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2017-2018 CCYHA Travel Teams

Thanks to all the players who tried out for the 2017-2018 CCYHA travel teams. The AA and A travel teams have been selected, and all players on the teams have been contacted. As previously communicated, the final number of teams was determined by the number of qualified players who tried out at each age level.  The travel teams are listed below.

If your player did not make a travel team you will receive a refund of the $300 commitment fee.  You will also receive a refund of the commitment fee if you accepted a higher-level offer at another organization.  If you accepted a higher level offer with another organization, submit your request to by May 12.  If your player did not make any travel team, you will receive an email by May 6th about the refund.

As a reminder, if your player was offered a spot on a CCYHA team and accepts the same or lower-level offer at another organization (eg: AA offer at CCYHA and AA offer at other organization, or AA offer at CCYHA and A offer at other organization), you will not be refunded the commitment fee.

Congratulations to all the players!

Girls 14U  
Head Coach: Nate Handrahan
Arens Brianna
Baugh Kyle
Card Logan
Caskey Alison
Damas Ziya
Gyurko Abigail
Handrahan Haylee
Krieg Isabelle
Morris Ashten
Murphy Margaret
Schuler Sydney
Talebi Sophia
Whaley Shannon


2008AA     2007AA     2007/08 Mixed        
Head Coach: Derek Beuselinck   Head Coach: Craig Hagkull   Head Coach: Justin Gaa      
John Michael Beuselinck   Bronson Amigo   Quinn Blaney      
Michael Boyle   Tristan Bebo   Cooper Burgei      
Noah Chan   Taggart Braley   Christian Estep      
Avery Eckstein   Palmer Cavicchia   Maddon Herndon      
Cameron Fea   Aarav Gala   Mason Herndon      
Galen Frizzie III   Wyatt Gernert   Sean O'Keeffe      
Zane Gibson   Nicholas Greco   Maxwell Patterson      
Will Howard   Connor Hagkull   Ty Rook      
Drew Hunkins   Evan Hastings   Jacob Saad      
Cole Lopinto   Collin Hughes   Brayden Weeks      
Bradley Martin   Mack Larkin   Joshua Brink      
Nicholas Myers   Nicholas Nanberg   Charles Buckles      
Thomas Scharfenberger   Nicholas Patton   Leo Gaa      
Brayden Scholl   Donovan Roen   Michael Pagnotto      
Jack Turk   Tyler Tsu   Vladimir Romankov      
Luke Zimpfer   Reed Van Riper   Tate Rook      
      Michael Wozniak            
2006AA     2006A     2005AA     2005A  
Head Coach: Bill Stehle   Head Coach: Mike Ross   Head Coach: Allen Schneider   Head Coach: Brandon Cho
Maxwell Bloomfield   Connor Burke   Simon Abbott   Bowen Bainbridge
Vincent Colombo   William Corbin   Adam Aichele   Drew Beatty
Robert Cook   Drew Forchione   Noah Bowers   Molly Binsky
Willem Frank   Nikolas Hall   Christopher Brennan   Evan Brame
Zachary Maas   Grant Heerdt   Regan Davies   Ian Cho
Lou McKinney   Nicholas Holland   Dominic DelBoccio   Brayden Daubenmier
Hogan Mickey   Ryan Kelbick   Landon Hackler   Brock Donahue
Brandon Monska   Jack Kelly   Brady Hagkull   Brady Gedman
Brady Murphy   Akhil Korra   Christopher Henderson   James Gray
Ethan Pate   Hayden Luckman   Landon Pittroff   Sydney Kloth
Charles Reichman   Brady Magyar   Nicholas Scharfenberger   Cory Lorentzen
Lauren Riccobelli   Caleb Ross   Christian Sohner   Parker McGinty
Daniel Roncone   Ted Schulze   Gabriel Stratton   Emerson Ohlson
William Schauss   Ali Shaikh   James Tarantine   Griffin Ridout
Christian Stehle   Nicolas Shevetz   William Thackeray   Evan Vulic
Maxwell Swift   Kamryn Sohner   Lyla Tsu   Andrew Wagenhauser
Elijah Thompson   Adam VanVoorhis   Matthew Wilder      
2004AA     2003AA     03/04 Mixed        
Head Coach: Allen Schneider   Head Coach: Rich Clingman   Head Coach: Cliff Sawicki      
Jadon Beard   Eli Bowden   Brendan Barcus      
Quintin Brady   Sam Cho   Drew Donahue      
Nick Brinser   Hayden Clingman   Alex Erickson      
Josh Haywood   Ervin Cui   John Lindsey      
Grant Hendrickson   Cameron DeForest   Nolan Pittroff      
Danielle Hoover   Isaac Gayetsky   William Stehle      
John Kerr   Eric Kent   Owen Ambrozy      
Benjamin Morgan   Brandon Kididis   Evan Bailey      
William Morgan   William Kididis   Rory Brennan      
Jonathon Nolan   Anderson Lightfoot Jr   Dominick Colombo      
Sage Parker   Myles McKinney   Brady Hall      
Alexander Piero   Cole Morris   Grant Keller      
Nicholas Schepflin   Benton Roberts   Christopher Kobs      
Carter Smith   Luke Simone   Owen North      
Tanner Stone   Jesse Stevens   Jackson Pollina      
Noah Thompson   Pierceton VanGurp   AJ Sawicki      
Benjamin Walkerly   Grant Wolf   Mason Sines      




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2017-2018 Travel Coaches

CCYHA is excited to have many qualified parent coaches returning to CCYHA.  In addition, all our coaches are supported by well qualified skills coaches that have worked with CCYHA for many years. 


10U/Squirt Division Head Coaches

2008AA Head Coach: Derek Beuselinck

Derek Beuselinck is from Deloraine, Manitoba Canada.  He played three years in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League earning a Varsity scholarship to The Ohio State University.  After college, Derek played three seasons in the minor leagues with various teams.  CCYHA has been home to Derek as a coordinator, coach and assistant coach and his three boys for the past several years.


2007AA Head Coach: Craig Hagkull

Coach Hagkull will return as the 2007AA Head Coach for the 2017-2018 season. Craig is from Arden Hills, MN. He played for Moundsview High School and was named All Conference for two years, MVP, and All-Metro Honorable Mention. He played more than 90 games in the USHL for the Des Moines Buccaneers and then went on to play four years with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame before returning to the Buccaneers as an Assistant Coach for two years. In addition to serving as the Head Coach for the 2007 AA team last year, Craig previously was the 2005AA Head Coach and was an assistant coach for CCYHA in prior years. 


2007/08A Head Coach: Justin Gaa

Justin Gaa is from Columbus, OH and has been a head coach in the CCYHA program for 4 years.  Justin has a passion for coaching hockey and emphasizes the importance of trying your hardest and giving your best in all you do both on and off the ice.  He has a reputation for being a great motivator and is invested in the continued development of hockey skills and strengthening players understanding of game situations and hockey sense.


12U/PeeWee Division Head Coaches

2006AA Head Coach: Bill Stehle

Bill Stehle is excited to return as the 2006AA Head Coach for the 2017-2018 season.  Bill is originally from Detroit, where he played competitive travel hockey growing up. Bill also played 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. Bill has been involved with CCYHA for several years as a coach and an ADM administrator. He previously served as the Mite Select head coach and also helped coach the 2003A travel team. Bill is passionate about the game and focused on the continued development of his players on and off the ice.

2006A Head Coach: Mike Ross


2005 Birth Year

2005AA Head Coach: Allen Schneider

Allen Schneider is excited to be returning to coach at CCYHA.  He has been the head coach of the 2005A and 2005/06A teams in prior years.  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.


2005A Head Coach: Brandon Cho

Brandon Cho is originally from St. Louis where he played competitive travel and house hockey as a youth.  Brandon's hockey career consisted of 4 years of varsity high school hockey, team member of Chicago Showcase and Senior All Star teams. He played club hockey at Indiana University.

Coach Cho has been involved in coaching at all levels including student trainer with US NTDP in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 3 years as an assistant high school hockey coach including 1 year reaching state semifinals, Summer coach for Junior Elite League (JEL) for professional and collegiate players.  At CCYHA, he's coached at all levels including head and assistant coach for house, select, and travel teams.  He also served as CCYHA coordinator for ADM.  Brandon is passionate about the game of hockey and developing all players, both on and off the ice.


14U/Bantam Division Head Coaches

2004AA Head Coach: Allen Schneider

Allen Schneider is excited to be returning to coach at CCYHA.  He has been the head coach of the 2005A and 2005/06A teams in prior years.  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.


2003AA Head Coach: Rich Clingman

Rich has been a CCYHA coach for the past 8 years with the 2003 birth year.  He has also worked as an assistant coach with the CCYHA girls program for several years.  Prior to coaching hockey he spent 10 years as a varsity high school wrestling coach in Toledo and Hilliard.  Rich is passionate about coaching and education and currently works as a curriculum leader and instructional coach for Hilliard City Schools. 


2003/04 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 has been the head coach for a couple years and prior was the Mite ADM Coordinator and head coach of the Mite Select team. His experience, passion for the game, and focus on player development have been valued assets for CCYHA.


Girls Hockey Coaches

14U Girls Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

Coach Handrahan has more than 35 years of hockey experience as a player and coach. After winning championships as a defenseman in the Canadian Jr. league for the Niagara Falls Canucks, Nate captured all-league honors and several championships at the NCAA Division 1 level as a Niagara University Purple Eagle before pursing a pro career in the ECHL. After his pro career, Nate coached at Niagara University and Robert Morris University, before becoming the head coach of the Women’s Hockey team at Robert Morris. Following his success at Robert Morris, he served as the Women’s Hockey head coach at The Ohio State University for four years. Nate founded and runs Hammer Hockey LLC, an organization that runs programs with the goal of developing defenseman and helping adult players build their skill base in addition to consulting with coaches and youth organizations.


19U Girls Head Coach: Emily Moersdorf


Skills Coaches

Dave Caruso

Coach Caruso leads the Columbus Chill Hockey Club, CCYHA's midget program. Dave has extensive experience as a former The Ohio State University (2002- 2006) and professional (2006-2012) goaltender. Additionally, Coach Caruso spent two years working for the New Jersey Devils, where he was responsible for helping prepare the minor league players for the NHL. Dave brings his comprehensive knowledge and enthusiasm to develop and guide the CCYHA's pre-season high school teams.


John Markell

Coach Markell originates from Canada and is a former professional ice hockey player. He attended Bowling Green State University, where he was a four-year letter winner and served as an assistant captain his senior year. In his NHL career, Markell scored 11 goals and had 10 assists. Previously, he served as Head Coach of The Ohio State University men’s ice hockey team for several seasons. He served as the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets U16 Girls Head Coach last season, and will be Head Coach for the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets U15 boys team in the 2017-2018 season.


Jenna Kilpatrick


Patrick Murphy

Coach Murphy grew up in upstate New York, where he played U.S. Junior “A” hockey for the Buffalo Junior Sabres on his way to Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. While at Hamilton College, “Murph” was an all American candidate while playing for their division III hockey team. He played professional hockey in Oslo, Norway for Hasle Loren in their Elite Series and started coaching while in Norway at the Pee Wee level. Coach Murphy is the Varsity Head Coach at Dublin Jerome High School. He has been a skills coach with CCYHA for several years.