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PHA Instructors

RJ Zeigler 

Hockey Director, Prince William Ice Center

RJ Zeigler is a local product having played all of his Youth and Junior hockey right here in the Washington, DC area.  He now has over 20 years of experience in youth hockey coaching and development, as well as the ice rink management business.  His passion for coaching has presented him opportunities with the Reston Raiders, Prince William Panthers, Washington All Stars, Virginia Statesmen, and Virginia Express.  After also serving as Head Coach and GM for the Potomac Patriots for 4 years, he stepped off the bench to develop a full youth hockey system of development right here at the Prince William Ice Center.  As the Hockey Director of the Prince William Ice Center as well as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Potomac Patriots, Rj works tirelessly to create the best hockey experience for every player that walks in the doors of the Prince William Ice Center, regardless of age, gender, or skill level.

Rj still resides locally with his wife, Jenn, and daughter, Harper.



Jonathan Sucese

Hockey Instructor / Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Jonathan moved to Virginia shortly after graduating from SUNY Geneseo where he played Division III hockey for the Ice Knights.   His resume includes State Championships in both New York and Massachusetts, three USA Hockey National Championship appearances, three Select USA Hockey Player Development Camps (Under-15, 16, and 17), and a trip to the 2014 NCAA D-III Hockey Final Four.  Coach Jonathan is interested in giving lessons to all levels of skaters and hockey players.  He currently serves as the Assistant Coach of the P-Pats U15 HP team and is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the program as well.

Matt Little

Hockey Instructor

Rob House

Hockey Instructor

Rob House is originally from West Haven, Connecticut.  He grew up playing Tier II hockey for West Haven as well as Tier I hockey for the Connecticut Wolves AAA program.  Rob played 4 years for LaSalle University in ACHA Division III as a goalie.  After graduating college, he began coaching after moving to Northern Virginia.  Rob has coached for 10 years, is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach and is currently the Lead Squirt Coach for the Potomac Patriots Youth Hockey Club.  He is available to work with goaltenders and skaters, especially those looking to make the jump to travel hockey. 

Jennifer White

Hockey Instructor

Jennifer has been playing organized hockey since early childhood in Northern New York State.   Played on all boys team until second year Pee-Wee level then transferred to all girls team.  In 1992, her Midget Girls team won the New York State Championship who went on to compete in Nationals in Duluth, MN.  As a Junior in high school, chosen to participate in the Girls 17 select USA Hockey Player Development Camp held in St. Cloud, MN.  In the late 1990's into the early 2000's, Captained the Prince William Wildcats, as part of the Mid-Atlantic Women's Hockey League.  Took a leave of absence to raise a family, now has a 5 year-old daughter who participates in the Learn to Play Hockey program at the Ice Center..

Nick LeVasseur

Hockey Instructor

Nick LeVasseur is from Pittsburgh, Pa where he began to skate at the age of 2.  He played all of his amateur hockey as well as his high school career.   Nick then went on to play ACHA D1 hockey at West Virginia University from 1999-2002.  After college Nick began his coaching with his father in Pittsburgh, he then quickly moved up to a level four coach and took over the head coaching role for the Hampton Talbots high school team.  Where his teams won 4 championship during his 6 years of coaching at Hampton.  

Nick is now a PE teacher for Prince William County Schools and lives locally with his wife Jen and two daughters Mady and Bree.

Roman Skornaykov

Power Skating Coach

1998 and 2002 Olympian, 7 times World and International competitor. 13 years teaching experience and has worked with national, international, World and Olympic skaters. US Junior National and Sectional level coach. USFSA Category A coach. Available to teach all ages and levels (freestyle, moves, off-ice, power hockey).