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2015-2016 CCYHA Travel Blue Jackets 

Coaches & Teams

Squirt Division Head Coaches
Head Coach:  Bill Stehle
  Bill Stehle is originally from Detroit where he played competitive travel hockey as a youth.  Bill played high school hockey in the Cleveland area for Padua where he helped win a state championship title in 1988, and was a member of an Ohio all star team.  Coach Stehle has been involved with CCYHA for several years as a coach and an ADM administrator.  He served as the Mite Select head coach in 2014-15, and has also helped coach the 03A travel team.  Bill is passionate about the game and is focused on the continued development of his players, both on and off the ice.
Head Coach:  Allen Schneider
  Allen Schneider is excited to be returning to coach at CCYHA.  Last year he was the Head Coach of the 2005A team.  He has been an assistant coach at CCYHA for Midget and Peewee teams and continues to be a Goalie Coach for several of our travel teams.  Coach Schneider grew up in the Cleveland area and played for many teams including the Barons, Strongsville High School and the Cleveland Lumberjacks.  He then played college hockey at Plymouth State Univesity and the Ohio State University Hockey Club.
Head Coach:  Craig Hagkull
  Craig Hagkull is from Arden Hills, MN.  He played for Moundsview High School and was named "All Conference" for two years, named MVP, and named All-Metro Honorable Mention.  He played over 90 games in the USHL for the Des Moine Buccaneers and then went on to play four years with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame before returning to the Bucccaneers an Assistant Coach for 2 years. More recently, Craig has been an assistant coach and ADM Coordinator for CCYHA in prior years.  
2004 Birth Year  
2004AA Head Coach:  Gord Rivington
  Gord will be returning to coach the 2004AA team.  Gord has over 25 years of hockey experience. He played in the Canadian Jr. A league and Division I hockey for The Ohio State University Buckeyes .  Gord was coach of the semi-finalist 2007 Columbus CCYHA Quebec Blue Jackets and quarter finalist 2001 CCYHA Team.  Prior to coaching this past, year Gord has been a coach for the Travel Blue Jackets at CCYHA for several seasons.
2004A Head Coach:  Cliff Sawicki  
  Cliff Sawicki will be returning as head coach of the 2004A travel team.  Coach Sawicki played travel hockey in Western New York as a youth, and was a All Western NY High School All Star in 1987.  Cliff then played University Buffalo Club Hockey during his 4 years of undergraduate study.  Cliff coached several years of House hockey and served as the Mite level ADM Coordinator and head coach of the Mite Select team during the 2012-2013 Season.  His experience, passion for the game, and focus on player development have been valued assets for CCYHA.
2003 Birth Year  
2003AA Head Coach: Cameron Stalnaker
  Cameron Stalnaker will be returning as head coach for the 2003AA travel team.
He started playing travel hockey for 6 years at CCYHA and played on the 1st Quebec team representing Columbus, Ohio.  He has been an instructor at Junior Jackets hockey camps and Learn-to-Play Hockey at the Chiller Ice Rinks. He previously was a JV Hockey coach at DeSales and has been a skills and head coach for CCYHA travel teams for many years.
2003A Head Coach:  Sean Stevens
  Sean will be returning as head coach for the 2003A travel team.  Coach Stevens has coached house, select, and travel teams for CCYHA over the last seven years.  Prior to CCYHA he coached several years with the developmental program at OSU.
2002 Birth Year  
2002AA Head Coach:  Tony Poggali
  Tony Poggali attended BGSU where he developed a love for the game with opportunities at entry level hockey.  He has been teaching for 19 years, and has played in numerous adult leagues during that time period. He has enjoyed coaching for CCYHA for the past 8 years at varying levels including AA head coaching responsibilities for this team last year and prior to that the assistant coach.
2002A Head Coach:  Jeremy Rogers  
  Jeremy Rogers will be returning as head coach for the 2002AA travel team.  He has been involved in hockey for over 20 years as a recreational player and coach, and a career in sports/recreation management.  Coach Rogers has spent the last four seasons coaching house and Tournament/Select Teams at Easton Youth Hockey where he served as PW ACE Coordinator last season.  He has had the good fortune to learn much of what he knows about coaching from some of the area’s best coaches including Rob Schriner, Glenn Wright and Darcy Cahill among others.  
2001 Birth Year  
2001AA Head Coach:  Scott Turner
  Scott Turner will be returning as Head Coach. He has been the head coach for the past four seasons and prior to that, coached the single "A" and select teams.  He will be joined again by John Graham (former OSU defenseman and current Varisty Head Coach at UA) and Fred Modin (former NHL player)
2001A Head Coach:  Rob Schriner
  All-Time Columbus Chill Team member Forward Rob Schriner will coaching the 2001A team again this year.  Prior to being the head coach of the travel team, he coached CCYHA select and house teams.
Girls JV & Girls Varsity:  
Both teams will be headed by Emily Moersdoerf.