Meet The Team
Lucas Frey: Owner & Head Player Development Coach
Brent Chaves: Nutrition &
Brent was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. His background
in hockey started at a young age with youth hockey and continued on into juniors.
One thing that never changed throughout Brent’s career was his passion for
nutrition. Brent has been involved in fitness for over a decade. Since transitioning from hockey, Brent found a passion for bodybuilding. His hard work, dedication, and competitive nature earned him his IFBB Pro card.
Brent has developed a strong passion for nutrition and learning how to fuel
the body with proper diet and supplementation. He continues to learn while studying nutrition to gain more knowledge and build upon his experience in the field. His precise approach with each individual will help athletes perform better on and off the ice.
Jennifer Wakefield: Head Female Skills & Player Development Coach
Jennifer Wakefield grew up in Pickering, ON, Canada, where she played minor hockey in the Ontario Women’s Hockey League (Female) and the Greater Toronto Hockey League (Male). Jennifer made her debut in the National Womens Hockey League at age 14, and nabbed a permanent roster spot in her junior and senior year of high school. Jennifer played 3 years with Team Ontario, captured two National Championships, and a Canada Winter Games Gold Medal.
Jennifer graduated Boston University in 2012, and was the only current active player selected to the Hockey East All Decade Team. She was nominated for the Patty Kazmaire award multiple times, and took home Boston University’s Female Athlete of the Year in her senior year.
Jennifer made debut with the Team Canada U-22 and Team Canada SR. National Team at age 18. Due to injury, Jennifer was unable to participate in the 2010 Olympics as she shattered her hand before the Olympic Games. Jennifer strived forward, going on to represent Team Canada in Sochi, capturing Gold. Again Jennifer put on the Team Canada National jersey in Pyeong Chang, where Canada fell short in the final in a shoutout.
Jennifer has been playing professional hockey in Sweden since leaving college. She has lead the league in shorthanded goals, face-off percentage, points per game, goals, playoff goals during her career. She has also won two SM-Guld and one silver.
Jennifer’s contribution to Top Speed Hockey is her desire to help players maximize their potential. Her speciality is to help players excel in small spaces, create time to open up space and execute the next play. Jennifer has a goal scoring mindset that is hard to teach mentally, but her understanding of the game is going to help players find their niche and be successful in all areas of the game.
Dan Bogdan: Player Development Coach
Dan is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts and currently working in Alaska as the Associate Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel for the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League.
Prior to going to Kenai, Dan served as an Assistant Coach at Northfield Mount Hermon, and served the On Ice Strength and Conditioning/Skill Development position at the University of Connecticut.
Prior to coaching, Dan played his collegiate hockey at Framingham State, a Division 3 school located just outside of Boston where he earned his
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Lucas was born in New Bedford Massachusetts, and grew up playing hockey around the Boston area. He played 4 years of high school hockey then at the age of 17 moved into the junior hockey league. Lucas played his first professional hockey game at the age of 20 when he joined Louisiana Ice Gators. Throughout his career he played in several different cities and countries.
At 27, Lucas stopped his playing career due to injuries. He then took his first coaching position with HC Dalen j20 in Sweden. The last two seasons Lucas has been the head coach for HV71dam in Jonkoping. During his time at HV71 Lucas has been a part of the skills and player development for j18 and j20 on ice.
Lucas created Top Speed Hockey 5 years ago and has been focusing on player development in all areas of the game. Lucas has had camps and private lessons in both USA and Sweden. Top Speed Hockey is now sponsored by True Hockey as it has been growing so much and so quickly. Top Speed Hockey is now Lucas’s main focus and career goal.
Lucas works very hard with individual players to help them improve. This includes skating techniques, shooting technique, stickhandling and using video analysis. His biggest strength is the ability to assess small details within each player and be able to help them grow in the game by targeting each skill.