Coaches/Hockey Staff

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.


Chris Ceransky – Head 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.

  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.

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. 

Chris Barcless (Scout, Mercer Chiefs Director)

Tom Mason (Scout)