Steve is entering his third year of coaching with the Prince William Hockey Club. He has been an Assistant Coach for both Mites and Lower House teams as well as Head Coach for last season's Mite Selects.
Born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, Steve played a variety of sports including golf, baseball, soccer and street hockey. Golf became his passion, which he played through out high school and college.
After graduating with a BS in Marketing from Florida State University, Steve returned to the Northern Virginia area and started a golf driving range and pro shop here in Woodbridge, Powerline Golf. During the 13 successful years he and his brother operated the business he rediscovered his love for hockey. He started playing in mens A and B leagues at both Prince William Ice Center and Mt. Vernon. Steve continues to play competitive hockey at least twice a week.
After coaching the Mite Selects to two tournament championships last season, Steve is excited about his first opportunity to coach at the Travel level. He is a big believer in team building and responsibility, while keeping it fun for both players and parents. Steve wants his players to reach their full potential both on and off the ice and to form lasting friendships and lifelong memories.
Growing up in upstate NY, Mike began playing hockey at age 4 and played travel hockey through Bantams, followed by three years of high school hockey. Following high school, Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps, and played on the Marine Corps hockey team. He is a USA Hockey Level IV (Level V pending) certified coach and started coaching youth hockey in 2009 serving as the goalie coach for the Richmond Rage Mites. In 2010-11 Mike took the head coaching role for the Rage, coaching the team to multiple tournament championships while growing the program from 7 to over 37 new hockey players.
In the 2011-12 season Mike coached the Richmond Royals Mite A team to a CBHL Championship. That same season he ran a skate camp, goalie clinic and served on the board as the Director of Youth Player Development. The 2012-13 season Mike served as the goalie coach for the Piedmont Predators Squirt UA team.
Drawing on his military background, Mike’s coaching philosophy centers around using Marine Corps leadership principles and traits to teach the fundamentals of the hockey through hard work, preparation, teamwork, and good sportsmanship, with an emphasis on developing both hockey skills and hockey sense and ultimately instilling a love of the game in all of his players.
Rob has been coaching travel youth hockey since 2007 and will be entering his 3rd season as a head coach with Prince William after spending seasons as a top assistant coach with the Fredericksburg Flames and Piedmont Predators. Rob is coming off a CBHL Championship last season with Prince William's PeeWee B team and is hoping to build off that successful season with this year's team. Rob is currently a level 3 certified USA Hockey coach and plans to obtain his Level 4 certification this season.
Originally from Connecticut, Rob started playing as a Mite and continued until high school with the West Haven Youth Hockey Club. He would also play 3 seasons for West Haven High School before graduating and moving on to LaSalle University for college. Rob played all 4 years for the school’s club hockey team which competes in the Great Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference. After moving to Virginia, Rob continued to play competitively in various adult leagues.
Coaching-wise, Rob believes in hard work and determination from his players. He believes that as long as you are able to work hard on and off the ice, you can continue to grow and get better not only as hockey players but as young adults. Rob coaches the kids to be well-rounded players who work on not only the basic skills but also learning to play a team game.
Dave Abbott has been with the Prince William Hockey Club since its first season in 1996 and is currently in his second term as the club Vice President.
A Northern Virginia native, Dave began playing hockey in high school during the Reston Raiders Inaugural season. After a couple years of hockey with Reston and typical youth summer camps, Dave went off to college where he played competitive club hockey at Northland College in Wisconsin. From 1995-1999, Dave spent his summers with HMI as a hockey counselor in Boston, St. Paul, and Chicago before focusing on a full time career in law enforcement.
From 1998-2003 he obtained his level 3 USA Hockey Officiating credentials and between coaching and officiating, Dave worked part time with the Washington Capitals in the "Hockey 101"booth.
In 2004, Dave was asked to be the head coach for the inaugural season of the Osbourn Park Middle School Hockey team where he coached for two seasons.
Dave started with the Prince William Hockey Club as a house hockey coach from 1996 to 2006. In 2007 Dave wanted to bring his experience and passion for the game of hockey to the travel level where he has been coaching ever since at the U16A, Bantam A, PeeWee AA and PeeWee B Levels.
Dave has led 2 Panthers teams to CBHL Championships beginning with the 2008-2009 season, where he coached the PeeWee B team to a CBHL championship. During the 2011-2012 season, his Bantam UA team finished with the best record in the CBHL Bantam Patrick Division and went on to capture the CBHL Championship as well. This earned Dave the PWHC Travel Coach of the Year award.
Dave has his USA Hockey Level 5 Masters Coaching Certification, which he obtained in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2009 at the National Coaching Symposium.
Jim’s playing experience started with playing Travel A at Fairfax Hockey Club (Mites-Midgets), Junior B with Washington Crusaders, and various adult leagues.
Jim ‘s coaching experience is as follows:
PWHC: One (1) year of House
PWHC/NoVa: Fifteen (15) years of Travel, thirteen (13) as a Head Coach
Prince William Wildcats Women’s Hockey : Head Coach, Four (4) years
Forest Park High School: Head Coach, Five (5) years
Jim’s PWHC Inline teams played in the 1998 (U10) and 2001 (U12) USA Hockey Inline National Championships.
On the ice with Prince William, his 1999 Squirt B team were CBHL Regular Season Champions and Playoff Runners Up, and he won CBHL Playoff Championships at Midget U16A in 2009 and Midget U18A in 2011 . His U18's returned to the 2012 CBHL finals, losing in a shootout.
In 2004 while coaching at NOVA, his Midget U16A team won a CBHL Playoff Championship as well.
During his stint with Forest Park High School , they won a Tier II Championship in 2004 and were NVSHL Varsity State Runners Up in 2009. Jim was selected as All-Extra Coach Of Year in 2008 & 2009.
Jim has consistently produced winning hockey teams, winning 300 games over the course of his thirteen year travel head coaching career. His Midget teams made the playoffs four years running, with three Finals appearances and two championships, before coming up short on a tiebreaker in 2012-13. Focus and discipline are staples of his program as his teams are always among the least penalized squads in the CBHL. He also places a major emphasis on academics and is proud to have had well over fourty of his Midget players go on to play ACHA Club and NCAA D-3 hockey in college.
Jim will be looking to bring the same level of success to the 2013-14 Bantams this coming season
Adam Shiring will embark on his 4th season with the Prince William Panthers. Last season, Shiring led the Panthers U16’s to the CBHL “Upper Patrick” Regular Season and Playoff Championship. Adam is an energetic coach focused on player development and team cohesiveness. He focuses on developing players through skill development and teaching good habits and concepts and implements team systems built around his player’s strengths. Shiring has advanced several players to the Potomac Patriots.
Shiring brings 18 years of playing experience to the Panthers. Adam spent his hockey career with PWHC from Squirts to Midgets playing on the top travel team each season. He also played three seasons with North Stafford High School in the NVSHL from 2003-2005, winning two NVSHL state championships in his junior and senior seasons.
Shiring graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Christopher Newport University in 2009. He was an Assistant Captain his freshman and sophomore years and the Captain his junior and senior years for CNU’s hockey team. He was a three-time All-BRHC defenseman and was selected as his team’s defensive MVP his junior and senior seasons.
Coach Shiring has his USA Hockey Level 5 Masters Coaching Certification, which he obtained in Washington, D.C. in 2012 at the National Coaching Symposium.