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Welcome to Hockey Proper

Our emphasis is on teaching and perfecting hockey's fundamentals. We are committed to establishing a solid foundation by consistently concentrating on PROPER puck handling, stick control, shooting, skating (using the Karn Glide Skate Platform), and game situational awareness (hockey IQ). These elements are crucial for developing advanced skills.

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All About Us

   Boasting more than 47 years of experience, Hockey Proper possesses the expertise, skill set, and dedication required to elevate your game.

   Our background in playing, coaching, developing, and representing at elite levels has solidified our reputation as premier skill coaches throughout North America.


Our Services:

If you would like to sign up for a program that has already started, just register and email us. We will get you signed up right away!!

Our Programs:

Coaches/ Advisors:

Rocco Cammarata


                         Owner and Head Advisor of  "The Famiglia"                     

Skill and Development Coach


  Rocco is dedicated to "THE PLAYER," consistently striving to do what's best for them. He has established connections with elite players, coaches, managers, scouts, physical trainers, and skating experts in the hockey industry. He leverages these relationships to enhance the abilities of every player he encounters. Rocco provides skill development coaching for all ages and levels of expertise. At present, he serves as the director of the developmental organization Sin City Rattlers and collaborates with players throughout North America.  Additionally, he is the owner and Head Advisor of "The Famiglia" Player and Family Advising Agency. For more information, please visit the "The Famiglia" page on this website.


  Rocco is entering his 28th year in professional hockey. He enjoyed a successful 5-year Junior A career with the Lakeland Jets, Saginaw Gears, and Gaylord Grizzlies in the NAHL, and also had a stint in the minor leagues, signing PTO contracts with the Saginaw Gears of the UHL and the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL.


  Rocco partners with ICE Hockey Agency for NHL representation and EVO Ultrafit, known as a premier physical training method in the National Hockey League. Additionally, he works with Barry Karn of Karn Skating Dynamics, who boasts experience as a skating coach for six NHL teams and currently trains over 230 NHL players.



Head Coach
- Tri City Ice Hawks USPHL JR “A” (Director of Player Development)
- Bay Area Thunder Michigan H.S. Div 1A
- Las Vegas Storm 18u AAA
- Saginaw Spirit 14u AA/AAA (Ranked #3 in the country)
- Bay County Blizzard 16u AA (Michigan State Runner-Up)
- Saginaw Gears Mite AA
- Bay County Blizzard Squirt AA
- Las Vegas Wranglers Bantam A, Squirt AA, Peewee A
- Las Vegas Storm Bantam A, Peewee A


- USHL Tri City Storm
- USPHL Tri City Ice Hawks
- SIJHL Wisconsin Lumberjacks


Randy Burridge


Coach / Player advisor

    Randy enjoyed a successful 13-year NHL career, scoring 199 goals and becoming a league-wide fan favorite. Known as "Stumpy," he played for teams including Boston, Buffalo, Washington (where he earned an NHL All-Star selection), and the LA Kings, where he had the honor of being Wayne Gretzky's linemate.


    Following his retirement, Randy dedicated himself to coaching at the junior, high school, and AAA levels, where he has developed and mentored numerous players from across North America. With 47 years of experience, Randy has an extensive background in all facets of hockey. He now is an Executive Advisor for "The Famiglia" Player Advising Agency.

Matthew Nordby

Minnesota Scout 

Matt resides in the State of Hockey "Minnesota" where he developed his skills and knowledge of his favorite sport.  His youth development was with the highly acclaimed Bloomington Jefferson Hockey Program.  After high school Matt played for Normandale College and went on to play Senior "A" hockey.  Over the course of the last 40 years Matt has seen and identified countless prospects go from Mite Hockey to the NHL.  Matt has spent the last 10 years coaching youth hockey from Mite development to Bantams.  The last 5 years have been spent at the highly regarded Minnesota Made Hockey.  Minnesota Made has produced over 250 NHL draft picks over the last 18 years.  His last coaching job was with "AAA" Minnesota Machine."  

Matt is excited to develop players and create the most efficient pathway to further a player's career.


"There's nothing more exciting than Minnesota High School Hockey"


 Coach Matt

Barry Karn

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Barry Karn has served as an NHL skating coach for 22 years, working with teams such as Phoenix, Calgary, St. Louis, Minnesota, San Jose, and Tampa. By 2021, Karn Skating Dynamics has trained over 230 current NHL players. 

Throughout his career, Barry Karn has cultivated a reputation within the NHL, making him a globally recognized and highly requested skating instructor.

For additional details regarding "The Famiglia" Advising, Hockey Proper, our programs, activities, staff, and more, please feel free to contact us at 702-321-9365.

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