Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Adrian began working with elite hockey players in 1999 as both a personal trainer and motivational coach. He developed Sudbury’s first Minor Midget AAA Hockey Program in 2009 and was the team’s General Manager until 2013. He has also worked with the former OJHL Jr A Hamilton Red Wings as their Assistant General Manager and the Rayside Jr A Canadians as President and General Manager. Adrian has volunteered at each and every level from Houseleague to Junior A as a Manager, Trainer and Head Coach
In 2010 he made the natural transition to Representing players and their family’s full time. He is also the proud father of three boys, Matthew, Evan and has been blessed to help guide and support his oldest son Tyler Bertuzzi through minor hockey to the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. As a former Canadian National Team athlete, he competed for Canada at 5 World championships and knows what it’s like to train and sacrifice as an athlete. He understands the commitment a player requires to reach their goal of playing Major Junior, NCAA or Professionally.
Adrian possesses a unique blend of training knowledge and first-hand experience as a professional athlete that he is able to pass on to his players. During the summers he has also worked as a personal trainer, specializing in Hockey Camps and the on and off ice development of Elite Midget, Junior and Professional Hockey Players. The athletes he represents are provided with this expertise to help them develop next-level training programs for strength, foot speed, core strength and all other training elements.
Adrian joined NHLPA Agency Uptown Hockey Management in 2010 and is very well known and respected for his hard work and dedication to both players and their families. In 2018, he started Pinnacle Hockey Management and has had the pleasure of helping all of the company’s Players develop and advance in the game. Adrian is currently Representing Players and their family’s at the Amateur, OHL, USports, NCAA, ECHL, AHL, European Pro and NHL levels. He works tirelessly for his athletes and family’s and is a mainstay along with the Pinnacle staff at tournaments, Junior, OHL, NCAA, Pro and NHL Arenas across Ontario and the USA.
Adrian pushes each and every one of our players to achieve excellence both on and off the ice and is highly respected by Major Junior, NCAA, and Professional Coaches, Scouts and Executives. He believes in the philosophy that places the highest of values on hard work, loyalty, integrity, leadership, and teamwork. Many Agents and Advisors believe representation is more of a business relationship. Adrian firmly believes the business side must co-exist with strong mentorship and personal relationship with the player and their family. This is what makes his role as a Player Representative different from many other individuals and agencies.
Adrian is a graduate of Laurentian University in Sudbury and a former business owner for 23 years. As a Certified Professional Hockey Player Agent, Adrian is able to use his strong business background to negotiate OHL, QMJHL and NCAA Scholastic Contracts as well as negotiate fair and equitable Professional Contracts on behalf of his Players and their Family’s.
Kevin has built a reputation of putting players and families first and working tirelessly to help his players develop and advance both on and off the ice. He has an extensive playing resume As a minor hockey player, Kevin grew up and developing as a player in Iroquois Falls, Ontario. From a young age, his passion for the sport was second to none, making the long commute to Timmins to play AAA. Kevin went on to play four years of Junior A, as the starting goalie for the Brockville Braves of the CCHL. Kevin went on to win the CCHL Championship, playing in two Fred Page Cups and competed in the RBC National Championships. Along the way, setting numerous goaltending records in the CCHL, some of which he still holds. He went on to receive a full scholarship from Rochester Industry Technologies (RIT) in the NCAA.
Kevin’s leadership and passion to teach and help other players develop began at a young age. As a Junior player, he would spend offseasons working at hockey schools and coaching minor hockey in Brockville. Following his playing career, he became an Assistant Coach and Goalie Coach for the Abitibi Eskimos Jr A of the NOJHL. Kevin was instrumental in helping relocate Abitibi to Timmins and rebranding as the Timmins Rock. He became the General Manager of the Rock and continued in that role for five seasons. Along the way, he has been front and center building the Timmins Rock into a National Jr A powerhouse, cracking the CJHL top 20 Rankings. The culture and community passion and pride he has helped the rock build is second to none in Canadian Junior A hockey. The Rock has led all Ontario CJHL teams in attendance during the regular season, averaging of 920 fans a game and an incredible 1400 fans during playoffs. He has also played a large role with the OHL and QMJHL, helping bring an annual exhibition game between the Sudbury Wolves and Rouyn Noranda Huskies to Timmins.
During his five seasons with the Timmins Rock, Kevin has worked tirelessly networking with OHL, QMJHL USports, NCAA, and Professional teams in Europe. His efforts have helped twenty-five of his players advance to these levels in the game. This has made his transition to Representing and helping develop players with Pinnacle Hockey seemless. His passion in helping mentor and guide players to achieve their full potential both on and off the ice is in keeping with Pinnacle Hockey’s high level of passion, knowledge and excellence.
Chris is a hockey product of Copper Cliff Ontario. He started his hockey career as a forward before transitioning to become a goaltender. As a 15 year old underager Chris led the Sudbury Nickel Capitals to the 2008 Canadian National Telus Cup Championship and in the process won multiple MVP awards.
Chris was a 5th Round OHL Priority Draft Selection of the Kitchener Rangers, where he signed an OHL Scholastic Package. He went on to play Jr B, Jr A, and in the OHL receiving numerous awards and All Star Selections. Following his Junior Career, he went on to Play CIS Hockey for the University of Guelph, winning the OUAA Championship in 2015 and a Bronze Medal at the CIS National Championships. Chris received and graduated from Guelph University with a Degree in Political Science.
Following a short professional career oversees, chris returned to Ontario to help run Netminders North Goalie school and Coach at the Minor Midget AAA level. He made a quick transition to become an Assistant Coach at the Junior A level in the NOJHL.
Chris is not only known for his work as a goaltending and assistant coach but as a player mentor and teacher of the game. He understands what it takes to be an elite level hockey player as he succeeded in being one. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge as well as an extremely positive and enthusiastic approach to the game. He shares this with our players and their families as well as in his role of networking with scouts, GM’s and coaches at all levels of Hockey.
Ryan resides in Burlington, Ontario. He is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Economics and Accounting degree. He grew up in Barrie, Ontario, playing rep hockey in the Barrie Minor Hockey system. Ryan has been at the forefront of numerous respected and successful hockey media and social media outlets. Including Very Barrie Colts since 2017, which is an independent outlet recognized by the Barrie Colts and the OHL as credentialed third-party media. Ryan also covered Ontario for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft with Draft Pro Hockey, a CHL credentialed independent scouting service for the NHL Draft.
Ryan has been covering the OHL Priority Selection Draft as an independent scout, since the 1999-born age group. He is a mainstay at major Ontario tournaments, league and playoff games. Ryan is frequently asked by OHL and Junior Hockey Scouting Staffs for his opinions and character references on draft elligible players and his published reports and rankings are extremely well respected.
Ryan co-founded and started The U16 Pod in February of 2021. The podcast had 29 episodes in its inaugural season and featured interviews with the top prospects from the 2021 OHL Draft class and two OHL General Managers. He recently interviewed his third OHL General Manager. this makes him unique in the social media/hockey scouting landscape. The podcast had over 12,000 total downloads in season one and ranked consistently among the top 100 hockey downloads in North America. The U16 Pod plans to continue into its second season, which will cover the 2022 OHL Priority Selection Draft. There will be an emphasisand priority given to our clients on the podcast this season.
Ryan’s role with Pinnacle Hockey Management includes Player Development with our Clients, as well as educating, structuring and working on an increased positive social media presence and branding with our players. His goal is to not only help players improve their game and advance to the next level but to help them become better teammates and people.
Jake brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Pinnacle Team and is an invaluable asset to our Players. His experience as an Elite Major Junior, USports and Current Professional Player is extensive for such a young man. Jake was a draft pick of the Mississauga Steelheads in 2013. He went on to play 176 Games between the QMJHL and the OHL, twice scoring 20 or more goals and culminating with scoring 20 goals and 48 points for the Windsor Spitfires. Jake went on to further his education and hockey career at Carleton University, helping the team reach the National Championship Tournament, amassing 35 points in 27 games and being awarded Ontario University Rookie of the Year.
In 2019 Jake turned pro splitting the season between the Evansville Thunderbolts and Starbulls Rosenheim 40 points in 37 games. He is currently with Colorado’s ECHL affiliate, Kansas City Mavericks. Despite his journey as a top Junior, USports and aspiring Professional Player, Jake was able to begin his Player Development career in 2015, working to develop and mentor aspiring midget and Junior players, with both Everest Academy and the OJHL’s Aurora Tigers.
Jake is currently the owner of BTL (Beyond the Line) Hockey Development and Video analysis. Once our players hit the Junior level, he works them to build and develop their hockey IQ, through video analysis. Jake identifies different aspects of our players games through assessment and education, ultimately creating a personalized gameplan helping them to focus on key components to optimize their full in game potential
As a player who has excelled at every level from AAA to Pro, Jake is able to share his experiences, passion, and understanding of the game with our players. He is able to play a critical role as a Identifier, Mentor and Developer of talent for the Pinnacle Hockey Management Team. He is also a great resource in helping our players find the best on and off ice development opportunities in the summer months. Matching our players with top skating and off ice trainers. Jake has developed many strong hockey relationships throughout his career and has already built a network of Tier 2 Junior, QMJHL OHL and USport contacts. This is extremely valuable to our players moving forward and will lead to further opportunity and advancement for them.
Customer Support Lead
Evan joined the Pinnacle Team in 2021. He is a business student at Cambrian College in Sudbury. He has a strong background in Social Media Branding, Hockey Statistics and analytics. Evan uses this expertise to create Video and
detailed Player Bio’s, which are used to network with and showcase our players to Junior, OHL, QMJHL, USports, NCAA and Professional Hockey Teams and schools. He also views, exports and studies extensive video of our players from Hockey TV and the InStat Hockey database, as well as attending our Player’s
Games to help them grow and develop and reach the next level in the sport.
Evan has an extensive hockey and football background as a long time player in
the Sudbury Rep system and also Winning a City Highschool Hockey
Championship as a memeber of the LoEllen Park Knights. On the Football front,
he is a two time Highschool All Star as both a Linebacker and Offensive End and
as a team Captain he has led his teams both on and off the field.
Evan is able to use his deep family hockey background to play a key role for the
Pinnacle Hockey Management Team. He is the son of Pinnacle Hockey Management and Uptown Hockey Management Advisor and Agent, Adrian
Gedye and the brother of NHL All Star, Tyler Bertuzzi. He grew up in the rinks of
the OHL, AHL and NHL, developing a very strong knowledge, passion and love
for the game.
Evan continues to built a strong reputation of putting our players and families first
and working tirelessly to help both promote and develop our athletes. This
dedication and commitment, is in keeping with Pinnacle Hockey’s mission to
provide the highest level of passion, knowledge and excellence in Player
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