ABOUT NXT LEVEL HOCKEY
Our mission is to train and develop youth hockey players throughout Southern California to ensure they reach their maximum potential. NLH Training facility is a 1,400 sq. ft. shooting facility that utilizes the industries most advanced technology to bring players shot to the next level. It also includes a NHL sized sheet of ice where we breakdown the mechanics of skating and improve agility, maneuverability, balance, change of direction, and control.
meet the team
Mike Bickley was born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada which is where he started his hockey career, playing AAA hockey throughout his minor hockey. After moving to California in 1995, he played 2 years of AA/AAA hockey during which times his teams won a US National Championship. Mike left home at the age of 16 to play Junior A hockey in the USHL for the Omaha Lancers, Bozeman Icedogs of the NAHL and then returned home to Canada to play in the BCHL for the
remainder of his 4 years of junior hockey, playing for Nanaimo Clippers, Burnaby Bulldogs, and the Chilliwack Chiefs, with a birth to the Royal Bank Cup National Tournament in Canada, only to lose in the finals to the host team Halifax.
Following his junior hockey career, he received a full ride scholarship to play hockey at Michigan Tech of the WCHA & played along side good friends Chris Conner of the Pittsburg Penguins, and John Scott of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Brady has over 20 years of hockey experience. He was born and raised in Yorba Linda, CA and played AA/AAA hockey for the Junior Ducks who made it to the semi-finals at US National Championships. He also won a California state championship with the Huntington Beach Sun Devils. He was reserved by the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League and eventually left Southern California at the age of 17 to play Junior A Hockey throughout North America.
Throughout his playing career he played in the USHL for the Sioux Falls Stampede, Langley Chiefs of the BCHL, Surrey Eagles of the BCHL, and Grand Prairie Storm of the AJHL.
Following junior hockey, he went on to play for the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in NCAA Div-III. After suffering a traumatic hip injury he moved back to Yorba Linda to coach for Orange County Hockey Club