2022-23 Travel Coaches Announced
We are excited to announced the following head coaches for the 2022-23 travel hockey season. The list of coaches may be updated after AAA tryouts and once the number of teams are determined as mentioned on our travel pages.
2013 AA Head Coach – Aaron Erickson
Aaron is currently a Level 2 USA Hockey Coach. He grew up playing in Minnesota playing Mini Mite to Junior Gold and 3 years Varsity in St. Paul Minnesota. He previously was a head coach in the Mite Red division and a Tournament team at CCYHA. He brings his years of playing experience and knowledge to our Squirt Minor team.
2012 AA Head Coach - Bryon Moore
Bryon is a Level 4 USA Hockey Coach. He is returning as the AA coach and previously coached at all levels at CCYHA since 2015. Grew up playing Roller Hockey for 25+ years and Ice Hockey for 15+ years at the Rec / AAA level including The Ohio State University Club Roller Hockey. He has served as our Coordinator for Mites + Bantams last season, along with coaching a Bantam House + Select and Mite Team.
2012/13 Head Coach - Jeremy Burke
Jeremy is a Level 3 USA Hockey Coach. He is returning as the Coach of the Squirt A team and previously has been coaching at CCYHA since Mini Mites. He played 6 years of travel hockey through Midget in Anaheim California. Jeremy brings his energy to promote development and work ethic to bring out all aspects of the game of hockey.
2011AA Head Coach – John Cotton & Brian Tudrick
John is a Level 3 USA Hockey Coach. He grew up playing AAA, 3 years CSHL Junior B in Toledo, and 3 years NAHL Junior A in Cleveland. He was previously the Head Coach of the Bowling Green Club Hockey team and been involved with travel hockey the past 2 seasons at CCYHA as a Head and Assistant Coach in our travel program at the A and AA level.
Brian is returning as the AA coach and has previously coached at St Peter Marion Worcester and Minutemen Flames Junior teams. He grew up playing travel hockey, 4 years at Lawrence Academy, and 4 years D1 at Northeastern University. Brian previously served as the Assistant Coach of the 2010/11 A team at CCYHA.
2011A Head Coach - Keith Hammond
Keith is a Level 4 USA Hockey Coach. He grew up playing in Massachusetts through house and travel programs, along with coaching all levels of youth hockey (Mite through Bantam). He has also served as a USA Hockey referee since 2009. He was previously head coach of the 11/12A split team at CCYHA last season.
2010AA Head Coach – Jason Crain
Jason is a Level 4 USA Hockey Coach. He played 4 years at The Ohio State University (serving as Captain his senior year) and eventually being drafted to the LA Kings in 1999 going 74th Overall. He played 2 seasons in the ECHL and AHL after college. He is returning as the AA coach and previously coached at Ohio Blue Jackets at the AAA level.
2010/11 Head Coach - George Walters
George Walters is a Level 3 USA Hockey Coach. He has previously been a Head and Assistant coach in CCYHA over the last 3 years including coaching the CCYHA Squirt Select team last year. He has played hockey for 25+ years in Central Ohio and brings years of experience to our Peewee A team.
2009AA Head Coach -Kevin Kaselak
Kevin is a Level 2 USA Hockey Coach. He has previously been a Head and Assistant coach at CCYHA and EYHA programs between his 2 children. Grew up playing hockey in the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League + Michigan National League, playing for Culver Military Academy in Indiana, Club hockey at The Ohio State University. He also has been a hockey referee for 20+ years and officiated games from House to Club College ranks.
2008AA Head Coach – John Markell
John is a Level 4 USA Hockey Coach. He played 4 years at Bowling Green State University, serving as Assistant Captain his senior year. He played 55 NHL games with the Winnipeg Jets / St Louis Blues / Minnesota North Stars before moving onto coaching at The Ohio State University from 1995 to 2010. He led his teams to the NCAA tournament 6 times with the programs only appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four in 1998.
2008/09 Head Coach – Altan Kellar
Altan is a Level 2 USA Hockey Coach. He most recently served as an assistant coach for the CCYHA program for several years. Altan started playing hockey at the age of 6 and played for CCYHA in their debut year 26 years ago. Altan played Junior A/Junior B and for Central Hockey League/Western Professional Hockey League teams though his 20’s, during which time he also coached various youth-level hockey programs. Upon returning to Columbus, Altan served as the head coach of OSU Men's Club Hockey between 2001-2002 and as the assistant coach from 2002-2006. Altan also served as the assistant coach for Thomas Worthington between 2013-2017 until his youngest son was born. Altan continues to enjoy playing in the adult CAHL league.
19U Head Coach – Dave Gnas
Dave is a Level 4 USA Hockey Coach. He has worked in hockey for his entire career, as a goaltender in Western Canada up to the major junior level, as a level 4 official, and as a coach at all levels. In girls’ hockey, he has coached U14 through U19 teams at the AAA level and led the creation of the first competitive girls’ program in Central Ohio in 2004, winning the Heartland Girls Hockey Inter-state League Championship in 5 consecutive seasons. Dave has also spent years developing players in the Dublin High School Hockey Association. Other coaching achievements include taking three teams to the USA Hockey National Championships, capturing a National Championship silver medal, graduating many players to NCAA Division 1 teams, and 2 players to the USA National Team program.