Coach Kyle Sennott is the Head Coach of the Gonzaga Ice Hockey Varsity team and leads the direction of the Gonzaga Hockey Program. Coach Sennott grew up in Illinois and finished his playing career at Southern Illinois University (ACHA). Coach Kyle spent four seasons coaching teams with the Wilmette Braves (AHAI) and New Trier High School (Scholastic Hockey League). Coach Kyle came to the Arlington, Virginia area in 2019 and has quickly become one of the most influential coaches with various programs and teams at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
Coach Sennott is charismatic, patient, knowledgeable, and takes the time to understand the needs and personalities of each and every player.
Bryan King, Head V2 Coach
Coach Bryan King enters his fifth season at Gonzaga as part of the Varsity II coaching staff.
Coach King is a native of Washington DC and finished up his playing career at LaSalle University (ACHA DII), where in his senior season assisted his team to a league championship and represented LaSalle Ice Hockey in the ACHA DII All Star games.
Immersed in the DC Metropolitan area hockey community Coach King came to Gonzaga from Assistant Coaching in the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Program
Coach King is committed to building the game of hockey by assisting in continuing the development of all levels of athletes one season at a time.
Amar Lal, Head JV Coach
Coach Amar Lal is entering his first season as a coach at Gonzaga as the Head Coach of the Junior Varsity Team. Coach Lal has recently retired after 37 years in Engineering, Operations and Executive Management in the Aerospace and high technology industries.
Coach Lal brings a wealth of coaching experience with current experience at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex and previously many years as head coach of both boys and girls travel teams and Union-Endicott High School in Upstate New York.
He and Nada, his wife of 38 years, have two kids - Mikhael and Kristina both prior hockey players and Georgetown University graduates - and 4 grandchildren - Macsen, Vivien, Kiran and Celine. Coach Lal uses the USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) principles to guide his coaching philosophy.
Assistant and Volunteer Coaches
Bill Slater, Hockey Director
Coach Slater has longtime ties to the Washington, D.C. high school hockey community and Gonzaga. He grew up playing ice hockey in New England, and has coached youth hockey teams for more than 25 years, including 5 years at Georgetown Prep, various levels in the Montgomery Youth Hockey Associations, and Team Maryland. His teams have won the CBHL Maryland State Championship and three separate teams have reached the USA Hockey National Championship tournament.
Coach Slater has a firsthand understanding of the Gonzaga Hockey Community and the winning ways of Gonzaga hockey. His sons Jack Slater (‘13) and Ridge Slater (‘15) both attended Gonzaga and together have won four MAPHL championships and two Purple Puck Championships.
Under Coach Slater’s leadership, Gonzaga’s Varsity 1 team won three consecutive AA MAPHL championships, and Varsity 2 won three consecutive A MAPHL championships. Gonzaga is the first school to have both division teams achieve this accomplishment during the same season. In his fourth season as Head Coach, Slater was named the Washington Post’s 2018 Winter All-Met Coach of the Year.
This is Coach Slater’s sixth year as Director of the Gonzaga Eagles’ Program.
Andrew Panzarella, Program Development Coach
Coach Panzarella played three seasons at Gonzaga (’08) before leaving to play junior hockey in the USHL. While at Gonzaga he was a member of a team which won three consecutive championships, including the program’s first title. In April 2019, Andrew and his teammates from 2004-05 Varsity Hockey Team were inducted into the Gonzaga College High School Hall of Fame. After Gonzaga, he played four seasons in the USHL with stints in Des Moines, Tri City, and Waterloo. Panzarella then went on to play four years of D1 hockey at the University of North Dakota. During his time at UND, the team won two regular season championships, and appeared in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including two consecutive trips to the Frozen Four. After college, he had a two year professional career, with games in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). This is Andrew’s fifth season coaching with the Gonzaga Hockey Program.
Mark Granatire, Assistant V1 Coach
Terence Hardy, Assistant V1 Coach
Ian Wuertz, Assistant V2 Coach
Ian Wuertz is entering his third year at Gonzaga and is excited to get back on the ice. While attending Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado, Ian played three years at the Varsity level and competed for the State and National titles. After graduating in 2015, Ian attended Seattle University. Unfortunately, the hockey craze had yet to arrive in the Pacific Northwest, but Ian still worked with athletics in the Competitive Sports program with the university. He tells people that he had a very brief career as a professional hockey player, but it was just intramural floor hockey. In addition to his role in the Gonzaga Hockey program, he is an Assistant Dean of Students at Gonzaga, and also teaches senior English. Off the rink and out of the classroom, his one true love is writing, with three books available for purchase on Amazon.
Patrick Guinian, Assistant V2 Coach
Patrick Guinan began playing hockey for the York Devils ice hockey club as a child and later played for Central York High School ice hockey. Due to too many concussions, he had to give up playing hockey and moved into coaching. Patrick has been involved with coaching at the Bob Hartley High-Intensity Hockey Camp for more than 10 years. Patrick is also currently coaching with Foundations Hockey teaching youth basic hockey skills. Formerly, Patrick coached and founded the York College of Pennsylvania Men's ice hockey team and was an assistant coach for two seasons. This is Patrick's fourth year coaching at Gonzaga
TJ Gletner, Assistant JV Coach
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