A native of Minneapolis, Lance Pitlick played High School Hockey for Robbinsdale Cooper and
joined the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey Team in 1986, playing in the NCAA
Championship game in 1989. Lance was drafted in 1986 by the hometown Minnesota North
Stars and went on to play eight years in the National hockey league; five seasons with the Ottawa
Senators and three years with the Florida Panthers. Daniel Alfredson, Pavel Bure and Maria Hossa
have all had the privilege of playing with Lance.
Lance retired from the NHL in 2003. A gritty stay-at-home, physical defenseman known for his
tutelage of younger players, Lance turned his efforts toward coaching and skill development
following his retirement and has been heavily involved in minor hockey in Minnesota. He
created and ran “Lance Pitlick’s Hockey Skill Development School” for five years and founded his
company Sweet Hockey after inventing its flagship product SweetHands to help teach the
fundamentals of stickhandling to the youth team he was coaching.
Scott Bjugstad played over 300 games in the NHL with 3 different teams. Scott which see him
playing in LA, Pittsburgh and Minnesota. Scott had the opportunity to play with some of the
greatest players in hockey including the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. Scott’s best
season was in 1985-86 with 43 goals and 76 points. Scott retired in 1994 and then started in his
second career as a Professional Hockey Shooting Instructor and has worked with over10000
young hockey players with individual shooting lessons, & over 15,000 Young hockey players in
my Shooting & Scoring Schools.
Scott works as a consultant with Easton Hockey in the the Art of Scoring program.