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    Tryouts 2024-2025

    ESMARK STARS AAA HOCKEY 2023-2024 CORPORATE SPONSORS

    The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Program would like to thank our 2023-2024 corporate sponsors!

     

    A2Z Real Estate
    Bobby Rahall Auto Group
    C Harper Automotive
    Countywide Petroleum
    DeLallo's
    Greater Pittsburgh Plumbing
    Highland Industries
    Innovu

    Irwin Interiors
    Jennmar
    Keller Williams / Libby Sosinski
    Leway Athletics
    PA Air National Guard
    Pittsburgh Brewing Company
    TruPar America
    UPMC
    Veeder Root

    Their support and assistance helps make the Esmark Stars AAA Hockey program possible!


    Scheduling Games with the Esmark Stars for 2024-2025 Season

    Tier I AAA teams interested in scheduling games with the Esmark Stars teams for the 2024-25 season at the Midget 18U, Midget 16U, Midget 15U, Bantam 14U, Bantam 13U, Pee Wee U12, Pee Wee U11 and Squirt 10U levels should contact Dave Kosick, General Manager Esmark Stars AAA Hockey, (dwk@thekmagroup.com).

    2024-25 Season Esmark Stars Coaching Applications

    The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club is now accepting applications for head and assistant coaching positions for the 2024-2025 season.

    The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club will consist of eight (8) Tier I AAA teams for the 2024-2025 season offering teams at the 18U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U, 12U, 11U and 10U levels. 

    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 and email General Manager Dave Kosick (dwk@thekmagroup.com) a letter of interest with resume.

    If you have any questions please contact Dave Kosick at dwk@thekmagroup.com.

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

    Esmark Stars AAA 2024-2025 COACHES

    The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club will announce their head coaches and skills instructors for the 2024-2025 season in March to allow for the completion of this current season.

    18U AAA - (2006 & 2007) (National Bound)
    16U AAA - (2008) (National Bound)
    15U AAA - (2009) (National Bound)
    14U AAA - (2010) (National Bound)
    13U AAA - (2011) (National Bound)
    12U AAA - (2012) 
    11U AAA - (2013)
    10U AAA - (2014 & 2015) 


    General Manager - Dave Kosick
    Skills and Training Director - Yuri Krivokhija
    Skills and Training Director - Nilan Nagy
    Skills and Instruction Coach - Chris Stern
    Skills and Instruction Coach - Luke Kopchak
    Skills and Instruction Coach - CJ Stellabotte
    Skills and Instruction Coach - Miles Liberati
    Skills and Instruction Coach - Mark Hastings
    Goaltender Training Director - Nick Mish

    Yuri Krivokhija and Nilan Nagy will serve as "skills training" directors and Nick Mish will again serve as the goaltending training director for Esmark Stars AAA Hockey. In these roles, they will focus efforts on development and skills training with all Esmark AAA teams.

    BILLET FAMILIES WANTED: 2024-2025 Season

    Know a family interested in opening their house to a travel hockey player billet for the 2024-2025 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 Hockey Program, are encouraged to participate.

    If your family would be interested in participating or if you have any questions, please contact General Manager Dave Kosick (dwk@thekmagroup.com) or Billet Coordinator Christine George (nhahapresident@gmail.com).



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    Esmark to Junior to NCAA - Success Stories

    Tryout Success Stories - Christian Gorscak

    Former Esmark Stars forward Christian Gorscak used an NAHL tryout camp to get on to the Johnstown Tomahawks radar. Three seasons later, Gorscak was named the North American Hockey League's Most Valuable Player. From Esmark to Johnstown to Niagara University, to earn his way into NCAA Division I hockey.

    Christian Gorscak

    NAHL MVP - former Esmark Stars Christian Gorscak

    TRYOUT SUCCESS STORIES - Dusty Geregach

    Former Esmark Stars defenseman Dustin Geregach successfully followed the NAPHL to NAHL to NCAA pathway, from Esmark to Johnstown to Mercyhurst University, to earn his way into NCAA Division I hockey.