Ron Kuhl

Owner / Instructor

In 1993 Ron started coaching hockey in the Capital Region NY. He has spent the last 26 years coaching, instructing and developing players at every age level from youth to pro.

From 1995-97 Ron worked to create the foundation of his player development and skills programs. In 1997 Ron founded Excel Hockey Inc. and became an owner of the Hockey Hut Training Center. This allowed him to train players throughout the entire year. Also in 1997, hired by current Boston University Athletic Director Andrew Marrochello, he took the Hudson Valley CC Hockey Program from a two-win season and in four short seasons delivered the 2001 NJCAA National Championship to HVCC and the Collar City.

Over the next 20 years, Ron coached hundreds of hockey games at all levels in all seasons and built a world-class facility.  The Hockey Hut Training Center has become a respected and valued part of the New York, New England and Mid-Atlantic Hockey landscape.  Ron draws players to the “Hut” from all over the globe to train with him. He has built relationships with coaches and players throughout every Professional and Junior Hockey League in North America and has a working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations through those relationships.

His diverse corporate and coaching background has allowed him to become an expert in building businesses and hockey programs through a successful plan that relies on the ability to plan, train, coach and teach hockey skills for players and teams around the world.

He has created a teaching system that breaks down the individual skills for each player to improve on, but he also has the coaching knowledge and ability to create a team system and program culture to allow those individuals the creativity to thrive within a team. He currently coaches and trains players in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, NCAA Division I-III, and the top three Junior Leagues in North America.

Ryan Williams

Hockey Hut Manager

Ryan serves the community by coaching, mentoring and inspiring the youth through fitness and hockey.  Ryan works hard to help each athlete set goals and creates a plan for them to succeed.  Whether it be making a team or getting more fit I believe building strength and confidence in students is very important. Ryan has played hockey his entire life and now has become an inspirational on ice and off ice instructor at the Hockey Hut.  Ryan is fully certified personal trainer with a NASM Certification, FMS Certification, Silver Sneakers Certification, and Red Cross CPR Certification.

Matt Butrym

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Matt is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Springfield College. He has worked with male and female hockey players of all ages. His programs focus on speed, agility, quickness, power, and strength. Matt guides and motivates athletes to reach their full potential both on and off the ice.


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