Athletic Team Pages
Ice Hockey

List of 6 items.

  • Bill Slater, Head Coach & 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 five years at Georgetown Prep, various levels in the Montgomery Youth Hockey Association, 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. Last season Slater led the AA and A MAPHL teams to championship victories. Gonzaga was the first school to have both division teams achieve this accomplishment during the same season.

    This is Coach Slater’s fourth year as Head Coach and Director of the Gonzaga Eagles’ program.
  • Ryan Holley '07, Assistant Coach

    Ryan Holley, class of '07 played four years of varsity hockey for Gonzaga and was captain his junior and senior year. During his time on Eye Street, Ryan accrued three consecutive MSHL championships, two 1st Team All-Met appearances and one Purple Puck championship. Ryan, a native of the Washington, D.C. area, grew up playing locally for the Washington Little Capitals and the Washington Junior Nationals.  He went on to attend St. Anselm College and play hockey for four years at the NCAA DIII level. Ryan was a two year captain and a three time NE-10 Champion while playing for St Anselm College.

    In his first year as Assistant Coach for the Eagles, Ryan is extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to get involved with Gonzaga hockey which provided him with so many great memories wearing the Purple and White.
  • Andrew Panzarella, Assistant Coach

    Coach Panzarella played three seasons at Gonzaga (2006-2008), 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. 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 at the University of North Dakota. During his tenure at UND, the Fighting Sioux won two regular season championships and appeared in four consecutive NCAA tournaments, including two trips to the Frozen Four. After college, he had a two year professional career, with games in the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL.
  • Michael Willis, Assistant Coach

    Photo & bio forthcoming.
  • Jack Slater '13, Assistant Coach

    Photo & bio forthcoming.
  • Reed Deckard '04, Assistant Coach

    Photo & bio forthcoming.
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