ROBERT GERGERICH – Director and Head Instructor
Bob is the Founder, President, Director, and Head Instructor of IHC Hockey, Inc., the International Hockey College and IHC Hockey Management. He has played professional hockey in Europe and in North America. He has also instructed and directed many schools throughout North America and Europe. He played his junior hockey in Canada and is a certified USA Hockey Master Hockey Coach. Bob is also an ISI certified hockey and skating instructor. He is the President of IHC Hockey Management, and a Professional Hockey Players Association (PHPA) certified Player Agent. Bob has placed many of his students on College, Junior, and Pro Teams. Bob was a Sports Management major in college and is a certified Nautilus instructor. He also weight trains and kick boxes, and writes many articles in hockey and fitness publications on instruction, conditioning, and exposure. Bob volunteers with the Mighty Penguin Sled Hockey Team and he is also on the Mighty Penguins Advisory Board. He plays Santa Claus for sick children for his wife’s home health care company and also volunteers to visit children and nursing homes with his certified therapy dogs Angel and Halo. Bob scouts for many junior, college and pro teams and is a regional scout for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League.
Brian Dunford – Assistant Instructor
“Dunnie” has been with the IHC for over twelve years as a student, and then as an instructor. Brian played high school hockey at Franklin Regional High School and won a gold medal in the Keystone State Games. Brian played junior hockey for the Junior Penguins (Jr. B), Boston Jr. Bulldogs (Jr. A), and the Laconia Leafs (Jr. A). Brian has played professional hockey for Toledo (ECHL), Pennsacola (SPHL), Evansville (AAHL), and also overseas in Turkey, Switzerland, and in New Zealand.
Tim Recio – Assistant Instructor
Tim attended IHC Hockey Schools while growing up in Pittsburgh and started instructing schools in 2010. He left Pittsburgh during his junior year of high school to play prep school hockey in New England. He also played his Junior Hockey and his College Hockey in New England before turning pro in 2008. Tim has played professional hockey in the ECHL, the SPHL, FHL, and also overseas in Turkey. Tim finished his pro career as standout defenseman for Fayetteville in the Southern Professional Hockey League, and he is currently the assistant coach at the prestigious Gilmour Academy prep school.
A.J. Misiti – Assistant Instructor
A.J. is a former student of the IHC Hockey program, and has returned to the program as an assistant instructor since 2016. A.J. played high school hockey at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, and has played at the amateur AAA & AA level for many years. Prior to being an instructor for IHC, A.J. was a part of the Robert Morris University Hockey Academy Development Team as an assistant power skating instructor to Marianne Watkins. In addition, A.J. is a part of the volunteer coaching staff at the Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey Organization. He has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Penguins and International Silver Stick for his involvement in youth hockey across all levels. A.J. is current collegiate hockey player at the University of Dayton, majoring in accounting with a minor in finance.
Additional Staff consists of former IHC Students now playing Pro, College, Junior, or High School Hockey.
Halo and Joy Gergerich – Office Staff
8/9/02 to 3/1/16