2020-2021 ISS Mentorship Program

Click below to apply for the 2020-2021 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.

Program starts October 30th

If you have any questions pertaining to the 2020-2021 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:

Kelly McCrimmon – Vegas Golden Knights –  GM

Nick Sinclair – Sarnia Sting – General Manager

Mike MacPherson – Chicago Blackhawks – Scout

Jim Sandlak – Anaheim Ducks – Scout

Brian Willsie – Colorado Avalanche – Player Development

Rich Peverley – Dallas Stars – Player Development

Danielle Berehowsky – Statstrack Analytics 

Andrew Maloney – NHL Agent

Shawn Camp – University of Guelph – Head Coach


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.



Best value. Billed one time for the 9 month program.Billed twice during the 9 month program. (Sept & Jan)


Payments can be made using VISA, MasterCard or E-Transfer. Payments are completed online.


For Canadian applications, prices are in Canadian funds, HST will be applied based on your location.  For U.S. and international applications, prices are in U.S. Funds.


Yes, you will have until September 1st to change your payment plan. Payment plans are selected during the application process.


If you are unable to complete either payment option, please let us know in your application. We will work with you to set up a different payment plan.


Please contact info@isshockey.com.



To make a deposit on your ISS Mentorship Program payments, please click on the links corresponding with your current place of residence.

Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland & Labrador | Northwest Territories | Nova Scotia | Nunavut | Ontario | Quebec | Prince Edward Island | Saskatchewan | Yukon | United States




“The ISS Mentorship was the perfect first step for me towards a career in hockey. It gave me access to RinkNet, the software used by professional and junior teams. It was also an incredible opportunity to grow my network and make valuable contacts within the hockey world. Now in a management position in the USHL, I have hired scouts who have completed the program. I highly recommend it!”

Nicholas Tropper – Assistant GM/Director of Analytics – Des Moines Buccaneers – USHL – ISS Mentorship Program Graduate


”Six years ago I was looking for a way to break into the scouting world, and found the ISS mentorship program, which was an amazing experience and provided myself with the necessary tools to improve as a scout, and person. They are a first class organization who makes sure everyone feels valued, and that you are given the proper teaching and expertise to grow and prosper in the scouting community. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my time learning from Dennis and all of the other ISS scouts. I recommend the ISS Mentorship program to any person looking to break into the industry.”

Chris Henry – Scout – Windsor Spitfires – Ontario Hockey League – ISS Mentorship Program Graduate


“The ISS Hockey Mentorship Program played a key role for me getting where I am today. There are so many great people in this organization that are willing to take the time to help you develop the skills needed to be successful in the hockey industry. If you are willing to put in the work, this program is an excellent steppingstone towards a scouting career. I cannot say enough good things about my time with ISS Hockey”
Mark Sauer – Scout – Brandon Wheat Kings – Western Hockey League – ISS Mentorship Program Graduate


“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” for the 2016-2017 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 Member (Alberta), hired on as a 2016-17 ISS Amateur Scout


“ISS allowed me the opportunity to learn from the ground up. They gave me the tools, resources, and supports to assist me along the way and my mentor was an encyclopedia of information. If you’re passionate about scouting and are willing to put in the work, it is extremely rewarding. I’d recommend the ISS Mentorship Program to anyone.”

Samir Mourani – named “ISS Mentorship Scout of the Year” for the 2017-2018 ISS Mentorship Program – Scout – Mississauga Steelheads – OHL


“ISS Mentorship Program is one of the best gateways into the hockey industry. For people looking to put in the time and effort, the tools available to help jump start their career are second to none.”

Tristan Whitley – Ottawa 67’s – Scout – ISS Mentorship Program Graduate


“The ISS Mentorship Program gave me the tools I needed to move on to the next step of my scouting career. If you are motivated and willing to put in the time and effort to attend games, it is definitely worth it. I would recommend the program to anyone looking to get a start in scouting, no matter your level of experience.”

Marc-Olivier Heredia – Saint John Sea Dogs – Scout – ISS Mentorship Program Graduate


“The ISS Mentorship Program gave me the basic skills and knowledge to develop my scouting skills. This is the best way to start your career within the industry. The monthly conference calls and consistent feedback gives you all the tools you need to become a scout. You just need to put down the time and effort. I highly recommend the ISS Mentorship Program.”

Joakim Eriksson – Malmo Redhawks – SHL – Scout – ISS Mentorship Program Graduate


“The ISS Mentorship Program helped me get to where I am today in hockey. As someone who was new to the scouting world, the program helped me develop my skills as a scout by giving me access to the RinkNet scouting software system, which is the industry standard for NHL, USHL, CHL, and NCAA organizations, and by providing me with feedback on my reports. The monthly conference calls featuring various industry experts are very insightful and give you access to information that you would not normally come across. If you are interested in scouting and you are willing to put in the effort to get out to the rinks, this program will help you get to the next level.”

Tony Notarianni – Scout – Des Moines Buccaneers – USHL – ISS Mentorship Program Graduate


“The ISS Mentorship Program gave me the tools to take my scouting career to new heights. The program provides an invaluable understanding of the RinkNet software, knowledge on how to generate reports to industry standards, and the opportunity to learn from professionals throughout the various levels of hockey. If you are motivated and willing to put forth the effort, I can’t recommend the program enough.”

Quinlyn King – Scout – Mississauga Steelheads – OHL – Quinlyn was co-winner of our 2018-2019 “Intern of the Year” award and is a graduate of the ISS Mentorship Program!


“The ISS Hockey Mentorship Program provided me with the opportunity to enter the world of scouting and enabled me to learn from experienced and knowledgeable professionals.”

Greg Hickman – Scout – Moncton Wildcats – QMJHL – ISS Mentorship Program Graduate


“ISS is an excellent platform for development as a scout. I was able to build a strong network while gaining real life experience in rinks and with software used industry wide. Highly suggest the mentorship program to anyone looking at a career in hockey.”

Ben Gallant – named “ISS Mentorship Scout of the Year” for the 2015-2016 ISS Mentorship Program – Scout – Mississauga Steelheads – OHL