Pre-Post Hockey Staff


Brenton Blaskie

Director of Pre-Post Hockey

Todd Leskovich

Pre-Post Coordinator

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Keith Ebare

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Keith Ebare is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where he grew up playing hockey at every level from house to AAA. After midgets, he skated for the Cambridge Winter Hawks Junior B for 2 seasons before committing to play for the Division 1 Bowling Green State University Falcons.

Keith has been part of the CAHA organization for the past 12 years, coaching from Mini-Mite through Midget level. In addition to his coaching experience, he also served as the Mite and Mini-Mite coordinator for 2 seasons as CAHA was shifting into the American Development Model (ADM). Keith also served as assistant coach for Olentangy Berlin’s High School Varsity hockey team this past year.

Holding a Level 4 USA Hockey coaching certification, Keith has learned the importance of being a teacher, a mentor and a positive example for young athletes. He expects players to work hard, have focus, ask questions, be engaged and be committed to improving as both a player and a person. In many ways, the life lessons learned from playing a team sport like hockey have as much to offer a player as the fitness and fun that comes from the game itself.

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James Kline

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James is a Level 4 USA Hockey coach. He has coached from mites to midgets and everything in between over the past 8 years. He has coached in travel, select, and house levels. His focus is on player development both on and off the ice. James strives for kids to understand the “whys” of drills, plays, and exercises and stresses the importance of the team game.

James is also a trustee on the CAHA board and has served since 2019. He is a native of West Virginia and relocated to the Columbus area in 2011. 

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Rich Smith

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Bio soon to come

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Joey Nahay

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As a Columbus native, Joey grew up in a hockey focused family. The Hockey Stop was founded by his father and became the family's passion. Throughout childhood, Joey couldn't seem to stay away from the rink. During his career, he played for the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets and advanced to collegiate hockey at The University of Akron. Joey graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Criminal Justice and Conflict Management. While living in Cleveland, Joey had the privilege of becoming the director of the Canton-Akron Hockey Association and full-time skills coach for the Ohio Hockey Academy.

Living in Columbus the last four years, Joey has worked with over three hundred youth hockey players. He is the head coach for Battery Elite and coach for the Columbus Academy Varsity hockey team. Joey’s hockey training focuses on individual skill improvement. It is his job to work with athletes to correct certain skills with the use of technology and modern techniques. Joey maintains a fun training environment while pushing athletes to bring out the best performance that they can.

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