The ICE is Proud To Announce the Rosters for the
ICE Bandits 2020 - 2021 Season!
The Bandit Hockey Association
2020-2021 Coaching Staff
U12 and U18 - Steve Whitfield
Steve is a level 4 certified USA Hockey coach and has been part of the Bandit program since the doors opened in 2010. Originally from Natick, Massachusetts; Steve played 4 years of College at UMass Boston. Currently he is the GM and Hockey Director of The ICE Complex.
Under the direction of Coach Whitfield, many Bandit teams have had successful seasons, including:
U16 AA (2018/19) - two tournament champions; Bantam AA (2017/18) - two tournament champions (including SYTHL playoffs); Bantam A (2016/17) - 42-11-2 record including three tournament champions, and one tournament finalist; Peewee AA (2015/16) - undefeated in SYTHL play; Bantam AA (2011/12) - undefeated season in SYTHL play, three tournament champions, State Championship, 2012 USA Hockey National Tournament.
Most recently, Coach Whitfield served the Bandit Hockey Association as head coach during the 2019/20 season, in which the U12 A and U16 AA Bandits posted 35-14-3 and 32-15-6 records respectively. The U16 AA also earned championship titles for the SYTHL League and The Big Bear Tampa Tournament.
In the 2020/21 season, Coach Whitfield will look to build on the success of the 2019/20 season to develop strong competitive teams.
U16 – James East
James is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey coach and has been part of the Bandit program since 2015. James grew up in Ontario, Canada and played AA and AAA hockey with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association.
Coach East previously coached youth hockey, for several years, in Michigan and has been a part of The ICE Complex and The Bandit Hockey Association for over 5 years. During his time with The Bandits, he has been a part of coaching teams for several successful seasons at both U14 and U16 levels. As head coach, he led the U14 Bandit Select team to a champion season (2018/19). As assistant coach for the 2019/20 U14 and U16 Bandit teams, under the direction of Coach Whitfield and Coach Gampel respectively, Coach East helped lead the U16 AA Bandits to a 32-15-6 season; and both U16 and U14 teams earn championship titles at Big Bear Tournaments.
Coach East centers his development on both the team and the individual. He believes players should develop hockey, as well as life, skills through hard work, discipline and humor. Coach East is looking forward to a great season of Bandit Hockey working with the U16 team.
U14 - Tim Gampel
Tim is a level 4 certified USA Hockey coach. Tim is originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts, where he played youth travel and high school hockey. Coach Gampel has been with The Bandit Hockey Association since 2010.
Coach Gampel, as head coach, led the 2019/20 Bantam (U14) Bandits to a championship at the Big Bear tournament in Chicago. In the 2018/19 season, he led the Peewee (U12) Bandits to, two tournament championships, as well as winning the SYTHL playoffs. In the 2016/17season, Coach Gampel’s U16 A team won three tournament championships and the SYTHL championship.
As assistant coach, Coach Gampel has been a part of several successful Bandit team seasons - with teams from U12 thru U16 levels; U16 AA - two tournament champions (2018/19); Bantam AA - two tournament champions (including SYTHL playoffs) (2017/18); Bantam A - 42-11-2 record including three tournament champions, and one tournament finalist (2016/17); Peewee AA team - undefeated in SYTHL play (2015/16); Bantam AA - undefeated season in SYTHL play, three tournament champions, State Championship, 2012 USA Hockey National Tournament (2011/12).
U10 - Craig Terranova
Craig holds a Level 5 coach certification and a Gold Level Goaltending coach certification with USA Hockey. Craig is the SE Region Coaching Education Program Instructor for USA Hockey, and recently was appointed, by USA Hockey, as the Goalie Development Coordinator for the state of Georgia. Craig is a native of New Jersey where he played youth hockey thru high school and into college. He has been coaching youth hockey for 20+ years.
Coach Terranova has served as goalie coach with The ICE Complex and The Bandit Hockey Association since 2011, and has also served as assistant coach, for team levels, Squirt (U10) – U16. Coach Terranova, most recently served as head coach, leading the U10 Bandits through a strong 2019/20 season.
Coach Terranova brings USA Hockey developed training programs and coaching instruction for each age group into his practice plans. He has the ability to inject humor to create a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment; ensuring the players gain a love and respect for both the game and teammates, that will be instrumental in their overall future in the game of hockey.
The Bandits Ice Hockey Association's mission is to provide a positive, character building, sports experience for youth; while creating a passion and respect for the great game of ice hockey.
Bandits Hockey believes the development of every individual; with an emphasis on education, personal growth and skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship; will result in team depth, diversity, respect and cohesion. Ultimately providing a level of confidence that brings success not only in the environment of competitive ice hockey; but builds a foundation for success in future adult and business life as well.
The conduct of our coaching staff, players, and parents will be maintained and held to high standards in order to ensure a positive culture and environment to honor and respect the sport and players, and exemplify an organization in which to be proud of.