In the late 90’s, Jim was part of a group that rented ice weekly in the early morning hours to play pick-up hockey. Prior to this time, Jim hadn’t been on ice skates in nearly ten years. Like many of us, he caught the bug! Soon after getting involved, Jim took over the group’s organizational role and quickly turned the AM Hockey group into a well-run, highly organized hockey program that played several mornings per week, and that would eventually become Shinny USA.
Jim is a graduate of Drexel University. He started his career in public accounting where he spent several years with two of the then “Big 6” accounting firms. A CPA, Jim left the public arena in the late 90’s to join the student housing industry where he has spent the last 20 years. He is currently a Senior Vice President for University Student Living, a Marlton, NJ based student housing development and management company. Jim resides in West Chester with his wife and two daughters.
Dave and his wife, Cathy, are expatriate Canadians who moved to the states in ’81 for grad school and never made it home. When their youngest son expressed that he wanted to play hockey, Dave and Cathy decided that they would also begin to play. Cathy had never played before and Dave hadn’t played in more than 35 years. Now they both play multiple times a week, and their son has gone on to play college and junior hockey.
Dave is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has a private counseling practice in Newtown Square, Pa.
After being invited to skate with Shinny USA in January 2000, Pat joined the Shinny USA Leadership Team as Director of Player Recruitment in June 2011. Pat is responsible for recruiting hockey enthusiasts of all levels and providing operational support for Shinny USA. Still an active participant, Pat can be found on the ice anywhere from Aston to West Chester.
A graduate from Millersville University (BS Industrial Technology), Pat played ice hockey for Millersville from 1994 – 1997. During that period he helped lead the team in winning the 1994 – 1995 DVCHC Championship. Pat was also selected as starting goaltender for the 1996 – 1997 DVCHC All-Star Game. Pat resides in Springfield, PA with his wife and their two daughters.