Meet The Coaches
Bill LoPinto
Founder & Head Instructor

Bill LoPinto is a New York City-based goalie coach who has up to 50 years of experience in playing, coaching and studying goaltending. Coach Bill is currently The Head of Goalie Development for Central Park Ice Hockey at Lasker Rink, Assistant and Head Goalie Coach for BWL High School and Goalie Coach for The St. Bernard’s Mites and Squirts in NYC. He is currently a certified Level 4 USA Hockey Coach. In a former life, Coach Bill was a Wall Street Commodity Floor Trader and Broker for 30+ years! Coach Bill brings a passion for goaltending and teaching that combines his extensive high-level experience with Wall Street Trading Psychology and Savvy each time he steps on the ice! Having raised two college-educated young adults with his lovely wife of over 30 years, Coach Bill can certainly relate to kids and goalies of all ages!

James Hamby
Head Instructor

Coach James has been involved in goaltending for over 20 years as a player and a coach. Growing up in the Detroit, MI area he played the majority of his minor hockey at the AAA level for Honeybaked and Compuware. After high school, James went on to play 3 years of junior hockey in the NAHL, spending time in Alaska, St. Louis, Minnesota, and Detroit. James then attended Adrian College in Adrian, MI where he played 4 years for their NCAA Division III team. His time at Adrian included a trip to the Div. III frozen four in 2015 and in 2013 he led all NCAA Div. III goalies in winning percentage. After graduation, James began coaching goalies in the Detroit area full-time and worked as a head Instructor for Bandits Goaltending. He has worked with goalies of all ages and skill levels. James will be a level 2 USA Hockey Certified Coach this season and is excited about bringing his passion and knowledge
for the position to goaltenders in the NYC area.

Rox Gaudiel
Lead Instructor

Rox has been playing hockey since the wee age of 7. She left sunny FL at 15 when recruited to Berkshire School in western Massachusetts. After high school, she played at Princeton University along with Tarah on the 2006 Ivy Championship team. During this time, she was selected to the 2004 U-22 US National Team. After college, she played one season in the NWHL with the Quebec Avalanche. Since quietly retiring from goaltending, Rox has connected with her inner geek, becoming a database developer / technical business analyst at Fortress Investment Group (FIG).

SJ Broadt

SJ Broadt grew up playing in the NJ/Philadelphia youth hockey leagues. SJ played 3 seasons for the Philadelphia Little Flyers Juniors “A” program, where the team was able to make it to the AJHL Finals in 2008. He then played for the University of Delaware’s Men’s Hockey ACHA Division 1 program. There he helped capture the school’s first-ever National Championship in 2012. He received several honors including the National Tournament MVP,  1st Team All American, and ACHA Player of the Year. SJ has been coaching goalies for over 10 years. Some highlights include being an instructor for The Vladislav Tretiak School of Goaltending and coached all girls goalie clinics with Gold Medalist Shannon Szabados. SJ is also an EBUG (Emergency Backup Goalie) for the New Jersey Devils and has been coaching in the NY area for the past 3 years.

Eric Sobel

Eric has been coaching goalies of all ages and levels since 2008. Eric, a level 1 USA Hockey certified coach, spent last season as a goalie coach for the Central Park Hawks program in NYC. Before coming to NYC, he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he played in net for their ACHA DII team. Eric has diverse coaching experience, serving as an instructor at Jon Elkin’s Goalie Schools in Mississauga, Ontario as well as at Miami Hockey School in Oxford, Ohio. He also served as an Assistant Coach of the Miami University ACHA DII team in 2011-2012. Throughout his coaching and playing experience, Eric has developed a great depth of knowledge and passion for the position. He passes this on to students through a focused approach that fixates on technique, hard work, and repetition to grow and refine a goalie’s skillset.

Derek Hess

Derek brings nearly 10 years of coaching experience to Bill Lopinto Goaltending and is currently a certified level 2 USA hockey coach. He has experience coaching goalies of all ages and experience, from mite all the way up to ACHA college goalies. Currently Coach Derek is a head goaltending instructor for the Central Park Hawks program in NYC as well as the head coach for the peewee black program for the hawks. On top of the Hawks program Derek co-coaches the BWL high school hockey team in NYC. Before coming to the greater NYC area, he won a national championship at the ACHA DII college hockey level playing goal for Michigan State University (Go Green). With his experience Derek brings a passion that influences his fun and hardworking approach to the goaltending position. Not only is his focus to build goaltending skills and fundamentals, but also building the skills to allow the goaltender to become a better athlete.

Joe Hess
Skills Instructor

A Michigan native, Joe brings with him more than 15 years of coaching experience, ranging from Mini-Mites up through 18U. Upon graduating from Lake Forest College, where he last played competitively for the school’s NCAA DIII program, Joe moved to NYC and began coaching for the Central Park Hawks organization. While coaching 10U, 12U, and 14U for the Hawks, he began working as a Powerskating and
Skills Instructor under Kurt Nichols, one of the premier skating instructors in the country. Currently a USA Hockey Level 4 Instructor, he is an experienced skills instructor for players ranging from novice up
through Elite AAA, working with youth programs throughout the Tri-State area. Joe is also the Manager of Westside Skate & Stick, the pre-imminent hockey and figure skating store in NYC.

Carlos Rossell
Skills Instructor

Coach Carlos or “Los” as all of his friends call him has been involved in hockey for over forty years, as a player, coach, and broadcaster. Coach Los has worked hockey clinics and camps throughout the Tri-State area and the Mid Atlantic since 1985, most recently having worked at The Northern Roots Hockey School and The Chelsea Piers Hockey Camp. Currently, Coach Carlos is on staff with The Central Park Hawks and The New York City Cyclones. Coach Los’s impressive hockey playing resume started in NYC at All Hallows HS. From there Coach Los was captain and played Jr’s for the Binghamton Barons and then the Springfield Olympics. From Jr’s, Coach Los went on to play college hockey for Elmira College. After college Carlos joined The New York City Road Warriors and has also played internationally with several different elite level travel teams based in The U.S.  Since 1987 Carlos has served as a Spanish Language Color Analyst for The NHL on Fox, ESPN International/Deportes and MSG Radio covering National Hockey League regular season and The Stanley Cup Playoffs. Most recently he has covered The World Cup of Hockey in 2015 and The NCAA Frozen Four. Carlos was also the owner of The Blue Moon Mexican Café, where he was partners with three New York Ranger players; Carlos sold The Blue Moon at the end of 2011 and now dedicates his time to coaching and skill development.

Jeremy Silverman
Skills Instructor

Coach Jeremy started his hockey career right here in the NYC area. Born in Queens, NY coach Jeremy began his journey on wheels before steel by playing roller hockey at the age of 4. Coach Jeremy moved on to the ice at age of 8 and never looked back, eventually playing high school and AA travel hockey in the NYC area. After his youth and high school career finished he eventually went to play ACHA Div III for Robert Morris University – Chicago. After College, coach Jeremy began to tap into his next passion after playing which is coaching specifically in skill development. He has worked as a private skill and skating coach for the past 7 years while also working with the Central park Hawks program for the past 2 years. Coach Jeremy is a level 3 USA hockey certified coach and still plays both competitive roller and ice hockey as well bringing not only a passion for the game as a coach but, as a player as well.