The ICE is Proud to Announce our 2021 - 2022 Bandits Travel Hockey Rosters!
U10 – Austin Orenstein
Austin was born and raised in Georgia and has been involved with hockey since the age of 4, playing at all levels from youth hockey in Columbus, GA to AAA hockey with the TPH Thunder Organization. Austin has been a part of The ICE Complex and The Bandit Hockey Association since 2016.
Coach Orenstein, has been a part of The ICE Complex and The Bandit Hockey Association, helping in the development of youth players through the Learn to Play Hockey program, youth house league, and Bandit travel hockey, for over 5 years. During his time with The Bandits, he has been a part of coaching teams for successful seasons at both U12 and U18 levels. As co-coach for the U18AA Bandits in the 2020/21 season, Coach Orenstein helped lead the team to a championship win at the Tampa Presidential Power Play tournament.
Coach Orenstein will build off his hockey experience and focus his coaching skills on developing strong disciplined and engaged players. Most importantly, ensuring players have fun on and off the ice while learning both hockey team and life skills.
U12 - 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, Squirt (U10) – U16. Coach Terranova, most recently served as head coach, leading the U10 Bandits through a strong 2020/21 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.
U14 - 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:
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; 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.
In the 2021/22 season, Coach Whitfield will look to build on the success of the previous seasons 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, returning in his second year as head coach of the U16 Bandits, 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, 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 again with the U16 team and plans to build on the successes of the 2020/21 season in both player development and team record.
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.