Finesse Hockey is an Ice Hockey Skill Development company that caters to all skill levels ranging from youth to adult players across the state of Colorado. Our mission is to create a fun and competitive training atmosphere where athletes come to improve their skills and work hard to achieve their goals in the sport of hockey as well as their fitness. Finesse Hockey athletes will be pushed to train with a purpose and to become a better player each time they step on the ice.
Our professional coaches are very knowledgeable in the sport and know what it takes to get to the next level.
We at Finesse Hockey believe there is no one better to train with than a staff who was playing youth hockey in Colorado not too long ago and continued to hone their skills to play Junior A hockey, Division 1 NCAA hockey, and go on to play Professional hockey. We have been in your shoes and want to help you along your journey to reaching your hockey goals.
Meet the Coaches
Pat Knowlton grew up playing youth hockey for the Pikes Peak Tigers and then eventually moved on to play for the Miners along with Coach Jeff Dimmen. After youth hockey in Colorado, I moved on to play Junior A hockey in the NAHL for 2 years and one year in the old (EJHL) where we won a Championship with the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs. My successful Junior Hockey career led me to a scholarship to play Division 1 hockey for Sacred Heart University where I served as Captain my Senior year. I went on to play a few years in the ECHL, CHL, SPHL and ultimately finishing off my playing career overseas in the (Get Ligaen) in Norway.
Jeff Dimmen was born and raised in Colorado Springs. He played amateur hockey for the Pikes Peak Tigers and Miners before moving on to the North American Hockey League where he won a National Championship and was named a First-Team All-Star for the St. Louis Bandits. He then attended the University of Maine on full scholarship, serving as a captain for two seasons and earning Hockey East Second-Team All-Star and All-Academic honors. After college, Jeff signed professionally with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League to bolster their playoff roster. The following year he attended the Tampa Bay Lightning training camp and ultimately won the Calder Cup during a record-setting run with their AHL affiliate Norfolk Admirals. He played another season in the AHL for the Adirondack Phantoms before pursuing overseas opportunities in Europe and Asia while earning his MBA. He once again resides in Colorado Springs where he hopes to give back to the next generation of aspiring local hockey players.