WHA Hockey Staff

Bobby Acri

Hockey Director

Bobby Acri was named Hockey Director of Wilmette Hockey Association in early 2022. He also acts as head coach for the Squirt Major and Squirt Minor Central State teams. He started with the organization as Director of Player Development in 2021, also leading the club's skills program for our house and travel teams.

Bobby grew up in Winnetka and played hockey for the Winnetka Warriors until middle school when he left to play for the Chicago Young Americans. He played at CYA for 5 years before eventually coming back to play 3 years on New Trier Green. Bobby attended the University of Iowa where he played 4 years of club hockey. 

After college, Bobby spent his first 5 years coaching at New Trier High School and at the Winnetka Hockey Club. Bobby is also the Co-Director at Impact Hockey during the summer. 

D.J. LaVarre

Mite Hockey Director

D.J. LaVarre joined Wilmette Jr. Trevians Hockey as Mite Hockey Director in 2021. He is the coach for the Jr. Trevians Mite 1 Travel team and leads all House and Travel Mite skills sessions.

D.J. also is the Hockey Director for the Loyola Academy Hockey Program and coaches Loyola Gold.

Jeff Rozanski

Director of Player Development

Jeff Rozanski grew up in Rolling Meadows and played his youth hockey for the Northwest Chargers. Prior to joining the Jr. Trevians program as a coach, Jeff coached at the Chargers and Blues programs, with multiple teams winning Central States (CS) championships or finishing in the top three in State at the PeeWee and Bantam levels. In 2022-2023, Jeff was the head coach of our 2008 CS Bantam team that finished 3rd in State at the Bantam AA level. In addition to his team coaching, Jeff has taught power skating and skills to both Tier 1 and Tier 2 players for many years. His passion for developing players and growing their love of the game of hockey is what we are most excited about having Jeff continue to add to our program in his expanded role.

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