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IceForum Hockey Association

Atlanta Phoenix Hockey Club Travel Coaches

The IceForum and the Atlanta Phoenix Hockey Club are committed to the pursuit of excellence in our players' athletic, family and academic areas of life. Coaches are carefully screened and selected based on this committment. 

IHA coaches are proven leaders who are experienced in playing, teaching and coaching the game of ice hockey. Coaches are not selected soley on their level of playing experience, but how effective of a coach they are in developing young studen athletes to be their best. 

Coaching staffs are assisted by NHL alum Yan Kaminsky and Patrick Houlihan in order to provide the most comprehensive player development and team success. Coaching clinics are held throughout the year to help every coach continue to grow in knowledge and learn from each others successes. 

The IceForum coaching program focuses on proper skill development, game understanding, teaching life lessons and intensifying a love for the game. 




Yan Kaminsky~Director of Youth Hockey

Mr. Kaminsky has played professional hockey for 13 years, he is a former New York Islanders NHL player.  His coaching experience has been with the Lazers, Jr. Thrashers and Thunder organizations and he continues to be a key member of the Atlanta Phoenix and Thunder player development coaches.  Coach Kaminsky and Coach Bowen's Tier 1 15U team  was a Distric Winner, and continued to Nationals, his Tier 11 14U team, GA State Champions and Bronze medal winners at Nationals. Yan is currently the Director of Hockey for the Atlanta Phoenix Hockey Club.


Duluth SYTHL:
Atlanta Phoenix SQ AA: HC - Joe DiGiovanni
Atlanta Phoenix PW SYTHL: HC - Dedric Wilson
Atlanta Phoenix BA SYTHL: CC - Scott Blevins/Derek Johnson
Scott Blevins is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and moved all over the globe while serving in the United States Army.  After 24 year of active service, Scott retired from the Army, and stayed in Georgia where he have served twice at Fort Gordon.  He is a USA Hockey level IV coach and has coached for over 7 years in Georgia and South Carolina at the Mite, Squirt, and PeeWee, and now Bantam level.  He still plays hockey when he can between work, riding Harley Davidson's, and coaching and is an avid St. Louis Blues fan.  Scott has been married for 22 year to his wife Juliet and they live outside of Augusta, Georgia.  In addition to two grown children and four grandchildren, he and Juliet have one son, Karl, who is a 2003 bantam. 
Atlanta Phoenix MD SYTHL(A): CC - Juri Lahtinen/Scott Burnside
Juri Lahtinen
has played some sort of hockey all his life. He played youth hockey in Finland that ended to shoulder injury. Over there he coached youth hockey for few years in AA/AAA levels. Juri has  also coached  youth soccer and coached teenagers and adults in martial arts. After he moved to USA Juri decided to be just a hockey dad but last season he got back to coaching and was part of the Duluth Phoenix Bantam A coaching staff.
Scott Burnside
Has covered the National Hockey League and various international events including three Olympics for ESPN.com and other national organizations since 1998. Played travel hockey and men's league hockey for most of his life.
Atlanta Phoenix MD SYTHL(AA) CC - Rob Spreadbury/Brian Cole
Atlanta Phoenix MD U18 - Jeff Moonshower
Kennesaw SYTHL:
Atlanta Phoenix SQ AA: Nick Vayonis
Atlanta Phoenix PW SYTHL: HC - Rado Zamborsky
Atlanta Phoenix BA SYTHL: HC - Raj Kalra
Atalanta Phoenix MD SYTHL: HC - Joel Konsowitz
Joel Konsowitz
grew up in Suwanee Georgia playing in the IceForum's system since the age of 8.  He went from playing in house league, to A and AA travel teams, and eventually onto AAA Thunder and Junior Hockey where he was drafted by the Toledo Cherokee of the NA3HL before going onto play for the Dallas Ice Jets of the WSHL.  Joel has been volunteering or working at hockey camps and clinics since the age of 15.  After his junior hockey career was cut short because of injury he returned to the IceForum where he began coaching while working on his degree at Kennesaw State University.
Atlanta Phoenix MD U18 - Raj Kalra
Atlanta Phoenix PW: Yan Kaminsky
Atlanta Phoenix BA: Jason Greeson
Jason Greeson began working in hockey as an assistant equipment manager for the Atlanta Gladiators.  He spent 5 years with that team before joining Yan Kaminsky as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Jr. Thrashers.   Jason was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Phoenix Bantam AA team that won the USA Hockey National Championship.  Jason has led his team to the USA Hockey National Championship tournaments twice in the four years that he has been a head coach.  This past season his Midget 16 AA team finished the season as the State of Georgia Champions and finished at the USA Hockey National Championships with a Bronze medal. This will be Jason’s 5 season as head coach.
Atlanta Phoenix MD: Yan Kaminsky