Creative Hockey Development was founded by Dusan Kralik, an elite hockey instructor and coach in Toronto. Dusan has trained players like P.K Subban, John Tavares, Sam Gagner, Chris & Brandon Tanev, Mark Jankowski, just to name a few. Dusan started to play professional hockey at 17 years old and is a former Czechoslovakian Junior National team player. He was the coach mentor at the IIHF World Hockey Championship and at the Hockey Canada Skills Academy.
Tim Paciga joined Creative Hockey as a program coordinator in January of 2018 after successfully graduating from the Sports Management Program from Humber College. With many years of management experience under various companies such as TSN and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has allowed him to gain valuable experience within the sporting industry, and is poised to help bring Creative Hockey to its peak potential.
With Dusan’s skill techniques and skating abilities, Creative Hockey has the perfect one-two punch to improve every player at every level. Creative Hockey specializes on all levels of skill development and are excited to provide individual, group, team and international training with customized programs. Creative Hockey is fresh, full of energy, and excited to help players improve and succeed in their hockey careers while having fun!
Globally acclaimed elite skills coach
Played in the 1985 Junior World Hockey Championship in Hamilton.
Played in renowned Czechoslovakian Elite Hockey League for HC Slovan and Bratislava.
Certificate Life Skills Coach George Brown College
Decided to focus on his school studies and earned his Masters degree in Economics.
in 1999 Dusan opened his own player development program called “Creative Hockey Development”
Dusan has been able to help players move on to professional level leagues, including the NHL. Players like P.K. Subban, John Tavares, Chris Tanev, Brandon Tanev, Sam Gagner, Matt Stajan, Mark Jankowski, Daniel Carcillo as well Hockey Hall of Fame members Angela James and Geraldine Heaney
Dusan has had experience coaching with IIHF World Championships, College Hockey, Junior Hockey and AAA teams throughout the GTHL and OMHA
Dusan brings over 25 years of teaching experience to CHD, combining his European hockey background with the innovative, creative game for both males and females that has allowed CHD to grow internationally.
P.K. Subban Norris Trophy ’13 Winner & MTL Canadian
“Thank you to Dusan Kralik for all his help since I was 8 years old and for this summer for preparing me for the upcoming season!”
Peter Laviolette, Head Coach of the Carolina Hurricanes and Team USA (2006)
“Dusan is an amazing instructor who does a great job of capturing the player’s attention with drills that maximize the team’s ice time. It is difficult as a coach to find drills that kids will be eager to participate in, but Dusan excels in getting the most out of his player’s. He is a great instructor and a great ambassador for hockey.”
Jonathan Tavares, NY Islanders 1st overall draft pick
“I worked with Dusan since I was 5-6 years old. He’s just one of the best around with skill development, movement of the puck and puck protection.”