City Ice Hockey Department


 Pat Jones – Adult Hockey Coordinator
Patrick has been with City Ice since it’s opening and has served at the Adult Hockey Coordinator for two years. He is in charge of    recruiting and scheduling for all adult league teams and assists in the development of adult clinics. Pat is responsible for acting as the    league liaison to our USA Hockey refs and maintaining all league stats.












House League Coaches

Viliam Pala – Head Coach

A long time City Ice coach Viliam has worked with all of our house league teams, special camps, fitness training, and summer programs.

Born in Slovakia Viliam played for team VSZ Kosice that won the national championship in the u14 division. While playing at the University of Mechanical Engineering Viliam was an active member in city sponsored youth programs in Kosice Slovakia and managed a fitness center. He was a member of the coaching staff for camp Ostrava in the Czech Republic in the summer of 2009 and has coached hockey at Allen Stevenson since 2008.




Adam Sherlip - Coach

Adam grew up playing ice hockey on Long Island and has experience coaching nationally and internationally. Adam is the founder and director of The Hockey Foundation that is dedicated to bringing hockey to children in India. Adam organized and ran clinics throughout Ladakh, India for over 700 children and donated over 300 sets of equipment to organizations in India. He was the first head coach of the Indian Ice Hockey team and represented India’s delegation at the 2009 IIHF World Congress in Bern, Switzerland.

Prior to establishing The Hockey Foundation Adam worked for the NY Islanders on Project Hope. He traveled to China in 2007 to run  hockey clinics and establish the future growth of Project Hope.


Petr Dana – Coach

Petr is a long time City Ice coach responsible for working with our adult players in our adult clinics and adult learn to play programs. Petr plays in our adult division one league.






Matt Mendolia – Assistant Coach

Matt has been coaching with City Ice for two years working with our learn to play and Mite players. He began his hockey career playing four years at Christ the King. Matt went on to play Division 2 ACHA hockey for C.W Post Long Island University before moving on to Queens College to play on the first indoor roller team in the ECRHA.


Dillon Miller – Assistant Coach

Dillon joins City Ice for the 2013-2014 season and will serve as an assistant coach to many of our youth clinics and house league teams. Dillon played high school hockey for the number one ranked team in Virginia before going on to play junior hockey in the CHA for the Virginia Express.


Goalie Coaching


Dan Bedard – Head Goalie Coach

Dan is a native of Sudbury Canada and served as the assistant coach to the NYU men’s team. Prior to NYU Dan served as the head goalie coach to the New York Apple Core Junior A team and is currently a recruiter for College Prospects of America and the president of Progressive Hockey. In 2008 Dan was the director of Project Hope for the New York Islanders Children’s Foundation.

Dan has an extensive playing career starting with a four-year varsity run on the NCAA Division III SUNY Plattsburgh team followed by a graduate career playing for the ACHA Division II Ohio University team. Dan was a professional practice goalie for the New York Islanders and had a professional career for Osby in the Swedish Professional League and Nimes in the French Professional League.




Private Lessons


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