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CHA U18 Coaching Announcement 2019-20 Season

By Hockey Department, 03/16/19, 11:30AM EDT

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Capitals Hockey Academy is pleased to announce that Flip Collins will be the Head Coach of the 2019-2020 U18 AA team.

Flip currently serves as the hockey director and head coach at Bishop O'Connell High School (Arlington, VA). This will be Flip's sixth year as a head coach at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.

Coach Collins has just completed his sixth season at O'Connell, that includes a 2017-2018 State Championship with the Knights. Coach Collins has coached in other local youth hockey organizations, most recently with the Washington Little Caps 2004 AAA team for two years, and previously at the Ashburn Xtreme, where he guided the U16 AA #2 teams for birth years 1995-96 and 1998-99 to the PVAHA state championship games. All four of his Xtreme teams have reached the CBHL postseason.

Coach Collins is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified coach, grew up playing hockey in Springfield, Mass., and attended Trinity Pawling Prep School in Pawling, New York. Coach is married to Rachel and they have a 1-year old daughter named Cannon.