2018-2019 ISS Mentorship Program


The application process for the 2017-2018 season is closed

Click below to pre-apply for the 2018-2019 season:


Why apply? See all of the benefits of our program below!


The ISS Scouting Mentorship Program is designed to train and mentor individuals toward the goal of a career in hockey scouting. As the world’s leading independent hockey scouting organization, ISS Hockey is the ideal partner to help you bridge the gap from your current involvement in hockey to establishing a career in the industry. For those who qualify, the program includes working with the staff of ISS Hockey for the duration of one season.

If you have any questions pertaining to the 2018-2019 ISS Mentorship Program, please contact us at info@isshockey.com.




Learn how to use RinkNet, the software system used by all 31 NHL organizations, 60 CHL teams, 45+ NCAA programs and many more. ISS Hockey Mentorship Scouts will get a full user license when accepted into the program ($3300 value).


Learn how to use HockeyTV, the most powerful online solution ever for viewing, archiving and managing hockey footage – from individual plays to complete games. ISS Hockey Mentorship Scouts will get a full user subscription when accepted into the program ($250 value).


Have the opportunity to participate in regularly scheduled conference calls that feature special guests from various teams and leagues. Past guest speakers for the Mentorship Program have included:

Nick Sinclair
Sarnia Sting GM

Mike MacPherson
Chicago Blackhawks Scout

Jim Sandlak
Anaheim Ducks Scout


As an ISS Hockey Mentorship Scout, you will be able to gain access to several levels of hockey with your ISS Hockey ID Card.


Attend games, scout players and create game reports. Your game reports are made available to nearly every league and team around the world. Put your work on display to entice future employers.


You will have the opportunity to meet with top-end league and team staff members. Increase networking potential by attending games with members of our ISS Amateur Scouting team.


They are truly endless, as you might be hired by ISS Hockey as a member of our Amateur Scouting staff or you could be hired by another team or league after your time in the Mentorship Program.


You will receive an ISS Hockey jacket as part of the Mentorship Program.



“My time at ISS was more beneficial than I could have ever imagined at the beginning of the season. With a mentor who took the time to talk through the principles of both the art of scouting as well as putting together a professional report, along with monthly conference calls with well-established industry members, the ISS Mentorship Program was imperative in moving forward with my scouting aspirations. I have, and will continue to, recommend anyone interested in scouting to apply to this program.”

– David McDonald, named “ISS Mentorship Scout of the Year” in the 2017 ISS Mentorship Program (Niagara)

“The ISS Mentorship Program was the best decision I’ve made in pursuing my dream of working in the hockey industry. The program allowed me to be a part of the amazing ISS staff and has opened doors for me to continue scouting for the foreseeable future. Anyone looking at starting their hockey career should look no further than the ISS Mentorship Program!”

Jameson Ewasiuk, 2016 ISS Mentorship Program (Alberta), hired on as a 2016-17 ISS Amateur Scout

“The ISS Mentorship Program was able to teach and reinforce basic skills, such as what to watch for. It also taught advanced skills like, how to best complete reports for industry insiders. The ability to learn RinkNet, an industry wide program, and get feedback from ISS staff, as well as others within the industry, during calls or at games, shows how strong the program is. The ISS Mentorship Program is an excellent learning platform and I wish I had done it sooner.”

Ben Gallant, named “ISS Mentorship Scout of the Year” in the 2016 ISS Mentorship Program (Ottawa)