Five Hole Hockey was founded in 2006 in order to help players further themselves on and off the ice. Our organization draws on the various extensive personal, hockey and business experience of its staff to provide players, parents, coaches, and scouts with high quality and professional services. We have seen first hand all of the benefits (both on & off the ice) that the game of hockey can provide and we are passionate about helping today's players maximize their potential!
Since 2006, our mission has stayed the same, to help aspiring hockey players find ways to advance themselves both on the ice and in life. We are proud to see our former players having gone on to reach every level of Junior, U.S. College and Professional hockey, including the NHL!.
Andy Holmes, President
Andy is a founding member of Five Hole Hockey. His responsibilities include overseeing all functions of our organization, developing new opportunities and maintaining and expanding our relationships in the hockey world. Andy holds degrees from Montana State University and The Pennsylvania State University. His extensive knowledge of the game coupled with his personable, professional, player-first approach is a tremendous asset to our clients.
In addition to his work with Five Hole Hockey, Andy is a USA Hockey certified Level 4 coach. He has served as an instructor for The Goalie Academy for over 15 years and has coached youth hockey at wide variety of levels. Andy spent 5 seasons scouting in the USHL and has assisted a variety of junior hockey coaches and clubs in scouting and advisory capacities over the years. He is a former goaltender, whose playing experience includes D-1 prep school hockey at Choate, junior hockey in the BCHL, AWHL, MNJHL, WSHL and a minor-pro stint with the Quad City Mallards of the UHL.
Jaime Holmes, Vice President
Jaime is a founding member of Five Hole Hockey. Jaime’s role is to oversee and coordinate all of the logistical and administrative aspects of our programs and services. Jaime has a wealth of experience in aligning the hockey specific needs of our organization with the needs of our players, parents, and coaches. While much of Jaime’s work is behind the scenes, she plays an integral part in our organization, and we all benefit from her efforts. Jaime attended the University of Colorado and Montana State University.
Chris Blaisuis - Team Five Hole Hockey
Chris has been involved with Five Hole Hockey since our start back in 2006. He is a veteran coach who brings a deep knowledge base, development oriented attitude and passion for the game to our team. Chris currently coaches at the AAA and USHL levels. His playing background includes junior as well as minor pro hockey in the CHL, ECHL, and SPHL. As a coach and scout, Chris has worked in US Junior Hockey with the Tri-City Storm, Omaha Lancers, Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Kenai River Brown Gears, Wilmar Warhawks, and Minnesota Ice Hawks. During that time, Chris was part of 2 National Championship teams with Fairbanks and has helped to bring many players into and develop within these organizations that have gone on to play NCAA and professional hockey. We are excited to have Chris on the bench this year helping to guide our players.
Brad Denney - Team Five Hole Hockey
Brad is a tremendous asset to our team and brings a wealth of hockey experience and knowledge. He is a former Five Hole Hockey Select Prospects Camp participant who knows our organization, its mission, and principals well. Brad spent 2 seasons in the NAHL before attending St. Mary’s University where he spent 4 seasons on their blueline. Upon his graduation, Brad embarked on a pro career which included playing in the ECHL, FHL, and SPHL. Brad recently retired after playing his final 3 seasons with the Danville Dashers of the FHL, serving as their captain, and winning a championship. Brad is a leader on and off the ice, an excellent teacher of the game, and a great role model for our players. We are proud to have him as a camp alum and as part of our hockey family.
Kick Save Comics, Design & Webmasters
Five Hole Hockey is proud to partner with Kick Save Comics! Kick Save is a creator hub with over a decade of experience in graphic arts, video, and web design. In 2017, Kick Save Comics became our source for art, graphics, and web design. In addition to their professional expertise, the team at Kick Save has extensive hockey experience and share our passion for the game. We are excited to add the team at Kick Save Comics to our hockey family! Members of Five Hole Hockey have been featured in their Super Hockey Powers comic series over the years as well. You can check out Kick Save by clicking their logo at the bottom of the page!
Don Kunkel - Team Five Hole & Future Stars Programs
Don hails from NJ where he grew up in playing both defense and goalie. Don’s playing career included playing at the junior level and culminated with a minor pro tryout with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL. He has an excellent eye for talent as well as a down to earth teaching style. His ability to teach the game and relate to young players is a great asset to our team.
Patrick Porkka - Team Five Hole
Patrick is originally from Finland and is currently in his 3rd season of minor pro hockey playing forward for the Mentor Ice Breakers in the FHL. Patrick grew up playing AAA youth hockey for the Valley Forge Minutemen and went on to play junior hockey in both Finland and Canada. He brings current playing experience to our staff and enjoys teaching the game and helping to develop aspiring players. We are excited to have Patrick join our staff in 2019!