Cam is an American professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Atkinson was selected by the Blue Jackets in the sixth round, 157th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He played for Boston College for three years under coach Jerry York where he won the National Championship in 2010. Cam has played 571 games for the Blue Jackets with 198 goals, 170 assists, and 368 points. He is currently a 2x NHL All-Star and has lived in Columbus, Ohio for 9 years. The Battery embodies Cam’s vision and unwavering dedication to evolving youth hockey in Central Ohio.
As a Columbus native, Joey grew up in a hockey focused family. The Hockey Stop was founded by his father and became the family's passion. Throughout childhood, Joey couldn't seem to stay away from the rink. During his career, he played for the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets and advanced to collegiate hockey at The University of Akron. Joey graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Criminal Justice and Conflict Management. While living in Cleveland, Joey had the privilege of becoming the director of the Canton-Akron Hockey Association and full-time skills coach for the Ohio Hockey Academy.
Living in Columbus the last four years, Joey has worked with over three hundred youth hockey players. He is the head coach for Battery Elite and coach for the Columbus Academy Varsity hockey team. Joey’s hockey training focuses on individual skill improvement. It is his job to work with athletes to correct certain skills with the use of technology and modern techniques. Joey maintains a fun training environment while pushing athletes to bring out the best performance that they can.
Jake Trask was born and raised in Saskatoon, Canada. He played youth hockey for the Saskatoon Blazers U18AAA team before being drafted to Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League. He scored 141 points in the WHL before he spent eight years playing professional hockey in the ECHL and SPHL. Jake has been a skills coach at The Battery for two years and is now the Hockey Director.
Ryan Morse grew up in Dearborn, MI just outside Detroit. During senior year of high school he began his junior career with the Michigan Ice Dogs, playing for two season. His college career saw him play one season at the University of Akron and 2 with Central Michigan University. While finishing his degree he decided to pursue coaching, holding both the Head Coach and Assistant Coach roles within a four year span. Helping coach CMU to two MCHC league championships and three ACHA national tournament bids. He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training at CMU in 2021 after completing an internship with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. He has led two different HS teams to four regional titles and had two state championships with Little Caesars.
David Cox is a native of Cleveland, Ohio where he played high school hockey at Euclid. After high school, David played two years of Junior hockey for the Wooster Oilers, where he was named team captain during his second season. David attended the University of Akron to pursue his degree in Organizational Supervision while playing hockey at the collegiate level. David started his coaching career at University School in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Columbus to help develop our athletes.
Jared Boll is an 11-year NHL veteran and a former member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jared is originally from Chicago, Ill, where he played his youth hockey for Team Illinois. Jared went on to play in the USHL and OHL to continue his dream of making it to the NHL. In 2005, Jared was drafted to the Columbus Blue Jackets and he became an instant fan favorite across the league. After his playing career, he joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as a skills development coach and the Head of Player Development at The Battery.
JC Campagna is going into his fifth year of professional hockey at the ECHL and AHL levels. He has played for six different NHL franchises in the minor leagues. JC played college hockey at St. Thomas and UPEI where he earned rookie of the year honors and graduated with a degree in Sports Psychology. JC is a shooting specialist at The Battery and he brings an arsenal of skill development techniques that help to shape our athletes into reliable and accountable players that can produce in all situations.
Hardbody Athlete is brought to you by none other than Coach Kyle Mac.
Former strength and conditioning coach at The Ohio State University, UCLA, Wagner College, William Paterson University, and New Jersey Rockets.
Kyle Mac has his MBA and is Certified Strength and Conditioning specialst (CSCS), as well as USA Weightlifting (USAW), and KILO Programming, Periodization and Strength Ratio certified.
He joins us with high level education, over a decade and a half of experience and a true passion for high performance development.The Battery's strength and conditioning coach.
Fedor Tyutin is a 9-year NHL veteran and a former member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Fedor was drafted in the second round by the New York Rangers in 2001, where he spent three years before being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Fedor was selected to the Russian national team in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 Olympics. After retirement, he wanted to pursue a career in coaching at the youth level, so he joined the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets and The Battery to bring his professional knowledge to our athletes.
Brian Thompson is currently the head coach and GM of the Buffalo Stampede. Previously the assistant coach and head scout for the Columbus Mavericks, Brian spent 15 years coaching at the youth and high school levels. Brian has worked with the Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey School, Oklahoma City Hockey Association, Hilliard High School, and Westerville High School. Brian played ACHA Division 1 hockey for the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos, leading the team to their first ever ACHA Final Four appearance.
Bailey is the owner of Seagraves Goaltending and Emergency Backup Goalie for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He is a Columbus native that played his youth hockey for the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets where he earned multiple US National Festival Camp invites, the opportunity to compete for a spot on the USNTDP, and then later drafted by the Chicago Steel in the USHL Futures Draft. He would go on to play his Junior hockey career in the USHL, NAHL and USPHL Premier (now NCDC) before moving onto his role with the Blue Jackets. Bailey serves as Director of Goaltending Development for The Battery and continues to develop our goalies into dependable, highly-skilled players.
David was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He played in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks, before finishing his hockey career with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was known for his faceoff proficiency during his career. David is the coach of the 2014 Elite Team.
A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Dubinsky was selected by the New York Rangers in the second round (No. 60) of the 2004 NHL Draft and made his debut against the New York Islanders on March 8, 2007.
He scored 50 points (16 goals, 34 assists) for the Blue Jackets 2013-14 and helped them qualify for the playoffs for the second time in their history. Columbus lost a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Dubinsky had six points (one goal, five assists) in six games.
He was limited to 61 regular-season games in 2018-19 and had 14 points (six goals, eight assists), but Dubinsky played in all 10 playoff games for the Blue Jackets, who won a series for the first time with a sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brandon is the coach of the 2016 Battery Elite team.
Meredith Miller O'Brien is a US Figure Skating 2x Gold Medalist and former competitive figure skater who trained with Olympians Carol Heiss Jenkins and Glyn Watts in Cleveland. She competed in both freestyle and pairs before stepping away from competition to attend Michigan State University in 2000. Meredith began coaching learn-to-skate and power skating while still training in Cleveland and continued in East Lansing while attending MSU. She reconnected with the sport in 2020 while living in Denver and pursuing ice dance credentials through the Denver Colorado Figure Skating Club and international ice dance coaches, Gerry & Debbie Lane.
Meredith is passionate about the technical side of skating and the importance of strong foundational skating skills to the game of hockey. She focuses on body awareness, edge work, and smooth transitions for powerful skating with less effort. Meredith is a member in good standing with the United State Figure Skating Association, Professional Skaters Association, and USA Hockey.