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Spring Tournament Team Coaches

By Hockey Department 03/07/2019, 10:30am EST

Spring coaching announcement:

Capitals Hockey Academy is pleased to announce that all our Spring tournament teams will be attending the Denis duPlanti Pre-Memorial Day tournament on May 17th-19th in the Newark, DE area.

Registration is currently underway for the Capitals Hockey Academy Spring tournament team and tryout information can be found HERE.

The tryout fee is $110 and the program fee is $575. This program fee includes the tournament fee, 5 on-ice practices per team, 4 off-ice practices per team, Memorial Day themed tournament jersey, and hockey socks. Travel will be required by selected players in order to participate in this tournament and families will need to stay in a tournament approved hotel with their team.


Tournament Team Coaches:

Squirt Red Head Coach: Ben Allen
Squirt White Head Coach: Ben Kwon
Squirt Blue Head Coach: TBA (based on player selections)
Peewee Red Head Coach: TBA; Assistant Coach: Brad Surdam
Peewee White Head Coach: Jeff Chistolini; Assistant Coach: TBA
Peewee Blue Head Coach: TBA (based on player selections)
Bantam Red Head Coach: James Yuschik
Bantam White Head Coach: Kevin Klym; Assistant Coach: Brian Lenaghan
Bantam Blue TBA
U16 Red Head Coach: Brad Surdam
U16 White TBA
U18 Red Head Coach: Steve Kresse

CHA U18 Spring Tournament Team Coaching Announcement

By Hockey Department 03/05/2019, 8:00pm EST

Capitals Hockey Academy is pleased to announce that Steve Kresse will be the Head Coach of the 2019 U18 Spring Tournament Team.


This will be Steve’s fourth season as a Capitals Hockey Academy coach.


Steve grew up playing in Buffalo, NY for the Amherst Knights organization and moved to Northern Virginia in 2002. Steve has played for numerous organizations in the area, including the VA Wild, Ashburn Xtreme, and Reston Raiders. After playing with the VA Wild for the 2007-2008 season and competing in USA Hockey Nationals, Steve continued playing at SUNY Binghamton (ACHA D1). Steve graduated SUNY Binghamton and helped the team capture the 2010-2011 NECHL League Championship as the team captain and team President.


Steve has spent five seasons coaching multiple youth travel teams at Capitals Hockey Academy and the Ashburn Xtreme. This past season Steve was an Assistant Coach with the Yorktown HS Patriots Varsity Hockey team, finishing in the NVSHL Quarter Finals with a record of 12-4-1.


He attributes his coaching success to the American Development Model (ADM) and is looking forward to developing players through this model so they can take the next step in their playing careers.


Steve is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified coach and lives in Arlington, VA.