Clint Mylymok – Head Coach & General Manager
Clint Mylymok is the club’s first head coach and general manager. Previously, Mylymok was the head coach and general manager of the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for four seasons.
Mylymok brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and experience to the Black Bears organization. Throughout his junior hockey coaching career, Mylymok has consistently developed players for the next level, advancing players to Canadian Major Junior and NCAA Division I. Coach Mylymok has also held various positions for Hockey Canada select teams including Head Coach of Team Saskatchewan U-16’s and as a scout for Team Canada U-17’s.
Brandon Gotkin – Assistant Coach
From Erie, Pennsylvania, Brandon Gotkin is the club’s first assistant coach. Previously, Gotkin played four seasons with the Mercyhurst University Lakers of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Hockey Association Conference. At Mercyhurst, Gotkin majored in Business Management. In addition, Gotkin played four seasons for Cathedral Prep in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League…tallied a career-high 29 points on career-bests in goals (13) and assists (16) in 18 games with the Ramblers as a junior…had eight goals and ten assists during senior season…finished career with 67 points and 149 penalty minutes in 72 games.
Josh Fusco – Assistant Coach
Josh has plenty of coaching experience and is a certified level 4 coach with USA Hockey. Josh has held the title of Head Coach for the WBS Knights (EHL), WBS Knights (NA3HL), and Southlake High School (JV).
Over his playing career, Josh played five years of Junior Hockey, which led to a college career at Finlandia University (NCAA Division III). After college, he went on to play professionally in Europe and semi-professionally in various leagues around The United States.
Josh continues to work with elite NCAA Division I & III hockey players and coaches younger players individually with skill development and off-ice strength and conditioning programs.
Rob Broderick – Scout
Rob Broderick is the General Manager of the Mercer Chiefs hockey program and Ice Land Arena. Prior to his role with the Chiefs, Rob had served as President of the New Jersey Rockets, Managing Director of the Midget Program and Head Coach of U18 team for 14 years. He was the U.S. Scout for Ottawa Junior Senators in the CCHL for last 5 years.
Rob was drafted by and played for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL and he was captain of his ECAC hockey team his junior and senior years at SUNY Potsdam. Over the past fourteen seasons, his teams have averaged thirty wins per regular season and have made the playoffs every season in the AYHL and USPHL. Prior to joining the NJ Rockets, Rob was the head coach of Team Carolina, with that team being the first in the organization’s history to win the AAA Regionals.
Chris Ceransky – Southeast Regional Scout
Ceransky just finished up his second season with Team Maryland (TM) serving as the Midget Director and Head Coach of both the U16 & U18 teams. Chris has coached three midget teams in two years and has seen plenty of success highlighted by a PVAHA Championship, two AYHL Championship games, an ECEL Championship game, three births to the Southeast District Championship, and one of his goaltenders (Dom Basse) committing to play Division I hockey. Ceransky was recently promoted to Hockey Director of Team Maryland.
Prior to joining The Maryland Black Bears, Ceransky served three years in the North American Hockey League as an Assistant Coach for the Wichita Falls Wildcats (Wichita Falls, TX) and then the Coulee Region Chill (La Crosse, WI). During this time, Ceransky established himself in the elite ranks of player development. In just three years, over 60 of his players have or will shortly make the jump to NCAA hockey, including all six of his goaltenders, and worked his way into the 100 win club. Ceransky has also trained six players selected to their respective National teams.
Jeremy Dallow – Scout and Director of Camps
Jeremy is the Founder and President of SuperSeries AAA which is one of the largest operators of elite hockey tournament and showcases for 8 to 18 year-olds in North America. NHL players such as Clayton Keller, Matthew Tkachuk, Logan Brown and Victor Mete have all participated in SuperSeries events as well as countless players playing NCAA hockey and players currently in the USHL and NAHL. Additionally, Jeremy operates DHI Hockey, a subsidiary of SuperSeries which operates Elite Spring teams that travel to the top tournaments in North America and Europe. Jeremy is also the Vice President of the Black Bears’ USHL affiliate, the Youngstown Phantoms, Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Wildcats Hockey Club and holds an advisory role with the Mercer Chiefs AAA Hockey Club and Black Bear Sports Group, Inc.
Jason Wolfe – Goalie Coach/Scout
Jason Wolfe is the first Maryland-born goaltender to play in the professional ranks. Jason graduated with honors from Merrimack College with degrees in Psychology and Business Administration. After graduation, Jason immediately turned to the pro rank by signing with the LA Kings affiliate, the Reading Royals. Jason spent 8 years in the professional hockey playing in the LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, and Anaheim Ducks organizations, as well as playing one season for Manchester England in the English Elite League. Upon retirement, he founded Wolfe Hockey Development consisting of two “real ice” training centers and moving on over 100 regional players on to the college and pro ranks. Wolfe also serves as a Goalie Coach to Team Maryland EHL and a scout for the Youngstown Phantoms.
Matt Reid – Skills Director
Matt was recently named Skills Director to the Maryland Black Bears after an extremely successful first season with Team Maryland as their U16 (American) coach. Matt has an impressive playing background. He played for the US National Team at U-16 and U-17 representing the United States in Germany and Japan. Reid attended then Northwood Prep and went on to commit to Clarkson University (NCAA-D-1).
After his college career, Matt received a contract from the Washington Capitals organization, played with the Portland Pirates, and went overseas to play professionally in Europe. His final playing days came in the United States with the Hershey Bears and South Carolina Stingrays. During his professional career, Matt was a part of 4 Championship teams, received numerous team MVP and Offensive awards, and was coached by many current NHL coaches.
Avi Friedman (Scout)
Avi currently works as Director of the DHI Hockey spring/summer program as well as owner/operator of PASS Hockey and MN Blizzard Tier 1 Midget program. He also serves as a scout to the Black Bears’ affiliate, the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL). Avi is a level 4 certified coach through USA Hockey and currently resides in Eden Prairie, MN, with his wife Grace and children Grady and Ryann.
Cliff Graziano (Scout)
Coach Cliff Graziano graduated played four seasons of hockey at Penn State and graduated in 1995. After graduation, he received a tryout in the Detroit Red Wings Association and went on to play briefly with the Red Wings’ affiliate, the Jacksonville Bullets.
Coach Graziano has been coaching hockey since 1995. He is a USA Hockey certified Advanced Level 4 coach and is in the process of attaining the Level 5 Masters certification.
Tim Chase (Scout)
Tim Chase is a scout based out of the Princeton, NJ area and General Manager for the New Jersey Stars youth hockey club. Hailing from Michigan, Tim won a New England Prep School Championship with Tabor Academy and was drafted in the 7th round of the 1988 NHL draft by the Montreal Canadians. After Tabor, he went on to play at Brown University for 4 seasons. He then signed with Montreal halfway through his senior year and played 6 seasons in the AHL, IHL, ECHL and briefly in Europe.
After hockey, he began a career in business as a trader at various hedge funds from 2000 to 2017. In 2017 he left the trading business to become the Director of Hockey at Pro Skate and GM of the NJ Stars travel hockey organization.
Ryan Kosecki (Assistant GM, Scout)
Ryan Kosecki has years of experience in the NAHL going all the way back to his playing days with the Soo Indians from 1996-1998. Ryan has spent the last two seasons coaching in the USHL with Muskegon and is currently the Head Coach for the Fox Motors ’05 AAA team. Kosecki is also the current Hockey Director for TPH Grand Rapids. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife, Megan and his two sons, Cooper and Harrison. This is Ryan’s first season with the Black Bears.
Chris Barcless (Scout, Mercer Chiefs Director)
Chris Barcless is Mercer Chief’s Hockey Director and U16 National Coach. Chris is a USA Hockey Level 5 certified coach who boasts 18 years as a AAA boy’s hockey coach and is a well-known instructor. Chris most recently was the head coach of Pee Wee Minor, Bantam Minor, and U16 National teams. His teams have participated in the national championship tournament four times since 2000 and he has also served as head coach at Hightstown High School and Princeton Day School capturing eight State championships. Chris’ playing experience includes the Little Flyers and Rockets Youth, New Hampton Prep, Geneseo State University, where he was captain of the Ice Knights, and professionally in Europe. Chris is a lead instructor for Learn To Play and skills development clinics at Iceland.
Tomas Gbur – (European Scout)
Mr. Tomas Gbur was born in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. There he studied at the local sports high school. Tomas spent several seasons as a goalie in junior hockey teams in Canada and the USA. He was one of the top 3 goalies during his last season in Ontario, Canada. In 2013, Tomas set up a hockey company based in Slovakia. The company has offices in Slovakia and the Czech Republic and its main goal is to focus on talented junior hockey players achieve their dreams of playing on the most prestigious junior hockey team in the USA or Canada. They have already helped over 50 players. Tomas has a strong team of hockey professionals within his company in Slovakia. He also works as an expert for Slovakia government, Department of Sports. In 2018 he graduated with his MBA degree in International Business at American University in Prague, Czech Republic.