Andy Calandro and Mike Hendrix are EHI’s lead instructors. Both offer extensive playing and coaching experience to help you take your game to the next level.
Andy Calandro has worked with Elite Hockey Instruction since 2001. He specializes in adult instruction and youth skills clinics. Andy is also available for private lessons. Andy grew up in Detroit and played for Compuware and GPD AAA hockey clubs. He then played junior hockey for the Windsor Bulldogs and the Vail Avalanche before going to Fredonia State University (NCAA-Division III). Andy was a four-year varsity player and during his senior season at Fredonia, he was named a team captain. He is currently a squirt coach for the Tri-City Eagles. He has also served as a coach with Team Maryland and multiple Tri-City teams. Andy previously worked with the Collegiate Development Camp, Lafontaine Hockey School, and the Weekend Warriors Hockey School as an instructor. He holds a Level 4 Coaching Certificate from USA Hockey. Andy is a high school English Teacher in Montgomery County. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English/Secondary Education from Fredonia State University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Maryland.
Send Andy an email or text/call him at 301-996-7560.
Michael Hendrix brings many years of hockey experience to Elite Hockey Instruction. A Maryland native, Mike played his youth hockey for Howard County. In his 9 years at Howard his teams won 4 CBHL titles and 2 Southeastern districts titles. Mike then played club lacrosse at the University of Maryland.Mike's coaching career began in the high school ranks at Atholton High School. He later was named the head coach of River Hill High School and led them to a 14-1 record in the team’s first year. During this time Mike began coaching youth hockey with the Tri-City Eagles. He has coached at every level in the TCE program guiding his teams to 3 CBHL AA league championships, 1 Southeastern district championship, and 1 appearance in USA Hockey Nationals.Mike has served as the co-director of coaching for Team Maryland. He is currently the head coach of the Howard Huskies Bantam team. Mike is a USA Hockey level 4 coach and the owner of East Coast Hockey and Skating shops in Laurel and Rockville. Send Mike an email.