Hockey Instructor, Virtua Health Flyers Skate Zone in Pennsauken
Andrew grew up playing hockey at the Flyers Skate Zone in Pennsauken, and his love of the game has brought him back to instruct others how to play the great game.
Andrew started out as a Pennsauken Thunderbird before playing for Team Comcast on the AA and AAA levels. Andrew continued his hockey career at the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs of the Empire Junior Hockey League. His collegiate career began at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire and then finished his collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma.
After college, Andrew played professional hockey for the Berkshire (MA) Battalion in the Federal Hockey League.
Andrew's passion for the game will help in his role as a hockey instructor for the Learn to Play Hockey program and clinics at the Virtua Health Flyers Skate Zone in Pennsauken.
Hockey Director, Aria Health Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia
To say Eric Semborski has experienced a hockey career unlike any other would be an understatement.
Eric grew up in Bloomsburg, PA and played junior hockey for the Jersey Wildcats in the NA3AHL. Eric then attended Temple University, where he served as a goaltender for Temple University's club hockey team. Eric posted a .893% save percentage in 22 games his senior year with Temple.
While at Temple, Eric interned with the Philadelphia Flyers in customer service and with Snider Hockey as an on-ice instructor. Eric graduated with a degree in Sport Management in December 2015.
Upon graduation, Eric Semborski was hired by Flyers Skate Zone as the Hockey Programs Coordinator in Voorhees.
He was coaching on the ice at Voorhees on December 3, 2016, when he was asked out of the blue to get his goalie equipment and head to the Wells Fargo Center. 90 minutes later, Eric was taking warmups with the Chicago Blackhawks, as he was signed to a one-day amateur tryout contact to serve as the emergency backup goaltender for the day. (He replaced Corey Crawford on the roster, who had come down with appendicitis that morning.)
Eric's story became newsworthy both in Philadelphia, Chicago, and throughout the hockey world. Eric appeared in feature stories in USA Today and NHL.com, and appeared on the Preston and Steve Show, CBS 3, and CSN Philly in Philadelphia, along with CSN Chicago.
In March 2017, Eric was promoted to Hockey Director at the Aria Health Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia, where he brings his playing and instructional experience to lessons and programs at the rink.
For more about Eric's journey as an NHL player for a day, click here!
Hockey Director, Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees
Bryan is a natural at teaching hockey, and it shows out on the ice.
Bryan is a former ACHA Division I defenseman/forward at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 2009-2014.
In his senior year he earned second team all-conference. Before playing in college Bryan played 3 years of junior and a year of Midget AAA for the Little Flyers organization.
Bryan started his coaching at Snider Jockey coaching ages 5-18 for the nonprofit after school program. Bryan coached their Bantam B to a district championship.
Bryan started with Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees as the Hockey Programs Coordinator before becoming the Hockey Director at Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philly in the Fall of the 2016. In the spring of 2017, Bryan moved back to Voorhees to be the Hockey Director.
Besides his playing and coaching experience, Bryan also has a B.S in sports administration. His passion for the sport of hockey shows in every lesson he teaches, making the game fun for kids of all ages.