Jack Skille is an American hockey player born and raised in Madison, WI. Jack grew up playing youth hockey throughout the Madison area with the Westmorland Saints, Madison West Flyers, and Southwest Eagles youth hockey organizations. He then attended Verona Area High School for two years while playing for their varsity high school team and Team Wisconsin.
Jack committed to the University of Wisconsin Madison for a full scholarship during his sophomore year at Verona at the age of 15. The National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, MI is where he spent his junior and senior year of high school, competing against NAHL, college and other countries on the world stage. In 2005 Jack was part of the Team USA U-18 World Championship team in Pilsen, Czech Republic. After his senior season was completed, Jack was selected 7th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2005 NHL draft. Jack was also a silver medalist in the 2004 U-18 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus and a bronze medalist in the 2007 World Junior Championships in Leksand, Sweden.
Jack would go on to play for the University of Wisconsin Badgers from 2005-2007, winning a national championship with the 2006 national championship team. Jack’s biggest goal of his career was scored that season in triple overtime against Cornell to send the 2006 team to the frozen four.
After the 2007 season at the University of Wisconsin Madison Jack signed his 3 year entry-level contract with the Blackhawks where he would spend most of those years developing in the AHL with the Rockford Ice Hogs in Rockford, IL. Jack was fortunate to be an injury reserve player for the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks team, and learned a lot about the greatest of commitment and determination that it takes to accomplish the ultimate team goal in all of professional hockey. In 10 seasons in North America, Jack played 211 AHL and 368 NHL games. His last two seasons were successful professional tryouts with the Colorado Avalanche and Vancouver Canucks.
Jack officially retired from professional hockey in 2021 after his his 14th season, after playing for Salzburg Red-Bull in Austria. Jack has competed in 684 professional games, not including playoffs, in his 14 seasons of professional hockey. Jack has been running youth camps & clinics since 2019, was the Director of Development for the Park City Ice Miners youth organization in Park City, UT during the 2021-22 season, and is currently the Director of Hockey for Valley Sports Academy in Eau Claire, WI.
Lee Skille, a graduate of UW Madison, began coaching as a Head Hockey coach at Bismarck Century High School where he served as an assistant track and football coach as well.
He went on to become the Head Coach at Madison West High School in Madison. He also served as the Head Track coach and assistant football coach at Madison West. He served as an assistant coach for the postseason Team Wisconsin team for several years.
He went on to coach the High School Team Wisconsin for three years. The first year the team made it to the National Tournament and in the second season won the National Championship in Colorado Springs. He has coached in several multi-level skills camps in addition to scouting for the Greenbay Gamblers. He served as the President of the WIAA High School Hockey Association for one year.
George Chalos is a NY native and former member of the University of Vermont men’s hockey team. He is the Associate Coach for the University of Utah Men’s ACHA Division 1 team and serves as a coach and board member for the Park City Ice Miners Youth Organization. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from St John’s University School of Law while working with the New Jersey Rockin’ Rollers and Long Island Jawz of the professional Roller Hockey International league. He coached and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Long Island Gulls nationally ranked Tier 1 youth hockey organization for 19 years before founding the Sharks Elite Hockey Club in 2011, which successfully expanded from less than 50 players to over 200 players today.
In addition, Coach George was Head Coach and General Manager of the Junior Islanders of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League and the New York Bobcats of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League. In 2017, he acquired the Long Beach Sharks junior team in the North American 3 Hockey League, where he continues as team President and Director of Hockey operations. He was part of Coach Skille’s staff for the 2021-2022 Park City High School Utah State hockey championship team.
Coach George has trained many professional, college and junior players and continues to work with professional, college, junior and elite youth hockey players during the off-season. He is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach and is a long-term member of the U.S. National Team Development Program player evaluation and selection committee for the for the New York State Amateur Hockey Association affiliate.NEW COACHING BIOS COMING SOON…