The Bandits Hockey Association is proud to announce our 2019/2020 Bandits Hockey Team Rosters:
U16 National Bound Team - Steve Whitfield
Steve is a level 4 certified USA Hockey coach and has been part of the Bandit program since the 2010 inaugural season. Originally from Natick, MA, Steve played 4 years of College at UMass Boston. Steve is the GM and Hockey Director of The ICE Complex.
Under the direction of Coach Whitfield, Bandit teams have posted successful seasons with several tournament championships and a trip to the USA Hockey National tournament. 2018/19 - U16 AA, two tournament championships. 2017/18 - Bantam AA, two championship tournaments, including the SYTHL playoffs. 2016/17 - Bantam A, 42-11-2 record, including three tournament championships and one tournament finalist position. 2015/16 - Peewee AA, undefeated in SYTHL play. Also included in his many accomplishments as head coach with The Bandits Hockey Association, is the 2011/12 season, in which Coach Whitfield led the Bandit Bantam team to an undefeated season in SYTHL play and winning 3 of 5 tournaments including the State Championship and a trip to the 2012 USA Hockey National Tournament.
U14 (Bantam) - Tim Gampel
Tim is a level 4 certified USA Hockey coach and has been with The Bandit Hockey Association since 2010. Tim is originally from Newburyport, MA, where he played youth travel and high school hockey. Tim is currently a member of the AAHL
Coach Gampel has served as assistant and head coach to Bandit teams from Peewee to U16. Coach Gampel’s accomplishments as head coach include; 2018/19 – Peewee A, two tournament championships and SYTHL playoff champions. 2016/17 - U16 A, SYTHL and three tournament championships. As assistance coach, Coach Gampel has been a part of several successful Bandit team seasons, including the 2011/12 Bantam undefeated season in SYTHL play and winning 3 of 5 tournaments including the State Championship and a trip to the 2012 USA Hockey National Tournament.
U12 (Peewee) – Steve Whitfield, Andy Berryman
Andy is a level 2 certified USA Hockey coach and has been a part of the Bandit program since 2016, joining the Bandit coaching staff in 2018 as coach on the Peewee team. Andy is originally from Detroit, MI where he played competitive hockey through high school. Andy is currently a member of the AAHL
Coach Berryman brings assistant coach experience with Squirt and Peewee level teams. As assistant coach to the Bandit Peewee team in the 2018/19 season, Andy helped led the team to tournament championships in St Louis and at Notre Dame, as well as wining the SYTHL playoffs. Coach Berryman comes to the Bandit organization with previous assistant coaching experience having helped coach a squirt travel team to the league championship. Coach Berryman will look to build off this experience, the success of the 2018/19 Bandit Peewee team, and his wealth of hockey knowledge, to develop players both on an individual as well as a team level.
U10 (Squirt) - Craig Terranova
Craig is a Level 5 certified USA Hockey coach, a Gold Level Goaltending coach with USA Hockey, as well as the SE Region Coaching Education Program Instructor for USA Hockey. Craig has been a part of the Bandit program since 2011. Craig is a native of New Jersey where he played youth hockey thru high school and into college. Craig is currently a member of the AAHL.
Coach Terranova has served as goalie coach with the Bandit program since 2011, coaching with all levels, Squirt – U16. Coach Terranova brings 20+ years of coaching knowledge, USA Hockey training programs, and coaching instruction to the U10 head coach position for the 2019/20 season. With his ability to create a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment, he is looking forward to working with the Squirt team to develop both individual and team skills in the spirit of the Bandit Hockey Association Mission Statement - 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.
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.