CCYHA Organizational Commitment - CCYHA Strives to Offer a Friendly Environment Which Ensures Continuous Development Through Experienced Quality Coaching and Organizational Leadership


2014-2015 CCYHA Travel Blue Jackets

Coaches & Teams

CCYHA hopes to have at least 2 teams in each birth year.  However, the FINAL number of teams will be based upon the number of players that come to tryout.  As such, the number of teams in each birth year may increase or decrease.

2005 Birth Year  
2005AA Head Coach:  Dan Jurcich

Dan Jurcich has coached at CCYHA for the last four years and served as the organizations Mini Mite and Mite ADM coordinator.  In addition, he coached the 2013-14 Mite Select team.  He will be assisted by Chris Clark who played collegiately at Clarkson University prior to playing 12 years in the NHL.


2005A Head Coach: Allen Schneider
  Allen Schneider is excited to be the head coach of the 2005A travel team.  He has been an assistant coach at CCYHA for Midget and Peewee teams and 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.
2004 Birth Year  
2004AA Head Coach:  Gord Rivington
  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.  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:  Shannon Finn
  Shannon hails from Toronto, Canada where he played Junior hockey for 4 years of Division 1 NCAA Hockey at the University of Illinois-Chicago. A draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, Coach Finn went on to play over 300 professional games that included stints in the IHL, AHL and representing Team Canada in International competition. He has been the head coach for the past two years and coached various levels over the past 5 years at CCYHA
2002A Head Coach:  Jeremy Rogers  
  Jeremy Rogers 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 is a USA Hockey Level 3 coach and will be obtaining his level 4 this year.  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 three seasons and previously, coached the single "A" and select teams.  He will be joined again by John Graham (former OSU defenseman and current Varsity 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.
2000 Birth Year  
2000AA Head Coach:  Scott Wheeler
  Scott Wheeler will be returning as Head Coach of the 2000AA team.  Coach Wheeler as been coaching at CCYHA for over 8 years.  He grew up playing hockey in the Cleveland area; playing hockey for Cleveland Heights High School (making the All-State team his junior and senior year; his name still on the OHSAA record books) and then was a forward at Ohio University. 
2000/01 A Head Coach:  Glen Cooke and Eric Cooke

Girls JV & Girls Varsity:  
Both teams will be headed by Emily Moersdoerf.