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Paragon Sports Consulting prides itself on helping our athletes achieve their goal of playing college hockey. We have helped our clients secure more than $10 million in scholarships. Our current average Division I commitment receives over $180,000 in scholarship aid.


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Paragon Sports Consulting believes that every player should be treated and educated like a professional. As a player-focused family advising company, Paragon Sports Consulting’s mission is to provide each player with vital information, development resources, and mentorship, so he may develop and reach his full potential on and off the ice.

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Ryan Tattle
Ben Almquist
Joe Messina Jr.
Tyler Chenevert
Price Grimes
Zak Brice
Brady Yakesh
Hunter Bischoff
Carter Rose
Dominick Campione
Tucker Hodgson
Lucas Massie
Caeden Herrington
Aaron VanWie
Christian Manz
Kurt Gurkan
Brandon Holt
Mason Kucenski
Caige Sterzer
Brian Lonergan
Rylee Hlusiak
Layne Loomer
Carson Cherepak
Will Reardon
Nathan Butler
Sam Mayer
Ryan Ouellette
Sully Scholle
Jan Olenginski
Carson Peters
Chase Davis
Cole Hanson
Jared Whale
TJ Hughes
Ty Naaykens
Jack Seymour
Shane LaVelle
Carter Wishart
Jack Farrell
Jason Stefanek
Jordan Hughesman
Alex Houston
Brady Arneson
Niko Rexine
Lucas Bahn
Ethan Beyer
Will Hilfiker
Jake Hewitt
Brock James
Blake Dangos
Davis Fry
Jon Mor
Talon Sigurdson
Matthew Lenz
Nico DeVita
Ray Murakami
Geno McEnery
Nick Niemo
Trey Fechko
Caden Lewandowski
Adam Johnson
Dayne Hoyord
Brett Merner
Garrett Valk
William Gramme
Jackson Reineke
Noah Heinrich
Jackson Irving
Kyle Jones
Ryan Prewitt
Tanyon Bajzer

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Founded by Colby Drost.

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Paragon Sports Consulting was founded by Colby Drost in 2019. Paragon Sports has placed players in the NCAA, USHL, NAHL, BCHL, AJHL, CCHL, NCDC, and in elite prep school and midget hockey programs. As a player-focused family advising company, Paragon’s mission is to provide each player with vital information, development resources, and mentorship, so he may develop and reach his full potential on and off the ice.


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Founded by Colby Drost in early 2019, Paragon Sports Consulting has quickly become an industry leader. PSC has placed players in the NCAA, USHL, NAHL, BCHL, AJHL, and in elite prep schools and midget hockey programs. In just under 2 years, Colby has helped players earn more than $10 million in scholarships. On average, PSC clients who commit to DI programs earn over $180,000 in scholarship.

Colby has more than 24 years of experience in hockey. He was a goaltender for 17 years before entering the hockey business at the age of 18. Over the last 10 years, he has held various roles in coaching, scouting, and hockey operations in midget, prep, junior, and college hockey. He has built an extensive network of contacts at every level throughout North America.

From 2015-2019, Colby was the Director of Scouting for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. He worked closely with the team’s General Manager and helped the Fighting Saints to a record of 144-99-20-10. During his tenure, the Fighting Saints produced 19 NHL draft picks and more than 80 NCAA DI commitments. Colby was instrumental in building the 2019-2020 team that finished 33-13-2-0 and identified Dubuque’s star Riese Gaber, the USHL’s 2019-2020 Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.

From 2013-2017, Colby worked with the Skipjacks Hockey Program’s midget and junior teams.

Colby recruited 21 players who committed to NCAA DI programs In addition, in 2015-2016, Colby was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Skidmore College. In one season, he recruited 13 student-athletes who helped the program reach national ranking in 2016-17 for only the second time in school history.

Colby graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History from the University of New England and received his Master of Legal Studies from Northeastern University. Colby has also studied Intellectual Property at the Harvard Summer School and received his certificate of completion for Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School.

We spend time getting to know our players and ensure we understand their needs. We make sure they have access to the resources and information necessary to achieve their goals.

Development Camp

Paragon Sports Development’s mission is to create elite summer development camps across North America to provide an unparalleled off-season experience. Our emphasis will be on development, education, and competition. Combining an elite coaching staff and leading industry professionals at premier venues will provide our players a unique opportunity.

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Paul Goodman, PhD Cand, MS, CSCS-D, LMT
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Noelle Needham
Legends Hockey Elite | Skill Development
Matthew Caldaroni
Molliteum | Resilience Training


We spend time getting to know our players and continually seek feedback from them, scouts, and their coaches to ensure we UNDERSTAND their needs and that they have access to THE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION necessary TO HELP them achieve their goals.



Paragon Sports Consulting scouts players around the world. We only recruit players with elite ability, passion, and the potential to play at the collegiate level. Paragon Sports Consulting is highly selective in the recruiting process, ensuring that our clients receive unparalleled attention and mentorship.

Career Path | Process

We value our clients’ careers and handle them with the utmost care. We believe it is our duty to provide timely, accurate, and honest feedback to our clients in order to help them navigate their careers effectively and efficiently. The information we gather on our clients allows us to create player-specific career plans.

We only place our players in situations where they are most likely to succeed on the ice, in the classroom, and in the community. We provide families with the information and data we believe supports our advice and the recommendations we make. This is vital because it enables families to make informed decisions at each step in the process.


Academics are extremely important. One of the first things we do with new clients is request their transcripts. We understand that each player’s academic potential is different. So, we assess this potential in order to determine the best opportunities for our clients. We evaluate transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to help families set goals and understand how these numbers will affect the player’s options.



Paragon Sports Consulting is a full-service family advising company. We focus on the big picture. Our extensive expertise and vast array of resources has enabled us to establish an impressive track record of placing our clients at the highest levels.

We understand that players have long-term goals and require strategic planning and expert advice in order to achieve them. With that in mind, we develop strong relationships with our players and their families, so we can understand each player’s individual needs and ambitions on and off the ice.



We help our clients understand how to maintain their amateur status, while exploring the NCAA and Major Juniors.



We help our clients navigate the NCAA Clearinghouse process, so they are eligible to compete in the NCAA. Also, we make sure our players are well informed about the college recruiting processes for both Division I and II/III.



Paragon Sports Consulting is committed to providing our players the best resources, so they can reach their full potential on and off the ice.



We ensure our players have a complete understanding of the junior hockey procurement processes throughout the United States and Canada.



Paragon Sports Consulting educates clients about the various development paths available and provides the information necessary for them to make the best career decisions possible.



Paragon Sports Consulting prides itself on being fully accessible to our clients and their families 24/7. We understand that timely advice is of the utmost importance and are prepared to provide it whenever necessary.



Paragon Sports Consulting proudly announces that Layne Loomer has committed to Augustana University. Layne is...
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Paragon Sports Consulting proudly announces that Caeden Herrington has committed to the University of Vermont....
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Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce Chase Davis  has committed to Bentley University. Chase...
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Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce that Noah Heinrich has committed to RPI. Noah...
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Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce that Price Grimes has made his college commitment...
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Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce Ray Murakami has committed to play collegiate hockey...
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Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce that Hunter Bischoff has committed to Augustana University...
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Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce that Carson Cherepak has committed to RPI. Carson...
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Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce that Nathan Butler has committed to Northern Michigan...
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  Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce that Christian Manz has committed to Augustana...
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Dayne Hoyord
West Point

Brady Arneson
University of Maine

Brian Lonergan
University of Michigan

Player: Adam Johnson

Working with Colby has been great for my career. His guidance and advice over the past two years has played a huge role in earning a division 1 commitment.

Player: Will Howard
North Dakota

Paragon Sports was instrumental in my goal of obtaining a NCAA Division 1 scholarship. Colby was instrumental in guiding both myself and my family through the process of evaluating prospective junior and college opportunities. I would strongly recommend Colby to any hockey player who has aspirations of climbing through the ranks from minor hockey to the NCAA level. I would like to thank Paragon Sports Consulting for all they have done for me!

Mother: Eileen
New Jersey

We were able to quickly connect with Colby and he was eager to work with our son. Since that day our journey with him has been incredible. Working with our son, together they have been able to secure roster spots on a 16U AAA team, a USHL team, a NAHL team and a Division 1 commitment. Colby is totally focused on his players, guides them and is very knowledgeable about all the youth, prep, and junior leagues along with colleges and will work to ensure that your player is placed where he needs to be. We would recommend Colby in a second for families and players needing guidance for their next steps in hockey. We are very happy to continue our journey with him.

Mother: Nora

“Colby has really shown his commitment to help my son’s development as a hockey player. He has a very good understanding when it comes to younger players and he has shown that he is deeply focused on his job and really likes his work. His opinion means a lot to my son and he listens to him. With Colby’s help, my son has realized that academic skills are as important as hockey. Colby communicates with my son weekly and always keeps him up to date on new developments. I have been more than satisfied and I trust that his decisions and advice are best for my son.”

Mother: Kim

“The moment we met Colby we felt we had a person in our corner who was working as hard as our son off the ice towards helping our son reach his goal to play division 1 hockey. His communication skills are amazing. He never hesitated to answer a call or text. His advice was spot on. We recommend him 100%!”

Father: Ed
New York

“My son and I really appreciated working with Colby. The hockey business can be tricky and confusing and really hard to find someone to guide you through the process. Colby was our guide, mentor, and advocate who always made sure we were in the proper place to succeed and was an integral part of getting us to college. We are very grateful.”

Player: Matthew
Calgary, AB

“My family and I had the opportunity to work with Colby Drost of Paragon Sports Consulting over this past hockey season (2019-20). Colby’s reliability, integrity, and professionalism helped guide me through the process of transitioning from Junior A hockey to NCAA hockey. Colby’s knowledge of the college hockey process, his work ethic, and rapport assisted me in committing to the Mercyhurst Lakers. I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to work with Colby and would highly recommend his services.”

Father: Randy

“We decided it was time for an advisor after our son was faced with the difficult decision of having to decide on a new team midway through his first season of midgets. We interviewed a few advisors and Colby took an immediate interest in helping our son. In the very short time we've worked with Colby he's helped us with U16 and again in choosing the best fit for prep school. Anytime our son has questions Colby makes himself available through phone, text, or email. Having an advisor is a invaluable resource when navigating through the various levels of hockey; Having Colby in our corner has really eased the burden when making difficult decisions.”

Player: Jack
New York

"My experience with Colby has been beneficial to my hockey development, and without him, I would not have the opportunities I have today. Before working with Colby, I had minimal junior interest, but once I began working with him, many different teams started contacting me. Even once I began receiving junior attention, Colby still reached out to more organizations to try and give me more and better opportunities for my future. Colby is also a different type of player advisor as he gets to know his players and will only send his players to organizations where he believes they will do well."

Mom: Julia
New York

"Navigating the opportunities hockey presents is a daunting, stressful task. For us, it was important to have someone with integrity and professionalism representing our family. Colby is a tremendous resource and advocate. He provides honest feedback and works with each son to identify (and secure) the best placement for their style of play and skill development. We are truly grateful."

Father: Stuart

"When Paragon Sports Consulting was created in 2019, Colby was successful in landing two very good D1 scholarship offers for us, including a “full-ride” offer, from successful programs. Communication throughout the whole process was fantastic. Colby is an extremely hard worker and is well-connected with coaching staff from midget programs to juniors and on through D1 college programs. We couldn’t have asked for a better advisor experience."

Mother: Kitrina
Winnipeg, MB

"Colby Drost represented our son Ty. We were extremely happy with how he managed the college process. He guided Ty through constant communication from start to finish. Ty had lots of trust in him throughout the process and received a scholarship to a good academic school. We are extremely happy as parents that we chose to work with Paragon Sports Consulting."

Father: Tony

"Colby Drost has been amazing! After hiring Colby Drost as my son's advisor things started happening fast! Coaches starting calling my son asking him to play for them and talking about how they will get him committed to a D1 school! My son received a full scholarship in 6 months from the start of our relationship. Colby Drost has put my son in the proper opportunities to succeed!"

Father: Rob
North Dakota

"I would highly recommend Paragon Sports Consulting to prospective players/parents! Colby helped us navigate the landscape of the recruiting process and provided us with great insight and advice. Through his numerous contacts he was able to facilitate my son finding a great fit at the next level. I strongly believe Colby to be a man of integrity and always had my son’s best interest as his top priority."

Father: Roger

"Colby Drost professes to be a player-focused family advisor, and that is EXACTLY what he and Paragon Sports is. When we signed up with Colby we had used other advisors and did not expect much as we had not had a lot of success, but boy did he proved us wrong and go to bat for my son Ryan. During a very difficult Pandemic time and changing NCAA rules, he persisted; drove hard with coaches; and kept my son and myself updated almost daily resulting in several D1 opportunities which allowed Ryan to select the best for himself. If you want the best opportunity, you need to use the best advisor, and Colby is that person. Thank you Colby."

Father: Jody
North Dakota

“Colby did a great job advocating on behalf of my son and opening doors that were previously not open to him. Colby is extremely personable and professional and worked hard on my son’s behalf. I would strongly recommend Colby to anyone looking to work with a great guy who knows the game and knows which situations make the most sense for each specific player. Colby is a great person to have on your team”.

Player: Ryan
Port Moody, BC

“Colby helped me achieve my goal of a NCAA Division 1 scholarship and for that I could not be more grateful. Colby has his players best interests at the forefront of everything he does, he is direct, honest and takes the time to ensure you and your family fully understand the NCAA process, while at the same time listens to your goals as a student athlete. “

Player: Caige
Kimberly, BC

"Colby is a very well connected advisor in the hockey world. He worked very hard and closely with my coach Dan Wildfong in trying to help me secure an NCAA D1 scholarship that was the right fit for me. He was also very helpful at finalizing me a spot in the NAHL, since the BCHL was not looking promising to start back up. Thank you Colby for all your help and support."

Player: Jack
Chelsea, QC

"Colby is honest, trustworthy, likable, and hardworking. Colby helped me to navigate my hockey path, always following through with concrete actions. I feel supported and that he truly has a vested interest in my success. He always has my back and helped me receive a Division I NCAA commitment."

Father: David
North Dakota

“The first thing we noticed was the amount of prescreening and research Colby did before he agreed to represent our son. He watched film, spoke with coaches and other references to determine if he had the skills needed to further his hockey career. He was also upfront and honest to set expectations before we moved forward. He is very knowledgeable and well connected within the recruiting process, which opened many doors. Finally, he coached and worked with our son on communication skills necessary during the recruiting process.”

Mother: Shelley

“Colby has been very instrumental in guiding our family through the hockey process. He works with integrity, has been available and supportive to our son every step of the way. Colby has provided constructive feedback to our son to keep him focused on his present objectives. Colby also has open doors and orchestrated conversations between our son and organizations to help further my sons hockey career. Even after my son announcing his D1 commitment, Colby continues to provide trusted feedback on next steps. He focuses on “what's next” while letting our son focus on the “now” allowing our son to grow as a hockey player. We are truly grateful to Colby.”

Mother: Melissa

"Colby Drost of Paragon Sports Consulting was fundamental to our son's pursuit of NCAA hockey. Colby's honesty regarding true opportunities available based on our son's hockey history and skill levels were appropriate and appreciated. Colby worked directly with our son answering all his questions as he considered his choices. We are truly grateful for the support and excited about our son's hockey future."

Father: Charlie

"Colby was great at helping our family navigate the complex hockey landscape. He had a good balanced communication approach with our son. He gave him space and yet was always available to help answer questions or provide mentorship. He was very up front and honest about the current state. Even if there wasn't any interest, he would let us know and provide guidance. I would recommend Paragon sports especially from the perspective of families that are not from a long line of hockey relationships. Colby saw potential in my son and was an advocate for him."

Player: Carson

“Working with Colby from day one was amazing. Anytime I had questions about certain teams or hockey scenarios, he was always there to answer them immediately. I think it really shows how much work and effort he puts into his clients and it shows.”

Mother: Lisa

"Working with Colby has been fantastic, he has been all hands on deck for both my son and I at any given moment. He makes sure Mason and I understand all options for his future, he checks in often to go over games, and touches base to see how Mason is doing outside of the game. Colby is extremely professional and warm at the same time… it’s not just about the game with Colby, I feel he truly has Mason’s best interest at heart as an athlete and a young man."

Player: Jared
Calgary, AB

"Colby was very professional and knowledgeable with my family who knew nothing about NCAA hockey before I started pursuing it. He made our lives a whole bunch easier and our decision less stressful from his experience and connections! Couldn’t have done it without him and we are grateful for all his help, work and support!"

Father: Bruce
Calgary, AB

"Colby is very knowledgeable, responsive, open and honest. Having him available to help us to understand and navigate the world of NCAA Division 1 hockey was critical. He also jumped in to help manage a challenging situation when junior hockey threw our son a curve ball. His calm, steady and consistent advice was most welcome."

Father: Brian

“While Colby and Paragon Sports Consulting did not make promises on scholarships, he did promise to work on the players behalf and support him. Colby leads with honesty and integrity. He took the time to learn about our son, understand what type of opportunities might be best fit and maintained open communications. “Under promise and over deliver” that’s Colby Drost. My son recently received that D1 opportunity he had been working hard for and Colby deserves all the credit.”

Mother: Candace

"Our son plays Division 1 hockey and recently went into the transfer portal. Colby helped our son navigate through the many decisions that come with deciding to play for a team and move to a new school. When he didn't know what to say to a coach, Colby gave him the words. He listened to what Ben wanted, but shared his extensive knowledge of the college hockey world to assist our son's decision making process. Colby was instrumental in securing a new future for our son's hockey career at UAA and he couldn't be happier. As parents, we never expected the sense of calm we experienced once Colby stepped in to help. Our son was in good hands."

Father: Jay

"Paragon Sports Consulting was invaluable in helping my son navigate the process of becoming a D1 commit with Northern Michigan University. Colby was extremely attentive to our needs and his communication throughout the process timely. His advice was spot on and his feedback honest. I have another son that plays hockey and we will be using Paragon Sports Consulting again."

Father: Joe
Woodbridge, ON

"After meeting Colby and having discussions with him regarding the goal of achieving a D1 NCAA scholarship for my two sons, it was clear he had done his homework on them. He was knowledgeable on what they have achieved and what was possible and what work needed to be done. After less then a year he was able to help my oldest achieve his dream of a D1 scholarship and is now focused on my younger son. I have no doubt Colby and Paragon Sports will get him there. "

Player: Hunter

"Before Colby, I didn’t know anything about advisors. Colby not only helped me advance, but develop as a player. He’s just easy to talk to and I’m very grateful to have him!"

Player: Carson
Winnipeg, MB

"Navigating the hockey world can be difficult, but always knowing that I have Colby working hard to get my name to the right coaches, and finding the right fit for me allows me to put my focus into performing well on the ice without any distractions. He was always a text or call away, was candid and straightforward with me and always had my best interests in mind. Results matter and Colby got the job done in assisting me with my Division I commitment. I look forward to continuing to work with him and I am incredibly glad I made the decision to work with him when I did."