Being able to develop my skills and skating abilities in some of Rob’s camps when I was young is one of the reasons I have gotten to where I am today. Rob was great in teaching me the fundamentals of the game that are habits of mine still today. This along with playing on an NEH team gave me the extra practice and competition I needed to make it to the next level.

Pete StarrettHarvard University

Coach Rob I want to thank you for all the effort and time you put into me to grow not only as a hockey player but as a person to. From the endless ice time to the great power skating practices. It really helped my game as a goaltender and made me alot more well rounded on the ice and really developed my crease movement. I had a great experience playing for the Walpole Express. It helped shape the player I am today. I still remember the first phone call I had with you when I told you I was ready to commit to the Express. Your response was “chicka pow”. I will remember that for the rest of my life. I had a great experience with you and the Walpole Express organization. I will never forget it. Thanks for everything!

Zach AndrewsUMass Boston

Hello! How are you? As you may remember me from growing up, my name is Michaela Tosone. Currently, I am a freshman at UMass Amherst. At school, I play on the women’s ice hockey team and we recently finished in 2nd at the ACHA Division 1 Nationals.

When I think back on summers growing up, my first thought is immediately all of the memories that I made at RB Hockey School. Your summer camps not only greatly contribute to the reasons for the success I attained in my hockey career, but also to the reason I loved the game so much. So, when thinking about a summer job, there is nothing I would love more than working for RB Hockey school.

Michaela TosoneUMass Amherst

Coach Barletta, I wanted to take a moment to thank you. As my first coach you taught me the most critical skills I needed to learn, from how to skate on the outside rink to the game of hockey itself. Your positive reinforcement and your patient instruction helped me develop into the player I am today.

Kevin HayesPhiladelphia Flyers
Boston College

The year I played in (with Rob) really helped me develop as a hockey player. Having access to a great coach (Adam), expansive ice time and well-organized skills sessions was really beneficial and set me on a course for success.

David Warsofsky
David WarsofskyPittsburgh Penguins
Boston University

Coach, I was just thinking about where I am today and how I got here and all the people who helped me along the way to become a Division I hockey player. Four years of training at RB Hockey School boarding camps improved my skill and game so much and enabled me to take my game to this level. The camps were always so much fun even when we were working so hard. Thanks again coach. Your impact is lasting.

Tom Parisi
Tom ParisiMontreal Canadiens
Providence College

Coach Rob, I wanted to thank you for all of your help in my development. I loved attending the RB hockey camps and found the skill sessions and dynamic skating beneficial in my hockey development. Without those camps I would not be where I am today. While you taught me how to be a great hockey player you taught me how to be an even better person. Being around you throughout the summer taught me how to act like a professional. Ill always be ready to Rock & Roll baby. Thank you Rob, and hope all is well.. hope the family is doing great!

Doyle Somerby
Doyle SomerbyNew York Islanders
Boston University

Coach, I just wanted to tell you how appreciative I am for all your help. From my time with you as head coach to the many boarding camps I attended, I was able to get to know you and your coaching style. I know for certain that it helped me become a better player on the ice and a better person off the ice.

Mac Bennett
Mac BennettMontreal Canadiens
Michigan Wolverines

Coach Rob, thank you for everything you have taught me. While playing for you for two years for the Walpole Express I have learned a lot both on and off the ice from you. Your power skating clinics made me a faster and more powerful skater which helps me a lot in the college level. With your coaching style and endless amount of ice time I became a better player all around. Thanks!

Andrew WilcoxElmira College

Rob, I just want to thank you (along with Rob Reilly and Dennis Doherty) for taking me under your wing and helping me develop into the person I am today. I can remember back to my first summer camps when I was 9 years old and then playing NEH a couple years later. Not only did my experiences help me excel on the ice, but off the ice as well; how you made sure every one of your players met their full potential. The coaching staff did not just shoot instructions at you, but guided you through the game until you fully understood what it meant to be a player on the ice. Rob, you along with your coaching staff have helped me become a smarter athlete with game sense, shaping me into the player I have become. Your coaching staff’s positive attitudes and encouragement made the experiences fun and allowed their passion for the game to pass on to me. I would not have the love for hockey I do today had it not been for RB & NEH Hockey. A positive atmosphere constantly surrounded me, and my experiences have also given me exposure to new people and places. You have treated me like a daughter, making sure I was always maximizing my potential as both a student and an athlete, and I will never forget that. Thanks again Rob for leading me to succeed as a student-athlete, I would not be where I am today without you; you taught me everything I know.

Delaney HarropTrinity College