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Fall/Winter 2018-19 Season Info: Coaches, Skills, Fees

07/31/2018, 9:00am CDT
By Glenview Stars Staff

Level Directors to Emphasize Player Skills and Team Tactics

Are you ready for the Fall/Winter 2018 hockey season? The Stars are! Conditioning clinics will begin on Saturday, Aug. 18 for boys/coed teams with tryouts beginning on Saturday, Sept. 1 and continuing over Labor Day weekend. Tryouts for girls teams will begin on Friday, Aug. 17.

See the information flier for dates, locations and prices. Mandatory online registration is open.

New Glenview Stars Skills and Dryland Program

Glenview Stars are excited to announce a NEW skills format for the boys for the 2018-19 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 and one hour of on-ice skills.  Two teams will share one time slot as in years past. One week these two teams will be at the Tactic Sports Performance facility for forty-five minutes and then at the Glenview Ice Center for one hour on the ice. The following week, these two teams will be at Mt. Prospect for two hours working forty-five minutes with Lateral Edge and one hour on the ice. The other two teams for that level will attend the opposite locations.


We are so fortunate to have hired Kevin Delaney, the Chicago Blackhawks Skills Coach. Kevin and staff will run the on-ice skills at the Glenview Ice Center every Monday. Prior to this ice time, those players will be training at Tactic Sports Performance with Casey Tiesman and his team working on strength, agility and speed.
The following Monday, those two teams will report to Mt. Prospect where they will have dryland training with Lateral Edge for one hour. Following this hour, the players will skate with Sandy Cooney who is a Canadian power skating instructor who has worked with all ages and levels from A – AAA. Sandy and staff will run the on-ice portion at Mount Prospect.

See details and a sample schedule here:

2018-19 Glenview Stars Coaches

Squirt 1 Gold Jim Philbin
Squirt 2 Silver A Stan Stiopkin
Squirt 3 Silver B Stan Stiopkin
Squirt 4 Bronze Jim Weides
PeeWee 1 Gold Sylvain Turcotte & Nick Gualano
Peewee 2 Silver A Alex Merkle
PeeWee 3 Silver B John Harris
PeeWee 4 Bronze Brien Martin
Bantam 1 Gold Arik Lebda & Steve Funteas
Bantam 2 Silver Paul Kokuzian
Bantam 3 Bronze Norm Janis
Girls U10 Nick Lavalle
Girls U12 Nick Lavalle
Girls U14 Don Ridge
Girls U16 Don Cichanski

New Level Director Program

In response to mid-year and end of season club surveys and to create a more comprehensive and cohesive program, the Glenview Stars and Junior Stars have created level director positions. We are very excited to announce our new level directors and explain their ongoing role in developing your player(s).

Squirt Level Director: Steve Funteas
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

Read more about the new program and meet each Level Director:

Girls Skills and Hockey Director

The Glenview Stars are excited to introduce the Girls skills and dryland sessions for the 2018-19 season:


Every Tuesday all girls teams will have on-ice skills sessions and on Thursdays they will have dryland sessions.


We are again fortunate to have coach Rob Messner direct our on-ice training for our girls program. Coach Rob has been working with the Stars for more than 10 years and is renowned for his skating technique and skills work. Coach Rob has trained all age groups from mites through high school at the A-AAA skill levels. On Thursdays, those players will be training at Tactic Sports Performance with Casey Tiesman and his team working on strength, agility and speed.

Nick Lavalle, Girls Hockey Director added responsibilities

Nick Lavalle, our girls hockey director, will have the added responsibility of girls development director. Nick will work closely with all the girls coaches and the hockey director, attending practices and games for all the girls teams to optimize all players and teams development.

2018-19 Season Fees

Squirt Player (All) $4,100
Squirt Goalie $2,050
PeeWee Player (All) $4,250
PeeWee Goalie $2,125
Bantam Player (All) $4,400
Bantam Goalie $2,200
Girls U8 $150
Girls U10 $4,100
Girls U12 $4,250
Girls U14 $4,400
Girls U16 $4,400
Girls Goalie (U10, U12) $2,050
Girls Goalie (U14, U16) $2,200

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