About Vision Hockey Group

Vision Hockey Group is a private hockey firm that is passionate about making hockey players better. VHG strives to create and offer unique programs that not only help players get better on the ice but develop as a person off of it.

With over 30 years of combined coaching experience, co-founders Andrew Pearcey and Jeremy Kavanagh have a vision for a hockey program that focuses on four main objectives while providing high-quality coaching from hand-picked coaches with hockey and educational backgrounds:

  • Utilizing technology to enhance learning
  • Providing athletes with feedback
  • Creating a positive learning environment
  • Making work fun!

Our History

VHG was created in August, 2020 when former St. John’s U15 AAA Hitmen Assistant Coach Andrew Pearcey approached close friend and former team mate Jeremy Kavanagh about creating a hockey program that centred around smaller class sizes, feedback and teaching. Kavanagh and Pearcey had become close friends after playing together for two seasons in Junior ‘A’ with the Amherst Ramblers,  and three seasons with the NL West Coast Senior Hockey League’s Clarenville Caribous. 

Kavanagh and Pearcey re-united on the ice in 2016 as coaches with St. John’s, NL-based Xtreme Hockey. While at Xtreme, the duo combined to create the Lakecrest Skills Program, fostered joint ventures with US-based Evolve Hockey (www.esgsports.com) and much more. Pearcey, who had been involved in private hockey since working for his father (Randy) in 1999, meshed well with the energy, positivity and proclivity for defence that Kavy brought to the table.

Vision Hockey Group: Envision your goals and succeed – they’ll do their absolute best to help you get there.

Our Logo and Colours

Pearcey and Kavanagh had some of their most enjoyable hockey seasons while playing for the MHL’s Amherst Ramblers. The Ramblers colours were black, white and purple!

The VHG logo was created with the help of Pearcey’s brother Adam. Andrew had an idea of the logo concept – he wanted a logo that stood out, would look good on a baseball hat, and resembled a baseball or college football logo.

After multiple revisions with Kavanagh and his wife Melissa, the ‘big V’ was born. The two stripes of white on the left side of the V letter were put there to resemble hockey tape, and to signify the connection with Kavanagh and Pearcey – two close friends, two former team mates, and two similar birthdates (Pearcey is exactly 1 year older than Kavanagh, as they share the same birthdate). 

“Andrew Pearcey is one of the top skill coaches out there – he’s world-class at what he does!”

Nathan Noel, ECHL

“Jeremy worked with me in the offseason to prepare for training camp. He has tremendous knowledge of the game. Jeremy is very approachable and he is willing to talk about areas of the game you need to work on, and he gives you opportunities to focus on these areas. He also uses many unique equipment and drills to improve your skills. Jeremy takes the time to get to know you as a player both on and off the ice.  He has a passion for the game that he passes on to his players. He takes the time to keep in contact with his players to get updates on their progress and successes. He is enthusiastic, supportive and trusting.”

Noah Wilson, MHL

“When I was playing, Andrew was always asking questions and willing to learn to expand his already vast knowledge of the game. He really cares and invests his time to make each and every one of his clients better. Since retiring, we still talk about using new techniques to improve younger players. I would highly recommend!”

Teddy Purcell, Retired NHL Player

“AP gets me ready for the upcoming season. He improves my conditioning and shows me useful things that I can do to improve my game. On-ice training with AP pays off for me and a lot of others” 

Liam Leonard, former QMJHL Player

“I want to tell you how great your U18 Female Development Program model is. With such tremendous video quality, your program has been valuable to our recruiting process”

Bernie Pimm, Female Hockey Director of Stanstead College (CDN Prep)

Our Vision

Vision Hockey Group was created to help players maximize their potential on and off the ice. 

VHG is a hockey development program that puts a premium on player development. VHG strives to find the best possible coaches, provide as much feedback to players as possible, use technology efficiently, and collaborate with its vast network of friends in the hockey world to create unique experiences for its participants. 

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Meet The Coaches

Andrew Pearcey

Andrew Pearcey was born and raised in St. John’s, NL. Andrew played minor hockey in the Avalon system before playing one season of U18 AAA with the St. John’s Maple Leafs. During that season, “AP” participated in the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge as a member of Team Atlantic. After U18 and a QMJHL draft selection by the Halifax Mooseheads, Andrew enjoyed 4 seasons of Junior ‘A’ hockey split across the CCHL (Pembroke Lumber Kings) and MHL (Charlottetown Abbies, Amherst Ramblers). Andrew was a 2-time MHL League All-Star and is among the MHL’s Top scorers of all-time. Andrew was also the Amherst Ramblers’ Community Service Award winner in the two seasons that he played there; giving back is, and will always be, a foundational element of what VHG stands for as a program.

After graduating from junior hockey, AP played 8 seasons of Senior ‘A’ hockey in NL, winning 3 Herder Memorial Titles and numerous individual awards along the way. Andrew has a Hockey Canada High Performance I coaching designation and has been involved in coaching at the private and public hockey levels for over 20 years. Andrew is involved with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) as a member of the league’s Central Scouting Panel (NL rep) and has been in this position for multiple seasons.

Andrew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (’16) from Memorial University and a Masters Degree (MBA) in Business Administration (’22) from the Florida State University. 

Jeremy Kavanagh

A native of Logy Bay, Jeremy Kavanagh played his minor hockey with the Celtics organization before playing two seasons with the St. John’s Maple Leafs U18 program. During that time, Kavy’s Leafs grabbed a bronze medal at the Air Canada Cup U18 nationals. Jeremy was drafted by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in 2002, but enjoyed most of his junior success as a member of the MHL’s Amherst Ramblers. Jeremy, along with Coach AP, won the MHL’s Bent Division title in 2005-06 while serving as the Ramblers’ captain the following season. From there, Kavanagh served as a vital component of 4 Herder Memorial Trophy-winning teams at the semi-professional mens level (3 with the Clarenville Caribous, 1 with the CBN Stars). Kavanagh was also a part of Clarenville’s 2011 Allan Cup Men’s National Championship team. 

Jeremy ​currently resides in St. John’s, NL ​with his wife Melissa and daughters Madelyn and Lexi. Jeremy graduated in 2010 with a diploma in Instrumentation Electronic Engineering from the College of the North Atlantic which lead to him working many different roles in the oil and gas industry.

Jeremy has been involved in private hockey, public hockey and volunteering his time at The Ron Cadigan Foundation for the past 5 seasons as a defence and development coach, and is incredibly passionate about developing the next wave of defenceman in the province and abroad.

Ryan Stacey

Ryan Stacey is a video coach with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) and has previously worked with teams from all skill levels. Ryan has a degree from the Brock University Sports Management program, and is well-known in the hockey show circles as he owns “The Hockey Minds” Podcast. Ryan grew up in St. John’s, NL and resides in the city during the summer time. Ryan is very passionate about developing hockey players from the province of NL and has aspirations of working in the NHL some day. Ryan is affectionately known as “Squeak”, a nickname which has followed him all the way to Nashville’s NHL Development Camp.

Adam Pearcey

Adam Pearcey was born and raised in St. John’s, NL. Unlike his older brother Andrew, Adam did not express any interest towards the game until a much later age (14). Being a subject to bullying in school, Adam wanted to join his peers in hopes of making social connections while being apart of a special community. To this day, he holds strong in believing that “It was one of the best decisions I have ever made!

While not having a subsequent amount of playing experience under his belt, Adam has had a taste of a variety of different levels ranging from recreational (house league), to all star (Avalon Celtics/Doug Marshall League) before severely injuring his knee, altering his decision to pursue competitive hockey.

Adam has been involved with organizing private hockey and has had the pleasure of working with younger children as a skills development coach for nearly 13 years. Today, Adam hopes to complete a bachelor’s degree in both Kinesiology and counselling Psychology, spending less time on the ice, while shifting his focus/passion towards the importance of off-ice conditioning, mental skills and nutrition for optimal performance.

Nick Abbott

Nick Abbott was born and raised in Bonavista, NL. Abbott played minor hockey in the Bonavista Cabots Minor Hockey system before moving to Cornwall, Ontario to play at the Ontario Hockey Academy. After 3 seasons at OHA, Abbott played 4 seasons of Junior ‘A’ hockey across 4 leagues (MHL/BCHL/OJHL/CCHL). After Junior, Abbott signed with Munkedals BK (Swedish Pro Hockey) for one season before returning home to play senior with the Clarenville Caribous (NL Senior).

As a coach, Nick has been involved in the private hockey scene for many years, working in PEI with the Andrews Hockey brand.

Away from the rink, the oldest Abbott sibling likes to work out, spend time with family and has a keen interest in fashion. Nick is also a student; he is currently completing his fisherman’s certificate @ the Marine Institute.

Callie Langmead

Callie played 10 years with Northeast Minor Hockey Association and then in the Doug Marshall AA hockey league and with the Female Midget AAA Fog Devils in St. John’s. She played for Newfoundland at two Atlantic Challenge Cups and at the 2011 Canada Winter Games. In 2012, Callie moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to play with the Balmoral Hall Blazers (JWHL).

After Callie’s hockey career wrapped up, she returned home to pursue her dream of becoming a physician. Callie has since received an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, is finishing her Masters in Clinical Epidemiology,  and is in her second year of Medical School at MUN. Callie has been coaching with Northeast and in private hockey since 2008 and has coached every level from squirt to Midget A, most recently running the power-skating programs and coaching the U15 female team with Northeast and being with VHG since the beginning. In 2020 Hockey Canada named her Female Coach of the Year for Newfoundland and Labrador. Callie has also coached sledge hockey with Easter Seals Newfoundland for over 10 years. On top of sledge hockey, she is currently coaching with VHG and is the trainer for the Northeast Junior B Eagles.

Tyler Townsend

Tyler Townsend was born and raised in the ‘Golden Horseshoe’ of Ontario and played Junior ‘B’ hockey in the region before heading to Memorial University 4 years ago. Tyler is an exceptional golfer, lacrosse player, and has a coaching resume that includes a Hockey Canada D-1 Certification. Once he graduates, Tyler plans on pursuing a career in sports medicine while continuing to be heavily involved with the game of hockey as a coach.

Ryan St John

Ryan St. John grew up in St. John’s, NL and played 3 years of U18AAA hockey in the Pinnacle Growlers system. After graduating from the U18 level, Ryan moved on to the MHL where he attended two (2) camps; one with the Grand Falls Rapids, and the other with the South Shore Lumberjacks. Ryan was released from the Lumberjacks in October ’21, but signed with the Bradford Rattlers (Metro Ontario Junior ‘A’) in June ’22. Ryan is currently living in Ontario playing junior hockey, but jumps in to help the VHG krewe during times when he is in NL.

Alex Dalley

Cathy Morgan

Emily Parsons

Liam Leonard

Harry Smith

Holly Thistle

Ryan Bessey

Scottie Marshall

Summer/Christmas Special Guest Staff

Ashley Stratton

Krista Dobbin

Brad Yetman

Ethan Stuckless

Summer Skate Referees

Alex Grant

Taylor Hann

Our Policies


  • All players who attend VHG programming are required to wear all necessary hockey equipment. Hockey helmets must be CSA approved.
  • VHG is a non-contact, developmental hockey program. VHG does not permit full body contact in any of its programming, and will not offer any checking or contact clinics during the year.
  • VHG players must comply with all arena rules and regulations, depending on the arena in which a program is taking place.

COVID-19 Safety

  • All players and coaches are required to adhere to all provincial guidelines
  • Parents who attend programming as spectators must e-mail their proof of vaccination to ap@vhghockey.ca before entering the arena
  • Players will be asked not to share water bottles during ice sessions

Multiple Child Discounts

VHG offers multiple child discounts to help larger families keep their children active and engaged in hockey. Learn more >


  • VHG will offer in-house credit to all players who register for a program but cannot attend due to illness, injury, or schedule conflict with other sports/minor hockey. 
  • Monetary refunds will be granted in special circumstances that are under the discretion of VHG ownership. Some common examples of special circumstances include, but are not limited to, the following:
    – Player A pays for a program upfront but discovers they cannot attend before the program begins.
    – Player A gets injured during the term but has paid upfront.
    – Player A is severely unsatisfied with VHG programming.
    – Player A is in a challenging financial situation.
    – Player(s) pay upfront for a program/class that is cancelled by VHG before the program/class begins.

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