Jon has been working camps since he began his college hockey career. He has dedicated his summers to help young men become better skaters and more well rounded hockey players. He has worked with hundreds of Division I and professional players throughout the years to help them compete at the highest level possible.
Jon's philosophy is simple: It's never too late to learn and make yourself better. Too many people continue to practice things they are already good at. At camp we will focus on the parts of your game that need to get better to compete at the next level. Our days are challenging and fun to help kids adapt to every facet of the game!
"Jon finds a way to always make things fun for the guys. His mixture of work ethic and passion brings a certain energy to the ice that helps his campers stay engaged and focused on the task at hand." Mike Craigen - Head Coach Knoxville Ice Bears
University of Southern Maine 05'
- 2 time College Hockey All American
- 4 time ECAC East All-Conference Team
- Finalist for Concannon Award given to the best Division II & III American born player
Played over 225 minor league professional hockey games
- 180 games for the Huntsville Havoc
- Served as Captain and Assistant Captain
- 2006 Led the league in scoring for defenseman with 50 points
- 2005 All-Rookie Team selection
- Other stops include: Forth Worth Brahmas (CHL), Colorado Eagles (CHL), & Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL)
McCreary, a Southhampton, Ontario native, joins former teammates Travis Kauffedlt, the SPHL Player of the Year in 2008-2009, and D-Man Jon Lounsbury, the SPHL 2006 Defenseman of the year, here in Bridgton for the upcoming camp.
The 5'10 180lb veteran defenseman began his professional career in Huntsville in 2006-2007 and, over the next five seasons, played in 209 career games recording 130 points and amassing 556 penalty minutes. McCreary currently ranks 2nd in Huntsville history in games played (209), 3rd in assists (109), 3rd in points (130), and 3rd in penalty minutes (556).
In 2009-2010, McCreary captured the SPHL President's Cup Championship in Huntsville alongside teammate Travis Kauffeldt.
"Billy brings a tremendous amount of leadership and experience to our camp. He will certainly help our players mature into great hockey players and young men."
McCreary comes from a long rich history of professional hockey as his grandfather, Bill McCreary, played for many years in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings, the St. Louis Blues, the New York Rangers, and the Montreal Canadians. His grandfather was also a player coach for the St. Louis Blues and later a General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks. McCreary's father, Bill McCreary, played 12 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1980-1981 and never played another shift after his infamous hit on Wayne Gretzky, which happened to be McCreary's favorite player. His father then played another 6 or 7 years in the CHL, IHL and AHL. All the McCreary's are very hard workers and had great pro careers. McCreary's grandfather also had a brother, his late uncle Keith McCreary who played 14 years in the NHL with a number of teams including the Pittsburgh Penguins.