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Nick Skerlick

 DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS
  • HC - Maine Nordiques u18 AAA
  • Scout - NAHL Maine Nordiques
  • Scout - USHL Lincoln Stars

NICK SKERLICK DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS

My name is Nick Skerlick and I specialize in Hockey IQ, motivation, and player development. As a rising junior at Lebanon Valley College, I major in/study Business/ psychology, while pursuing my love for the game. Being a student-athlete is challenging, but it has been an ultimately rewarding experience, allowing me to thrive in my natural element.

With over 4 years of coaching experience, I have molded players across the country, while elevating my individual game. I played five years of Junior hockey, earning an EHL regular season championship with the Philadelphia Little Flyers. The team holds the all-time best record at 38-3-3 in the league. In 2012, I participated in America’s showcase, playing for Team NJ. As a self-motivated player, I have always analyzed my own performance and searched meticulously for areas of improvement. I turned that strategy into action when I began assisting others with their development. I instructed Camps at Planet Hockey LLC. all over the U.S. and have coached with The Northern Vermont Wildcats Spring program. I pride myself in having an eye for talent, playing a key role as a scout for the Philadelphia Little Flyers, Potomac Patriots, and several other programs.. With a proven track record of success, I have moved over 25 players by age 22, to Prep school or junior hockey.

Throughout my career, hockey has been an essential part of my development as a person on and off of the rink. Through unwavering dedication and discipline, I was able to play at a high level, constantly challenging myself to push my boundaries. When I reflect on my journey, I not only think about my passion for the sport but the memories along the way. I have cultivated great relationships with people in the field, including Rocky Russo (NAHL Scout/Head Coach of the Little Flyers), Lincoln Flagg (East Coast Eagles), Dustin Good (Tilton School), Don Parsons (NCAA Division 3), and Jamie Herrington (USHL/NTDP). My journey has also been extremely unique, enabling me to travel the country and because of hockey, I was able to tour 47 of 50 states. These invaluable memories have changed my life and I hope that by the end of our program, you will also benefit from a diverse experience while bringing your game to the next level.

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AJ Riccardi

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL

AJ RICCIARDI- DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL

My name is AJ Ricciardi, and I am the Director of Player Personnel and a head coach at Coaches Choice Hockey Group. As the director of player personal, my role is to ensure that the player's and families' experience is the best one possible. In addition, I work with players on their hockey IQ and skills via in-game coaching as well as video and on-ice training sessions. It is my personal mission to make every player a smarter and more well-rounded hockey player after spending a weekend or training session with us. I would love to speak more with you about your child's goals to see where Coaches Choice could help your child get to the next level!

Coaching & Scouting Experience -

  • Prime Time Hockey Inc
  • Laura Stamm Power Skating - under Angelo Serse (NJ Devils Skating Coach)
  • Bill Horn Goalie School
  • Carolina Jr. Hurricane / Jr. Eagle
  • NJ Titans u18 national - Assistant - 18/19 & 19/20
  • Strong relationships with various Prep schools, NAHL, USHL, Major Junior and NCAA teams
  • Level 3 USA Hockey Certified Coach

Player Experience -

  • Team New Jersey
  • New Jersey Wildcats - Junior B
  • Jr. Eagles - Junior A

Education-

After being injured in my final year of junior hockey, I decided to hang up the skates and attend NYU where I received a B.S. in Business with co-concentration in finance & global management. Minors in marketing and psychology.

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Dustin Good

PRODUCT TESTER
  • Junior A Head Coach & Assistant to Birth Years 03'- 99'
  • Director of Player Personnel

We're passionate about one thing... Your success!

Coaches Choice Hockey Group is 100% committed to you, your family and your development not only as a player but also as a person.

We Have A Mission

Coaches Choice Hockey Group is 100% committed to you, your family and your development not only as a player but also as a person. Our primary goal is to help you transition to the next level, whether it be in youth hockey, high school, juniors, college, or a professional league. As players who went through the process, we know that every stepping stone is crucial in order to reach new heights. Through greater efficiency and exposure, we intend to change the model of off-season hockey to ensure a more organized structure. We will give all players the best opportunities to showcase talent and achieve their goals. Our foundation is built upon developing strong relationships with players and their families, while always keeping a team mentality in mind.

The Recruiting Process

Coaches Choice Hockey Group is 100% committed to you, your family and your development not only as a player but also as a person. Our primary goal is to help you transition to the next level, whether it be in youth hockey, high school, juniors, college, or a professional league. As players who went through the process, we know that every stepping stone is crucial in order to reach new heights. Through greater efficiency and exposure, we intend to change the model of off-season hockey to ensure a more organized structure. We will give all players the best opportunities to showcase talent and achieve their goals. Our foundation is built upon developing strong relationships with players and their families, while always keeping a team mentality in mind.