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World Hockey Lab, LLC provides innovative hockey/goaltending camps, clinics, private lessons, video and statistical analysis and consulting anywhere in the world.

 

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Hiroki with the Hong Kong National Women’s Ice Hockey Team. 2016 World Championship D2B Qualification in Bulgaria.

              

 

Hiroki WAKABAYASHI

Founder and President


 

The first and only Japanese professional hockey coach in the U.S.

Hiroki’s Resume

Hiroki is originally from Osaka, Japan. He has been coaching for 30 plus years in eight different countries in various level including Asia League professional hockey, National teams, Boarding Hockey School in Canada (Harrington College) and NHL affiliated youth hockey organizations (San Jose & Phoenix).

Hiroki’s hockey knowledge and works extends from team coaching, individual skills and also to goaltending.

Hiroki has been working with the goaltending coaching legend Francois Allaire for more than 25 years to obtain his goaltending coaching knowledge and skills.

Hiroki has coached some Japan’s National Team goaltenders such as;

Yutaka Fukufuji
Masahito Haruna
Michikazu Hata

Some of his goalie students in North America are playing in Junior, college and professional level.

Hiroki is also working with the world famous skating guru Boris Dorozhenko as his goalie coach in his camps around the world.

Currently he’s working as the Goaltending Director of Arizona Kachinas.

In 2023, he was selected to become one of the first ten candidates to take the USA Hockey Gold Level Goaltending Coach, the highest goaltending coaching education course in the nation. He had his presentation in the inaugural USA Hockey Goaltending Symposium in St. Paul MN in June 2024 and plans to receive the certification soon.