The ICE is proud to Announce our 2023-2024 Bandits Rosters
The Bandit Hockey Association
2023-2024 Coaching Staff
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, as well as the USA Hockey 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, U10 – U18. Coach Terranova, most recently served as head coach for the U12 Bandits in the 2022/23 season, leading the team to a 41-10-1 record and 2 tournament championships. The U12 also Finished SYTHL U12 A division as league champions with a 24-0 record.
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.
U12 - 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: U10AA (2022/23)- with 1 Tournament Championship, SYTHL league Champions and record of 41-16-11.
U10AA and U14A (2021/22) – with 3 Championships wins and 1 tournament finalist showings respectively; U18AA (2020/2021) – Champions, Tampa Presidential Power Play tournament; U16AA (2019/20) - 32-15-6 record, and SYTHL League and The Big Bear Tampa Tournament champions; U12A (2019/20) - 35-14-3 record. U16AA (2018/19) - two tournament champions; U14AA (2017/18) - two tournament champions (including SYTHL playoffs).
In the 2023/24 season, Coach Whitfield will look to build on the success of the previous seasons to develop a strong and competitive U12 team.
U14 – James East
James is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey coach and has been part of The ICE Complex and Bandit Hockey Association programs since 2015. James grew up in Ontario, Canada and played AA and AAA hockey with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association.
Coach East begins his 8th year with Bandit Hockey. During his time with The Bandits, he has been a part of coaching teams at U14, U16, and U18 levels. As head coach he has led teams through several successful seasons, In 2022/23, the U18 Bandits had a strong development season with a solid showing in both league play and tournament games. The 2021/22 U16 Bandits finished the season undefeated in SYTHL league play and earned the SYTHL Championship title. In 2018/19, he also led the U14 Bandit Select team to a champion season. As assistant coach for the 2019/20 U14 and U16 Bandit teams, under the direction of Coach Whitfield, 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 and life skills through hard work, discipline, and humor. Coach East is looking forward to a great season of Bandit Hockey working with the U14 team and plans to continue development of the team.
U16 - 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 U14A Bandits through three seasons in 2022/23, 2020/21 and 2019/20 earning Tournament Champions in Orlando, as well as tournament finalist and tournament championship showings respectively. In the 2018/19 season, he led the 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 - U14A - Big Bear Tampa tournament finalist (2021/22); U16 AA - two tournament champions (2018/19); U14AA - two tournament champions (including SYTHL playoffs) (2017/18); U14A - 42-11-2 record including three tournament champions, and one tournament finalist (2016/17); U12AA team - undefeated in SYTHL play (2015/16).
Coach Gampel is looking forward to returning to the U16 Bandits as head coach for the 2023/24 season and plans to build on the successes of previous seasons.
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.