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    The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Program would like to thank our 2023-2024 corporate sponsors!


    A2Z Real Estate
    Bobby Rahall Auto Group
    C Harper Automotive
    Countywide Petroleum
    Greater Pittsburgh Plumbing
    Highland Industries

    Irwin Interiors
    Keller Williams / Libby Sosinski
    Leway Athletics
    PA Air National Guard
    Pittsburgh Brewing Company
    TruPar America
    Veeder Root

    Their support and assistance helps make the Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey program possible!

    Scheduling Games with the Pittsburgh Stars for 2024-2025 Season

    Tier I AAA teams interested in scheduling games with the Pittsburgh Stars teams for the 2024-25 season at the Midget 18U, Midget 16U, Midget 15U, Bantam 14U, Bantam 13U (Red), Bantam 13U (White), and Pee Wee U12 levels should contact Dave Kosick, General Manager Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey, (

    2024-25 Season Pittsburgh Stars Coaching Applications

    The Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey Club is now accepting applications for head and assistant coaching positions for the 2024-2025 season.

    The Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey Club will consist of seven (7) Tier I AAA teams for the 2024-2025 season offering teams at the 18U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U (Red) and 13U (White) and 12U levels. 

    The Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey Club is a national and internationally recognized club that provides elite level training and development.  The club provides Tier I hockey players exposure on a regional, national and international level mixed with on- and off-ice training designed to allow each player to maximize their potential ... all while providing constructive lessons that allow them to excel in life.

    If you are interested in joining the coaching ranks of the Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey Club, please click on link below and complete the form and email General Manager Dave Kosick ( a letter of interest with resume.

    If you have any questions please contact Dave Kosick at

    We appreciate your interest in joining the Pittsburgh Stars AAA Club and helping our players ... Shoot for the Stars!

    Pittsburgh Stars AAA 2024-2025 COACHES

    The Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey Club is pleased to announce our head coaches and skills instructors for the 2024-2025 season.

    18U AAA - (2006 & 2007) (National Bound) - Dave Kosick
    16U AAA - (2008) (National Bound) - Yuri Krivokhija
    15U AAA - (2009) (National Bound) - Chris Stern
    14U AAA - (2010) (National Bound) - Miles Liberati
    13U AAA Red - (2011) (National Bound) - Mark Hastings
    13U AAA White - (2011) (National Bound) - Dalton Moore
    12U AAA - (2012) - CJ Stellabotte 

    General Manager - Dave Kosick
    Skills and Training Director - Yuri Krivokhija
    Skills and Training Director - Nilan Nagy
    Skills and Instruction Coach - Chris Stern
    Skills and Instruction Coach - Luke Kopchak
    Skills and Instruction Coach - CJ Stellabotte
    Skills and Instruction Coach - Miles Liberati
    Skills and Instruction Coach - Mark Hastings
    Goaltender Training Director - Nick Mish
    Billeting Coordinator - Christine George

    Yuri Krivokhija and Nilan Nagy will serve as "skills training" directors and Nick Mish will again serve as the goaltending training director for Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey. In these roles, they will focus efforts on development and skills training with all Pittsburgh AAA teams.

    BILLET FAMILIES WANTED: 2024-2025 Season

    Know a family interested in opening their house to a travel hockey player billet for the 2024-2025 season?

    The Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey Club is seeking families interested in serving as billet families. Families, both from within and outside of the Pittsburgh Stars Hockey Program, are encouraged to participate.

    If your family would be interested in participating or if you have any questions, please contact General Manager Dave Kosick ( or Billet Coordinator Christine George (


    Pittsburgh Stars in the News

    Esmark to Junior to NCAA - Success Stories

    Tryout Success Stories - Christian Gorscak

    Former Esmark Stars forward Christian Gorscak used an NAHL tryout camp to get on to the Johnstown Tomahawks radar. Three seasons later, Gorscak was named the North American Hockey League's Most Valuable Player. From Esmark to Johnstown to Niagara University, to earn his way into NCAA Division I hockey.

    Christian Gorscak

    NAHL MVP - former Esmark Stars Christian Gorscak


    Former Esmark Stars defenseman Dustin Geregach successfully followed the NAPHL to NAHL to NCAA pathway, from Esmark to Johnstown to Mercyhurst University, to earn his way into NCAA Division I hockey.