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Meet our Coaches

The New Jersey ICEDOGS 2022 - 2023 Coaches

Mark Schaeffer, Mites

Mark has long roots with the NJ ICEDOGS. Mark is a former player who went on to play travel hockey and high school hockey.  Mark has shown his flexibility by coaching at different levels within the ICEDOGS organization including Squirts as well as Midgets. For the 2022-23 season, Mark will be coaching the Mites.  Mark is a well-liked coach and kids flock to him when he is on the ice.  Mark's love and enthusiasm for the game can only be compared to his compassion and willingness to see the kids succeed.

Chase Hausler, Squirts

Chase played on the first ever Icedogs team and was the first starting goalie. He played 5 years with the Icedogs - winning many tournaments and championships along the way.  Chase's mom, Mary, and dad, Charlie, were board members on the original Ice Dogs board that started the club.  Chase also played varsity hockey with Paramus High school winning team MVP his senior year.  Chase continued his career playing college hockey at William Patterson University.

Erick Echeverria, PeeWee

Erick is a lifelong hockey fan and player at Fair Lawn High School. Erick continued to play in adult leagues and turned his attention to giving back through coaching. Erick‚Äôs coaching experience includes assisting with the Fair Lawn Clinic, coaching with the Ice Dogs Mites regular season and spring Clinic for the last 7 years. Erick will stress the fundamentals of hockey, as well as team work, discipline and most of all developing a love for the game. Erick is a large part of why our program has been so successful. 

James Bieber, Bantam

Dan Murphy, Bantam

Dan Murphy comes to the ICEDOGS with over 30 years of coaching and player experience. He has played 4 years of Division 3 college hockey and has coached at various age levels including several years with Dumont Roller Hockey. Dan coached with us in 2016 - 17 and quickly established himself with the players and parents by sharing his wealth of hockey knowledge, positive teaching style and professionalism behind the bench. We are happy to have Dan back with the ICEDOGS and look forward to another great year.

Andrew Ross - Midget 18U
Bobby Castella - Midget 18U