About Us

Unionville Ice Hockey Club Philosophy

The Unionville Ice Hockey Club believes that by playing ice hockey on our teams, our sons and daughters will learn to enjoy ice hockey as a life long sport. In doing so, they will develop outstanding character and sportsmanship.

By practicing and playing ice hockey, they will grow as athletes, developing strength, speed and agility. They will also learn how to lead and work together with their team, gaining confidence in their selves and their teammates.

They will learn strategy and how to win on the ice by accepting and respecting thoughtful coaching.

They will learn to be proud by representing Unionville Schools before, during and after games.

The Unionville Ice Hockey Club is organized in a way that develops ice hockey teams from beginners through champions. Our middle school program is designed to build skills and provide a sustainable pool of experienced, dedicated players to our high school programs.

Our Middle School Blue team’s primary purpose is to teach fundamental skills and teamwork. We welcome all players. We believe the best way to do this is by playing hockey. Therefore, this team will focus on giving each player as much game time as possible.

Our Middle School Gold team’s primary purpose is to teach experienced players how to work together to achieve success. We believe the best way to do this is by playing in a competitive environment. In doing so, we prepare these players for high school hockey.

Our High School Boys Junior Varsity team’s primary purpose is to develop a pool of talent for Varsity level hockey. We believe the best way to do this is by giving these players substantial time in competitive team play.

Our High School Girls Varsity team’s primary purpose is to play ice hockey at the highest level of competition in our league. We expect to win, but won’t compromise our values or integrity to do so.

Our High School Boys Varsity team’s primary purpose is to play ice hockey at the highest level of competition in our league. Selection to the Varsity team is an honor and is not a guarantee. We expect to win, but won’t compromise our values or integrity to do so.

Contact

Unionville Ice Hockey Club
PO Box 476
Unionville, PA 19375-0476

Board Members

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President

Lea Burke

Term: July 2023-25

The president is responsible for the overall direction of the club. They guide the board in decision making around budget, ice slots and practice cadence, conduct, charitable activities, community events, and league engagement. The president is the primary contact with the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District and responsible for maintaining good relations with the school district.

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Registrar

Heather Piesco

Term: July 2022-24

The registrar is focused on the player numbers and the registration of players each season. They oversee incoming and outgoing players to properly forecast the number of teams and team size, which then translates into league registration and practice time. They also interact directly with the league to ensure our teams are placed properly for competitive games.

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Vice President - High School

Clee Brun

Term: May 2024-26

The vice president of high school is focused on the high school teams, both boys and girls. They engage with the league to ensure proper interpretation of the rules. They also coordinate coaching for the respective teams as well as budgeting activities with the league to cover referees, scorekeepers, and game ice time.

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Vice President - Middle School

Mike Budicak

Term: July 2021-25

The vice president of middle school is focused on the middle school teams. They engage with the league to ensure proper interpretation of the rules. They also coordinate coaching for the respective teams as well as budgeting activities with the league to cover referees, scorekeepers, and game ice time. They also develop and execute on the strategy for things like spirit wear and other fundraisers.

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Secretary

Kristen Young

Term: July 2023-25

The secretary is responsible for communication pertinent to events important to the club. This includes registration, scheduling, league events, and team activities. Communication channels include direct email, district-sponsored email distributions, social media, and digital content via the club website. The secretary also maintains minutes for board meetings.

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Treasurer

Valerie Marcolongo

Term: July 2023-25

The role of Treasurer includes setting appropriate financial policies and controls for the Club, managing budgets and projections as well as contributing to the strategic direction of UIHC as part of the Board.