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Recent Hilliard Junior Varsity News

Director of Hockey Operations & Varsity Assistant Coach – CLIFF SAWICKI

Varsity Head Coach – JAKE TRASK

Varsity Assistant Coach – DAVID COX

Junior Varsity Head Coach – BOBBY “SHEP” SHEPHERD

Junior Varsity Assistant Coach – KEN SNYDER

Junior Varsity Assistant Coach – OWEN FORCHIONE


The current State Champions, Hilliard Hockey Club, are excited to announce the above staff for the 2022-23 season.

All our coaches have returned from our historic 2021-22 season to try and repeat and build on that success and we want to note that current Varsity Assistant Coach, Cliff Sawicki, is also now our new Director of Hockey Operations.  We are also pleased to add that both Cliff and the Varsity Head Coach, Jake Trask, has given the club a 2-year commitment in their roles.

We would like to thank our former Director of Hockey Operation, Joe Gillespie, for his service to the Hilliard Hockey Club over the last 8 years.  Joe’s contributions to the club have left the club in a better place than when he started.  Joe’s Commitment to provide a great hockey experience for players and their families has helped elevate Hilliard Hockey to one of the premier clubs in the state.  We wish Joe the best with his role as CEO & Co-Owner of both the Columbus Mavericks and Buffalo Stampede hockey teams in the USPHL (United States Premier Hockey League) along with all their Columbus local affiliations plus any future endeavors. Joe will still be providing some assistance over the next 30 days  as we transition to the new director.