Coach Slater serves as the Director of Greater Michigan Prospects Hockey (Elite Brigade Hockey). For 12+ Seasons the Greater Michigan Prospects have been developing and showcasing Michigan's High School Hockey Stars along with Michigan's Youth Prospects.
Coach Slater has 25+ years of coaching experience including Collegiate, Junior A, AAA, and High School. Coach Slater is Level 5 USA Hockey Coach and believes in a "One Day Better Every Day" coaching philosophy.
Coach Slater specializes in Hockey Specific Power Skating and previously worked with Robby Glantz International Power Skating for many summers.
A 2004 East Coast Hockey League Champion as a member of the Idaho Steelheads, Chris was selected to the ECHL all-star team in 2001 and attended the Detroit Red Wings training camp later that same year. During his 7-year professional career, “Slats” also had stops in the American Hockey League and British Super League. A competitive college defenseman at Michigan State University, the two time United States Olympic Festival participant was voted to the CCHA all-tournament team in 1995. During his time at Michigan State Slater was honorable mention for the CCHA all-rookie team and a three year pre-season All-American candidate in the American Hockey Coaches Association poll.
Before joining the college, ranks Chris was a 3-year veteran for the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings member of the North American Hockey League which was then a Tier 1 Junior A league. During his time with the K-Wings Slater was a 2 time Robertson Cup Champion, 2 time 1st team All-Star, and Defenseman of the year. During this time Coach Slater also represented the United States on the National 16 and 17 teams; competing in many international competitions worldwide.