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    2017-2018 Tryout Results

    Results from the 2017-18 tryouts will be posted on the tryouts page as they are announced.

    Click here to access the tryout result page.


    2017-2018 Tryouts

    Tryouts, The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club 2017-2018 Seasons

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

    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.

    Coaching Applications Now Being Accepted

    The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club is accepting applications for assistant coaching positions for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

    Esmark Stars AAA Hockey consists of six (6) Tier I AAA teams. For the 2017-2018 season the program will offer teams at the ’05, ’04 and ’03 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!

    Supplemental Skates - Pee Wee and Bantam Minor

    The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club will be conducting a supplemental skate session for their Pee Wee (2005 & 2006 birth year) and Bantam Minor (2004 birth year) teams on Tuesday, April 25, at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena, 700 Craigdell Road, New Kensington, PA 15068.

    Pee Wee (2005 & 2006 birth years) - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. 
    Bantam Minor (2004 birth year) - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 8:30 - 9:50 p.m.

    Whether you're an existing AAA player or a high-end AA player ready to make the move to AAA Hockey, Esmark's nationally recognized program and elite-level coaching staff is ready to help you Shoot for the Stars!

    For additional information on the U12 Pee Wee skate, please contact Luke Kopchak (

    For additional information on the U13 Bantam Minor skate, please contact Mike Heltman (  

    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.

    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
    13U AAA - Mike Heltman

    12U AAA - Luke Kopchak