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Every day is a great day for hockey.”
 - Mario Lemieux

Our mission at High Tempo Hockey is to provide elite level instruction aimed at skill development and tactical strategies while maintaining a fun competitive environment. Vinny and Mike have a combined 40 plus years experience, coaching some of Long Island’s top hockey players that have reached the professional and collegiate levels. They both look to share their knowledge and experience with the next wave of young players, helping them reach their highest potential. 

High Tempo Hockey skill training will enhance the performance and enjoyment of ice hockey for each player, while also developing lifetime skills of goal setting, commitment, self-discipline, determination, teamwork and sportsmanship. 


With Decades of experience, impressive credentials, an incredible list of players trained, HTH's coaches have what it takes to bring every hockey player to their maximum potential!


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From coaching me as a small child, to working with Vanguard Hockey Intl this past April.

Coach Vinny Messina has been a positive influence on my life and the lives of THOUSANDS of players on Long Island over the decades. One of my favorite moments of my life was sharing the ice with him as a Coach and seeing him continue to spread the love and passion to the next generation of players.

As humble as they come, he will never openly taught his exploits. But Coach Vinny has coached more NCAA, Minor Pro, and NHL players since their youth than most coaches have alumni of players.

He is truly a “grade A” human and I am very blessed to have had and continue to have him in my life.

Thank you for everything Coach!”

-Jeff Lobman

Owner Vanguard Hockey 

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Past and Current Players

Who Have Trained With Us!


  • Adam Fox NHL New York Rangers

  • Charlie McCovoy NHL Boston Bruins

  • Tage Thompson Buffalo Sabres

  • Marshall Warren captain D1 Boston College Minnesota Wild draft pick

  • Tom Parise captain D1 Providence College national champion, AHL

  • Sam Sternshein D1 Penn State, ECHL

D-1, D-3 and Junior Hockey Players

  • Christian Sarlo D1 Penn State

  • Harry Meirowitz D1 Brown University

  • Jeremy Wilmer D1 Boston University

  • Joe Sciabarra CT Rangers NCDC

  • Josh Sarlo D3 Tufts University

  • Leo Schwartz NAHL New Jersey Titans Brown Commit

  • Logan Renkowski Cedar Rapids USHL Harvard Commit

  • Rick Volpe NJ Rockets NCDC

  • Ryan Fine  USNDTP Harvard Commit

  • Vitaly Levy Langley Rivermen BCHL Sacred Heart Commit

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