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Our Philosophy
We encourage development of players through practice and dedication.  It must be the player's own desire to become the best skilled they can be, in order
to truly become successful in the sport.
Vermont Flames focuses on hockey fundamentals throughout the all seasons.

Superior hockey players have a solid foundation of skating, passing, and stick-handling, Vermont Flames incorporates skating and stick work into every on ice session.
Hockey is a game of extraordinary skill and spirit.  It is our desire to help players develop their individual strengths as well as their all-around playing ability.

Why We Are Different
It has been proven that children learn through repetition.  Our program abandons the "bootcamp" methodology of hockey development camps, and instead, delivers instruction in smaller amounts over an extended period of time.  The program is designed to provide long term benefits to players. Our program provides players the opportunity to use the techniques they are learning continuously over the length of the entire year.  Children who learn proper technique, get plenty of practice, and progress from foundational skills to complex skills at the proper development times, will be in the best position to reach their full potential.

The Vermont Flames is a year-round organization that provides players throughout the state with opportunities to continue to develop their skills.  Summer hockey school is a skills only based session throughout July and August, which allows players to focus only on skill development without the demands of competition and game schedules.  Summer is open to all players regardless of team affiliation or skill level.  Spring provides an opportunity for players to experience a travel team environment and meet players from surrounding areas and meet peers with similar skill levels.  It is a great introduction to what a winter AAA travel team program could offer.  The winter team program is designed to offer higher level players an opportunity to play with similarly skilled peers in a highly competitive environment and players are selected through a try-out process.  The winter program seeks to provide the higher end athlete with visibility to Prep Schools and Colleges that they would not otherwise be receiving and open doors for them to pursue their athletic goals beyond high school.  When kids are successful in progressing to the next level in their sport, it encourages parents and others to get involved by building more interest in hockey throughout the entire state and getting kids more interested and involved at a local level.


Vermont flames also runs skills for local organizations in Vermont throughout the year.

We run several pre-season camps for HS, Youth hockey, prep schools and colleges as well as during the hockey season. ​

David Pavlik - President & Head Coach
Founder, President and Head Coach Vermont Flames Hockey LLC
Professional Player in Europe, Russia, North America

Coaching Experience:

  • Youth Coaching Director, Skills Coach and Co-Coach Green Mountain Glades Youth Hockey
  • Head Coach Green Mountain Glades Junior Empire
  • Head Coach Green Mountain Glades EJHL
  • Selects Hockey Head Coach ECS-Q 95, Selects Hockey Coach and Camp Instructor
  • Head Coach and Evaluator for Vermont Selects
  • Co-Coach Montpelier High School
  • Coach BYSA Hockey
  • Director of Youth Player Development, Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning
  • Assistant Coach Tampa Bay Sharks SEJHL
  • Scout Czech Women’s National Team/U18 Team
David Pavlik - President & Head Coach

David is a native of the Czech Republic.  As a youth, David played hockey for HC Moeller in Pardubice, a town rich with hockey talent. He was a member of the Czech National U18 team and continued to pursue a professional playing career in Europe, Russia and North America.  Sharing his passion for the sport with youth players across the country, Coach Pavlik executes a fast-paced, high tempo program, that challenges players at all levels.  His experience, skill, and coaching techniques will provide players at all ages a formula for success.

Cap Raeder​​  
Coaching Experience:

  • Norwich University                                         
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Boston Bruins
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Clarkson University
  • UNH
Cap Raeder​​

Cap Raeder (born October 8, 1953) is an American former ice hockey goaltender and coach.

  • Raeder briefly played in the WHA for the New England Whalers in 1975–77 after starring for the University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team in the early 1970s. His best year as a professional was in 1976 when he had the lowest goals against average of all goalkeepers in the WHA playoffs. Based on the strength of that performance, he was later selected to the United States team at the inaugural 1976 Canada Cup. He later served as an interim head coach of the San Jose Sharks for one game in 2002, before taking a scouting position with the Sharks. In 2008, Raeder was hired as an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning. In August 2010, Raeder retired, and now runs camps and clinics. Raeder is the analyst for Westwood One's coverage of the Frozen Four.

Contact Us 

David Pavlik
(m) 802-498-7466
(e) vtflameshockey@gmail.com

Mailing Address
Po Box 234
East burke 05832 Vermont


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