San Francisco Youth Hockey Association

HISTORY

1998

Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center opened for business
Marek Page first hockey instructor
Tim Grice first "director"
Paul Switenki arrived and became instructor/coach

1999-2000

Influx of Bantam/Midget age roller hockey players from nearby Bladium (now SF Giants parking lot). Had 2x week practices.
Organized first youth game against team from Redwood City.

2000-2001

First official Norcal Teams. Steven Kravitz livens up the In-House program.
Bantam B coached by Marek Page, finished in 2nd place but disqualified due to incomplete paperwork...
Midget B coached by Paul Switenki.

2001-2002

Marek Page left.
Midgets lost 6 returning players to other A and AA teams. One player who left ended up making USA Hockey Pacific District Select Midget camp that year (Geoff Olson). Another turned down scholarship at Air Force Academy to pursue other education (Yan Brunstyn). First Peewee (B) travel team formed.
Peewee B Coached by Ryan Jeong and Dan Oglebay. Jennifer Clark (now Norcal treasurer) team manager.
Bantam B coached by Phil Follmer and Jim Gallerani
Midget B coached by Paul Switenki and Sandy Ward

2002-2003

Steven Kravitz moves away. In-House run by Christian Thompson.
Michelle Chee played first time as Sabercat Midget B (boys) Recently graduated from Trinity College (CT) as all-time points leader.
Bantam B team coached by Michael Wehner, and Aaron White
Midget B team coached by Paul Switenki

2003-2004

Not enough players to form Midget B team
Peewee B team coached by Paul Switenki
Bantam B team coached by Aaron White, Eli Groban, and Michael Wehner

2004-2005

Peewee B team coached by Paul Switenki, and George Caliendo
Bantam B team coached by Eli Groban
Midget B team coached by Aaron White

2005-2006

Hockey Tots and Pond Hockey formed as new programs
In-House program coached by Peter Korcsinszky and Sara Elliott
Peewee B team coached by Paul Switenki, and George Caliendo
Bantam B team coached by Eli Groban
Midget B team coached by Aaron White

2006-2007

Squirt B team - first younger division team, coached by Sara Elliott and Mary Owen
Peewee B team coached by Paul Switenki, and George Caliendo
Bantam B team coached by Eli Groban and Brian Gray
Midget B team coached by Aaron White

2008-2009

Saturday/Sunday In-House program grows to 50 players.
First Squirt "A" and high school teams formed. High school team participates in Redwood City's summer league. Not enough players to field a Peewee team.
Pond Hockey Coached by Sara Elliott
In house coached by Paul Switenki and Peter Korcsinszky
Mite travel team coached by Sara Elliott and Dimitry Shikhvarg
Squirt A coached by Peter Korcsinszky and Jason Kapuscinski
Bantam B coached by Chris Weier, George Caliendo and Andrew Meyerson
Midget 16A coached by Brian Gray, Andy Borowsky and Chris Dralla

2009-2010

First time with teams at 5 age groups. First active program website.
Mite coached by Paul Switenki, Dimitry Shikhvarg and Sean Wills (former Union College Division 1 player). USA Hockey's American Development Model program introduced.
Squirt B coached by Peter Korcsinszky, Harley Crandall and Vince Castoro
Peewee B coached by Peter Korcsinszky, Jason Kapuscinski and Vince Castoro
Bantam B coached by George Caliendo, Andrew Meyerson, and Luke Callinan
Midget 18A coached by Brian Gray, Andy Borowsky and Chris Dralla

2010-2011

Mite coached by Burke Malin, Allen Ball, Shane Holland
Squirt coached by Peter Korcsinszky, Jason Kapuscinski
Peewee coached by Peter Korcsinszky, Jason Kapuscinski

2011-2012

Mite coached by Burke Malin, Shane Holland, Mike Lynch
Squirt coached by Peter Korcsinszky, Jason Kapuscinski

2012-2013

Mite coached by Shane Holland, Mike Lynch, and Zach McCoy
Squirt A coached by Burke Malin, Allen Ball
Peewee coached by Peter Korcsinszky, Jason Kapuscinski

2013-2014

Mite coached by Shane Holland, Zach McCoy, Jeff Dardis
*Squirt B1 coached by Burke Malin, Mike Lynch
Squirt B2 coached by George Caliendo, Dennis Budd
*Peewee B coached by Peter Korcsinszky, Jason Kapuscinski

*Won NorCal & State Championships

2014-2015

Mite coached by Tim Nelson, Peter Korcsinszky
Squirt A coached by Shane Holland, Mike Lynch, Nicky Bryant
Squirt B coached by Don Sharpe, Rick Delia
Peewee A coached by Burke Malin, Allen Ball
Bantam B coached by George Caliendo, Wade Winkler

2015-2016

Mites 1 & 2 coached by Peter Korcsinszky
Squirt A coached by Shane Holland, Cy Tano
Squirt BB coached by Don Sharpe, Nicky Bryant
PeeWee A coached by Mike Tulini, Mike Lynch
PeeWee B coached by Tin Nelson, Zach McCoy
Bantam A coached by George Caliendo