Varsity Head Coach

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Phil Maziarka 
3 years Andrew Lightning Bolts Varsity 
1 year Chicago Hawks Midget Major
3 years University of Iowa D2 
2 year Kankakee Irish Varsity Head coach
Following our previous year, our club has the potential to achieve great amounts of success in the coming years. I plan to push all players out of their comfort zones to become not only better players, but better leaders on and off the ice. With our solid foundation of returning players, we as a coaching staff expect to be serious contenders in Hayes league playoffs and state playoffs as well. We will prepare accordingly and appropriately in order to do so.

Prep Head Coach

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Nick Olczak


I began playing organized hockey at ten years old as a Squirt with the Kankakee Coyotes.  I continued with the Coyotes through my Bantam years (2013-2017).  From there I went on to play high school hockey for the Crown Point Bulldogs (2017-2021).

During my Senior year, my then high school coach brought me on as an Assistant Coach for a Bantam team that he was also coaching at the time.

I had a great time coaching the Bantam level team and continued the following Spring session.  That same Spring, I also served as an Assistant Coach with the Crown Point Bulldogs.

Fall 2021-2022, I was promoted to head coach of the Bantam team as the previous coach was no longer available.

During that season, I was also hired as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Midwest Training And Ice Center for their youth hockey program.

After continuing to coach the following Spring, I took advantage of the opportunity to play a season with Olivet Nazarene University.

Just recently I made the difficult decision to not return to college hockey.  I believe that my real passion is in  coaching.

 I think the Kankakee Irish we’ll be a great place to call home and I’m looking forward to a great season!



Varsity Assistant Coach

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Rick Rubino

Level 4 coach
Grew up in St.Jude organization.
Mt.Carmel boys Captain of 77 Kennedy Cup team
2 yrs St.Xavier College
Coached every level hockey
4yrs. Head Coach Marian Catholic
15 years Head coach Munster club. 3 trips to state championship-runner up once State Champs twice. Roper Cup Champs twice.
Assistant Coach girls u19 team.
First year Assistant coach Kankakee varsity

Varsity Assistant Coach

Luke Skawski

Prep Assistant Coach

Wally Olczak

2017-2018 Crown Point Bulldogs JV Assistant and Club Goaltending Coach
2013-2017 Kankakee Coyotes Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam – Assistant
2004 -2007 Crown Point Bulldogs High School JV and Varsity Assistant
and Club Goaltending Coach
2007 Crown Point Bulldogs Indiana State Hockey Association
Varsity Division 3A Championship
2004 Crown Point Bulldogs Indiana State Hockey Association
Varsity Division 1A Championship
1999-2003 Homewood Flossmoor Pee Wee and Bantam – Assistant

Park District House League

USA Hockey Certified Coach Level Three
Completed USA Hockey Online Modules 10U/Squirt and 12U/Peewee
14U/Bantam and 16/18/19U

Youth Hockey Homewood Flossmoor PD House League
High School Hockey Morgan Park High School
Vice President and Owner of FM3 Performance Marketing – an automotive event
marketing and event production firm. Enjoy bass fishing, traveling and time with family.
Father and Grandfather. Both of my sons are high school hockey coaches.