Saturday, December 19, 2009

2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men Looking for another Goalie...

The 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men are looking for another goalie to play on the AAA Spring team. The team will be playing in three high profile tournaments in Detroit and Toronto. The team is coached by former Russian Olympian Yuri Krivokhija. If interested, please call Bob Adamski at 412-418-0563 or email at

Monday, October 26, 2009

2010 - 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men Clinics


The clinic dates have been set for the 2010 season of the 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men AAA hockey team. All clinics will be held at the Airport Ice Arena, in Moon Township. The cost per player will be $75, this will cover ice fees, a minimum of 3 hours, up to 4 ½ hours (for those that are asked back for the final session). Clinics are by invitation only, so if you haven’t been invited and are interested, please contact me ahead of time at 412-418-0563 or Although the tryout is open to all interested individuals, I ask that you give serious consideration to whether or not your child is capable of playing at this level. They should be playing at least a Squirt A Major level, unless organizational situations don’t allow.

The objective of the clinics is to give the areas top 2000 birth year hockey players the opportunity to continue the advancement of their individual skill sets, but more importantly, build their team centered skill sets. The clinics will also provide the opportunity for your player to be selected to the spring tournament team that will enter into at least three highly visible “AAA” tournaments.

The 2000 team is pleased to announce that newly appointed coach, Yuri Krivokhija will be conducting all on ice and team selection related to the tryouts. For an extensive list of Coach Krivokhija’s accomplishments, please visit our website at

There will be a representative from the Mega Men organization at the first clinic to discuss the clinic objectives, the Spring tournament team and answer any of your questions.

Please submit your payment by 11/20/2009. Please make check payable to “Pittsburgh Mega Men Hockey”. My address is Robert Adamski, 3061 Marie Dr., Gibsonia, PA 15044. You must be paid in full by the above date to ensure your player is able to participate.

Clinic dates are listed below. Each of these clinics is mandatory, if you wish for your player to be considered for the Spring tournament team.

Sunday, Dec. 20th 6:30pm – 7:50pm
Sunday, Jan. 3rd 6:30pm – 7:50pm
Sunday, Jan. 10th 6:30pm – 7:50pm Final Clinic

Please have your player dressed and ready to hit the ice 20 minutes before each clinic start time. We will use this time to mentally prepare the players for the clinic with the objective of maximizing our ice time.

Please confirm your planned attendance as soon as possible, through email and direct any questions or concerns to me at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men are proud to announce the hiring of Yuri Krivokhija as their Head Coach for the 2010 Spring season!

The search for a coach is complete! The 2000 team is extremely excited to announce that former 1988 Belarus Ice Hockey Olympian, Yuri Krivokhija, has accepted the position to coach the boys for the 2010 Spring season. Coach Krivokhija brings an extensive resume and a demanding style that will help the boys to grow as players and individuals.

The following is a brief excerpt of Coach Krivokhija's coaching and playing experience.

Finalist in Districts
Quarterfinals in playoffs, first time in high school history.

State Champion, Districts Champions, finished #4 in National Playoffs Ranking

Great Leaks Hockey League Champion, PA State Champion in the first season

DRAFTED: In 1988 11th round by Montreal Canadians POSITION: Defense

  • 10 Years of Professional playing experience in the AHL, IHL, ECHL and European Superleagues.
  • USSR and Belarus National Teams from 1983 - 2001

For an extensive view of Coach Yuri's coaching and playing experience, please view his resume in the link on the right.

Now that the hard part is over, we'll be turning our attention to the tryouts. Please keep in mind that this is a "AAA" team, that will compete in some very high end tournaments, only qualified players should attend the tryouts.

Over the next couple weeks, I will be working with Coach Yuri to determine the tryout dates and locations. Communication will go out once that is finalized. Please welcome Coach Yuri to the team, should your paths cross in the future!

Bob Adamski
2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men Looking for Qualified Coach


The birth year 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men AAA Ice Hockey Team is seeking a coach for the 2010 Spring Season. This will be the third year of AAA play for the team, and it is time for a change from parent coaches to professional coaches. Therefore, we will not accept applications from coaches who have birth year 2000 children trying out for the team. The 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men rosters from the past two seasons have included the best players in Western Pennsylvania and surrounding communities. The teams have competed in some of the most competitive AAA tournaments in both the US and Canada, holding their own against some elite competition. The compensation for this position is negotiable.

The job requirements will include:

* full responsibility for on ice tryouts

* selecting the individuals who will play on the team

* coaching the team for no less than 15 practices and no more than 3 out-of-town tournaments in locations such as Detroit, Chicago and Toronto

Please submit your resume, by clicking on the link to the right "Coaching Application", by email to Alan Hertzberg at, by October 15, 2009. Alan will be handling the collection of the resumes, once they all are received, each individual will be reviewed by the group, to ensure we select the most qualified candidate.

2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Town Tavern A Huge Success!

Thanks to everyone for all their hard work for our fundraiser at the Town Tavern! It was a huge success, fun was had by all (even some alcohol induced bar dancing :)) and we raised >$7,000 between both teams ('99 and '00 birth years)! Special thanks to all who donated there money or time to help the boys. Great job!

Now the real fun begins. The 2000 boys began practice in early March in preparation for there Spring tournaments in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Toronto (2) and Buffalo.

Home Tournament Alert!

The 2000 boys will be in action this weekend in the Steel City tournament. They will be playing in the Squirt division against teams from NJ, VA and Canada.

Here is the schedule:

Game 1: Friday, March 13th @ 2:50pm - Ice Castle

Game 2: Saturday, March 14th @ 1:10pm - Airport Ice Arena

Game 3: Sunday, March 15th @ 8:20am - Ice Castle

Game 4: either Sunday, March 15th @ 3:00pm - Airport (Consolation) or

Sunday, March 15th @ 3:10pm - Ice Castle (Championship)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009 Spring - 2000 Birth Year Team Selected

Well, the final extremely difficult decisions have been made and the team has been selected, for the 2009 Spring season. I'd like to congratulate everyone who made the team! We truly feel we have a solid group of players that will allow us to compete at a very high level.

Special thanks to everyone who came to the clinics and didn't receive a spot on the team, we wish you continued success. Please understand that we had some very difficult decisions, that were not taken lightly.

Now for the fun stuff....We will be holding our annual get together at CarHops on West Liberty Ave., on Tuesday, January 27th, from 6:15pm - 9:00pm, please make sure someone from your family is in attendance, kids are expected to be there also. For those that need wind suits, Jim Laine (Accents on Apparel) will be in attendance for sizing, as well as displaying other Mega Men apparel for purchase. We will be reviewing the Spring tournament plan, as well as taking care of other administrative tasks.

As of now, we are anticipating holding our annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 7th, at the Town Tavern in South Side, from 4:00pm - 8:00pm (confirmed shortly).

Please review the Player \ Parent Handbook, that was distributed via email, with your child prior to the clinic. Any questions pertaining to the handbook, as well as any of your other questions, will be answered at this time.

Also, please remember that the initial payment is due by February 1st. The amount due was also communicated via email.

Thanks again and let's strive to build on the foundation we established last season!