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2020/2021 Coaching Staff

2020-2021 Coaching Staff

BHC Hockey Director Alex DePalma and the entire BHC Board is proud to announce the coaching staff for the upcoming season.  You won't find a better group of coaches anywhere in the State of New Jersey.

Coaching Director

Alex DePalma - Played BHC Mite To Jr.’s, Brick High School, New Hampshire College. Alex has coached for BHC since 1985, Coaching director for 25 years, Point Boro high school 6 yrs., Whalers 18u AAA, asst. coach Seton Hall Univ., Atlantic District Assoc. Coach in Chief, USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Rep., Founder / Director Brick Stars. Alex was the recipient of the Bridgestone Mark Messier Youth Leadership Award. USA Hockey Volunteer Coach of the Year.

 

 

 

Midget 18U – AA/A

Carter Lee (18AA) – Played for Canterbury Prep. , Div.1 North Eastern University, Div.1 Lake Superior State Univ., Professionally for Trenton Devils & Johnstown Chiefs.  Carter returns to Brick to coach our Midget 18AA team where his teams were very successful making two appearances at USA Hockey’s National Championships. Carter will also be involved at our high school age player weekly clinics.

Anthony Zipfel (18AA) – Played for BHC, Mercer AAA, William Paterson Univ. North America United. Anthony has coached at Rowen University, Jersey Shore Whalers 18 AA. He will be assisting Carter Lee with our 18AA & will be on the ice assisting with our High School age weekly clinics.

Brian Murphy (18A) Played BHC mite to midget, Brick high school 4yrs., Neumann University where he was named Defensive Conference MVP 2 consecutive yrs. Brian has coached our BHC peewee teams, assistant skills instructor for A.C.E. advanced skills clinics.

Carter Klotz (18A) – Played BHC Mite To Midget, Point Boro High School, JS Whalers JR.’s. Kennesaw State College. Carter played on BHC USA Nationals Team. Carter has coached our BHC midget 18U & peewee teams

 

Midget 16U – AA/A

Joe Labianca (16AA) Played multiple sports growing up, all shore wrestler & soccer player.  Joe has been coaching hockey at Jackson liberty for 8 yrs.  Joe was inducted into Mater Dei Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tom O’Rourke  (16A)- Played BHC Mite to Midget, 3 yrs. Int’l Hockey Saudi Arabia. Tom has coached mites, squirts, peewee, bantam, and midgets at BHC for almost 10 yrs., Point Boro middle school teams & Brick Stars. Tom played on BHC USA Hockey Nationals Team.

Dan Rozell (16A) Played BHC mite to midget, Brick High school 4yr. varsity. Danny has been coaching at BHC for over 10 years Starting with mites, squirts, peewee, Bantam midget 16 U & 18 U. Dan was the recipient of the BHC Coach of the year award.

Ryan Colwell (16A) Played mite to midget BHC, D1 Prep at Williston North Hampton, Div.3 Becker College. Ryan has been coaching at BHC for 8 yrs., 6 yrs. at the midget level. Ryan was on BHC USA hockey Nationals team.

 

Bantam 14U – AA/A/B

Dan Acropolis – Played BHC Mite To Midget, Brick high school, New Hampshire Monarchs Jr.’s, Southern New Hampshire University. Dan has coached Mites, Squirt A & Peewee at BHC 5years. Dan was Two-time 1st team ALL State High School  & played on the Eastern Jr. Hockey League Champion team.

Chris Rudo – Played at Hudson Catholic High school 4yrs. Chris has been coaching youth hockey for over 10 yrs., 8U,10U, 16U,18U &19U with BHC & Titans. This will be his 6th yr. coaching BHC.  He is the President of Manasquan in line hockey. Chris was also part of two Handchen Cup champion teams.

Mike Ryan – Played for NJ Colonials, Monmouth Hawks, CBA High School, Canisius College NCAA. Mike has coached Point Boro HS from 2004 – 2011, Ocean Township HS currently, Manasquan middle school, South Jersey Selects Bantam A, BHC Bantam A, Parkers Army 16U AA.

Tom Brower – Played BHC mite to midget, Brick high school. Tom has coached mites, squirts & peewee at BHC. Tom was part of 2 NJ State Champion teams & 1 Gordon Cup with BHS.

 

Peewees 12U – AA/A/B

Dan Acropolis – Played BHC Mite To Midget, Brick high school, New Hampshire Monarchs Jr.’s and Southern New Hampshire University. Dan has coached Mites, Squirt A & Peewee at BHC 5 years. Dan was two-time 1st team ALL State High School  & played on the Eastern Jr. Hockey League Champion team.

Brian Barnfield – Played BHC Mite to Midget, Brick high school, Gunnery Prep, Utica College NCAA Div.3. Brian has coached Mite A,B & mite development & squirts 2 yrs. for BHC. Brian was part of 4 NJ state championship teams at BHS & Hockey Night in Boston Champions Team Mid-Atlantic.

Lacey Majors – Played BHC Mite to Midget, Toms River East High school, NCAA Div. 3 Trinity College, Women’s USA hockey select 30 team. Lacey has coached Mite A, Squirt B, peewee B & Girls 10U at BHC

Dan Krapf - Dan has assisted at mite development, 8U and 10U

 

Squirts-10U

Peter Herms – Played for Seton Hall Prep, Univ. New Hampshire, IHL Muskegon Lumber Jacks, Div.1 Finland Savolina Rams. Pete has coached AAA at NJ Rockets, NJ Devils, NJ Freeze, Princeton University, Montclair HS & Seton Hall Prep. Pete will be coaching at our squirt level & will be a vital part of our weekly skill clinics.

Ricky Amato – Played BHC Mite to Midget, Brick High School, Wagner College & Montclair State Univ.…Ricky has coached mites & squirts at BHC.

Justin Douma – Played BHC Mite to Bantam, Brick Memorial High school. Justin coached at BHC mite level 3 years & 1 year at Squirts.

Chris Blackburn – He’s been a coach in BHC for 4 yrs. starting w/ LTP, mites 2yrs. & squirts last season. Chris coaches multiple HS sports, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey & Football at BHS.

Lacey Majors – Played BHC Mite to Midget, Toms River East High school, NCAA Div. 3 Trinity college, Women’s USA hockey select 30 team. Lacey has coached Mite A, Squirt B, peewee B & Girls 10U at BHC

 

Mites – 8U

Chris Chu – Played College Hockey at NJIT…Chris has coached Mite B head coach, Mite A & Squirts at BHC.

Kyle Weise – Played for Brick High school, 4 yrs. Western New England Univ., Kyle has been Head coach at Jackson Liberty for 7 yrs. & Asst. for 4 yrs. & has also coached at the bantam & midget level. Kyle will be helping with our mite program & will be assisting with our skills clinics.

Juan Acevedo – coached Learn to play 3yrs., BHC mite coach

Tom Brower – Played BHC mite to midget, Brick high school. Tom has coached mites, squirts & peewee at BHC. Tom was part of 2 NJ State Champion teams & 1 Gordon Cup with BHS.

 

Skating Coaches

Tim Heckler Tim has been coaching power skating and skating technique for over 10 years. With an in depth focus on technique, power, and muscle memory, he is able to develop a strong foundation that is key to a hockey player’s future success.

After finishing his competitive playing career, he served in the military in the 82nd Airborne Division with one tour of duty in Iraq. He is currently a third grade teacher. This background influences his coaching. He is able to achieve a level of discipline in players to maximize gains and is also able break down complex skating skills into a progression that achieves success. 

Samantha Heckler – Samantha has been coaching figure skaters and hockey players of all ages in both private and group settings for over 15 years.  She was a competitive figure skater in local and regional competitions for 10 years and still participates in skating shows.

She holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, Special Education and English Education and is currently a fifth grade teacher.  Her love of teaching children allows for a pleasurable experience tailored to individualizing instruction based on student’s needs.

For private lesson details and fee please text or call (732) 245-8638 or (732) 241-8123