Director of Hockey Operations
Coach Daemion Glantz has been coaching youth hockey for 9 years and has dedicated much time and effort to the development of the kids he coaches. Coach Glantz’s accomplishments include winning the 2021 - 2022 State Championship at 16U, 2nd place for both the 2020 - 2021 and 2019 - 2020 State Championships at 14U, 3 House League Championship teams, 3 Cross Town Cup Championship Teams, and 2 House All Star Championship teams.
Coach Glantz found the passion to coach youth hockey from the love of watching his son play. Coach Glantz is motivational, with a keen ability to communicate to help the kids understand the benefits of hard work on and off the ice, and finds joy watching the kids develop and learn the game of hockey. Coach Glantz emphasizes communication, integrity and effort in order to model behaviors to young athletes.
Coach Glantz enjoys his time at the rink where he has coached at all age groups from 8-18. He also coaches Girls High School Lacrosse. He is an advocate for the PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance), Level 4 USA Hockey Certified and a Level 2 Sommelier- so if you don’t want to talk about sports, toss him a food or beverage question!
Coach Greg Sitrick has played hockey just about his entire life. Coach Sitrick played at all levels growing up - house, travel and club hockey - and continued to play hockey throughout college and law school at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Flames), Northern Arizona University, and Northwestern University.
After law school, Coach Greg served as assistance coach for 6 years in Illinois for Northwestern University's Varsity Men's Team before transitioning to youth hockey in Arizona for the last 9 years.
Coach Sitrick draws upon his vast experiences to provide constructive, targeted, individualized feedback for his players and goalies so that they can succeed in their journey to becoming the best player they can be.
Coach Huntley has over 20 years of coaching and training experience with A, AA, AAA, Tier III & Tier II Jr. A teams. He takes pride in preparing and moving players to higher levels of the sport and sending players to AAA, Junior and College programs, including an ECAC-W Rookie of the year. His goal with the Bucks is to “Help develop and grow this organization and make it the first choice for hockey players in Arizona”.
Strength And Conditioning Coach
Haley Conant is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) at Onyx Athletic Performance - the premier center in the Phoenix East Valley area for everyone from weekend warriors to elite athletes. Coach Conant specializes in strength training for endurance athletes, assisted stretching, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Prior to Onyx Athletic Performance, Coach Conant provided sports medicine services to Arizona State University’s hockey, rugby, and lacrosse teams. Coach Conant shows athletes a holistic approach to strength and conditioning so they can exceed their potential on and off the rink. ADHL Hockey is excited to have Coach Conant training the Bucks at Onyx Athletic Performance next season.
Anthony Caruso is a professional goaltending coach that has been coaching goaltenders in Arizona, Sweden, and Canada for 15 over years, and had been an instructor at the J. Elkin Goalie School in Mississauga, Ont. CA for the last 12 years. Coach Caruso brings with him a wealth of elite goaltending and hockey experiences, as he played Division 2 Professional Swedish Hockey, Jr. A Hockey and College Hockey, and has officiated over 1500 games in his career. Coach Caruso has a eye for the details of the game and serves as a regular official in the AHL. ADHL Hockey is excited to have Coach Caruso training the Bucks goaltenders next season.
Buck is a silver Weimaraner and has been a part of the Bucks organization for more than 4 years. Buck is highly athletic and uses his speed and large body size to gain an advantage when trying to take possession of the puck. He has grown up in a hockey environment, but hates the cold somehow, and prefers to play street hockey over ice hockey. In his spare time, Buck enjoys pointing and chasing birds, and hanging out with his family.
Chris Erickson is a USA Hockey Level 4 coach with over 40 years of coaching and training experience. Chris has been a scout for the New Mexico Renegades Junior Hockey, and the Granite City Junior Hockey, and served as an evaluator over the Advanced 16U/17U hockey programs in Minnesota, and over the Reebok High Performance Programs in Minnesota.
Chris has coached numerous boys and girls playing major college hockey across the country, including some players that have made it to the NHL.
Tyler Erickson is a USA Hockey Level 4 coach with 12 years of experience coaching High school Hockey in Minnesota, as well as training players of all ages across the valley for the past 4 years. Tyler played Jr Hockey in Minnesota before moving to Arizona.
Chris and Tyler have run Erickson Hockey in the Valley since 2018 and in Minnesota for numerous prior seasons. Chris and Tyler specialize in individual skill development, working with players of all ages to elevate their game and prepare them for the next level.
Erickson Hockey provides individualized training sessions focused on: Skating Fundamentals on a Skating Treadmill, Shooting, Stickhandling, Balance, Agility, and Strength.