Maryland Heights, MO – Total Package Hockey is pleased to announce the addition of Rachel Mohr to the TPH–St. Louis team as the Director of Academics. Mohr is joining TPH-St. Louis after spending the last four years at Lindenwood University pursuing her Master of Arts while serving as an Academic Coordinator and a Course Instructor.
An Illinois native, Mohr attended St. Louis University where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. While completing her Bachelor’s Degree, Mohr competed for her school at the NCAA Division I level in Field Hockey. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, Mohr continued her education earning a Master of Arts in Higher Education at Lindenwood.
Within her Academic Coordinator position at Lindenwood University, Mohr developed academic plans for several of the university’s athletic teams. In addition, her experience providing ongoing support with organizational and communication skills, study habits, and personal responsibility are highly transferable to the Center of Excellence model.
“TPH-St. Louis is overly excited to have Rachel joining our staff as the Director of Academics,” said Philip McRae, Director of Hockey-Operations. “Rachel is the perfect fit for the position. She has experience as a Division 1 student-athlete, teacher, and working with elite student-athletes. Combine that with her passion to mentor, guide, and develop, and it is a complete combination. I look forward to seeing the positive impact Rachel has on our boys and girls on a daily basis.”
Mohr has the dedication to mentor and guide our student-athletes as they progress towards their future ambitions. With her extensive background of teaching, as well as her experience as a student-athlete, she will be a great asset to the TPH team in St. Louis.
Please join us in welcoming Rachel to the TPH St. Louis and the Total Package Hockey Family.
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Rachel Mohr is the Head of Academics at the TPH Center of Excellence in St. Louis. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Saint Louis University and Master of Arts in Higher Education from Lindenwood University. While at Saint Louis, Mohr played NCAA D-I Field Hockey. While at Lindenwood Mohr served as the Academic Coordinator within the Athletic Department for four years prior to joining TPH St. Louis.
Canfield brings an abundance of expertise and background in all areas including mentoring, coaching, playing, administration, and operations. Sam’s has a strong ability to connect with and mentor young student-athletes on and off the ice and plenty of knowledge and experience when it comes to developing young hockey players.
Sam comes from Synergy Hockey as Lead Skills Coach with 10 years of overall experience with 6 years experience as an Assistant Coach with AAA Blues. Furthermore, Sam has been lucky to coach with and learn from Jeff Brown, Andy Mcdonald, Alex Brooks, Jamie Rivers and Mike Berra.
Bopp grew up playing hockey in St. Louis and has been a member of the Kirkwood Stars, Affton Americans Central States, and AAA Blues. Bopp went on to play junior hockey for the St. Louis Bandits of the North American Hockey League for two years and finished his career at Lindenwood University where he was a member of the 2016 National Championship team. Bopp currently owns Bodies By Bopp LLC and works with athletes of all ages to help improve strength, coordination, and sports performance. He’s also the head coach of the 2009 Carshield AAA Team, as well as the assistant coach of the St. Louis Rockets Elite U16 AA team.
Joining the TPH St. Louis team in the fall of 2021, Heinzman brings more than his experience in the game of hockey, he brings knowledge and understanding of the path student-athletes from St. Louis are trying to set out on because the St. Louis native experienced it first-hand.
Heinzman grew up playing in Missouri with the Affton Americans, at Oakville High School, and with the St. Louis Jr. Blues before leaving the state. Following his time with the North Iowa Bulls, Heinzman returned home to study and play hockey at Lindenwood University for Rick Zombo. With a passion for the game, Heinzman continued to be involved in the St. Louis hockey community through skill training and coaching with CarShield AAA.
Jeff LoVecchio, a native of Chesterfield, Missouri, is a Player Development Coach & Mentor at the TPH Center of Excellence in St. Louis. LoVecchio played all his youth hockey in the St. Louis minor hockey system. He then spent three years in the United States Hockey League (USHL) playing for the River City and Omaha Lancers. Following his time in junior hockey, LoVecchio played three seasons at Western Michigan University where he served as captain. His professional debut came in 2008 with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Currently, LoVecchio is considered the top off-ice hockey trainer in St. Louis training NHL players down to youth players.
Total Package Hockey is pleased to announce that Bobby Feaster has joined the TPH-St. Louis team as a Player Development Coach / Mentor. Feaster brings a dynamic of hockey administrative, instruction and operations-related experience to the position.
“I am extremely excited to add Bobby Feaster to the TPH-St. Louis staff.” said Philip McRae, TPH-St.Louis Director of Hockey-Operations. “Bobby has experience on the operations and analytical side of the game at every high level, from Division 1 college hockey, to the American Hockey league, as well as the National Hockey League. Bobby has a wealth of experience where I do not. I believe our combined knowledge on all sides of the game gives us the ability to not only run the program to its full potential, but more importantly, allow us to make the greatest positive impact on each student-hockey player that comes through the CoE. I am excited to get Bobby to St. Louis, up to speed, and get to work with him.”
A native of Hershey, PA, Feaster spent the 2019-2020 season as the Team Services Coordinator for the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. In his role with the Moose, who are the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, Feaster was responsible for many critical behind the scenes functions for the Moose, who many in hockey regard as one of the American Hockey League’s model franchises.
Prior to his arrival in Manitoba, Bobby served on the hockey coaching staff at the University of North Dakota in a variety of roles under the direction of Brad Berry as a student manager . While at UND, the 25-year-old graduated, cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and made the Dean’s list three years in a row.
In addition, Feaster has served as an intern for the Columbus Blue Jackets , has won a championship as a youth hockey player in Calgary, Alberta and has grown up around the game his entire life. Bobby’s father Jay is a former National Hockey League General Manager, having guided the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup in 2004.
Everyone within the TPH family joins Philip McRae in welcoming Bobby to the team.
Porfidio joined the TPH St. Louis team in 2020. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree in in Secondary Education and English from Missouri State University and is a Missouri state licensed teacher. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Lindenwood University.
Kelly is bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the TPH St. Louis staff. She is originally from St. Louis, but most recently has been working as a 6th and 8th-grade language arts teacher in Austin, Texas. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Truman State University and a Master’s degree in language and literacy from The University of Texas at Austin.
Kelly has over 10 years of experience working with students in an academic setting, including individual, small group, and whole class instruction. Her area of specialization is literacy, and she has done extensive curriculum development in this area, in addition to teaching. She is trained and experienced in the areas of classroom management, study skills, time management and organization tactics, and motivation and connection to students, all areas which will allow her to meet the needs of our student-athletes and help them to achieve success academically.
“What excites me about working for TPH is that I will have the opportunity to academically support and guide student-athletes who are incredibly passionate about their craft.” says Moore. “I hope to intrinsically inspire students to also take pride in their school accomplishments while fighting to reach their goals on the ice!”
We are excited to see the impact that Kelly will no doubt have on our students and their achievements in the classroom.
Scott Brandes, a Webster Groves, Missouri native, is a Skills Coach at the TPH Center of Excellence in St. Louis. As a youth, Brandes played locally for the St. Louis Jr Blues. Scott is one of the most respected and knowledgeable skating coaches in St. Louis. Prior to starting his own hockey development company, End2End Hockey, Brandes was coaching in the St. Louis area for over 10 years. He also worked for Turcotte stick-handling camp for five years.
Three seasons coaching with the 1990 AAA U14 team, won the Tier 1 National Championship title. This was the first National Championship that a St. Louis amateur team has ever won.