CarShield U15 Head Coach Kyle Kraemer
The 2020-21 season will be our 4th year partnering with CarShield LLC and our 6th year as a Tier 1 AAA Hockey Club. During this time our organization has provided opportunities for elite level hockey players in St. Louis, allowing them to achieve their goals on and off the ice.
We have listed a bio for each head coach and you can find contact information here on the CarShield AAA Hockey website. We would like to thank our sponsor CarShield LLC for their continued support in the St. Louis community!
18U Staff (2002 & 2003)
Head Coach - JP Beilsten
JP has 14 years of coaching experience and this will be his 6th season with the organization. As the organization’s Hockey Director, he has done a tremendous job turning the program into a competitive Tier 1 AAA hockey program. JP was awarded the NA3HL Coach of the Year in 2013 and NAPHL Coach of the Year in 2018. As a player, JP played his junior hockey for the St Louis Jr Blues (CSHL) and continued to play over 100 professional hockey games.
His favorite memory as a coach is earning the 3rd place medal at the 2018 USA Hockey National Championships with the CarShield U18 team and winning the USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Championship in 2010 with the St Louis Jr Blues. His favorite memory as a player is playing professional hockey in his hometown of St Charles for the Missouri River Otters (UHL).
Assistant Coach- Ryan McGrath
Assistant Coach- Greg Amlong
16U Staff (2004 & 2005)
Head Coach - Darin Kimble
Darin has 10 years of coaching experience and this will be his third season with the CarShield AAA organization. Coach Kimble earned NAPHL 15U Coach of the Year in 2019-20, leading his team to an NAPHL Championship title and a Missouri Hockey 15U State Championship. As a player, Darrin had a home on multiple teams in the Western Hockey League (WHL) between 1985 and 1988. After juniors he continued on to the NHL where he played 14 seasons of professional hockey with over 300 NHL games for the St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, and the Quebec Nordiques.
His favorite coaching memories are winning the 15U NAPHL Playoff Championship and winning 2 MVCHA titles with Granite City High School. His favorite memory as a player is playing in the National Hockey League.
Assistant Coach- Ryan McGrath
Assistant Coach- Dan Warnecke
15U Staff (2005)
Head Coach- Kyle Kraemer
Coach Kraemer has 4 years of coaching experience with the CarShield AAA organization. He has helped lead our 14U (2005) team to a state title in the 2019-20 season and also helped lead the CarShield 18U team to a NAPHL Regular Season Championship in 2017. As a player Kyle played junior hockey in the NAHL for the Wichita Falls Wildcats where he put up 135 points in 126 games. He then moved on to played NCAA Division 1 at Northeastern University. After school he started his professional hockey career in the ECHL playing 7 seasons between the Ontario Reign, Colorado Eagles, and the South Carolina Stingrays.
His favorite memories as a player is playing in the Beanpot Tournament at the TD Garden and also scoring 5 goals in one ECHL game in 2014. His favorite memory as a coach is winning the 2019-20 14U Missouri Hockey State Championship.
Assistant Coach- Cal Heeter
Assistant Coach- Kyle O’Kane
14U Staff (2006)
Head Coach - Kyle O’Kane
Coach O’Kane has 5 years of coaching experience, all with the CarShield AAA organization. He is the Assistant Hockey Director for the program and has helped our 18U team to 2 NAPHL Regular Season Championships along with a 3rd place medal at the 2018 USA Hockey National Tournament. Kyle is also the Head Scout for the Springfield Jr Blues of the NAHL.
Kyle played his junior hockey in the USHL for the Lincoln Stars & NAHL where he put up 132 points in 123 games. He then moved on to NCAA Division 1 at Western Michigan University. After school he started his professional hockey career in the ECHL/CHL where he played 3 seasons with the Tulsa Oilers & St Charles Chill.
His favorite memories as a player is winning the 2012 CCHA Championship & winning the 2008 NAHL Robertson Cup in St Louis, where he was named the tournament MVP. His favorite memory as a coach is earning the 3rd place medal at the USA Hockey Nationals with the 18U team in 2018.
Assistant Coach- Kenny Daleo
Assistant Coach- Ryan Hodges
13U Staff (2007)
Head Coach - Greg Anderson
Coach Anderson has 15 years of coaching experience and this will be his first season with the CarShield AAA organization. Greg has spent the last 9 years coaching the St Louis Jr Blues in the NA3HL. He has spent time coaching youth hockey, high school varsity hockey & junior hockey in his 15 years. As a player, Greg played junior hockey for the St. Louis Jr Blues before he moved on to NCAA Division 3 hockey at Marian University & Robert Morris University.
His favorite memory as a player is winning the CSHL Silver cup in 2000 and participating in the national tournament that season. His favorite coaching memory is helping the St. Louis Jr Blues (NA3HL) get to the 2012 & 2018 USA Hockey Tier III National Championship.
Assistant Coach- CJ Jung
Assistant Coach- Jake Henderson
12U Staff (2008)
Head Coach - Greg Amlong
Coach Amlong has 2 years of coaching experience with the CarShield AAA organization as a part of the 12U, 16U, & 18U teams during his time here. Greg played junior hockey for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL. He then moved on to NCAA Division 1 at UMass Lowell / University of Rochester Institute of Technology. After school he started his professional career in the ECHL, where he played 2 seasons with the Quad City Mallards & Elmira Jackets.
His favorite memory as a player is playing in the NCAA Frozen Four in 2013 & winning back to back Hockey East titles in 2013 & 2014.
Assistant Coach- Joel Herr
Assistant Coach- Jeremy Edwards
11U Staff (2009)
Head Coach- Stephen Bopp
Coach Bopp has been coaching for 5 years and this will be his first year with the CarShield AAA organization. Stephen played junior hockey in the NAHL for the St Louis Bandits, where they were national finalist. He then moved on to Lindenwood University where he won the 2016 ACHA Division 1 National Championship. After school he began working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the St. Louis Blues (NHL).
His favorite memory as a coach is winning the 2020 Missouri Hockey State tournament with the 16U AA Rockets. His favorite memory as a player is winning the 2016 ACHA D1 National Championship with Lindenwood University.
Assistant Coach- Robby Moss