Respect – Values – Integrity – Passion - Fun
Aaron played in the NCAA for Norwich University winning a National Title in 2003. After graduating, he became an assistant coach for the varsity men’s hockey team and also the strength & conditioning coach for the varsity hockey teams at Norwich for a year before deciding to go back to school to obtain his teaching degree in Australia. He has coached Junior hockey in Ontario and taught and coached at various prep schools including Upper Canada College and for the last 3 years worked with the varsity hockey teams here at Rothesay Netherwood School. Aaron currently teaches middle school science and physical education, is the RNS strength & conditioning coach and an assistant coach on the girls varsity hockey team.
About Gusto Hockey
Gusto Hockey is a hockey development company that has been founded to help aspiring athletes the opportunity to enhance their skill sets and overall understanding of the game of hockey. The culture of Gusto Hockey is built on values such as respect, passion, integrity, work ethic, team work, character and fun. Gusto Hockey prides itself on providing a positive teaching approach that encourages and allows players opportunities to work outside of their comfort zones in a safe and controlled environment.
An athlete’s development is a process and is not achieved overnight. Patience is key in the development process, risks must be taken and mistakes will be made in order for anyone to reach maximum potential.
Gusto offers year round programs for players, teams and associations throughout Southern New Brunswick.
These include specialty clinics, summer hockey schools, fall conditioning camps, spring hockey programs and coach mentoring.
Gusto Hockey would also like to introduce our experienced coaching staff. The Gusto coaching staff love the game of hockey. It is this passion that fuels us and helps us to understand and motivate players. Our coaches have enjoyed successful hockey careers and, more importantly, are superb instructors. Outstanding qualifications, strong work ethic, and genuine concern for teaching promoting the game of hockey to our athletes, are all characteristics of the Gusto Hockey Team. Meet our staff!
Coach DeLong is a Physical Education teacher, Assistant Houseparent, and Assistant Coach of the Boys’ Varsity Hockey Team at Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS). Jordan played for the Woodstock Slammers of the Maritime Hockey League, winning a Kent Cup Championship in 2006. After Woodstock, he went on to play NCAA hockey at Potsdam State where he played for four years and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree. DeLong started out his coaching career at the NCAA level as an Assistant Coach with State University of New York at Canton. During his time at SUNY Canton Jordan would help guide his team to an overall record of 23-2-2 record resulting in an ACHA national tournament appearance, and a conference regular season and tournament titles. For the past six years Jordan has been a lead instructor at Elite Hockey Training Centers, which is located at Dartmouth College and Norwich University. With his guidance he has assisted and helped develop players to move on to the NCAA, Major Junior and Junior “A” ranks. This will be Coach Delong’s’ third year at RNS and he is very excited to have the opportunity to get on the ice with Gusto Hockey.
Coach Lewis currently is Director of Hockey / Head Coach of the Boys’ Varsity Hockey Team at Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS). Jeff brings a wealth of hockey coaching experience to the Gusto hockey group as he has been a head on ice instructor for the Danny Cleary Hockey School, the UNB Varsity Reds programs, and the Fundy Hockey School & Future Stars Hockey School. Jeff has also acted as the Development Coordinator for the Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association, and has worked within the POE with both Hockey Nova Scotia and Hockey Canada. Prior to RNS, Jeff was a Physical Education Teacher & Athletic Director at Pugwash District High School and also coached the Amherst Jr A Ramblers, of the MHL for six seasons. Jeff received a Bachelor of Kinesiology (with a Concentration in Coaching) as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick. This is Coach Lewis’ second year at RNS and he is excited to be part of the Gusto family and looks forward to getting on the ice with you all in the near future.
Coach Blackmore is the Head Coach of the Varsity Girls' Hockey Team at Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) and teaches history and French at the school. Kayla played for Team New Brunswick at the 2007 Canada Games and Team Atlantic at the 2008 Under 18 National Championships. Kayla went on to play in the CIS with the St. Thomas University Tommies, where she completed her playing career by captaining the team, being named Academic All-Canadian five years straight, becoming the programs all-time leading scorer, and winning both the CIS Marion Hilliard and St. Thomas University Female Athlete of the Year Awards. She completed her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees, receiving the St. Thomas University Medal for Highest Academic Standing at graduation. Kayla brings numerous years of as she has worked at numerous elite hockey schools and coached in New Brunswick's High Performance Program for seven years. Kayla is also an Assistant Coach for 2015 Team New Brunswick's Women’s Hockey team for the Canada Winter Games. Coach Blackmore is very excited to have the opportunity to work with the motivated athletes in the Gusto program, and hopes to instill the importance and value of academic excellence, athletic development and community involvement.