“There are many great hockey minds I had the opportunity to work with from all around the world. Most of these coaches have renowned reputations because they are located in popular hockey markets with abundance of players where hockey is their country’s first or second sport.
In December 2018, Gary Tan from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia reached out to me asking if I would be interested in doing a technical Shooting & Scoring camp with him in Malaysia.
I’m glad I agreed to work with him! I have never met a person with this level of dedication, willingness and passion, not only to improve himself as a hockey teacher but also to pass on all his countless hours of observations and research to his coaches and students.
Furthermore, he is willing to share his opinions! Gary is a true PRO! We need more people like Gary in our hockey development world. I feel privileged to have met him and glad to call him my friend!”
NHL Level Shooting & Scoring Coach of over 20 years
“Gary Tan has incredible passion and desire for teaching the great game of hockey. He is a dedicated trainer that has learned to coach both Canadian and European hockey systems. Having trained and worked with Gary in Canada, I would highly recommend his program to anyone looking to improve their overall skills and understanding of the great game of hockey.”
Coach Jules Jardine
World Class HockeyDevelopment
“I met Gary in 2007 in Vierumaki for an IIHF summer development camp. I immediately recognized someone who demonstrates passion, a deep love of teaching the game and an incredible thirst to improve his knowledge and methods. His high drive to grow even brought him to visit me in Northern Canada a few years later! Gary and I stay in touch and I see him as a leader. For me, to lead is to serve, and he is serving the game, serving young hockey players who have a desire to play and is serving his community. I am a very fortunate friend of his and hope to see him continue his great work for a long time.”
General Manager and Head Coach
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
“Upon moving to Kuala Lumpur from Texas we were happy to discover that our son, Jaxon, would be able to continue playing ice hockey. We were even more pleased to meet Coach Gary Tan. Jaxon has played hockey since he was 5 and we have yet to meet a coach that is more passionate about the sport than Gary. He is constantly working to improve his knowledge of the game and methods for teaching it to his players. Gary loves what he does and it shows. He builds great relationships with the players both on and off the ice. He is very serious about hockey but, best of all, he knows how to have fun too. We are now back in Houston, Texas – Jaxon is almost 16 and is currently playing for Fair Creek in the ISHL (Inter-Scholastic Hockey League). They won the City Championship last year and finished 4th in the State playoffs. We will always have fond memories of our time in KL and of Jaxon playing for Coach Gary.” Jason Smith
“I’ve known Gary for more than 10 years. He has dedicated his life to Ice Hockey and he has constantly been pushing himself to improve his knowledge in Ice Hockey. He is the only Ice Hockey Coach in Malaysia who has got his certification from Canada and he is keen to pass on his knowledge to his students. He is serious with his students when it comes to training to ensure that his students learn something at every class. ” Khoo Seng Chee, Malaysia National Team Player since 2007
“I met Gary couple of years ago ( around 2010 ) and my son , Zach after seeing him coach, asked me if he could have a few private classes with him . Until then, Zach had only trained occasionally, to get the basics of skating and stick handling down. He had a few classes with Gary, not expecting much . Gary is very patient and his coaching is always fun and very well organized. His ability to break down the basic skills to different parts is amazing. My son’s technical ability soared upwards, now he could shoot accurately in all corners of the net – before then he couldn’t even flick the puck upwards – and his skating technique improved just as much. When we went back to Hong Kong, he found that the group classes were not helping him much anymore, and as a result, seeing as he was really passionate about Ice Hockey all of a sudden, I decided to commit. My son is now 13 and has represented Hong Kong in a variety of Ice Hockey and Inline Hockey tournaments. Thank you for making Zach , Alyssa and myself over these years a wonderful hockey experience training with you ….”
-Meizhi Tan, Mother of Zach & Alyssa