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Esmark Stars announce tryout dates and info

March 26, 2019
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club Tier I organization, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), have announced tryout dates for the 2019-20 season.
Teams will be selected at the Bantam Minor (2006 birth year); Bantam Major (2005 birth year); Midget U15 (2004 birth year); Midget Minor U16 (2003 and 2004 birth years); and Midget Major U18 (2001 – 2002 birth years) levels.
Esmark Stars AAA Hockey offers selected participants an internationally and nationally recognized coaching staff … highlighted by U16 coach Yuri Krivokhija, a former draft choice of the Montreal Canadians and member of the USSR and Belorussian Olympic programs, and veteran U18 head coach Dave Kosick, who will be entering his 36th year as a head coach in the western PA area.
Founded in 1984 and continuously providing opportunities for elite amateur hockey players for over 34 years, the Stars are the oldest Tier I AAA program in the Mid-American District (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania) and one of the oldest and most successful programs under the USA Hockey umbrella.
The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey program offers participants:
* Nationally recognized program;
* Nationally recognized elite-level coaching staff;
* One team at each birth-year level;
* 2 - 3 practices per week;
* Comprehensive off-ice testing and instruction, including use of a full service gym at the rink
* Members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) - Midget 18U, 16U and 15U;
* Participate in high-end national tournaments, selected to best showcase elite athletes;
* Great schedule (mix of league, tournament and home and home series) with elite AAA opponents from across the US and Canada
* Affiliated with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL;
* Past players have gone on to play hockey at every level, including (NHL, OHL, AHL, IHL, USHL, NAHL, NCAA Div. I & III, ACHA, Div. I & III).
All tryouts will be conducted at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena in New Kensington, PA.
For additional information on the program or upcoming tryouts, please visit ( or contact Dave Kosick via email.
We look forward to seeing all interested players at our tryout sessions and encourage all to "Shoot for the Stars!"
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