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Derik Gaworski

Derik Gaworski

Head Coach

Phone: 724-272-4643

Kip Guenther

Kip Guenther

Assistant Coach

Erika Lloyd

Erika Lloyd

Team/Business Manager

Phone: 207-751-9932


2019-2020 15U Esmark Stars - FAMILY


Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Tier I Tryouts Update

 

Because of the ongoing situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the direction of the CDC, the Office of the President the United States, the Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania, and USA Hockey ... ALL non-essential activities have been halted.

As such, the status of our upcoming Tier I tryouts, as scheduled, is on hold.

The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club and Pittsburgh Viper Hockey will continue to closely monitor all updates and changes from agencies ... federal, state and local.

Information regarding Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Tier I tryouts will be updated as available.

The health and safety of our athletes, coaches, parents and families remains priority number one.

Please continue to check our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for additional updates! 


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MID-AM District Playoffs

March 6-8, 2020 @ Lemieux Sports Complex

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Game Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Friday March 6 @ 10:00 am Lemieux Sports Complex Pittsburgh Pens Elite L 2:9
2 Friday March 6 @ 4:15 pm Lemieux Sports Complex Ohio Blue Jackets L 1:2
3 Saturday March 7 @ 3:00 pm Lemieux Sports Complex Cleveland Barons L 1:5

2 Away Games vs Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus Ohio

February 29 - March 1, 2020

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Game Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Saturday Feb. 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm Chiller North Ohio Blue Jackets L 1 : 10
2 Sunday Mar 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am Ice Haus Ohio Blue Jackets L 0: 3

 


2 Away Games vs Mt. Lebanon Hornets

February 22-23, 2020

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Game 1 Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Saturday Feb. 22, 2020 @  8:00 pm Mt. Lebo Ice Center Mt. Lebanon Hornets L 0:3
2 Sunday Feb. 23, 2020 @ 12:10 pm Mt. Lebo Ice Center Mt. Lebanon Hornets W 1:0

 


NAPHL IV Games in Rochester, Michigan

February 14-16, 2020

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2 Away Games vs Cleveland Barons

February 8-9, 2020

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Game 1 Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Saturday Feb. 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm Barons Bus Arena Cleveland Barons T 2:2 OT
2 Sunday Feb. 9, 2020 @ 9:55 am Barons Bus Arena Cleveland Barons W 2:0

 


Come and Support your Esmark Stars in upcoming Home Games vs Ohio AAA Blue Jackets 

February 1-2, 2020

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Game Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Saturday Feb. 1, 2020 @ 6:40pm Pittsburgh Ice Arena Ohio Blue Jackets L 0 : 4
2 Sunday Feb. 2, 2020 @ 12:00pm Pittsburgh Ice Arena Ohio Blue Jackets L 1 : 3

NAPHL III Games in Blaine, Minnesota

January 17-20, 2020

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Winter Classic in Detroit, Michigan

January 10-12, 2020

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Game Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 @ 4:10pm Fraser Hockeyland Middlesex Islanders U15 Hockey Club L 0:3
2 Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 @ 9:25am Fraser Hockeyland Northern Cyclones U15 W 3:2 OT
3 Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 @ 5:05pm Fraser Hockeyland Islanders  Hockey Club  W 4:3
4 Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 @ 7:25am Fraser Hockeyland Northern Cyclones U15 W 5:1

 


2 Away Games vs Palmyra Black Knights in Annville, PA

January 4-5, 2020

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Game Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Saturday January 4, 2020 @ 4:45 pm Klick-Lewis Arena Palmyra Black Knights L 1:6
2 Sunday January 5, 2020 @ 11:45am Klick-Lewis Arena Palmyra Black Knights W 3:0

 



Esmark Stars vs Pittsburgh Predators

December 21-22, 2019

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Game  Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Saturday Dec. 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm Ice Catle Arena Pittsburgh Predators W 4:1
2 Sunday Dec. 22 2019 @ 9:20 am Pittsburgh Ice Arena Pittsburgh Predators W 2:1

Come and Support your Esmark Stars in upcoming Home Games vs Cleveland Barons

December 14-15, 2019

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Game 1 Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Saturday Dec. 14, 2019 @ 6:40 pm Pittsburgh Ice Arena Cleveland Barons L 2:4
2 Sunday Dec. 15, 2019 @11:00 am Pittsburgh Ice Arena Cleveland Barons L 0:3

 

NAPHL II Games in Frisco, Texas

November 16-18, 2019

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A few games in Sylvania, OH

November 9-10, 2019

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**  Battle of the Stars  **

Game Date & Time Rink Opponent Score
1 Saturday Nov. 9, 2019 @ 12:00pm Huntington Center Sylvania North Stars W 3 : 0
2 Sunday No. 10, 2019 @ 10:00am Tam-O-Shanter Sylvania North Stars W 2 : 1

 


Motown Classic in Detroit, MI

October 18-20, 2019

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Game

Date and Time

Rink

Opponent

Score

1

Friday October 18, 2019

@ 8:00 am

Fraser Hockey Land -

Rink B

Chicago Jets

W 3 : 0

2

Friday October 18, 2019

@ 3:00 pm

Fraser Hockey Land -

Rink B

SISU Thunderbirds

W 6 : 0

3

Saturday October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am

Fraser Hockey Land -

Rink B

Rogue Warriors

W 6 : 1

4

Saturday October 19, 2019 @ 3:10 pm

Fraser Hockey Land -

Rink C

Rogue Warriors

W 6 : 0

5

Sunday October 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am

Mt. Clemens Rink –

Rink 1

Tri-State Spartans

L 2 : 6


Team Dinner


Motor City Cup Fall Classic in Detroit, MI

October 4-6, 2019

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Game

 

Date and Time

Rink

Opponent

Score

Game 1 Friday October 4 @ 7:00pm 140 Ice Den MDHL L 0:1
Game 2 Saturday October 5 @ 11:00am Suburban Ice Michigan Hockey Advanced 15U W 3:0
Game 3 Saturday October 5 @ 7:30pm Lakeland Tri-Arena Michigan Hockey Advanced 16U L 0:4
Game 4 Sunday October 6 @ 2:00pm 140 Ice Den MHA Red W 4:2

 2 Games vs Amherst in Jamestown, NY

September 28, 2019

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Northwest Arena
319 W 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

 

 
Game

 

 
Date and Time

 

Opponent
Score
Game 1 9/28/2019 @ 10:30am Amherst  L  0 - 1
Game 2 9/28/2019 @ 3:30 pm Amherst  L  0 - 2

 


NAPHL I Games in Blaine, Minnesota

September 19 - 22, 2019

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1)     Team Passes. At check-in, each team will receive 23 passes for rostered players, coaches, and team manager.  Players and coaches will not be admitted without their pass.  This pass is good only for this event. Only properly rostered staff will receive a weekend pass.  NOTE - we are not doing season passes this year. 

2)     Ticket Costs for Spectators: Teams, please communicate prior to event with parents and fans on the fees for entry. http://nahl.com/showcase/tickets/

·       Tournament Pass - Adult - $60 Student/Military/Seniors - $35

·       Day Pass – Adult $25 Student/Military/Senior $15


Come and Support your Esmark Stars in upcoming Home Games vs Palmyra Black Knights

September 14 & 15, 2019

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Date & Time Team Team Score
Saturday September 14 @ 6:40 pm at PIA Esmark Stars Palmyra Black Knights W 5:3
Sunday September 15 @ 11:00 am at PIA Esmark Stars Palmyra Black Knights T 2:2

9/14/2019 Game 1 Results - Win for Esmark Stars 5:3

9/15/2019 Game 2 Results - Tie for Esmark Stars 2:2


15U Buffalo Jr. Sabres Invitational

August 30 - September 1, 2019

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Important Information

Check-In  - Check-in table will be located on Level 6 across from the elevators. Coaches or managers  must  check in on Friday as well as all players who      have not filled out the online waiver.

Parking  - Parking is $3 per entry.  (Please tell your families to use the elevators on the Main St. side of HarborCenter to level 6.)

Locker Rooms  - Room numbers will be posted on the TV outside of the Customer Service window on Level 6. They will also be at the check-in desk.

Pre-game  - Do not have any players enter the ice until the zamboni doors are shut and referees are on the ice. Please be ready 10 minutes before your scheduled time for each game.

 

Tournament Games

Date & Time Team Score
Friday Aug 30 @ 1:45 pm Esmark Stars 2
Rink 2 Michigan Elite Hockey 2
Friday Aug 30 @ 8:15 am Amherst Knights 5
Rink 1 Esmark Stars 3
Saturday Aug. 31 @ 12:00 pm Esmark Stars 3
Rink 1 Buffalo Red Raiders 1
Saturday Aug. 31 @ 5:00 pm Buffalo Jr. Sabres 2
Rink2 Esmark Stars 0
Sunday Sep. 1 @ 11:30 am Esmark Stars 1
Rink 2 Pittsburgh Predators 4

Recent U15 AAA Esmark Stars News

NAPHL Announces 2019-20 Academic Honor Roll

By DLG 05/03/2020, 8:30am EDT

Esmark Players Acknowledged for Academic Excellence

The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) has announced its 2019-2020 NAPHL Honor Roll, recognizing academic excellence by its student-athletes.

To qualify for the NAPHL Honor Roll, student-athletes must have achieved certain academic standards during the 2019-20 school year ... including a minimum 3.5 GPA.

The following Esmark Stars players were recognized for their work in the classroom:

U15 - Zach Hixon, Tristan Lloyd, Liam McClaine, Logan Scanlon, Sebastian Vogt, and Chase Williams

U16 - Nathan Dickey, Hunter Fairman, Logan Marnik, Grant Parshall and Ethan Zupanc

U18 - Ryder Brophy, Dominic Dezort, Dustin Geregach, Trent Gray, Jon Michaels, Danny Mitchell, Brayden Morgan, Jerome Oliver, Gio Palombo, Edward Pazo, Lane Ruffner, Connor Strobel, and Alex Walker

"I am incredibly proud of these young men," said Esmark General Manager Dave Kosick. "We celebrate these student-athletes for their ability to attain academic excellence, while meeting the extraordinary demands placed upon them as elite athletes.

Celebrating its 11th anniversary season in 2019-20, the NAPHL has established itself as one of the premier grounds for development and exposure for elite amateur hockey players. The success of teams on the National stage, as well as, the success of NAPHL players at the next levels of hockey, is further proof that the NAPHL is redefining exposure and has elevated itself to one of the premier training grounds for development and opportunity.

"We salute the NAPHL for celebrating and honoring their players academic accomplishments," Kosick added.

The NAPHL continues to enjoy record-breaking success in terms of advancement in recent seasons, highlighted by the large amount of advancement of players to the North American Hockey League (NAHL). For the upcoming 2020-21 season, 48 players from the NAPHL have been tendered by NAHL Clubs to date. And during the past two years, over 120 NAPHL players have signed an NAHL tender or been drafted into the NAHL.

A remarkable total, given that no other USA Hockey Midget Tier I league has had more players play in the NAHL over the course of the past three seasons than the NAPHL.

The NAPHL is operated by the NAHL's experienced staff and provides an organized and competitive experience guaranteed to benefit all of the participating student-athletes.

Sanctioned by USA Hockey, the NAPHL is designed to maximize the exposure of its Midget and Bantam participants through the NAHL's high-profile recruiting events which attract hundreds of college, junior and professional scouts.