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Virtua Hockey 2017-18 Coaching Staff

Midget 18U                                             Jeremy Hall

Midget 16U                                           J.R. Lafferty

Midget 16U American                         Nick Avgousti

Midget 15U Pure                           Pat Ferrill         

2003 Bantam Major                      Tony Voce

2004 Bantam Minor                      Karl Bonawitz

2006 PeeWee Minor                     Dave MacIsaac

2007 Squirt Major                         J.D. Vaites

2008 Squirt Minor                         Brian Bowman


Virtua Hockey Skating Coach:   Slava Kouznetsov

Philadelphia Flyers Skating Coach Slava Kouznetsov works with all of our teams every week throughout the season



Virtua Hockey is a nationally recognized program that prides itself on the development of its players and the success of its teams.

Our organization prides itself on total player development – both on and off the ice, while maximizing exposure for our players to higher levels of hockey.  While accomplishing these goals, we have helped our players to succeed in following their dreams to play Division I, III, and ACHA college hockey. Just in the last few years, our club has seen 56 of its players commit to division one college hockey programs.

Why our program is so successful

  • Maximizing the amount of On-Ice PracticesMost teams will practice three days per week, with two full-ice and one shared-ice practice – more than 70 in-season practices in total.  Teams also have unlimited Spring & Summer ice for all teams
  • Highly qualified coaching staff on the ice for all practices.  In addition to many years experience at the youth level, many of our coaches also have experience coaching and/or playing at the NHL, Division I & III collegiate, Prep School and Junior Hockey levelsOur coaches have the proper perspective required to develop elite hockey players and solid citizens
  • Power skating sessions conducted weekly with Philadelphia Flyers Skating Coach Slava Kouznetsov
  • Four-Day Pre-Season Training Camp in August
  • 50 Off-Ice Speed, Strength and Agility Training Sessions including professional off-ice conditioning instruction provided by Endeavor Sports Performance twice per week during the season
  • Concussion Management Program - Exclusive partnership with Virtua Health provides awareness, education and testing for families and coaches.  This includes pre-season baseline neurocognitive testing for all players ages 11 and older.  This program was created in an effort to optimally manage concussions during the season in a proactive manner, to keep our kids as safe as possible


Recognition and Exposure

Due to the success of Virtua Hockey’s program, its teams, and its players; we continue to draw numerous junior and collegiate level scouts searching for the next wave of talent.  On top of this, we work with each of our teams to determine the most strategic approach to exposure for their age group. Our staff continues to seek out the most challenging and competitive events at each birth year for every team.  This enables our players to not only develop their skills in a proven system, but a chance to showcase their abilities on a consistent basis throughout the season.

The Ebo Strong Foundation honors the legacy of Steven Eric “Ebo” Eberling. At 15 years old the bright all-star hockey player and former baseball player at Lenape High School was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his femur. During the next three years he would undergo many rounds of chemotherapy, multiple surgeries at CHOP and travel to Nidda, Germany for alternative treatment. Throughout Ebo’s
ordeal he showed his true character — an unwavering positive attitude, courageous spirit and relentless determination.  More Info

Former Virtua Standouts Ryan Lohin and Tommy Panico getting direction from Coach Bazin, as UMass Lowell competes with Notre Dame to earn a birth in the NCAA Frozen Four


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