Princeton Youth Hockey Association travel hockey program in Princeton, New Jersey

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Princeton Youth Hockey Association

2019-2020 Season

Coaching Staff

 

Hockey Director

Ryan Carter

Ryan played college hockey at Norwich University (DIII) and at Trinity College School in Ontario, Canada.  He is a USA Hockey Level 5 Master Coach.  Ryan is an Associate Coach in Chief as well as a Coaching Education Program Instructor for the Atlantic District of USA Hockey.  He is the head coach of the St. Joseph-Metuchen High School team and has been coaching youth hockey for over fifteen years.

 

Assistant Hockey Director

Adam Shemansky

Adam attended Notre Dame High School where he finished as the 6th all-time leading scorer in New Jersey High School Hockey history with 278 points. Adam went on to play four years of Division I college hockey at the University of Maine. Adam has been coaching with Princeton Youth for four seasons and his teams have reached the NJYHL playoffs in all four seasons, including two trips to the Atlantic District championships. Adam is a USA Hockey Certified Level 4 coach and is also an assistant coach at Princeton Day School.

 

Senior Skills Instructor

Ian Mc Nally

Ian hails from Guelph, Ontario where he played youth and Jr. hockey before arriving in New Jersey to play with Princeton University.  He has been involved with PYHA as a coach across all age groups since 2005.  He also coaches at The Hun School where he lives wife his wife Megan and four children.

 

6U/8U Teams

We anticipate fielding 3 teams which will be separated by skill level at tryouts as determined by Coaching Director Ryan Carter, Asst. Coaching Director, Adam Shemansky and Senior Skills Instructor Ian McNally.  Coaches will be assigned to each team following the tryout based on player placement. 

Steven Barnes James Stahl
Kevin Merse  

 

10U Teams

We anticipate fielding 3 teams which will be separated by skill level at tryouts as determined by Coaching Director Ryan Carter, Asst. Coaching Director, Adam Shemansky and Senior Skills Instructor Ian McNally.  Coaches will be assigned to each team following the tryout based on player placement. 

Dave Aiello

Eric Hagt

Steven Barnes

Mykola Machnowsky

Mike Cook

Kevin Sevinsky

Lance Eckel

David Wilhelm

 

 

 

 

 

12U Teams

We intend to field 3 teams at this level - PWAA, PWA, PWB.  Teams will be separated by skill level at tryouts.   The following coaches are committed to coach at the 12U level and will be placed with a team at the conclusion of tryouts.

Mike Cascella

John Marley

Jon Ferguson

Jeff Nau

Robert Hill

Devin Rubin

Mike Kelly  

 

 

 

 

 

14U Teams

14U AA

Oscar Watson and Jared Romanski:

Oscar has over 20 years of coaching experience as a USA Hockey Level 4 coach, learn to play, ADM and in-house hockey instructor.  His coaching successes include:

2014-2015 Comcast 02 AAA (Ranked 23rd ) AYHL Playoff Champions
2015-2016 Comcast 06 AAA (Ranked 15TH) AYHL Playoffs
2016-2017 Virtua 06 AAA (Ranked 12th) AYHL Playoffs
2017-2018 Mercer 03 Bantam AAA/04 Bantam AAA Assistant Coach
2018-2019 Mercer 04 Bantam Major AAA/ Mercer PW AA 06-07 team NJYHL Playoffs/Atlantic District Playoffs
14U A/B

James Nobilio:

James graduated from Rider University with a degree in secondary education and mathematics. He currently teaches mathematics at Steinert High School. James grew up playing travel hockey for the Bridgewater Bears, and for Hillsborough High School. He was a member of the Hillsborough teams that won the Kelly Cup in 2006, and the Van Cott Cup in 2007. James has been involved with coaching high school varsity ice hockey since 2011. He has been an assistant coach for Hillsborough, Lawrence, and Steinert. Additionally, James was the head coach at Steinert for the 2017-18 season, and is currently the head coach for West Windsor-Plainsboro. 

16U Teams

16U AA 

Nathaniel Welsh:

Nathaniel graduated from St Joseph High School in 2013, finishing as  the school's 2nd all-time leading scorer with 154 points and was named the Home News Tribune player of the year in 2013. He also captained the 2013 PYHA 18UAA team that advanced to USA Hockey Nationals. Most recently, Nathaniel played 3 years for Cornell University on their ACHA D1 team, acting as captain for that team the past 2 years.  Nathaniel coached the PYHA 16AA team in the 2-17-2018 season, taking the team to the NJYHL playoffs.

16UA/15 Pure

Mark Nobilio:

Bio TBD

 

18U Teams

18U AA  

Adam Shemansky:

Bio listed above