Academy Staff

Southern Prospects Hockey Academy

Mike Busto- Co-Founder and Head On-Ice Instructor ​

Mike is from Vancouver, Canada. He played 5 seasons in the WHL, signed a 3 year entry level contract with the New York Rangers and then he was traded to Montreal Canadians. He played 2 season with the Charlotte Checkers. He play 10 seasons of professional hockey across North America and Europe. After playing, he began coaching professionally 2 years in Asia. He then went to coach at a Hockey Academy in Western Canada before returning to the Charlotte area.   


Nick Popp- Co-Founder and Head On-Ice Instructor

Nick is from Clifton Park, NY. He played 2 years of junior hockey for the Charleston Colonials out of Charleston, SC. The last 3 years he has been working with Hunter Bishop Hockey working with professional players such as David Krejci and Torey Krug.