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CJ Pobur
Rockford Varsity Hockey- Head Coach 

Coaching Bio

"I have a great deal of passion for teaching the game that has given me so much for so many years.  For all of my players, I try to focus on speed, motion, intensity, and a constant elevation of our potential.  Hockey has given me countless opportunities in life and I am excited to continue the journey with Rockford Varsity Hockey. Our focus will be on continued individual skill development, playing with constant flow, constant support, and relentless pressure. The implementation of our team philosophies will be centered around a team first mentality, teaching life lessons, and personal character development as men, students, and athletes." 


Coaching Experience:


Rockford Varsity Hockey- Head Coach 
3rd Year

Rams Hockey Association- Director of Hockey Operations
2nd Year

Team West Michigan/ MDHL Green- Head Coach
2nd Year

Grand Valley State University ACHA D2- Assistant Coach/ Scout
1st Year


Team Milestones:
OK Conference Champions- 2018-19
MDHL Playoff Champions 2018
MHSAA Regional Champions 2017
LCAHL Playoff Champions 2016-17

ACHA National Champions 2009-10, 2010-11
ACHA National Finalists 2011-12, 2012-13
MAHA State Champions 2004-05
International Silver Stick Champions 2004-05

Past Coaching Experience:
Milford Varsity (MHSAA)- Co- Head Coach
Grand Rapids Blades- Asst. Hockey Director
GR Blades Bantam A Blue- Head Coach
GR Blades Bantam A Gold- Asst. Coach
GR Blades Bantam B- Co- Head Coach 
Turcotte Hockey School- Head Instructor
Puckmasters Hockey Training- Coach 

Playing Experience:
Grand Valley State University (ACHA)
ACHA D2 Selects (Europe)
Davenport University (ACHA)
South Shore Kings (USPHL Jr. A)
MDHL Stars (AAA)
Michigan Developmental Hockey League (MHSAA)
Detroit Catholic Central Varsity (MHSAA)
Walled Lake Central Varsity (MHSAA)
Detroit HoneyBaked (AAA)
Detroit Little Caesars (AAA)
Lakeland Hawks (LCAHL)


Assistant Coach

Trevor Shields

Assistant Coach

Adam Janecyk

Assistant Coach

Nick Thimmesch