Hockey Director- Goalie Instructor
Steve was born and raised in the Chicago area. He has an extensive coaching and playing résumé and provides a wealth of knowledge and experience to Midwest Training and Ice Center as our new Hockey Director. He has had a tremendous amount of success at all levels of playing and coaching.
Steve played five seasons of Canadian Junior hockey, which was highlighted with a League Championship while playing with the Red Deer Rustlers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He attended training camps with both the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers. Steve played 12 seasons of minor professional hockey with teams in the East Coast Hockey League, Central Hockey League, Colonial Hockey League, and two years in the European League. He won League Championships with the Wichita Thunder and Quad City Mallards.
Steve is also a strong supporter of player development, having coached at the minor hockey and high school levels. Steve's strengths in coaching are in teaching, skill development, player conditioning, and the technical and fundamental components of the game. He also enjoys recruiting and scouting, and with many hockey contacts at the college and professional levels, his goal is to develop players and move them on to the college and pro ranks.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys to volunteer in the communities he resides in. For 12 years, he was the Director and Head Instructor for the Chelios Children's Foundation & Hockey Schools.
Steve is 24/7 Hockey! He is committed to his players and team, and has a passion for hockey and passing on his knowledge to younger players.
Contact Steve Chelios for private skating and hockey lessons please email CoachChelios@gmail.com