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.

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