Founder & Head Coach
Founder & Head Coach
Professional hockey player with 7 seasons of experience, including over 450 games in the AHL and ECHL. Prior to his professional career, Ty began his junior career in the USHL, where he played for one season, followed by three seasons in OHL, where he played in over 200 games. Ty played his amateur hockey for the Pittsburgh Predators. In addition to playing for the Predators, Ty spent his freshman & sophomore years of high school playing for the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils varsity team, where he was a member of the undefeated 2006 PA State Championship team while leading the PIHL in scoring. Tyler has been in love with the game of hockey for nearly his entire life and is devoted to helping young players reach their goals.
Former Pittsburgh Predator (2001-2006) and Mt. Lebanon Blue Devil (2004-2006)
PA High School State Champion and PIHL Scoring Leader (2005-2006)
Junior Hockey: 3 Years and Captain Saginaw Spirit (OHL) (2007-2010); Chicago Steel (USHL)(2006-2007)
NHL Rookie Camps: Pittsburgh Penguins (2008) Columbus Blue Jackets (2009 and 2010)
NHL Training Camp: Columbus Blue Jackets (2009 and 2010)
AHL: Syracuse Crunch, Springfield Falcons, Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, Hamilton Bulldogs, Iowa Wild
ECHL: Reading Royals, Wheeling Nailers, Orlando Solar Bears, Atlanta/Gwinnett Gladiators
ECHL: Gwinnett Gladiators 10 Year Anniv. Team 2013
ECHL: Silver Skater All-Star (2015-2016)
Assistant Captain Orlando Solar Bears (2013-2014)
Assistant Captain Gwinnett Gladiators (2014-2015)
Assistant Captain Atlanta Gladiators (2015-2017)
Skills & Development Coach
Nicholas is a 7 year professional who won his first championship last season with DVTK in Europe (MOL LIGA). Simultaneously was the assistant coach of the U14 Team of the same federation. He has played 34 games which include the ECHL, CHL and SPHL. Completed 4 years at UW-Eau Claire while earning an economics degree. Nicholas played Junior A in Ontario after playing for the Pittsburgh Hornets and Vipers while attending Mt. Lebanon High School. He has coached extensively across Pittsburgh in the off season from 2010-2017.
Amateur Hockey: Pittsburgh Predators, South Hills Panthers, Pittsburgh Hornets, Detroit Little Caesars. Two-time National Champion with Detroit Little Caesars.
Junior Hockey: Saginaw Spirit & Plymouth Whalers (OHL) (2009-2013). Teammate of Coach Tyler Murovich in Saginaw (2009-2010).
Captain of the Saginaw Spirit (2012-2013).
International: Represented USA at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships, where he won a Gold Medal. Also played for USA in the 2014 World Championships.
NHL: Current member of the Florida Panthers with over 200 NHL games played. Voted to the NHL All-Star Game in LA (2016-2017). Drafted by Florida in 2011, in the third round (64th pick) of NHL Entry draft.