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      Scouting Information / Player Advancement

      Scouts, Junior and Collegiate teams are invited to participate in the Esmark Stars Player Advancement Program.

      To receive scouting information on Esmark Stars AAA Hockey teams or players, please contact Paige Tatters, player advancement coordinator, at ( or (412) 726-9608.

      Esmark Stars Coaching Applications

      The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club is now accepting applications for assistant coaching positions for the 2018-2019 season.

      The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club will consist of six (6) Tier I AAA teams for the 2018-2019 season offering teams at the ’06, ’05 and ’04 birth years along with a 15U, 16U, and 18U team. 

      The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club is a national and internationally recognized club that provides elite level training and development.  The club provides Tier I hockey players exposure on a regional, national and international level mixed with on- and off-ice training designed to allow each player to maximize their potential ... all while providing constructive lessons that allow them to excel in life.

      If you are interested in joining the coaching ranks of the Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club, please click on link below and complete the form.

      If you have any questions please contact Dave Kosick at

      We appreciate your interest in joining the Esmark Stars AAA Club and helping our players ... Shoot for the Stars!

      BILLET FAMILIES WANTED: 2017-2018 Season

      Know a family interested in opening their house to a travel hockey player billet for the upcoming 2017-2018 season?

      The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club is seeking families interested in serving as billet families. Families, both from within and outside of the Esmark Stars and Pittsburgh Viper Hockey Organization, are encouraged to participate.

      If your family would be interested in participating or if you have any questions, please contact Tara Gorscak @ (724) 689-9911.

      Former Stars Enjoying Pro Life

      Checking in on a couple of former Esmark and Pittsburgh Viper Stars enjoying the 2016-17 season in the world of professional hockey.

      We take a quick look at where Matt White, Miles Liberati and Kaleb Schwab are this season.

      White is skating this season for the Dundee Stars in the EIHL in the United Kingdom.  The Stars are based out of Dundee, Scotland. White spent the prior two seasons, before crossing the pond, skating for the Indy Fuel of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). And prior to the ECHL, he spent four years at the University of Vermont, after completing his final amateur season with the Pittsburgh Viper Stars.

      Liberati is enjoying his first season in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with the Reading Royals. Drafted in the seventh round of the NHL draft in 2013 by the Vancouver Canucks, Liberati spent the past four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Canada's premier junior league, with the London Knights, Brampton Battalion and Kitchner Rangers. He advanced into the OHL Playoffs during each of his four seasons in the league. Liberati spent time with both the Pittsburgh Penguins (2015) and Florida Panthers (2016) at their rookie training camps, before signing on with Reading this season.

      Schwab is enjoying his second season in the Mountain West Hockey League (MWHL) with the Breckenridge Vipers located in Breckenridge, CO.  After graduating from the Stars program, Schwab would go on to play in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) for the Abitibi Eskimos and in the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL) for the Dryden Ice Dogs. After a full season of junior hockey, Schwab would move onto Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA for a four season run. After Mercyhurst, Schwab moved to Colorado where he landed with Breckenridge.

      Scheduling Games with the Esmark Stars

      Tier I AAA teams interested in scheduling games with the Esmark Stars teams (Midget 18U, Midget 16U, Midget 15U, Bantam Major 2003, Bantam Minor 2004, and Pee Wee) should contact Dave Kosick, General Manager Esmark Stars AAA Hockey.

      Tryouts for the Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club Tier I AAA teams for the 2017-18 season, have been concluded.

      Esmark Stars AAA 2017-2018 COACHES

      The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club is pleased to announce their head coaches for the 2017-2018 season.

      18U AAA - Dave Kosick / Yuri Krivokhija
      16U AAA - Yuri Krivokhija
      15U AAA - Derik Gaworski

      14U AAA - Eric Tisdale / Mike Heltman
      12U AAA - Luke Kopchak / Mike Heltman