The Chicago Bulldogs are excited to welcome Chris Affinati as the U16 Head Coach for the 2023-24 season. Chris brings 18 years of professional hockey experience along with ten years of coaching experience. Chris has coached at CYA, the Highland Park Falcons and a stint as a player coach in the professional ranks. Chris has led his teams to three Illinois State Championships, two Central States League Championships, and has also taken a U16 team to a third place finish in the USA Hockey National Tournament.
Chris played D1 hockey for Sacred Heart University, where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management. He is currently certified in Sports Management through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Chris currently is the director of High Performance Training at American Heartland Ice Arena. With Chris' on ice experience and training regimen, he will seamlessly enhance the player's skills both off the ice and competitively on the ice. Chris is a welcome addition to the Bulldog family and we are looking forward to a successful 2023-24 season.
Chris will start immediately and head up the on ice skills portion of our Midget Spring Program!