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2022 BOARD ELECTION NOMINEES & ROLE DURING 2021-22 SEASON
  • Matt Long - 14U Travel Coach
  • Stephanie MacDonald - PCIM Parent
  • Robert Pomahac - 10U D2 Co-Coach - PCIM Parent
  • Colin Price - 10U D2 Co-Coach - 6U/8U Asst. Coach - PCIM Parent
  • Matt Prucka - Board President - HMSO Coordinator
  • Jack Skille - Director of Player Development - 14U Tier 2 Co-Coach
  • Jeff Tibbels - 12U D1 Assistant Coach - PCIM Parent

INTRODUCTIONS/BIOS
Matt Long - 14U Travel Coach
Matt Long grew up in Duxbury, MA and started playing hockey at the age of 4. He played AAA hockey with the South Shore Kings. Growing up he played in many AAA tournaments along the east coast and in the New England area. Matt played 4 years of Varsity Hockey at Duxbury High School and New Hampton Prep School. He attended Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe, NV. 
 
Matt moved to Park City full-time over 12 years ago and has played on the Utah Senior Elite State Championship teams with the Park City Pioneers. He has been coaching and mentoring players for the past 4 years at the u14 levels. Matt has been involved with the PCIM spring/summer clinics since joining the organization. He has also coached at the high school level the past 2 years. 
 
Matt is married to wife Tricia and they have two daughters, Kylie 9 and Libby 7.

Stephanie MacDonald - PCIM Parent

I am mom to four children, two of which are current Ice Miners players: Beau Blakley (2009 birth year) and Grayson Blakley -Goalie- (2010 birth year). I am running because I see how much this program impacts the lives of the players. I want to help continue what I think is an excellent program. This would include coming up with ideas for, and ways to execute improvements. I am a middle school science teacher at Soldier Hollow Charter School in Heber Valley. My husband, Mike MacDonald, works at the PC Ice Arena. 

Qualifications:

I have worked as a high school teacher, loan processor, licensed real estate assistant, and concierge prior to starting at Soldier Hollow Charter School. I am the primary organizer for the field trips and fundraising efforts for the middle school program. 

I am invested in the Ice Miners program because my boys LOVE playing for the Miners. The Miners program is only as successful as the people willing to put in work to keep it great. I hope to help support that effort. I would love to see an expansion in the goalie development aspect of the program. I would also love to help devise ways to increase affordability for families.


Robert Pomahac - 10U D2 Co-Coach - PCIM Parent
Sports Qualifications
  • Youth sports coach for the past six years, soccer and ice hockey
  • Parent coach for the LA Junior Kings program for three years
  • Parent coach and now coach of PC Ice Miners
  • I played minor hockey, and junior B and A in Ontario Canada
  • I played pro in Europe for one season
  • I've been playing hockey for 42 years
  • Currently play men's hockey in the PC - gold level
Professional Qualifications
  • I'm a doctor who's been in private practice for 18 years, specializing in neuro-musculo-skeletal pathologies
  • I've treated pro athletes - NFL, NBA, NHL, and UFC for sports related injuries
  • I've treated youth hockey players for sports related injuries
  • I've treated adult ice hockey players for sports related injuries
  • For the last two years I've been focusing my research on whiplash/minor brain trauma/concussion and spine pathology.

Colin Price - 10U D2 Co-Coach - 6U/8U Asst. Coach - PCIM Parent
Colin began playing organized youth hockey in 1983 as a mini-mite in New England. His love for the game and skating quickly took hold and he's been playing, officiating, and coaching ever since. Colin also trained as a long-track speed skater and figure skater, and privately coached figure skaters on advanced edge work. Colin loves to see young players develop not just hockey skills, but also life skills such as sportsmanship. He’s a strong proponent of encouraging teammate, opponent and referee respect among our players. 
 
This season Colin served as an assistant coach for the 6U and 8U Miners teams, and a co-coach for the 10U D2 team. He found it incredibly rewarding to watch all these young kids improve their skating and hockey skills all while having fun on the ice. 
 
While off-ice, Colin has been a pharmacist in Park City since 2002. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, camping, and traveling. He and his wife, and their two daughters, would like to thank everyone who made this past Miners hockey season so enjoyable. As a board member, he wishes to continue to foster our player development and promote a healthy, fun hockey experience for all levels of players.

Matt Prucka - Board President - HMSO Coordinator

Matt is the current PCIM Board President and has held the position for the last four years. Matt has a passion for youth hockey and deep roots in the PCIM organization. He has been on the PCIM board for over 10 years, primarily in the President and Treasurer roles. In the "early days", when Matt's son was starting to play, he managed most of program with our past Hockey Director. He has coordinated the High Mountain Shootout for the last seven years, managed technology, and was on the Covid Committee.

Additionally, Matt is the trustee for the Park City High School Hockey program, managing all three teams, and helps lead the Park City High School Robotics Club with his wife, Sheri. Matt and Sheri live in Park City and have two kids in college. In his spare time, Matt enjoys hockey, skiing, biking, and most outdoor activities.


Jack Skille  - Director of Player Development - 14U Tier 2 Co-Coach
Jack Skille joined the Ice Miners after an extensive professional hockey career, most recently playing for EC Red Bull Salzburg in the ICEHL league. He has previously played in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, and the Vancouver Canucks. Jack has competed in 700 professional games, not including playoffs, in his 14 seasons of professional hockey.
 
Originally from Madison, WI, in 2005 Jack won the Gold Medal with the US NTDP U-18 World Championship team. After his senior year, he was selected 7th over-all by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. During his freshman year of college, Jack was part of the 2006 University of Wisconsin Men’s National Championship team. In 2010 he was an injured reserve player for the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship team and received a ring from the organization.
 
Jack made Park City his off-season home a few years ago and has been active in the local hockey scene. He has co-hosted youth clinics and hockey programs in Park City and coached the PCIM 12U D1 team for part of the 2019-2020 season. Jack is currently the ‘Director of Hockey’ at Valley Sports Academy in Eau Claire, WI. He is also owner of Jack Skille Hockey Academy and co-host of The Jack Skille Show podcast.

Jeff Tibbels - 12U D1 Assistant Coach - PCIM Parent
I have been playing ice hockey for over forty-four years and have been coaching since 2001 (with some breaks). I grew up in the Philadelphia area and played Tier I hockey for the Philadelphia Junior Flyers. I was also a two-year captain of my high school hockey team at Neshaminy High School in Bucks County, PA. I played collegiate hockey at Wesleyan University (NESCAC D-III) in Middletown, CT, for two years thereafter in Europe (Czech Republic), and have continued playing adult
league hockey since that time.
 
I have a USA Hockey Level 5 coaching certification and Goaltender Bronze certification. My SafeSport and USA Hockey module training are up-to-date. I coached 12U Tier I for the Little Capitals (Laurel, MD), both 12U and 14U Tier I
Montgomery (Rockville, MD)(made Nationals in 2003), 8U and 10U A/B Baltimore Stars (Reisterstown, MD), and coached skills clinics in Maryland with Northern Roots. I was also a Board Member and Secretary for the Baltimore Stars before
relocating to Utah. For the past two years, I have been the Development Director and Junior Varsity Head Coach for Brighton High School. I have experience growing hockey programs, most recently at Brighton HS, where we will have a new D2 varsity team next year (which I will Head Coach) to compete alongside our existing D1 varsity and junior varsity squads. For PCIM, I have pitched in as an assistant coach for the 10U D1 Red team last year and the 12U D1 team this season.
 
Outside of coaching, I was a legal fellow for both the Russian Hockey Federation and the Russian Professional Hockey League (disbanded and reformed into the Kontinental Hockey League) (2005-06). In that role, I served as the legal clerk for the President of the RPHL Arbitration Committee while living and working in Moscow, Russia. I wrote and successfully defended my fellowship paper, "A Roadmap to Professional Hockey Arbitration in Russia, the Czech Republic and the
US" in 2006.
 
I am looking to assist PCIM to meet its goals consistent with the organization’s overall vision. I think I can be an asset to the PCIM hockey family and would like to continue with the program in some capacity after my son ages out (a long time from now).
 
Thank you for your time and consideration.