On April 8th, the Board of Directors received nominations from the Commissioner for the 2015/2016 Age Division Coaches. Coaches were then voted into their positions by the Board of Directors and were announced to the general membership at our End-of-Year Banquet on April 14th.
Congratulations, Age Division Head Coaches!
Squirt: Coach Jason Puchot
Peewee: Coach Dustin McArthur
Bantam: Coach Brian Shantz
Midget Minor: Coach Paul Blum
Midget Major: Coach Doug Tresnak
Want more info on coaches, assistant coaches, team managers or the teams?
Please contact the Commissioner, Billy Kaye:
|Dustin McArthur||Age Division Head Coach||Squirt||Dustin McArthur grew up in Canada and played professional hockey for 6 years. He has owned operated and worked for several hockey schools during his hockey career and also assists with the Northwoods Ice Centers Hockey Dynamics program. He has been coaching at Northwoods for 5 years. As the President of the San Antonio Youth Hockey Board of Directors, Dustin is committed to improving the kids on the ice and growing our organization off the ice. He is passionate about hockey in San Antonio and looks forward to working with the kids in 2014-15.|
|Brian Shantz||Age Division Head Coach||PeeWee||Brian Shantz, a native of Edmonton, Alberta arrived in San Antonio in October 1994 to play for the CHL Iguanas, San Antonio's first professional hockey franchise. Coach Shantz began playing hockey at age 5 and by 16 was playing Juniors. He played a total of 12 seasons of professional hockey. He played in the Memorial Cup for the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL in the 1989-1990 season, was a two time Ken Mckenzie Trophy winner and received the Bill Levins MVP trophy in the 1995-1996 season while playing for the Iguanas. During his pro career he made stops in Italy, Erie, Pennsylvania, Shreveport, Louisiana, and Fort Wayne, Indiana to name a few.|
|Andy Rosengard||Age Division Head Coach||Bantam||Coach Andy grew up in New Jersey. His competitive hockey experience ended at the ripe old age of fourteen. However in the thirty three years since he hung up his skates he has taught the game of hockey to players of all age groups and has coached teams in various divisions and levels of play. His philosophy on coaching is a simple one: First and foremost, have fun. “When a child is having fun doing what they love to do, it is easier to teach them new skills and systems.” On the ice, Andy challenges his teams to step up and give it their all. Off the ice, Andy stresses the importance of being a responsible individual, a good student and a good citizen. Before each game Andy will talk to his players about life skills and how to incorporate them into their hockey playing.|
|Doug Tresnak||Age Division Head Coach||Midget||Originally from Michigan coach Tresnak developed a love for the game of hockey while playing with his brothers in his back yard and in the competitive youth leagues in and around the Detroit area.|