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Men's Hockey
Head Coach: Mark VanVliet (2nd year)
Associate Head Coach: Jordan Permoda (2nd year)

Assistant Coach: Chris Laska (2nd year)

Student Manager: Seth Holton (1st year)
2013-14 Record: 18-8-0-5, 6-5-0-3 MCHC West
Statistics: 2013-14
Home Ice: Griff's Ice House, 30 Coldbrook NE (Belknap Park)
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2013-14 Men's Hockey Schedule

Sun., Sept. 22 @ University of Notre Dame @ Compten Family Ice Arena South Bend, Ind. W 4-3 (OT)  
Fri., Oct. 4 @ University of Detroit Mercy @ City Sprots Center Detroit, Mich. W 4-3  
Sat., Oct. 5

vs. University of Detroit Mercy @ Griff's Ice House

Video Highlights of Home Opener vs UDM

Grand Rapids, Mich. W 9-6  
Fri., Oct. 11 vs. Xavier University @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. W 6-5  
Sat., Oct. 12 vs. Xavier University @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. L 2-3 (OT)  
Fri., Oct. 18

vs. Redeemer College

Calvin College Tournament @ Eagle Ice Center

Grand Rapids, Mich. L 4-6  
Sat., Oct. 19

vs. Ball State University

Calvin College Tournament @ Eagle Ice Center

Grand Rapids, Mich. W 6-0  
Fri., Nov. 1 @ Lansing Community College* @ Summit Centre Lansing, Mich. W 5-3  
Sat., Nov. 2 vs. Lansing Community College* @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. W 6-0  
Sun., Nov. 3 vs. University of Notre Dame @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. W 6-2 Listen on the Radio Michigan Sports Radio App
Fri., Nov. 8 @ University of Louisville @ Iceland Sports Complex Louisville, Ken. W 4-3  
Sat., Nov. 9 @ University of Louisville @ The Iceland Sports Complex Louisville, Ken. L 4-3  
Fri., Nov. 15 @ Lawrence Tech @ Southfield Sports Arena Southfield, Mich. W 4-3 (SO)
Sat., Nov. 16 vs. Lawrence Tech @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. W 7-5  
Fri., Nov. 22 @ Calvin College* @ Eagle Ice Center Grand Rapids, Mich. L 1-3  
Sat., Nov. 23 vs. Calvin College* @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. L 3-4 (OT)  
Sat., Dec. 7 vs. Adrian College* @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. L 6-8  
Sun., Dec. 8 @ Adrian* @ Arrington Arena Adrian, Mich. L 3-4  
Fri., Dec. 13 @ Davenport* @ Patterson Ice Arena Grand Rapids, Mich. W 1-0  
Sat., Dec. 14 vs. Davenport* @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. L 3-4 (OT)  
Fri. Jan. 10 vs. Holy Cross College @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. W 4-1  
Sat., Jan. 11 vs. Holy Cross College @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. W 6-3  
Sun., Jan. 12 @ Oakland University @ Detroit Skating Club Detroit, Mich. W 4-3  
Sat., Jan. 25 vs. Michigan State University* @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. W 6-3  
Sun., Jan. 26 @ Michigan State University* @ Munn Ice Arena East Lansing, Mich. W 5-2  
Fri., Jan. 31 vs. Grand Valley State University* @ Griff's House Grand Rapids, Mich. L 2-5  
Sat., Feb. 1 @ Grand Valley State* @ Georgetown Ice Arena Allendale, Mich. L 1-2 (OT)  
Fri., Feb. 7 @ Hope College* @ The Edge Ice Arean Holland, Mich. W 2-1 (OT)  
Sat., Feb. 8 vs. Hope College* @ Griff's Ice House Grand Rapids, Mich. L 1-7 Listen on the Radio

Fri., Feb. 14


MCHC Playoffs vs. Calvin College @ Southside Ice Arena


Byron Center, Mich. L 2-3 (OT)  
Fri., Feb. 21

MCHA North Regional vs. Adrian College (Gold)

@ Georgetown Ice Arena

Allendale, Mich. L 1-4  
* Indicates MCHC West Division League Games


No. Photos Name Ht. Yr. Hometown/High School (College)
1 Sean Schmeiser Sean Schmeiser 6-0 Fr. Grandville, Mich.
2 Brent Steele Chase McPherson 6-0 Fr. Otsego, Mich.
3 Will Adamson Will Adamson 5-11 So. Cadillac, Mich.
4 Charlie Crowley Charlie Crowley 6-0 Fr. Valparaiso, Ind.
5 Austin Staltmanis Austin Staltmanis 5-9 Fr. Kalamazoo, Mich.
7 Photo Not Available Matt Krzykwa   Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
8 Cody Edwards Cody Edwards 5-11 Jr. Battle Creek, Mich.
9 Brandon Scherzer Brandon Scherzer 6-2 So. Sparta, Mich.
10 Travis Mitchell Travis Mitchell 5-10 Jr. Kalamazoo, Mich.
11 Jimmy McDonagh Jimmy McDonagh 6-0 Sr. Battle Creek, Mich.
12 Carson Miller Carson Miller 6-1 So. Kalamazoo, Mich.
14 Hugh Ingalls Hugh Ingalls 5-9 Sr. Battle Creek, Mich.
15 Dan Brumley Dan Brumley 5-9 So. Farmington Hills, Mich.
16 Doug Zelenka Doug Zelenka 6-0 So. West Olive, Mich.
17 Corey Giffel Corey Giffel 6-0 Fr. Grandville, Mich.
18 Justen Caudill Justen Caudill 6-2 So. Monroe, Mich.
19 Graham Gates Graham Gates 6-1 Fr. Marian, Ind.
20 Kyle Jansens Kyle Jansens 6-0 So. Byron Center, Mich.
21 Chris Corgan Chris Corgan 6-1 Fr. Grand Haven, Mich.
22 Lucas Nadrasik Lucas Nadrasik 5-11 So. Schoolcraft, Mich.
23 Brenden Giffel Brenden Giffel 6-0 So. Grandville, Mich.
24 Alec Faggion Alec Faggion 6-0 Fr. Grand Ledge, Mich.
25 Cal Brininger Cal Brininger 6-1 Fr. Mattawan, Mich.
26 Christian Potter Christian Potter 6-4 Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
27 Greg Baranyai Greg Baranyai 6-2 Sr. Hillman, Mich.
28 Sam Matthews Sam Matthews 5-9 So. Hopkins, Mich.
30 Photo Not Available Jake Stille      
35 PJ Nemish PJ Nemish 5-10 Fr. Cadillac, Mich.
38 Matt Glowacki Matt Glowacki 6-0 Fr. St. Joseph, Mich.
71 Brent Steele Brent Steele 6-4 Sr. Caledonia, Mich.


Mark VanVliet

Mark VanVliet begins his second year as head coach for the Aquinas College Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Coach VanVliet has been involved with the West Michigan Hockey Community for almost 40 years as a player, official, and coach. Most recently VanVliet served as an Assistant Coach at Davenport University. In just four seasons he helped guide the Panthers’ Division 3 Program from its’ inception to two straight appearances at the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) National Finals in 2010 and 2011. Prior to Davenport University, VanVliet served as head coach at Grand Rapids South Christian, Grand Rapids Union, and Grand Rapids Christian High Schools as well as coaching in the Kentwood Hockey and Skating Association (KHSA). A goaltender by trade, Coach VanVliet played for Grand Rapids Christian where he garnered All League Honors in both the 1974-75 and 1975-76 seasons. After high school he attended Calvin College where he majored in Physical Education and served as the Knights starting goaltender for three straight seasons from 1977-1980. VanVliet then capped his career by playing Senior “A” hockey in Lansing, Mich. from 1980-81. Mark is employed at Gilson Graphics where he serves as an account executive. He and his wife Faith currently live in the Grand Rapids area and have four children: Jillian, Jenna, Marygrace, and Theodore (Teddy).   

Jordan Permoda

Jordan Permoda begins his second year behind the bench with Aquinas College Hockey and has added the title of Associate Head Coach to his responsibilities.  Coach Permoda has been playing hockey in the West Michigan area for 17 years at the house, travel, AAA, junior and collegiate level. He is a recent graduate of Davenport University where he played two years, appearing in two ACHA D3 National Tournaments.   Jordan, a defenseman by trade, coordinates on ice practice sessions, individual player skill development and has game responsibilities for defense and goaltenders.  Coach Permoda received his BA in Marketing at Davenport University and is employed by WorkSquared Inc. and specializes in the office furniture trade.  

Chris Laska

Chris Laska, a 2001 Aquinas grad majored in Business Administration and played baseball from 1998-2001 for the Saints. Laska was named All Conference and All Region in 1999 and 2001 and All American in 2001. He still holds several baseball records. Chris also played on the intramural hockey team during his years at Aquinas. Laska is originally from Woodbury, Minnesota where is hockey career started. Laska graduated from St. Thomas Academy and was a four year starter for their highly touted hockey program. He currently resides in Byron Center with his wonderful wife Crystal and their three children Cierra, Luke and Evie.

Theodore VanVliet.

Theodore “Teddy”VanVliet has assumed the roll of Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2013 – 2014 season. Coach “T” is a lifelong resident of the West Michigan area and began playing hockey at the age of 4. He was an All-Conference forward at South Christian High School and played at Davenport University before entering the U.S. Army National Guard. Teddy was called to active duty and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 and is currently assigned to Michigan’s 126th Infantry Division and has recently been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Teddy is the son of Head Coach Mark VanVliet and has entered the Policy Academy at GR Community College.