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11048 Ice Skate Place San Diego, CA, Mira Mesa, San Diego County 92126, United States
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Coach Dan Arel grew up playing hockey in Rochester, NH where he played hockey through high school for Spaulding High School. While playing was always a passion, Dan found himself to be far more a student of the game and understanding how plays worked, and that drove him into coaching.In his nearly 9 years at SDIA, Dan has held the head coaching title at the 8U, 10U and 12U levels. His teams have won numerous tournament championships, competed in the International Silver Stick Finals, as well as taking home silver in SCAHA Finals and the State Championship Finals in the 10U A division.In 2020, Coach Dan was named Coach of the Year by the San Diego Gulls Foundation and joined the NHL Coaches Association’s Mentorship Program. Dan is also a regular contributor to The Coaches Site, a site focused on the education and development of hockey players from youth hockey to the NHL.