CSGHA is excited to announce the return of Eric Mayhew for the 2016-17 season as the Head Coach of the 16U Tier I team. In Eric’s tenure with the Select he has served as an assistant coach for the 14U Tier I, Head Coach for the 14U Tier I for two seasons and most recently as the Head Coach of the 16U Tier I team for the last two seasons. Eric’s previous coaching background includes his time at Littleton Hockey Association as a coach at the 14U and 16U levels. In addition he spent two years with The Colorado Thunderbird Hockey Association as an Assistant Coach at the 15U level. Eric has also coached for Youngstown Youth Hockey (Ohio) and Denver University Youth Hockey at the 8U-12U recreational levels.
Eric holds a Level IV certification in the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program and has certifications as a personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition to his Tier II and Tier I coaching experience Eric was Director and Lead Instructor at SSSIHL Hockey Camp in Centennial, CO.
Eric played three years of Tier 3 junior hockey before attending college. The majority of his junior career was played in the now defunct Continental Elite Hockey League (CEHL) for the Traverse City Enforcers (MI), Youngstown Phantom Rockets (OH) and finished his juniors career in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) for Bay City Bombers (CA). Following his time in junior hockey Eric attended and played four years of varsity NCAA hockey the Fitchburg State College, located in Fitchburg. MA.
In Eric’s time with Colorado Select he has taken two teams to the National Championship Tournament, and will be taking his third team to the National Championship in 2016 following the 16U Tier I team's Rocky Mountain District Championship on March 13, 2016. In the 2014-15 season his 16U AAA team finished third in the JWHL (Junior Women’s Hockey League), and improved to a second place finish this season. the JWHL is the premier league for women’s hockey in North America for moving players on to college hockey.
Please join us in thanking Eric for his time and service to the association, and in wishing him luck as he returns next season!