American Hockey Coaches Association Announces Administrative Changes
New AHCA President, Treasurer Among Changes
The American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) has announced its new slate of Officers and Governors for 2022-23, as well as its staff appointments. Grant Potulny, head men’s hockey coach at Northern Michigan University, has been chosen as the 38th president of the AHCA, replacing Casey Jones of Clarkson, whose three-year term expires on June 30. Jones will now serve in the position of AHCA Past-President.
Longtime AHCA secretary-treasurer Bruce Delventhal announced a year ago that he would be retiring from the position he has held since 1989, making him the longest-serving officer or staffer in AHCA history. Delventhal will be replaced by Brett Petersen, head men’s hockey coach at Gustavus Adolphus College. Petersen previously served as AHCA president from 2011-2014.
The 2022-23 season could be the last for AHCA executive director Joe Bertagna, who was appointed to that position back in 1991 when the position was created. Bertagna has one year remaining on his current agreement with the AHCA and has not ruled out remaining with the organization in some capacity after this season.
2022-23 AHCA Officers
President - Grant Potulny, Northern Michigan
VP for Convention - Zach McKelvie, Army West Point
VP for Membership - Grant Kimball, Yale
VP for Outreach - Steve Wiedler, Vermont
VP for Sponsorships - Rico Blasi, St. Thomas
Past President - Casey Jones, Clarkson
2022-23 AHCA Governors
Mare MacDougall Bari, St. Lawrence
Jeff Giesen, Minnesota State
Roger Grillo, USA Hockey
Sean Hogan, College Hockey Inc.
Dave Jurasek, ACHA
Paul Kirtland, Minnesota State
Ann Ninnemann, UW-Stevens Point
Chris Schultz, Geneseo
Eric Sorenson, Holy Cross
Holley Tyng, Colby
Sean Walsh, So. New Hampshire
2022-23 AHCA Staff
Executive Director - Joe Bertagna
Secretary-Treasurer - Brett Petersen, Gustavus
Membership Administrator - Kathy Bertagna