Club Coaches

Coaching Certification Information Link

2019-20 SEASON

(Except for the AA level, all information listed below is dependent upon the number of teams and levels formed at evaluations and the completion of coaches credentials)


Stephane Charbonneau – AA
Patrick DeCrecchio
Bob Lontz
Rick Madison
Jon Sullivan   


Stephane Charbonneau – AA            
John Sullivan/John Cacciola
Nick Rosato
Ted Panczyszyn


Scott Winters – AA
Sal Viola          
Rob Pitel
Rob Hahn/Steven Cacciutti
Ted Panczyszyn


Dennis Helkowski – AA
Rich Deprinzio
Mike Dolan
Rob Pacitti
Mark Tretowicz
Alex Viscidi


Chris Francis – AA
John Chiango 
Jay Conn
Dan Dilbeck
Rick Sutton


Rob MacInnis
Tom Puhl
Richard Klapko

Our Coaching Philosophy

Our goal is to offer the best and most qualified coaches in the area to teach hockey to our children.  All coaches are required to submit a coaching resume and application to our Vice President.  Coaches are selected based on their experience, USA Hockey accreditation level achieved, personal coaching philosophy, and any other qualities that apply.

2019-2020 Coaching List Memos:

  1. Coaching list subject to change for any reason.

  2. The number of teams within our Club and at each level is subject to change at any time; they will be based on number of registrants and ice availability.

  3. Team assignments (AA, A, B) are determined by the individual Team Head Coaches and team assignment decisions are not made prior to Evaluations.  The only time a team’s assignment will not be up to the Head Coach will be where it is dictated by DVHL by-laws (based on certain winning percentages and rules surrounding number of teams).

2019-20 Coaching Clinics

When USA Hockey publishes the clinics dates this link will be active.

2019-20 Coaching Application

The 2018-19 Coaching Application is available here for download.  Applications must be dropped off at Iceworks at the main office.  Please make sure you tell the office to place the application in the Delco Phantoms mailbox.

Coaching Application

2019-20 Screening Information

Effective immediately: All coaches must have the following clearances in addition to USA Hockey Registration and Modules.

Coach's Screening Information

1. Safe Sport – most did last year and it’s good for two years. On USA Hockey Website. Safe Sport

2. AAHA Clearance – AAHA Website – AAHA Clearance

3. PA State Act 15 Clearances: PA State Act 15. Links for required clearances will be found here.

Unless you are paid for coaching, you may use the FBI Fingerprint waiver Form, provided you meet the criteria. This a State Law and you can not go on the ice or coach without them. NO EXCEPTIONS. The good news is that they are now all free for volunteers, except for a notary fee for the waiver. Coaches, assistant coaches, managers and locker room monitors may not do anything with kids until these are complete.

4. Affidavit Exemption from FBI (fingerprint) Check: FBI Exemption

Coach's Biographical Information

Jim Watson - U16 + U18

Defenseman Jim Watson enjoyed a solid 10 year career spent entirely with the Philadelphia Flyers which included two Stanley Cup Championships (coming in his first two full seasons,) five NHL All-Star Game appearances and the title of NHL Plus/Minus Leader in 1980.

Watson joined the Flyers as a full-time player in 1973 and was able to ease the transition to the National Hockey League by playing in Philadelphia. Jim's solid, physical play and willingness to play a smart, intimidating style made him fit in instantly with the Broad Street Bullies and he was soon a vital component of the Philadelphia club that was a consistent contender in the 1970's. By 1975, Watson was a playing in the All Star game and prior to the 1976 season he was a member of the Canada Cup squad that won the tournament by dispatching the Czechoslovakian team. In 1977 he joined a small group of players that have participated in an All-Star Game representing the Flyers at the mid-season classic.

Jim Watson is currently the director of IceWorks Youth Hockey Program and head coach for the Delco Phantoms U16 and U18 teams.


Stephane Charbonneau - Peewee

Coach Charbonneau reached the NHL as a right winger for the Quebec Nordiques, as well as spending time with both the Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals organizations. He also played professionally for many years in the AHL and ECHL. Stephane currently coaches the Delco Phantoms Squirt AA team, and has led multiple Delco Phantoms teams to DVHL Championships. He also coaches at the high school level in the ICSHL, and is heavily involved with coaching skills clinics for hockey players of all ages.

Matt Tenler

Goalie instructor - bio coming soon.