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PHA Instructors

Andrew Newton 

Hockey Director, Prince William Ice Center

A California native Coach Newton brings 15 years of coaching experience with him and will be a great addition to the P-Pats staff. For the past 7 years Andrew Newton has coached junior hockey in the USPHL and RMJHL. Coaching for the Hampton Roads Whalers, Atlanta Knights, Colorado Rampage and Potomac Patriots coach Newton has a great track record for winning and advancing his players to the next level, moving over 50 players on the College and professional levels.

“I am very excited and privileged to be part of this excellent program and coaching staff. The opportunity that Potomac provides its players to train at a high level on and off the ice is un matched. Every player top to bottom is treated and expected to conduct themselves as high level athlete. It’s a great environment for development, and know we will create a culture at the 20U level that every player across the country will want to be a part of” – Andrew Newton



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.

Zachary Vit

Hockey Instructor/Head Junior Coach

Coach Vit comes to the Patriots after serving as the graduate assistant for the inaugural Stevenson University NCAA men's hockey team. Vit joined the Stevenson coaching staff in 2015 and worked alongside head coach Dominick Dawes to prepare for the 2016-17 inaugural season, in which Stevenson finished 10-14-2 and earned a playoff birth to the ECAC West Quarterfinals. Prior to Stevenson, Vit after playing professionally in the France Division I League for the 2014-15 season. Playing for the Neuilly-sur-Marne in the France 2 league, he appeared in 24 games and totaled 11 points on seven goals and four assists and finished with a +5 rating. His seven goals ranked third amongst American players. Prior to playing professionally, Vit played four seasons for D III SUNY Geneseo. While with the Ice Knights, Vit appeared in 109 career games and totaled 126 career points on 50 goals and 76 assists. As a senior, he was named the SUNYAC Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Year after recording a career-high 18 goals. During that season, Vit also led the Ice Knights to the program's first Frozen Four appearance. Vit was also named a CCM Division II-III Men's Ice Hockey First Team All-American as a senior after leading the Ice Knights to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006. A second-team All-SUNYAC pick as a junior and a third-team selection as a sophomore, Vit, the 2011 SUNYAC Rookie of the Year, became the Ice Knights' first three-time SUNYAC All-Star since 1999. Vit graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2014 with a bachelor's in communications with a minor is psychology.

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.

Kris Ptak

Hockey Instructor

Kris has been playing organized hockey since early childhood in Eastern Pennsylvania.  After taking some time off after high school to serve his country as US Marine for 10 years.  Kris has been coaching the past 3 years with the Prince William Hockey Club and Potomac Patriots Junior Hockey program.  He has 9-year old who participates in the Learn to Play Hockey program at the Ice Center and is a goalie for the 10U/Squirt team for the Potomac Patriots.  Coach Kris is interested and available to instruct at all levels of skaters and hockey players.