Registration 2017 IIHF International Coaching Symposium

Deadline: 24 April 2017


The 2017 IIHF International Coaching Symposium is organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) and the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.

Well-known international experts will speak in this symposium and provide you with information on current issues concerning long-term player development, leadership and off-ice training. This will cover most different areas of coaching studies and will create an interesting event.

The Symposium will be held in English with simultaneous translation (German).

Date: 13 – 14 May 2017

Location / Hotel

Cologne Marriott Hotel
Johannisstrasse 76-80
50668 Cologne – Germany
Meeting-Room „Forum 2“

Cologne Marriott Hotel (Courtyard)
Dagobertstrasse 23
50668 Cologne – Germany

For longer stay, please contact the hotels directly. Day of arrival for participants with accommodation booked is the 12th of May 2017. Day of departure will be the 15th of May 2017 (three nights).


  • Attendance to all sessions
  • Valid for prolongation of coaches license A and B in Germany
  • Lunches and coffee breaks during the conference
  • Registration package
  • One ticket each for the World Championship games:
    • #41 Italy vs. Germany (Saturday, 13 May / 20:15 GMT +2 / LANXESS Arena)
    • #43 Slovakia vs. USA (Sunday, 14 May / 16:15 GMT + 2 / LANXESS Arena)

For any questions concerning IIHF International Coaching Symposium, please contact the following address:


The schedule for the IIHF International Coaching Symposium: Program


Tom Renney

Thomas “Tom“ Renney is a Canadian ice hockey trainer who has been Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers. Currently he is the CEO of Hockey Canada.

Thomas „Tom“ Renney ist ein kanadischer Eishockeytrainer, der in der NHL bereits bei den Vancouver Canucks und den Edmonton Oilers als Cheftrainer aktiv war. Aktuell ist er der Präsident und CEO des kanadischen Eishockeyverbands Hockey Canada.

Dr. Stephen Norris

Dr. Stephen Norris is a sport scientist, currently „performance conversationalist“ to Sport, Business, & Military groups.

Dr. Stephen Norris ist ein Sportwissenschaftler, der für seine Vorträge im Bereich des Sports bekannt ist.

Paul Carson

Paul Carson

Paul Carson is the Vice-President of Hockey Development with Hockey Canada. Paul co‐authored a series of 11 children’s illustrated hockey books entitled “Hockey the NHL Way”.

Paul Carson ist der Vize-Präsident Entwicklung bei Hockey Canada. Carson ist außerdem Co-Autor der illustrierten Kinderbuchserie „Hockey the NHL Way“.

Tommy Boustedt

GM of the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation.

Tommy Boustedt ist General Manager des schwedischen Eishockeyverbands.

John Whitesides

Director of Health, Fitness and Wellness of the Boston Bruins. John Whitesides is in his 16th season as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Bruins.

John Whitesides ist in seiner 16. Saison als Kraft- und Konditionstrainer bei den Bosten Bruins tätig.

Don Granato

Don Granato is currently associate coach with the Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey team. Granato was previously head coach of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

Don Granato ist aktuell Co-Trainer bei den Wisconsin Badgers. Zuvor war er Cheftrainer beim „USA Hockey National Team Development Program."

Uwe Krupp

Uwe Krupp

Uwe Krupp is one of Germany`s most successful ice-hockey players. His professional career began in the German Ice Hockey League in 1982, with the Koelner Sharks (Kölner Haie). After four years in Germany`s highest league, he moved to the Buffalo Sabros, where, after a short time in the Farmteam, he played his first NHL game in 1987. With a total of 810 games (310 goals), Krupp held the record for the German player with the most games in the NHL for a long time, until Marco Sturm overtook this record in the 2009/10 season. Krupp won the Stanley Cup twice (1996 and 2002) and was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Hall of Fame. He represented Germany in two World Cups (1986 and 1990). Krupp`s trainer career began in Atlanta. In Germany he was involved in youth training for several years and worked as the co-trainer of the German Ice Hockey Federation A-Team, until taking over Greg Poss` position as national trainer from December 2005. In 2010, Krupp led the German National Team into the semi-finals of the World Cup at home in Germany, the following season once again taking on the challenge of working as a trainer in the USA. One year later he returned to Germany, where he was the Head Trainer of the Koelner Sharks (Kölner Haie) until 2014. Since 2014, he has been a trainer with the Berlin Polar Bears (Eisbären Berlin).

Alpo Suhonen

Alpo Suhonen

Alpo Suhonen has worked as a coach during five decades. In his early years he led Finland to World Juniors silver and bronze medals before coaching the men’s national team in the ‘80s. He had coaching stints in North America including becoming head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks and in Switzerland. Since 2012 he is the Sports Director of the Austrian Ice Hockey Association.

Alpo Suhonen arbeitete während fünf Jahrzehnten als Trainer. In seinen jungen Jahren führte er Finland zu U20-Silber- und Bronze-Medaillen bevor er in den 80er-Jahren das Herren-Nationalteam übernahm. Er arbeitete auch jahrelang in Nordamerika – inklusive als Cheftrainer der Chicago Blackhawks – und in der Schweiz. Seit 2012 ist er Sportdirektor beim österreichischen Eishockeyverband.

Jussi-Pekka Kurtti

A strength and conditioning as well as nutrition coach with the main focus on maximizing athletic performance and optimizing sport-specific body composition. Has served hundreds of clients which include many high-performance athletes from multiple sports, including ice hockey.

Jussi-Pekka Kurtti ist ein Kraft- und Konditionstrainer wie auch ein Ernährungscoach mit dem Fokus das Maximum der Leistung und der Körperstruktur von Sportlern herauszuholen. Er hat für hunderte von Kunden gearbeitet, darunter einige Top-Athleten aus verschiedenen Sportarten, inklusive Eishockey.

Melody Davidson

Melody Davidson

Melody Davidson (born in Coronation, Alberta) has unrivalled expertise in the field of women’s ice hockey as Team Canada’s GM for the past decade. Davidson, who has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, has also worked as head coach with Canada’s national teams both on the U18 and the senior levels. She led her country to gold medal at both the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Melody Davidson was in 2009 short-listed for the Most Influential Women award handed out by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity and is a long-time member of the IIHF’s Women Committee.

Scott Peltin