brad shaver, uSPHL 18U North Champs/ All-star Coach
Brad was born and raised in Kingston Ontario where he played his youth hockey as well Junior, 1989-1992 Kingston Voyageurs OJHL. He played four years at Elmira College graduating in 1996 as the captain and Senior All-star. Brad then played Two Seasons with Tilburg and participated in two European Cups. From there Brad played for Crimmitchau in Germany before returning to the states. He finished his career with Adirondack Ice hawks of the UHL.
Brad began his coaching with Skidmore College where he served as an Assistant.
He then coached Junior Hockey with the Albany Junior River Rats winning a national Championship in 2006. Brad started the CP Dynamo in 2008 and since then has won 4 state Championships with 18U and been to the National Tournament 4 times. Brad is a 6th grade Special Education Teacher at Shenedehowa Central Schools in Clifton Park NY. Brad Currently resides in Glens Falls NY. He has twin daughters, Gabrielle and Madeline (15) and a son, Colton (11).
Dennis Kravchenko, former pro Hockey player
Originally from Southern California, Dennis started playing hockey at the age of 4. He began his career playing AAA hockey for the Anaheim Jr Ducks, LA Selects, and LA Jr Kings. Being on a Tier 1 AAA hockey team allowed Dennis to experience many different tournaments such as SilverSticks, Quebec PeeWee Tournament, Bell Capital Classic, and Nationals where he medaled twice.
After his AAA years, he received the opportunity to attend a prestigious Prep-School, Kimball Union Academy. During his two years at KUA, Dennis was a multi varsity sport athlete playing hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. While there, he was fortunate enough to win the New England Prep School Championship in 2010.
After his junior year, Dennis headed to Wichita Falls, TX to play in the NAHL. Shortly after arriving, he was called up to play in the USHL where he spent the next three years. During that time Dennis played for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and the Sioux Falls Stampede where he was named assistant captain. In his final year of juniors, Dennis was selected as the Captain of Team USA in the World Junior A Challenge, where he led his team to a gold medal.
Dennis was offered a full scholarship to play collegiate D1 hockey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In his freshmen year he led his team in scoring, and received the team award for Rookie of The Year. After his freshman year, Dennis was selected to attend the Anaheim Ducks Development Camp where he scored a hat trick in the final scrimmage. During his sophomore year, he received Hockey East Player of the Month for October, All Tournament Team MVP, as well as All California D1 Men's Hockey team.
When the opportunity came for Dennis to start his professional career, he jumped at the chance and attended Calgary Flames Development Camp. From there he was invited to attend the Flames Rookie camp and NHL camp. He finally ended up in New York, playing for the Adirondack Thunder in the ECHL. Following his first year he accepted the opportunity to play for the Fort Wayne Komets in Indiana, where he received the "Mr Hustle" award appointed by his teammates and upper management. His final year pro he decided to return to the Adirondack Thunder. Due to a career ending injury, Dennis turned his attention to coaching, where he could focus on the development of athletes.
Played 3 years of Professional Hockey (ECHL)
101 PTS (42G-59A) ECHL Career
ECHL Fort Wayne Komets “Mr. Hustle” Award
ECHL All-Star Game 2016-2017
61 PTS (22G-39A) NCAA D1 Career
All California D1 Men’s Hockey Team 2015
MVP All Tournament Team Princeton-Yale Tournament
UMass 2015 Hockey East Player of the Month for October, UMass 2015
UMass Rookie of the Year 2014-2015
Offered a full NCAA D1 scholarship-UMASS AMHERST
World Junior A Challenge Captain/Gold Medal 2013
129 PTS (43G-86A) USHL Career
Drafted by the Cedar Rapids Roughriders (USHL)
Drafted by the Vancouver Giants (WHL)
112 PTS (35G-77A) PREP Career
Offered full scholarship to Kimball Union Academy (PREP)
Kayley Romano, arena manager
Kayley Romano is the manager of the ice arena and a on-ice instructor for Capital Hockey Academy. She grew up in Florida and attended prep school at Northwood in Lake Placid, NY for 2 years. Kayley played for the Boston Shamrocks JWHL from 2012-13. She then played NCAA Division 3 for Manhattanville while obtaining the title as Captain her junior and senior year. Throughout college, she managed to qualify for the ECAC East Academic Team and the NEHC All Academic Team. Her professional career includes being able to teach all levels of skaters. In her spare time, she likes to play with her 12 year old black lab, Sidney.