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                                                                                        Tuesday, April 15, 2008                                                                              

 

Kent Holmes Named Alliance 14U Bantam '95AA Head Coach...

 

Alliance is pleased to announce that Kent Holmes will be the Head Coach of our 14U Bantam '95AA team for the 2008-2009 season. Kent comes to Alliance with a wealth of youth hockey coaching experience, having been with the Dallas Stars Select for the previous seven (7) seasons.  Kent was also the Head Coach of the Plano Sr. High School Wildcats when they won the Texas State Championship in 1999.  The next season, he was Head Coach of the Dallas Storm Midget AA team, before starting with the Stars Select. 

 

For a period of 6 years during his youth coaching career, Kent was also the Executive Director of Hockey Operations for the Dr Pepper StarCenters, as well as serving as the Commissioner of the SBC High School Hockey League during that time.  Kent also played college hockey at Bemidji State University in Minnesota where he graduated, and is a Level 4 USA Hockey Certified Coach.  Alliance looks forward to having Kent join the Bulldog staff for the 2008-2009 season as one of our Bantam AA coaches.

 

To see more information regarding Kent's experience, click HERE...

 

                                                                                          Thursday, April 3, 2008                                                                              

 

Alliance Announces 3 More Coaches...

 

The Alliance Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce 3 more additions to our Coaching Staff for the upcoming 2008-2009 season.   With a previously announced coach not being able to join Alliance, the Bulldogs have added former Alliance Coaches Cosmo Clarke, Jaz Hayden, and Jonn Broadhead to spots behind the bench. 

 

Hayden, last year's Alliance 18U AAA Head Coach, who will also be the Head Coach of an 18U Midget Major AAA team playing under the Dallas Stars AAA organization (different team name), will team up with Clarke, Alliance Director of Coaches, to form quite an impressive duo for the Bulldog PeeWee '97AA team.  Broadhead, who last coached with Alliance as the 14U Bantam AA Head Coach in 2006-2007, will take a position as the Squirt '98AA Head Coach.

 

                                                                                         Monday, March 31, 2008                                                                             

 

Alliance Announces Coaches and Teams for 2008-2009 Season...

 

The Alliance Youth Hockey Association is pleased and excited to announce our teams and coaches for the upcoming 2008-2009 season.   Profiles for new coaches will be added as they are available.

 

Teams

 

Tier I - AAA

 

For the first time since the 2003-2004 season, Alliance will not field any Tier I/AAA teams.  During the 4 seasons that Alliance fielded Tier I/AAA teams, those Bulldogs teams won 3 Rocky Mountain District Championships and advanced to 3 USA Hockey National Championships, one bringing home a Bronze Medal

 

Starting with the 2008-2009 season, Alliance will work closely with the Dallas Stars AAA Hockey program to move our Tier II players to that program when they are ready to compete at that level, joining many former Bulldog players that will be playing for that program.  For information about the Dallas Stars AAA Hockey program, click HERE...

 

                                                                                                             

Tier II AA/A

 

The staple of our program since its inception in 2001, our AA/A teams will compete for the NTXHL Championships at their respective age levels, as well as for the Tier II State, Regional, and National Championships.  Many current and former Alliance players that have moved on to the Tier I/AAA level and higher began their Bulldog careers on one of our Tier II AA/A teams. 

 

In the 7-year history of Alliance, Tier II Bulldog teams have been to 4 USA Hockey National Championships, won 2 Bronze Medals, captured 4 Rocky Mountain District Championships, won 10 Texas State Championships, and brought home 13 League Championships.  Following the move of our former Tier I program to the Dallas Stars AAA, Alliance will re-focus our complete attention to the development of Tier II players, and prepare them to compete at the Tier I/AAA level if and when they are ready and willing.

 

Coaches

 

With the renewed focus on Tier II hockey only, the Alliance Hockey Association brought back into the fold the very well respected and nationally recognized Cosmo Clarke as our new Director of Coaches.  Under Cosmo's leadership, the coaching staff of Alliance has been filled with experienced and knowledgeable staff to further the development of youth players to the highest level they wish to achieve.

 

 

 

2008-2009 Alliance Bulldog Teams
Midget, Bantam, PeeWee Programs
18U    Midget Major AA 
Jeff Mead 
16U    Midget Minor AA 
Pete Bailey
14U   Bantam '94AA Bantam '95AA
Phil Chaney Kent Holmes
12U   Peewee '96AA Peewee '97AA
Kyle Lapane Cosmo Clarke
Jaz Hayden
Squirt & Mite Programs
SQ Squirt '98AA Squirt '99AA
Jonn Broadhead Greg Glashauser
 
Mite Mite A
Nick Murray

 

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                                                                                Wednesday, March 5, 2008                                                                        

 

Alliance Welcomes Back Cosmo Clarke…

 

The Alliance Youth Hockey Association is pleased and excited to welcome back one of our own, as former Bulldog coach Cosmo Clarke has joined the Alliance Hockey staff as the new Director of Coaches.  In addition to his duties for Alliance, Cosmo will also work on staff with the newly formed Dallas Stars AAA program, and is currently involved in helping put that program together along with the Attack/Ice Jet coaching staff.

 

After successfully coaching Alliance teams for the 4 seasons previous to 2007-2008, Cosmo made a decision to take a break from coaching travel hockey, and Alliance has sorely missed his presence behind the bench and around the rink.  We look forward to seeing Cosmo coming back into the fold and leading the Bulldog coaching staff, as well as being one of the founding members of the Dallas Stars AAA program and hockey staff.

 

For those of you that know Cosmo, please let him know how excited we are to have him back as a Bulldog, and if you don’t know him, take the time to introduce yourself when you get the chance.  This move will definitely add more quality leadership, expertise, knowledge, and experience to our already top rated coaching staff.

 

To read more about Cosmo’s experience and accomplishments, click HERE…

 

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                                                                     Monday, August 6, 2007                                                                                         

 

USA Bronze Medalists

 

Alliance Coach and Co-Founder off to Robert Morris University…

 

Kostopoulos Named Assistant Coach for CHA Finalists

 

The Alliance Youth Hockey Association is pleased and proud to announce today that Chris Kostopoulos, Alliance Co-Founder and 18UAAA Head Coach, has accepted an offer to be an Assistant Coach for the Robert Morris University Colonials.  No one has had more influence on the development and growth of the Alliance organization since its inception in 2001 than Chris. 

 

 

Chris has taken his 16UAAA teams to the Tier I USA Hockey National Championships in 2 of the last 3 seasons, and brought home a Bronze Medal for last year's National Semi-Finalists.  Led by the efforts of Kostopoulos as Director of Hockey Operations and as a Head Coach, the Alliance organization has become a fixture in the Dallas, Rocky Mountain District, and National hockey community

 

During this period, Alliance has produced thirteen championship teams at the State level, seven championship teams at the Rocky Mountain District level, and 3 bronze medalists at the USA Hockey National Championships.  Chris led his inaugural PeeWee team to the 2001-2002 Texoma League Championship, and the successes just kept coming at each age level, with Chris eventually coaching a Bulldog team at each of the PeeWee, Bantam and Midget levels.

 

 

Robert Morris competes at the NCAA Division 1 level, and plays in the very competitive College Hockey America (CHA) conference, along with other top college programs such as Air Force, Alabama-Huntsville, Bemidji State, Niagra, and Wayne State.  Last year, the Colonials pulled off a major upset when they defeated then #2 Ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.  The RMU season ended in the CHA Championship game when they fell to Alabama-Huntsville in overtime. 

 

Not only was Chris instrumental in the success of the Alliance program and its teams, he was also very influential in the development of many youth hockey players in the Dallas area, including among those Austin Smith, recently drafted by the Dallas Stars. 

 

Many great and exciting memories and traditions have been established under the direction and leadership of Chris, and he will be greatly missed by all Alliance players, coaches, parents, and board members.   Chris, his wonderful wife Wendy, and their 3 boys will head off to Pittsburg in the next few weeks to begin his college coaching career.  The Alliance family wishes Chris and Wendy all the best of luck and look forward to watching his success continue at the college level.

 

 

 

Director of Coaches

 

Cosmo Clarke

Director of Coaches, PeeWee '97AA (2008-2009)

Bantam Prep (2006-2007)

Midget Major AA (2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004)

PeeWee AA1 (2005-2006)

 

cclarke@dallasstarsaaahockey.com

 

The Alliance Youth Hockey Association is pleased and excited to welcome back one of our own, as former Bulldog coach Cosmo Clarke has joined the Alliance Hockey staff as the new Director of Coaches.  In addition to his duties for Alliance, Cosmo will also work on staff with the newly formed Dallas Stars AAA program, and is currently involved in helping put that program together along with the Attack/Ice Jet coaching staff.

 

After successfully coaching Alliance teams for the 4 seasons previous to 2007-2008, Cosmo made a decision to take a break from coaching travel hockey, and Alliance has sorely missed his presence behind the bench and around the rink.  We look forward to seeing Cosmo coming back into the fold and leading the Bulldog coaching staff, as well as being one of the founding members of the Dallas Stars AAA program and hockey staff.

 

Cosmo has an advanced level coaching certificate and is a certified physical fitness instructor. Cosmo has a bachelors of Arts degree in recreation and leisure studies from Brock University, Ontario.

 

Cosmo led the Alliance Midget Major AA team to the Texoma championship for 2003-2004 and the Tier II State Championship in 2003-2004. 

 

In 2004-2005, he led his Midget Major AA Team to the Tier II State Championship, and to the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District Finals in Phoenix, Arizona. 

 

Cosmo is also the Head Coach of the Plano West Varsity High School Hockey Team, and led his high school team to the 2005 Texas State Championship.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Former Professional Hockey Player

  • Experience coaching and providing instruction to elite level athletes

  • Recognized by peers, coaches, and employers as a team leader

  • Strives to create a safe and sportsmanlike environment

  • Positive role model

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent organizational, planning and administrative skills  

WORK EXPERIENCE

   MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT & ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR  for HOCKEY TUFF, Dallas, Texas

 

   HEAD COACH  2000-2003 ST.MARK’S SCHOOL OF TEXAS, Dallas, Texas

       South Western Bell Junior Varsity High School Champions 2001-2002

 

   PHYSICAL FITNESS SPECIALIST 1990-PRESENT

  • Developing and implementing personalized fitness programs

  • Programs entail medical screening, exercise and nutrition assessment, goal setting, education, and motivation

  • Sport-specific training programs

 PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY PLAYER 

  • MACON WHOOPEE, Macon, Georgia      1999 – 2000

  • MEMPHIS RIVERKINGS, Memphis, Tennessee 1999 – 2000

  • FORT WORTH FIRE HOCKEY, Fort Worth, Texas      1997 – 1999

  • DAYTON ICE BANDITS, Dayton, Ohio      1996 – 1997

  • HUNTSVILLE CHANNEL CATS, Huntsville, Alabama  1995 – 1996

  • Power Forward – Penalty and Power Play Specialist

  • Team leader in goals scored and always in top five in total points accumulated

  • Represented teams as either Captain or Co-Captain

  • Actively involved in the community representing teams at public functions, making speeches and guest appearances, assisting charities and organizations,   and spreading goodwill: blood donor clinics, churches, community centers, schools, and hospitals

 

Mite Coaches


 

 

 

Nick Murray

Mite A (2008-2009)

Squirt AA Assistant (2007-2008)

mrry_nchls@yahoo.com

 

Nick is returning to the Alliance Coaching Staff, this time as a Head Coach, after having been an Assistant to Greg Glashauser for the 2007-2008 Squirt AA team.  More information about Nick will provided soon....

 

 

Squirt Coaches

 

 

 

Jonn Broadhead

Squirt '98AA (2008-2009)

14U Bantam AA (2006-2007)

Jonathan_Broadhead@BalboaInsurance.Com

 

 

 

Jonn re-joins the Alliance Bulldogs for the 2008-2009 season, after a one year hiatus from Alliance.   Jonn was the coach of the Bulldog 14U Bantam AA team during the 2006-2007 season.  Prior to that he was a PeeWee coach with the Lone Star Wolves.  He also spent the 2002-2003 season as the Wolves Midget A coach.  Jonn believes strongly in team play and hard work. 

 

Prior to joining the Lone Star Wolves, Jonn had a very successful 2003-2004 season coaching the Calgary Buffalo Hockey Association's Rangers to the Calgary Bantam AAA City Championship.  Jonn had three of the players he coached that year picked up in the 2004 WHL draft.

  

His playing experience includes AAA hockey Peewee thru Midget in Calgary, as well as Junior A hockey in the AJHL.  He has spent eight seasons coaching AAA Peewee through Midget levels in both Calgary and Dallas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Glashauser

Squirt '99AA (2008-2009, 2007-2008)

Mite Prep (2007-2008, 2006-2007)

coachggg@tx.rr.com

 

Greg is a native of Buffalo, New York and played youth hockey for 12 years. He has played in adult leagues in the metroplex for the past 7 years.  Greg has been coaching hockey in the metroplex for over 11 years. He has coached all age groups from mini-mite through Midget and Junior Varsity High School.  Listed below are his most recent coaching assignments and accomplishments:

2004 -2005:  Head Coach Lone Star Wolves Squirt AA

·          NTXHL Season Champions

·          NTXHL Playoff Champions

·          1st Place Texas Shootout Tournament

·          1st Place Summer Heat On Ice Tournament
 

2003-2004  Assistant Coach Dallas Junior Stars Squirt A

·          1st Place Dallas Junior Stars Fall Round Up

·          3rd Place Pike's Peak - Squirt AA

 

2002-2003: Head Coach Lone Star Wolves Mite A

·          Texoma Playoff Champions

·          TAHA Season Champions (17 and 3)

·          1st Place Dallas Junior Stars Fall Round Up

·          2nd Place Texas Star Winter Classic

·          3rd Place Pike's Peak
 

 

PeeWee Coaches

 

 

 

Kyle Lapane

PeeWee '96AA (2008-2009, 2006-2007)

PeeWee AA1 Assistant (2005-2006)

 

kyle.lapane@paymentech.com

 

Kyle is returning to the Alliance Coaching Staff after having been an Assistant to Cosmo Clarke for the 2005-2006 PeeWee AA1 team.  More information about Kyle will provided soon.... .....

 

 

Cosmo Clarke

PeeWee '97AA (2008-2009), Director of Coaches

PeeWee AA (2008-2009)

Bantam Prep (2006-2007)

Midget Major AA (2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004)

PeeWee AA1 (2005-2006)

 

cclarke@dallasstarsaaahockey.com

 

The Alliance Youth Hockey Association is pleased and excited to welcome back one of our own, as former Bulldog coach Cosmo Clarke has joined the Alliance Hockey staff as the new Director of Coaches.  In addition to his duties for Alliance, Cosmo will also work on staff with the newly formed Dallas Stars AAA program, and is currently involved in helping put that program together along with the Attack/Ice Jet coaching staff.

 

After successfully coaching Alliance teams for the 4 seasons previous to 2007-2008, Cosmo made a decision to take a break from coaching travel hockey, and Alliance has sorely missed his presence behind the bench and around the rink.  We look forward to seeing Cosmo coming back into the fold and leading the Bulldog coaching staff, as well as being one of the founding members of the Dallas Stars AAA program and hockey staff.

 

Cosmo has an advanced level coaching certificate and is a certified physical fitness instructor. Cosmo has a bachelors of Arts degree in recreation and leisure studies from Brock University, Ontario.

 

Cosmo led the Alliance Midget Major AA team to the Texoma championship for 2003-2004 and the Tier II State Championship in 2003-2004. 

 

In 2004-2005, he led his Midget Major AA Team to the Tier II State Championship, and to the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District Finals in Phoenix, Arizona. 

 

Cosmo is also the Head Coach of the Plano West Varsity High School Hockey Team, and led his high school team to the 2005 Texas State Championship.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Former Professional Hockey Player

  • Experience coaching and providing instruction to elite level athletes

  • Recognized by peers, coaches, and employers as a team leader

  • Strives to create a safe and sportsmanlike environment

  • Positive role model

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent organizational, planning and administrative skills  

WORK EXPERIENCE

   MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT & ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR  for HOCKEY TUFF, Dallas, Texas

 

   HEAD COACH  2000-2003 ST.MARK’S SCHOOL OF TEXAS, Dallas, Texas

       South Western Bell Junior Varsity High School Champions 2001-2002

 

   PHYSICAL FITNESS SPECIALIST 1990-PRESENT

  • Developing and implementing personalized fitness programs

  • Programs entail medical screening, exercise and nutrition assessment, goal setting, education, and motivation

  • Sport-specific training programs

 PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY PLAYER 

  • MACON WHOOPEE, Macon, Georgia      1999 – 2000

  • MEMPHIS RIVERKINGS, Memphis, Tennessee 1999 – 2000

  • FORT WORTH FIRE HOCKEY, Fort Worth, Texas      1997 – 1999

  • DAYTON ICE BANDITS, Dayton, Ohio      1996 – 1997

  • HUNTSVILLE CHANNEL CATS, Huntsville, Alabama  1995 – 1996

  • Power Forward – Penalty and Power Play Specialist

  • Team leader in goals scored and always in top five in total points accumulated

  • Represented teams as either Captain or Co-Captain

  • Actively involved in the community representing teams at public functions, making speeches and guest appearances, assisting charities and organizations,   and spreading goodwill: blood donor clinics, churches, community centers, schools, and hospitals

 

Jaz Hayden

PeeWee '97AA (2008-2009)

18U Major Midget AAA (2007-2008)

16U Minor Midget Prep (2006-2007)

Bantam AA (2005-2006)

PeeWee AA2 (2005-2006)

PeeWee AA (2004-2005)

jaz_hayden@tx.rr.com

 

Jaz Hayden began playing hockey at the age of 4 in Welland, Ontario, Canada. He played AAA hockey from the age of 7 until the age of 15 for the Welland Tigers Organization.  After minor hockey, he joined the Thorold Blackhawks Junior organization where he played 5 years and became the team’s all-time leading scorer, accumulating 380 points in 180 games.

 

His coaching experience consists of 3 years with the Dallas Ice Hawks Organization at the Bantam level, and 5 years of instruction at the Con Tech hockey camp in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.  At this camp he was able to be an instructor for Dan Paille, a first round pick of the Buffalo Sabres (20th overall) in the 2002 NHL draft. 

 

Paille was recently the captain of Canadian World Junior team that won the silver medal at the World Junior Championships in Finland, losing to the USA in the Gold Medal game.

 

Jaz has also had the opportunity to give instruction and lessons to Nathan Horton, who currently plays for the Florida Panthers of the NHL.  As an 18 year old, Horton recently broke the NHL record as the youngest player ever to score on a penalty shot in an NHL game.  Jaz is currently the Head Coach of the Plano West Blue JV team.

 

 

 

Bantam Coaches

 

Phil Chaney

14U Bantam '94AA (2008-2009)

18U Major Midget Prep (2007-2008)

18U Major Midget AA (2006-2007)

 

pdchaney@prodigy.net 

 

Phil has been with the Alliance Coaching Staff since the 2006-2007 Season, when he led his 18U Midget Major AA team to the NTXHL Championship.  Last season, he led the Alliance 18U Prep team to the Texas State Championship and to the Semi-Finals of the 2008 Tier II Rocky Mountain District Championships.  Alliance looks forward to having Phil back again for the 2008-2009 season  

 

EDUCATION:

 

Framingham State College

Framingham, MA

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications

Minor in History

May 2001

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

 

DALLAS STARS DR PEPPER STARCENTERS:  Frisco, Texas

Hockey Programs Manager: September 2002-March 2006

·          Manage 52 teams from the youth through the adult league level

·          Supervise a staff of over 60 employees and volunteers

·          Perform administrative duties (e.g. process league fees, jersey orders, trophies, etc.)

·          Schedule games and practices for youth an adult leagues at Frisco and PSA StarCenters

·          Hire and select instructors, coaches and score keepers for Frisco and PSA StarCenters 

·          Organize referees and score keepers for youth and adult league games

·          Evaluate and place players on teams to ensure league balance

·          Handle any disciplinary action for on or off ice infractions

 

DALLAS STARS DR PEPPER STARCENTER:  Frisco, Texas

Professional Hockey Instructor: June 2001 to present

·          Director of  Kids First and Ice Breakers free hockey programs (4-8 year olds)

·          Head Instructor of on ice sessions for Future Stars (Mini Mite level)

·          Oversee and coach in the Adult Instructional Hockey League

·          Conduct group and individual private lessons

 

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY ACADEMY:  Dallas, Texas

Owner/ Head Hockey Instructor: May 2004 to present

·          Coordinate camp advertising and registration information

·          Develop and implement on ice curriculum for camps

·          Teach Power Skating and Stick Handling techniques

·          Instruct off ice Fitness and Training programs

 

HOCKEY EXPERIENCE:

 

·          2006-07 Head Coach for the Alliance Midget Major AA Team

·          2005-06 Head Coach for the DJHA Midget Major A Team

·          2004-05 Head Coach for the DJHA Midget Minor AA Team

·          2003 Instructor with the North American Pro Hockey Development Company

·          2002-05 Head Coach for the University of North Texas Club Team (CHSW Champs 2002-04)

·          2002-03 Assistant Coach for the DMHA Midget Major AA Team

·          2002 Instructor for Hockey Tuff Summer Camps and Clinics

·          2001 Camp Instructor at the Great White North Hockey School

·          1999-01 Instructor for the Framingham Flyers Youth Hockey Clinics

·          1998-01 Played NCAA Division III (ECAC) Hockey for Framingham State College

·          1996-97 Assistant Coach for the Dallas Ice Hawks Midget A Team

·          1994-95 NJCAA National Championship Runner-Up

·          1994-95 Played college hockey at MSU-Bottineau in North Dakota

·          Intermediate Level 3 USA Hockey Coaching Certification (receiving level 4 summer 2006)

·          Member of the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA)

·          Member of the Ice Skating Institute (ISI)

 

 

Kent Holmes

14U Bantam '95AA (2008-2009)

 

kentholmes@sbcglobal.net

 

Kent comes to Alliance with a wealth of youth hockey coaching experience, having been with the Dallas Stars Select for the previous seven (7) seasons.  Kent was also the Head Coach of the Plano Sr. High School Wildcats when they won the Texas State Championship in 1999.  The next season, he was Head Coach of the Dallas Storm Midget AA team, before starting with the Stars Select. 

 

For a period of 6 years during his youth coaching career, Kent was also the Executive Director of Hockey Operations for the Dr Pepper StarCenters, as well as serving as the Commissioner of the SBC High School Hockey League during that time.  Kent also played college hockey at Bemidji State University in Minnesota where he graduated, and is a Level 4 USA Hockey Certified Coach.  Alliance looks forward to having Kent join the Bulldog staff for the 2008-2009 season as one of our Bantam AA coaches.

 

Coaching Experience:

1990-91            Head Coach Thief River Falls (MN) Youth Hockey, Squirts

1995-96            Asst. Coach Lincoln Prowlers (TRF, MN) Varsity Hockey Team

1996-97            Asst. Coach Lincoln Prowlers (TRF, MN) Varsity Hockey Team

1998-99            Head Coach Plano Sr. High Varsity (*Won 1999 Texas State High School Hockey Tournament)

2000-01            Head Coach Dallas Storm Midget AA

2001-02            Head Coach Dallas Stars Pee Wee A

2002-03            Head Coach Dallas Jr Stars Mite

2003-04            Asst. Coach Dallas Jr Stars Mite A

2004-05            Asst. Coach Dallas Stars Selects Squirt A

2005-06            Asst. Coach Dallas Stars Selects Squirt AA

2006-07            Head Coach Dallas Stars Selects Pee Wee 95 A

2007-08            Head Coach Dallas Stars Selects Pee Wee 95 AA

 

Professional Experience:

1997-1999         GM, Director of Hockey Operations Ice Bound Entertainment

1999-2005         Executive Director of Hockey Operations, Dr Pepper StarCenters

1999-2005         Commissioner, SBC High School Hockey League

1999-2003         Executive Director of Dallas Jr Stars Travel Association

2005-Present     Director of Business Development, Premier Nationwide Lending

 

Playing Experience:

1985-1989         Lincoln Prowlers (TRF, MN) Varsity Hockey Team

1989-1991         Northland Community College Pioneers Hockey Team

1992-1993         Bemidji State University Beavers Division II Hockey Team

1999-2005         NHL  Dallas Stars Practice Goalie

 

Education:

BS Degree in Education @ Bemidji State University

AA in Arts @ Northland Community & Technical College

Certified Minnesota Coaching License

USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach

 

 

 

Midget Coaches

 

Jeff Mead

18U Midget Major AA (2008-2009)

16U Midget Minor AA (2007-2008)

14U Bantam AAA (2006-2007)

12U PeeWee A (2006-2007)

 

jeff.mead@gvstarcenter.com

 

Jeff just finished his second season as a coach for the Lone Star Wolves, coaching their Midget Minor AA and Bantam Major AA teams.  Jeff played youth hockey and high school hockey in New York and collegiate hockey at Potsdam State University for 4 years.  Jeff has coached travel hockey in Chicago and Iowa prior to coming to Texas.  Jeff spent works as the Regional Director of Operations for Polar Ice Entertainment, and is the General Manager at Polar Ice in Grapevine.

 

Playing Experience:

·          Youth Hockey, Adirondack Red Wings Mite through Midget, New York

·          HS Hockey, Glens Falls High School - 1990 and 1991 State Champions

·          College Hockey: 1993-1997 Potsdam State University, New York, 1995 SUNYAC Champions and NCAA Quarterfinalist

 

Coaching Experience: (Texas)

·          2004-2005 PW AAA Dallas Storm

·          2005-2006 LSW Bantam AA

·          Level 3 Certified

 

 

 

Pete Bailey

16U Midget Minor AA (2008-2009)

18U Midget Major AA Asst. (2005-2006, 2004-2005)

 

alliance16uaa@yahoo.com

 

Pete Bailey is a new Head Coach with Alliance this season but not new to the Alliance program.  Pete Bailey has been Cosmo Clarke’s assistant coach for the past five years.  During their time together at the Alliance they brought home 2 Texas State Championships in 04-05, and 05-06 at the Midget Major AA level and were Rocky Mountain District regional Finalists in 04-05.

 

Pete has been the Varsity Gold assistant coach for Cosmo at Plano West High School for the last four years and they have been to the Texas High School State Championship Tournament 3 of those years.  They won the Texas State Championship in 2005 and the Dallas City Championship in 2008.  Prior to coaching with Cosmo at Alliance and Plano West, Pete coached Bantam minor and major AA teams at D.J.H.A.

 

Pete grew up in Michigan playing travel hockey for Garden City through Major Midget AA competing against teams in the Detroit area, and lower Ontario Canada.   Pete’s coaching philosophy is based upon continuous learning and improvement while working hard and having fun. He encourages his players to improve their skills, and learn something new about the game every time they meet. 

 

Pete has attended the U.S.A. Hockey National Coaches Symposium, and wrote a 15-page thesis on “Team Selection and Team Psychology” to obtain his level 5 Master Coaching Certification.  Pete holds a B.A. degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and encourages his players to excel in the class room as well as on the ice.  Pete recognizes the importance of players having a well rounded academic background in order for them to be properly prepared to move to a higher level. 

 

 

Former Alliance Coaches Now with Dallas Stars AAA

 

 

Steve Lemare

12U PeeWee AAA (2007-2008, 2006-2007)

  12U PeeWee Prep (2007-2008)

slamere19@tx.rr.com

 

Steve joined our staff and organization for the 2006-2007 season as Head Coach of our new PeeWee AAA team.  This was our first AAA team at the U12 level, and they went on to win the 12U Tier I Texas State Championship

A native of Apple Valley, MN, Steve basically grew up in hockey skates.  Learning to skate at a very young age and having ice to skate on in the back yard 4+ months a year helped not only develop dynamic skating ability, but also an extreme passion for the game of hockey. 

After a fulfilling playing career, Steve has been giving back to the game for the past 6 years teaching lessons, camps, and coaching teams.   Steve’s main focus is working with players that are at the top of their age level. 

His intense and passionate way of teaching is truly meant for players that have a strong desire to be pushed out of their comfort zone to become the best player they can be. 

 

Strengths as an instructor:

1.       Demonstration (skating, passing, stick handling, 1v1 moves, scoring, defensive techniques, etc.)

2.       Verbal correction and instruction

3.       Drill Creativity

 

Playing Experience:

  • Mite-High School Varsity with The Apple Valley Eagles Hockey Association (1982-1995), Team Captain (1985,87,89,91,95), All-Conference (1994-95)

  • Danville Wings (North American Junior “A” Hockey League) (1995-96)

  • Saint Mary’s University Cardinals (NCAA DIV.III) (1996-97)

  • Augsburg College Auggies (NCAA DIV.III) (1997-00) Team Captain (2000), NCAA Final Four (1997-98),  All-Conference (1998-99, 99-00)

Coaching Experience:

  • Apple Valley Hockey Association: Peewee & Bantam (1995-97)

  • Augsburg Youth Hockey Camp (1997-99)

  • Burnsville Quickness Clinic (1997-99)

  • Dr. Pepper Star Center: Bantam & Adult I-League (2001-02)

  • Colleyville-Heritage High School Varsity and JV (2002-03)

  • DMHA Titans Midget Minor AA (2002-03)

  • SMU Mustangs Div. III “Club Hockey” (2002-04)

  • Jr. Scot’s Bantam “B” (2003-04 *Regional Silver Stick Champions)

  • Jr. Scot’s Bantam “A” (2004-05 *NTXHL CHAMPIONS)

  • Jr. Scot’s Bantam “AA” (2005-06)

  • Highland Park High School Varsity and Junior Varsity (2003-pres.)

  • Jr. Scot’s Director of Coaching and skill development (2003-pres.)

  • Impact Hockey Instructor (2003-pres.)

  • Alliance Bulldogs 12U PeeWee AAA, 2007 12U Tier I Texas State Champions

 

Peter Wood

14U Bantam AAA (2007-2008)

 

info@hardwaterhockey.net 

 

Alliance has added a new face to our staff this season, new 14U Bantam AAA Head Coach Peter Wood.  A picture of Peter will posted as soon as it is available.

 

Peter is a native of Toronto, Ontario and comes to Alliance with a wealth of hockey knowledge.  He has been a professional player development coach for 18 years and works with players from local youth leagues all the way through to the NHL! 

 

Peter’s coaching philosophy is based around structure and discipline. He believes that in order to make a player better they must first learn the 3 “W’s” of the game.  If a player develops a fundamental understanding of when, where and why things happen on the ice, they will become a more complete player and are better equipped to contribute to their team. 

 

Peter also believes that hockey is a great vehicle for student / athletes to learn the value of physical fitness, self esteem, leadership and team work.  These are the key ingredients for success not only on the ice, but also in life!

 

Credits and Accomplishments:

 

·          Director / Owner of Hard Water Hockey training programs / schools

·          Director of Team Texas Hockey AAA Summer Select Program

·          18 years of Professional hockey / goaltending instruction

·          4 years Canadian Junior Hockey

·          4 years Canadian University Hockey

·          4 years Professional Hockey in Sweden (Haninge HC Div1), and North America Charlotte Checkers (ECHL), Nashville Nighthawks (CHL)

·          Specialization in Goaltending, Power Skating and Hockey Skills instruction

·          Guest Speaker at several coaching clinics (Hockey Canada & USA Hockey)

·          B.A. Education and Political Science

·          USA Level 3 Coach

 

 

 

Dave Fry

14U Bantam Prep (2007-2008)

18U Major Midget Prep (2006-2007)

Minor Midget AA (2005-2006, 2004-2005)

Squirt AA (2005-2006)

Minor Midget A (2003-2004)

davefry29@yahoo.com 

 

 

After a professional hockey career that was recently with the Fort Worth Brahmas of the Central Hockey League, Dave was named as Head Coach of the Allen High School Varsity Hockey Team.  He led his team to an impressive undefeated regular season in 2003-2004.

 

In his first season with the Alliance Youth Hockey Association, Dave led the Alliance Midget Minor A team to the 2003 Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins Thanksgiving Tournament Finals, 2004 Colorado Springs MLK Tournament Championship, and the 2004 President's Day Nashville Tournament Championship.  He also led his 2003-2004 team to the 2004 Texoma Midget A Playoff Championship. 

 

In 2004-2005, he led his Midget Minor AA Team to the Texoma Championship with a league and playoff record of 19-1, to the Tier II U16 State Championship, the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District Championship, and to the 2005 U16 Tier II USA Hockey National Championships in Richmond, Virginia.

 

 

 

 

Ty Hennes

14U Bantam AA (2007-2008)

  18U Prep Assistant (2006-2007)

 

t_hennes@hotmail.com

 

Ty was new to the Alliance Coaching Staff for the 2006-2007 Season, when he helped Dave Fry with the 18U Midget Major Prep team.  Alliance is pleased to announce that Ty will stay on board for us next season, when he will coach the 14U Bantam AA team for the 2007-2008 season.  Ty comes to Alliance with a resume loaded with unbelievable playing experience, including a NCAA National Championship with Boston College in 2001.  When the top person on your list of personal references is Jerry York, Head Coach of Boston College, you are bringing to the Alliance Coaching Staff the qualities we cherish.

  • 1995 – 1998: Deerfield Academy - Deerfield, MA

    Team Captain: Hockey, Baseball, Football

     

  • 1998 – 1999: Omaha Lancers (USHL)

  • Team Captain

    Motto McLean Award Recipient - “Awarded to the Lancer who best exemplifies on and off the ice qualities of dedication and leadership to his team, the club, and the city of Omaha.”

     

  • 2000 – 2004: Boston College (NCAA)

  • 2001 NCAA National Champions

    Assistant Team Captain

    Hockey East Champions: 2001, 2003, 2004

    Beanpot Champions: 2001, 2004

     

  • 2004 – 2005: Signed Professional Contract in the Detroit Red Wings Organization

    Toledo Storm / Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)

     

  • 2005 – 2006:  Fort Worth Brahmas (CHL)

  • Elite Hockey Instruction in Laurel, MD

    Team Development / Private Instruction

    25 hours / week of Instruction

 

 

Jaz Hayden

18U Major Midget AAA (2007-2008)

16U Minor Midget Prep (2006-2007)

Bantam AA (2005-2006)

PeeWee AA2 (2005-2006)

PeeWee AA (2004-2005)

jaz_hayden@tx.rr.com

 

Jaz Hayden began playing hockey at the age of 4 in Welland, Ontario, Canada. He played AAA hockey from the age of 7 until the age of 15 for the Welland Tigers Organization.  After minor hockey, he joined the Thorold Blackhawks Junior organization where he played 5 years and became the team’s all-time leading scorer, accumulating 380 points in 180 games.

 

His coaching experience consists of 3 years with the Dallas Ice Hawks Organization at the Bantam level, and 5 years of instruction at the Con Tech hockey camp in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.  At this camp he was able to be an instructor for Dan Paille, a first round pick of the Buffalo Sabres (20th overall) in the 2002 NHL draft. 

 

Paille was recently the captain of Canadian World Junior team that won the silver medal at the World Junior Championships in Finland, losing to the USA in the Gold Medal game.

 

Jaz has also had the opportunity to give instruction and lessons to Nathan Horton, who currently plays for the Florida Panthers of the NHL.  As an 18 year old, Horton recently broke the NHL record as the youngest player ever to score on a penalty shot in an NHL game.  Jaz is currently the Head Coach of the Plano West Blue JV team.

 

 

Jeff Ramsay

16U Midget Minor Prep (2007-2008)

16U Midget Minor AA (2006-2007)

 

coachramsay@hotmail.com

 

Jeff was born in Toronto, Ontario.  He played AAA hockey in Winnipeg, Manitoba for 5 years followed by 4 years of Junior hockey in Winnipeg.

 

Following his playing days Jeff began his coaching career with the Central Plains Capitals of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League where he coached for two seasons.  He then moved on to coach the Don Mills Flyers of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (AAA Level) where he coached for 3 seasons at the Squirt and PeeWee levels. 

 

Jeff then moved to Dallas where he has coached squirt through midget with the Lone Star Wolves for the past six seasons.  During those six seasons he coached the Garland Stampede for one season and the Flower Mound Jaguars for two seasons.

 

Jeff worked in hockey program at Grapevine Star Center for 4 years (00-04) helping with start up and growing the program to its current 1200 players.  He has also worked with Northwestern Hockey Sports Camp since 1991 in various roles from on ice instructor to scout for their Jr B program the Phoenix Polar Bears.   

 

 

Jeff has an Advanced Level coaching certification with USA Hockey.  He is also an instructor/coordinator for the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program in the Dallas area.

 

Jeff resides in Flower Mound with wife Tiffany and son Owen.  Jeff and his family are exited about becoming a part of the Alliance program and look forward to working with the families, coaches and board of directors.

 

Former Alliance Coaches

 

 

Chris Kostopoulos

16U Minor Midget AAA (2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007)

Squirt AA (2005-2006)

Minor Midget AA (2003-2004)

Bantam A (2002-2003)

PeeWee A (2001-2002)

kostopoulos@rmu.edu

 

In August 2007, Chris was named as an Assistant Coach for the Robert Morris University Colonials, an NCAA Division 1 program.  To read more, click HERE...

 

Chris, a native of Mississauga, Ontario, comes to Alliance with a wealth of experience in Hockey and Player Development.  Chris is the owner and president of Impact Hockey, an elite developmental camp for Squirts, Peewees, Bantams and Midgets. 

 

Chris has been a professional instructor in the US and Canada for 12 years.   Chris played Minor Pro in the Central Hockey League, College Hockey at the University of Toronto, and Tier II Junior A for the Streetsville Derbys.  

 

Chris brings over 12 years coaching and 25 years of playing experience at all levels of hockey, including Junior A, College and Professional to his new role, and holds a Masters Level coaching certificate

 

Chris is one of the original founders of the Alliance organization.  Over the 6 years to date, he has lead his teams to 2 league championships, 4 State Titles, 2 Rocky Mountain District Championships, 2 USA Hockey National Championship births and 1 National Bronze Medal.  

 

In addition to winning a Bronze Medal at the 2007 USA Hockey National Championships last season, the past 3 Bulldog 16U AAA teams coached by Kostopoulos have finished the season ranked #6 (2007), #10 (2006), and #5 (2005) in the USHSHO National Rankings.

 

In addition to the team success Chris has enjoyed, he has also been instrumental in the development of a number of players who are currently committed to begin playing Division I College Hockey – Austin Smith and Locke Jillson for example. 

 

 

Greg Vanover

16U Minor Midget AAA (2007-2008)

14U Bantam AAA (2006-2007, 2005-2006)

PeeWee AA2 (2005-2006)

Bantam AA (2004-2005)

PeeWee AA (2003-2004)

gvan23@yahoo.com

 

An updated bio on Greg is forthcoming...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Andresen

Squirt A (2005-2006, 2003-2004)

PeeWee A (2004-2005)

 

kandresen@dallasstars.com

 

After successfully coaching youth hockey for more than 25 years and Alliance teams for 3 seasons, Keith has made a decision retire from coaching travel hockey.  He ends on a great note, winning the NTXHL Championship with his 2005-2006 Squirt A team.   Alliance will miss his presence behind the bench and on the ice teaching the boys about hockey, life, and having a passion for the game of hockey. 

 

Keith has been involved in Hockey for over 35 years as a player, coach, referee and administrator and learned to play hockey on the ponds of northern Illinois. His youth hockey career included travel hockey at the peewee through midget levels as well as high school hockey where his team captured the Illinois Gold State Championship his senior year. Keith went on to play hockey at Ripon College, a division III school in central Wisconsin.

 

The 2003-2004 season was Keith’s 21st season behind the bench as a head coach and his philosophy is simple. "I try to give each player an opportunity to learn life’s lessons through hockey. A strong work ethic, positive attitude and teamwork are essential to a person’s success on and off the ice. For players who have the talent to move to higher playing level I will try and help them down that road. More importantly however I try to help them mature so that they can become stronger citizens."

 

As a coach in the Chicago area, Keith’s teams captured league titles at the Squirt A and Bantam A levels. As coach for the Stevenson High School Patriots, in Lincolnshire, Illinois, his teams made it to the Illinois State quarterfinals twice and were consistently ranked in the Illinois top 10.

 

Since moving to Texas in 1997 Keith was the head coach for the Trinity High School Trojans varsity team for it’s first 4 seasons, 1997-2001. Under his direction the team improved steadily with back to back appearances the sectional finals. The past three seasons Keith has coached a Squirt teams for the Dallas Junior Stars Select program and the Alliance Bulldogs.

 

Keith, a USA Hockey Master Level Coach, has served as a member of several boards. From 1989-1994 he served as the Director of Coaches with the Crystal Lake Hockey Club. In 2001-2002 Keith was the Director of Coaches for the Dallas Junior Stars Selects.

 

Since 1997 Keith has been on the Board of the Texas Amateur Hockey Association, the last two seasons as the Vice President and President respectively. This past season Keith became part of USA Hockey’s CEP or Coaching Education Program where he was responsible for organizing and presenting level 1-3 USA Hockey coaching clinics.

 

Southwest Sports Group employs Keith as the Building Manager at Dr Pepper StarCenter at Texas Star in Euless.

 

 

 

Miles Newsome

Bantam AA (2003-2004)

Midget A (2002-2003)

Bantam A (2001-2002)

flyinnoose@yahoo.com 

 

Miles has been involved in hockey in some capacity for 25 years as a player, referee, and coach.  His hockey career began in Edmonton, Alberta and transferred to the US from grade six on. 

 

He has had the opportunity to play with many current NHL players over his career, and was a line mate with current Washington Capitals center Jeff Halpern.

 

Miles attended Elmira College where he played Lacrosse, Hockey, and Golf.  Although hockey was a secondary sport for him in college, he always maintained a love for the game, which was re-kindled upon moving to Texas after graduation from Elmira.

 

Following his family to Texas after graduation, Miles by chance stumbled into hockey in Dallas.  He began working at the Dr Pepper StarCenter at Valley Ranch in 1998 and has been working as a hockey instructor in some capacity in StarCenters since.

 

 

Additionally, Miles is involved in other parts of hockey in the South Central United States.  Here in Dallas, he was previously an Assistant Coach of the Coppell Cowboys Varsity, the defending Texas State Champions, and an active member of the Metroplex Hockey Officials Association.  Miles also travels frequently to other states to referee professional hockey games in the Central Hockey League.

 

Since the inception of the Alliance Youth Hockey Association, Miles has served as Head Coach of the 2001-2002 Bantam A Team, 2002-2003 Midget Major A Team, and the 2003-2004 Bantam AA Team.  Miles has enjoyed success with many of his teams, including 2 Texoma Playoff Championships, a Texoma Regular Season Championship, and numerous tournament championships, including a Tier I AAA tournament championship earlier this season with the Bantam AA Team.  Miles led the Alliance Bantam AA team to the Texoma championship for 2003-2004 and the Tier II State Championship in 2003-2004.  Additionally, Miles led them to a Bronze Medal at the USA Hockey 2004 National Championships. 

 

Miles is a USA Hockey Advanced Level 4 Coach and Level 3 Official.  He also runs his own web design company Web Can-Doo.  He resides in Wichita Falls, Texas with his wife Tammie.

 

Miles is currently in the United States Air Force, training to become a fighter pilot through the prestigious 80th Flying Training Wing, home of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) Program at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas.  This program is typically the most challenging, rewarding, and memorable 55 weeks in the lives of a select group of Air Force Pilots.  This year in Miles and Tammie's lives will bring many enjoyable moments and it will also bring many hours of hard work and intense pressure.  To learn more about the program, click HERE...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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