Staff

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CHRIS KANALY

Director of AAA Hockey – Philadelphia Region
15U Head Coach, General Manager, & Hockey Director

Chris was named Director of AAA Hockey- Philadelphia Region in November 2021. Previously, Chris spent 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Revolution.  His coaching resume spans 3 decades and includes stops at the Youth, Junior, NCAA and Professional Levels. He has served as the Philadelphia Revolution’s President and General Manager for the past 10 years. Chris is a demanding coach who stresses the covenants of accountability, trust and team work to achieve his goals.  A true developer of the elite athlete, Chris is driven to enhance his players’ self discipline and skill sets through repetition and self sacrifice.

Chris resides in Southampton, NJ with his Wife Melissa and their 3 Children.

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JAMIE HILL

Assistant Hockey Director

18U Head Coach
16U Associate Head Coach

Jamie Hill also serves as Assistant Hockey Director for the Flyers Elite program.  Hill is a 29-year-old from Glassboro, NJ.  He embarked on his coaching career following the transition from playing in the German Pro League.  Hill also played in the SPHL, earning nearly a point per game in 2017-2018 for the Fayetteville Marksmen.

Prior to playing professional hockey, Jamie played junior hockey in the USHL for the Waterloo Blackhawks and later played NCAA Division 1 hockey at the University of New Hampshire.  Jamie is an alumnus of our Club, having played midget hockey for Team Comcast, including helping his team win a silver medal at the 2008 USA Hockey 16U National Championships.

Jamie’s goal as a coach and director is to help players achieve their goals and become better on and off the ice.

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KYLE SMITH

18U Premier/16U Premier Assistant Head Coach

Grew up playing AAA youth ice hockey in the Philadelphia area with the Flyers Elite (formerly Team Comcast) organization.

Captain of the Team Comcast 16U AAA National Championship Runner-ups in 2009

Committed to playing NCAA Division 1 hockey at the University of New Hampshire

Following his junior year of high school, Kyle moved on to play Junior A hockey for the Boston Junior Bruins out of Marlboro, MA

Played 3 seasons with the Junior Bruins of the Eastern Junior Hockey League from 2009-12

Appeared in 136 games with the Junior Bruins, recording 153 points on 53 goals and 100 assists and as team captain, helped guide Bruins to the 2011-12 regular-season championship

During his junior hockey career, was invited to represent the USA while competing in the 2011 World Junior Club Cup Championships hosted in Omsk, Russia

After a successful junior hockey career, enrolled at UNH in the fall 2012, and began his college hockey career playing under the legendary NCAA Division 1 hockey coach, Dick Umile

Played in 110 games for the UNH Wildcats over the span of 4 seasons, and scored 34 points on 12 goals and 22 assists

During his college career, competed with and against current NHLers, including Johnny Gaudreau, Kevin Hayes, Brett Pesce, Trevor VanRiemsdyk, Jack Eichel, and many more, in the nation’s top college hockey conference, Hockey East

After 4 seasons with UNH, spent time playing professional hockey with the Manchester Monarchs and Kalamazoo Wings

Since retirement, he is an active member of the UNH Hockey Alumni Association and takes pride in the relationships he has built throughout his hockey career

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JOHN RITCHIE

18U Prep Head Coach

Finished his first season as 18U Prep head coach with a 12-7-1-1 record in the THF

John’s team also finished with a winning record at 3 of the 4 Eastern Elite Showcases, and a winning record over 45 games during the season

3 of his players finished in the top 10 of league scoring in 22-23

10 plus years of coaching experience at various age levels

Previously coached for the Lawrence Flames, Princeton Youth Hockey, and the Princeton Tiger Lilies

Also coached at Holy Ghost Prep, Princeton Day School, Lawrence High School, and The College of New Jersey

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NICK SCHULTZ

16U Head Coach

Nick is entering his fourth season coaching the Philadelphia Flyers Elite 2007 team (formerly Virtua Hockey), after serving as an assistant coach in prior seasons. Nick also serves as an Assistant Coach for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Prior to embarking on his youth hockey coaching career, Nick spent fifteen years as an NHL player. The second NHL Draft selection in Minnesota Wild history (second round, No. 33, in 2000), Schultz began his NHL career with Minnesota, playing 52 games during the 2001-02 season and quickly establishing himself as one of the Wild’s most reliable defensemen. He led the Wild with a plus-11 rating in 2002-03 and was tied for first the next season at plus-12.

Schultz also proved to be one of Minnesota’s most durable players, becoming the first defenseman in franchise history to play in all 82 regular-season games (2006-07). He also was the first player to appear in 500 games for the Wild (Feb. 8, 2009, against the Edmonton Oilers) and his mark of 743 games played with Minnesota stood as the franchise record until Mikko Koivu broke it in 2015-2016.

Schultz has also been one of the NHL’s most willing shot-blockers; in 2008-09, he led the Wild in blocked shots (152) for the fourth straight season. He is a sound if not flashy player who is counted on regularly to kill penalties and shut down top forwards.

He is also an accomplished player internationally. Schultz played for Canada at the World Junior Championship in 2001 and 2002 and helped Canada win a gold medal at the World Championship in 2004 and 2007.

Schultz played in Minnesota until Feb. 27, 2012, when he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Tom Gilbert. He was traded March 5, 2014, to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014, before signing a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on July 2, 2014.

Schultz played his 1,000th NHL game Jan. 13, 2016, against the Boston Bruins.

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TIM WITTY

16U Prep Head Coach

Grew up playing and coaching in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area

Over the last 10 years, Witty has coached for the Warwick Wildcats and Philadelphia Blazers Tier II

Has experience coaching 12U to 18U levels

USA Hockey level 4 certified coach

Played youth hockey with Tier II Warwick Wildcats and Tier I Tri-State Selects

Played 4 years in the ACHA with La Salle University DII and started coaching after graduation

Witty’s coaching style revolves around teaching team/individual skill development through position specific drills, team concepts and competitive environments

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BOB CRISCUOLO

2010 Head Coach

Bob has been coaching youth hockey in the Delaware Valley for nearly 40 years from mites to midgets while overseeing teams playing at various levels from in-house to AAA. He has helped dozens of former players navigate the challenging path to both New England Prep schools and Division I/II/III NCAA college programs. His teams have participated in multiple league and district playoffs at both the Tier I and II levels. Bob is a USA Hockey level 4 certified coach.
Skill development and building a team culture have been the cornerstone of Bob’s coaching style since he began his career. He is most proud of the number of players that continued to play in college and the lasting relationships he has maintained with so many of his former players.
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JAY PARANICH

2011/2012 Head Coach

Within a coaching career exceeding a decade, Jay has utilized structured, empirically-based, and innovative strategies to harness the true potential of skaters, players, and teams

Spearheaded an array of power skating clinics, hockey agility camps, as well as consultations and private sessions to enhance comprehensive skillsets with implementation of an individualized developmental approach

With a strong foundational focus, has developed comprehensive learn to skate and learn to play programming to ignite the passion of incoming generations of hockey players.

Demonstrated an ability to propel the success of players within learn to play through Midget age brackets

Level 4 certified coach with an unwavering commitment to the progressive development and success of youth hockey players

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CARL ORTH

2013 Head Coach

Bio Coming Soon

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JIM HUGHES

2014 Head Coach

Bio coming soon.

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CHRIS RIGGS

2015 Head Coach

Bio coming soon.

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