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JR. MAVS 2012-13 TRAVEL HOCKEY ANNOUNCEMENT

2012-06-18

Jr. Mavs Hockey Members, The Jr. Mavs Hockey Organization is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Youth Travel head coaching staff and tryout schedule. The travel program will continue to offer 2 practices each week along with a 50 game schedule for the season. Read the "Full Story" for all the details.

Jr. Mavs Hockey Members,

The Jr. Mavs Hockey Organization is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Youth Travel head coaching staff and tryout schedule.  The travel program will continue to offer 2 practices each week along with a 50 game schedule for the season.  Find below our head coaching staff and tryout schedule for the upcoming season:

Chris Johnston
SQUIRT AA
Head Coach 

COACHING/PERSONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Coached all ages and levels of hockey in Kansas City over the past 12 years
  • 2011 – 2012: Jr. Mavs PeeWee AA - Head Coach
  • 2007 - 2009: KC Outlaws Varsity Team League Regular Season and State Champions.
  • 2006 – 2009: Head Coach and Director Of Hockey Operations KC Outlaws Mid-West High School Hockey League – Overall Record of 147- 36 -16
  • 2004 – 2005: Assistant Coach Russell Stover AAA U18 Team
  • 2004 – 2005: Head Coach Russell Stover AAA  U16 Team
  • 2004 – 2005: Founder of the Russell Stover AAA Program with Pat Ferschweiler
  • 2003 – 2004: USA Hockey National Championship Finals Team
  • 2003 – 2004: Assistant Coach KC Stars U18 Midget AA
  • 1998 – 2002: Coached at the AAA and Junior Level
  • 1999:  Became the Hockey Director at Ice Sports Shawnee
  • Played Youth Hockey in Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • Played AAA hockey and Junior B Hockey for Abbotsford
  • Born and raised in Abbotsford B.C., Canada
  • Graduated from Vancouver’s Langara College in 1998 with a degree in Recreation Facility Management
  • Reside in Independence
  • Daughter Tessa (8 years old)

 

Jonathan Lindop
SQUIRT A
Co-Coach

COACHING/PERSONAL BACKGROUND:

     Jr. Mavs Squirt A Co-Coach (2011-12)

     JV KC Stars Mid America High School Hockey - Head Coach (2009 - 2011)

     V KC Stars Mid America High School Hockey Coach - Assistant Coach (2009 - 2011)

     Assisted the KC Stars Pee Wee A practices - (2011)

     Taught Hockey classes 1 - 4 (2010 - 2011)

     Indiana High School Summer Hockey - Head Coach (2002 - 2004)

     Played ACHA DII Club Hockey for Purdue University (2000 - 2005)

     Played Indiana State High School Hockey Varsity for Perry Stars (1996 - 1999)

     1999 AA Indiana State Runner Up

     Played Youth Hockey in Indianapolis

     Graduated with Bachelor of Science from Purdue University (2005)

 

Riley Wiles
SQUIRT A
Co- Coach 

COACHING/PERSONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Jr. Mavs Squirt A Co-Coach (2011-12)
  • Played for Russell Stover Stars Midget AAA (2003 & 2004)
    • Led the team in goals and points
    • Made it to Regionals and Nationals
    • Played Youth Hockey in Kansas City (AAA)
    • Team captain 3 times
  • Began Hockey career in Des Moines, IA 1992-1996
  • Selected to the US National Development Camp (2002 & 2003)
  • Majored in Marketing & Minored in Leadership at Kansas State University
  • Reside in Overland Park, KS
  • Growing up I was taught by J-F Quintin and Pat Ferschweiler, and many other well respected members in the hockey community.  I am excited to pass on my hockey knowledge to young, motivated players in the Kansas City Area.

 

Brandon Schultz
PEEWEE AA
Head Coach

COACHING/PERSONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Jr. Mavs PeeWee A Head Coach, 2011-2012
  • One season as Assistant Coach, University of Kansas, 2005
  • Three seasons as Head Coach Junior Varsity, Kansas City Outlaws, 2006-2009
  • Four seasons as Varsity Assistant Coach, Kansas City Outlaws, 2006-2009
  • Two season as Head Coach, KC Stars Bantam AA
  • Junior Varsity Midwest H.S. Hockey League Record: 91 wins, 9 loses, 10 ties
    • Undefeated Season 2009
    • Regular Season Champions 2007, 2009
    • State Championships 2007, 2009
    • Third Place 2008
  • Played 4 years at University of Kansas; Named team Captain – Sophomore, Junior and Senior years; All-Time Leading Defensemen with 101 points
  • Born and raised in Apple Valley, Minnesota
  • Kansas University: Anthropology Major, Emphasis in Political Science/Psychology
  • Centerpoint Community Ice Hockey Director/Assistant Manger

 

Matt Pestka
PEEWEE A
Head Coach

COACHING/PERSONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Jr. Mavs PeeWee A, Assistant Coach – (2011-12)
  • Head Coach KC Scouts Select Pee Wee Team – 2 seasons
  • Head Coach Jr. Outlaws House Pee Wee Team – 2 seasons
  • Head Coach Jr. Outlwas House Squirt Team – 1 season
  • Play in KC Men’s Hockey Program
  • Resides in Lee’s Summit, MO


BANTAM A HEAD COACH WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY JULY.

 

TRYOUT SCHEDULE:
Monday, August 20th:
 Squirts:         5:30 - 6:50 pm
Bantams:      8:10 - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, August 21st:
Pee Wees:     5:30 - 6:50 pm
Bantams:      8:10 - 9:30 pm

Wednesday, August 22nd:
Squirts:        5:30 - 6:50 pm
PeeWees:     8:10 - 9:30 pm


Registration for the tryouts will be available on-line through the Jr. Mavs web site at www.jrmavshockey.com and click "on-line registration".  Registration fee for the tryouts will be $25 and will be paid on line when you register.  Registration will be available beginning on July 16th. 
Practices will begin the week of September 4th with the first tournament the weekend of October 13-14 here in Kansas City in conjunction with the College Ice Breaker Tournament at the Sprint Center.

We will have a parent's meeting the week of August 14th to detail the upcoming season and provide the total costs for the year.  A follow up email will be sent in early July regarding the specific time/date of this meeting along with a reminder regarding the tryout registration date.

We are excited about the upcoming season!  Enjoy your summer and look forward to seeing everyone in August!!

Dennis King
Director, Hockey Operations
Jr. Mavs Hockey Organization




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