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Fall/Winter 2019-20 Season Info: Coaches, Skills, Fees

By Glenview Stars Staff, 08/21/19, 9:00PM CDT


Level Directors to Emphasize Player Skills and Team Tactics

Are you ready for the Fall/Winter 2019 hockey season? Conditioning clinics for boys and girls teams will begin on Saturday, Aug. 17 with tryouts for boys/coed teams s beginning on Sunday, Aug. 25. Tryouts for girls teams will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 20.  REGISTER TODAY!

Glenview Stars Skills and Dryland Program

The Glenview Stars are excited to continue with our skills format for the boys for the 2019-20 season! Skills and dryland training are the foundation for player development and consistency, which translates into a successful hockey season.


Every Monday, all teams will participate in one hour of off-ice training or one hour of on-ice skills.  Teams will alternate each week with one week on the ice and the next week doing dryland training.  Two teams will share their on ice time slot as in years past.

NEW THIS YEAR - Goalies will also do off-ice training!  This training will take place each week before their on-ice training at Jet Ice.


We are so fortunate to be able to continue with Kevin Delaney, the Chicago Blackhawks Skills Coach. Kevin and staff will run the on-ice skills at Mt. Prospect every Monday. In addition to Kevin, Sandy Cooney will continue to work with our players throughout the season.  Goalie clinics will continue to be run by Dean Opper at Jet Ice.  Dryland training will take place at Tactic Sports Performance with Casey Tiesman and his team working on strength, agility and speed.

2019-20 Glenview Stars Coaches

Squirt 1-CSDHL Jim Philbin
Squirt 2-Gold Brien Martin
Squirt 3-Silver Jim Weides or Alex Botvinnik
Squirt 4-Bronze Alex Botvinnik or Jim Weides
Peewee 1-Gold Sylvain Turcotte/Nick Gualano
Peewee 2-Silver Alex Merkle
Peewee 3-Bronze John Harris
Bantam 1–Gold Arik Lebda/Steve Funteas
Bantam 2–Silver Paul Kokuzian
Bantam 3-Bronze Norm Janis
U10 Stu Patterson
U12 Nick Lavalle
U14 Nick Lavalle
U16 Don Cichanski

Level Director Program

The Glenview Stars will continue to develop a more comprehensive and cohesive program with their level director positions. 

Squirt Level Director: Jim Philbin
PeeWee Level Director: Alex Merkle
Bantam Level Director: Paul Kokuzian

For Stars Girls teams, Girls Hockey Director Nick Lavalle has added responsibilities that will impact all Girls teams and players.

The Hockey Director and Level Directors will establish the following criteria at each age level:

  • A baseline for all individual skills and techniques
  • Team tactics and concepts that will be emphasized

The level directors will meet with the hockey director on a regular basis to:

  • Identify strengths and opportunities for improvement of players and teams
  • Establish plans to capitalize on strengths and address opportunities for improvement of players and teams


Level/Team Skater Goalie
Squirt CSDHL $4,600 $2,300
Squirt NIHL $4,100 $2,050
Pee Wee $4,250 $2,125
Bantam $4,400 $2,200
Girls U10 $4,100 $2,050
Girls U12 $4,250 $2,125
Girls U14 $4,400 $2,200
Girls U16 $4,400 $2,200