Who We Are

 

ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

DEVELOPMENT MODEL & GROWTH
American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA)

The ACHA Leadership Team is comprised of a 9-member volunteer Board of Directors, an Executive Staff overseeing all ACHA operations, 5 Commissioners responsible for supporting membership within their respective Divisions, 8 Regional Coordinators supporting our Men’s Division 2 and 3 Commissioners which are our largest divisions, and a support staff managing various operational areas.

The passion for college hockey and the rewards from providing our student-athletes and teams with the best possible college hockey experience is what makes our Team special and also why most members of the Leadership Team have been associated with the ACHA for over 10 years!

 

Board of Directors

2020 - 2021 season
PRESIDENT

Paul Hebert was elected as the sixth President of the ACHA in February of 2016 following 23 years of involvement in various capacities.

TREASURER

Jim has been the ACHA Treasurer since 2013 and is responsible for the oversight and safeguarding of the organization’s finances

SECRETARY

Jurasek has a USA Hockey Level 5 Master’s certification to go with over 30 years of coaching experience which includes the ACHA

VICE PRESIDENT M1

Gordie grew up playing the game in the metro Detroit area. Went to Ferris State University where he began his affiliation with the ACHA as a player.

VICE PRESIDENT M2

VICE PRESIDENT M3

Steve Hyjek serves as the ACHA’s Vice President for Men’s Division 3, as well as serving as the Head Coach of George Mason University’s Ice Hockey program

VICE PRESIDENT W1

Ashley Harper is currently the Girls Hockey Director at Navy Youth Hockey in Annapolis, Maryland, where she also serves as a coach.

VICE PRESIDENT W2

Deming will serve the remainder of the position’s two-year term, which became available when former W2 VP Scott Hicks resigned from the position in May 2020.

 

USA HOCKEY REPRESENTATIVE

Ashley Bevan joined USA Hockey as the organization’s manager of events administration in April 1998. He held that position until August 2000.

Meet Our Staff

2020 - 2021 season
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Possessing an extensive playing, coaching and administrative background, Craig Barnett was named Executive Director

DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS

Mo Stroemel has been the ACHA Director of Hockey Operations since 2017. Previously, he served multiple roles

ASSISTANT DIR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS

Dave Kurtz has been involved in the ACHA in various capacities since 1997. While attending Liberty University

MEN’S DIVISION 1 COMMISSIONER
MEN’S DIVISION 2 COMMISSIONER
MEN’S DIVISION 3 COMMISSIONER
WOMEN'S DIVISION 1 COMMISSIONER
WOMEN'S DIVISION 2 COMMISSIONER
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
USA HOCKEY REPRESENTIVE
USA HOCKEY REPRESENTIVE
ACHA REFEREE IN CHIEF
LEGAL COUNSEL

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