STOCKHOLM, NJ - Skylands Ice World, home to the Skylands Kings youth and Junior Hockey, has announced the appointment of Alex Shindelman to the position of head coach of the newly formed Junior Team. As announced in November, Skylands Kings Junior team will be an active member of the North American 3 East Hockey League for the 2015-16 season.
Shindelman, born in Riga, Latvia, has a resume that spans 20 years as both player and coach. Shindelman has been a head coach at Skylands of the Kings U16AA team for the past five years. During that time, he led his team to five consecutive playoff appearances, three consecutive district finals, and one appearance in 2012 at Nationals. He has been invited to coach one of two USA teams at the prestigious OHL showcase held in Toronto.
Before coaching, Shildelman was a member of the Latvian U20 National Team, the Omaho Lancers of the USHL, the Rochester Mustangs of the USHL and the Boston Junior Bruins as a standout player.
Shindelman is frequently available at Skylands as a clinic instructor for both youth and adults. He also conducts team workouts on and off ice. He is an Advanced level IV USA Hockey Coach. Both of his boys skate at Skylands.
“I am pleased and excited to announce Alex as Head Coach for our Junior Kings. Alex has been a great draw for the players in our community and he brings a great deal of experience and excitement.” Said Skylands General Manager, Rita Mitchell. “We are looking forward to a great team next season. And to continuing to offer a great place for people to bring their families and enjoy a great hockey game.”