not about the team’s record, championships or trophies, it is about impacting the lives of players so that each player competes in a way that brings glory to the Lord.”
RICK RANDAZZO: Rick and his wife Shannan launched Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Hockey in 2008 after spending 8 years as the head coach at the United Stated Naval Academy in Annapolis, as well as coaching for Team USA in Innsbruck Austria. Rick played 4 years of Division 1 hockey at Army West Point where he had over 100 collegiate points. After West Point, Rick spent 6 years in the Army as a Calvary officer and Army Ranger. Rick’s passion is to develop real men and see the hockey world ignited for Jesus Christ.
HEAD COACH U16
“I am passionate about helping young men learn how to train to be their best as hockey players, come together as a team,
and trust the Lord’s grace along the way.”
TIM JACKMAN: Tim is joining NCA after a 14-year professional playing career, which included playing in over 400 NHL games and 400 AHL games. Knowing coaching was what he wanted to do next, he returned to Minnesota State University Mankato to finish his degree and gain valuable coaching experience as a member of the coaching staff. Not only does Tim want to share his experience playing
professional hockey but also his life before he was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and now as a follower.
“My passion is to help young men grow in their relationship with Christ and discover what it means to ‘Follow Him’ with their whole heart.”
JOSHUA FREITAS: Former College hockey player at Bethel University and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Men’s Ice Hockey team. Josh is excited to bring his knowledge in strength & conditioning to NorthStar. Josh has been apart of FCA since September of 2009, when he was the 2nd ever Athlete of the month. With a B.S. in Biokinetics and an emphasis in Exercise Science, Josh will design and monitor team and individual workout programs specific to each player. He will also be the assistant coach for the Boy’s U16 hockey team, where he will bring his College hockey playing and high school coaching experience to aid in the development of the players at NorthStar. Josh is passionate about helping young men discover their true identity in Christ while aiding them in their desire to develop as athlete’s on the ice, in the classroom, gym, and kitchen. He is excited to build lasting relationships with each young man that comes through NorthStar.
“As a coach, I want to inspire young athletes to pursue their passions and achieve success through hard work and dedication.”
JACK O’HALLORAN: Owner and operator of Head2Head Goaltending in Vancouver Canada, Jack has trained goalies for over 25 years. Jack brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has worked with FCA Hockey since 2009 as our main goalie coach. Jack teaches the fundamentals of goaltending while making it enjoyable for his goalies to learn and get better on a daily basis.
“Hockey does not define us. It is our tool to impact lives for Jesus.”
Our passion is to inspire athletes not only to become incredible hockey players, but fully devoted followers of Jesus
HEARTLAND ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALISTS: Team and individual sports medicine / health care will be provided by the Heartland Orthopedic Specialists team of certified athletic trainers. The group also includes two Sports Medicine Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and one Board Certified Sports Medicine orthopedic surgeon.