Russel Cup Championships
Regular Season Champions
- On-ice Training four-times per week with team practice
- Additional Skills Development Academy program available
- 10 Day Training Camp prior to start of season
- 42 Game Regular Season
- Niagara Falls Showcase Classic
- GMHL All-Star / Young Guns Game
- Russell Cup Playoffs
- National Championship Tournament
- Video Coaching
- Team Workouts
- Weight Room Membership
- Gymnasium Membership
- Pool Membership
Training Days - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Road Games - Thursday, Friday, Saturday (as scheduled)
Home Game - Sunday
11:00AM - Skills Development Academy On-ice (Optional)
1:00PM - Gym Workout
3:00PM - Team Practice On-ice
4:30PM - Team Video
The Academy program offers players additional morning skates in a skill development atmosphere, three days per week. These skates take place in the morning, and are popular for the Rattlers players, along with local U16 or U18 prospects. Details on the additional cost are available at request.
Check out our On-Ice & Off-Ice Training Schedule details below.
Living / Billeting
Over the years, the Rattlers have been very fortunate to attract fantastic billets for all of our players. All potential billets are interviewed by the team and must submit an official police record check to qualify as billets. The team tries to find homes that will house 2-3 players in order to make the transition more comfortable for each new Rattler member.
Each player is responsible to pay their billet family the agreed upon billet fee on the 1st of every month. The team also have a few apartments available for older players that might prefer to live alone; however, this is also subject to management approval.
The Rattlers only travel by Coach Bus to games and all hotel stays are included in the program.
Study / English + Hockey
Official Summer Training Camp
The EP Summer Hockey Camp is the official summer training camp of the Bradford Rattlers. The EP Showcase Camp offers our players and prospects world-class coaching, skills development and tournament showcases. For over a decade, the EP Showcase has been a key to our organizations success giving our players a head start to the season. The EP Showcase is one of the top AAA and Junior level showcases in Canada.
Life Away From The Rink
Being located just 30 minutes from Toronto offers our players the opportunity to have fun and be social away from the rink! Many teammates enjoy exploring the Hockey Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls, NHL/OHL Games and more! We also take school and team visits to University Teams.
Coach Mooney brings experiance as both a Coach and player at the USport, Junior A and U18 AAA/Prep levels. The 32-year old Coach was previously an Assistant with the University of Toronto (USport). He also spent seasons at the Junior A level with the North York Rangers and Aurora Tigers. Most recently, Mooney was the Head Coach of the Hill Academy U18 AAA Club. As a player, David played spent three seasons at the Jr. A level before committing to the University of Toronto. The young bench boss is known locally as an elite development coach, with a great hockey mind.
• Edmonton Oilers WHA Rookie of the Year • Toronto Maple Leafs NHL • Drafted LA KIngs NHL • Sudbury Wolves OHL Captain
Sponsorship & Community Rep
Director of Scouting
• Joined Rattlers in 2009
Asst. GM & Skills Coach
• Head of Russian Operations • GHA Hockey Agency • Z-Hockey School
Director of Player Personnel
• University of Toronto USport; Coach • North York Rangers OJHL; Coach • Aurora Tigers OJHL; Coach • Hill Academy U18 AAA; Coach
Trainer / Equipment Manager