Stephen Cohen is a Southern California native who began playing hockey at the age of 5. His AA/AAA playing experience in California brought him to a variety of programs including the Jr. Kings and LA Wildcats where he won a Bantam AA National Championship in 1997 and a bronze at the Midget National Champions in 1998 leading his team in points both years. After completing his studies at the University of California San Diego in 2004 and leading the UCSD club hockey team to a pair of league championships, he returned to Los Angeles to begin his coaching career with the ’94 birth year at the LA Selects. Alongside SoCal hockey guru Louis Pacella, Stephen helped guide the 94s from their Pee Wee AA year through their 16AAA year. Thereafter, Stephen assisted Louis at the Jr. Kings at the 16AAA level for the 95, 96 and 97 birth year seasons and assisted Igor Nikulin and Jaroslav Modry with the LA Jr Kings u10AAA and u15AAA in 2014-15. In total, Stephen was the assistant coach for six teams that earned medals at the USA Hockey National Championships from the Pee Wee AA through 16AAA levels. From 2015-18 Stephen was on the coaching staff for the California Titans u16AAA and u18AAA teams earning a berths in the NAPHL playoffs.
Stephen has two children, Lane (10), a seasoned goalie, and Parker (6) who is a budding hockey fan and player. Stephen is also an accomplished guitarist having toured internationally with his band in 2010-14 and currently is in his fourth year in Law School preparing to take the California Bar Exam in July ‘21.
- Years active – 1986-2004
- National Championship Gold in 1997 with the LA Wildcats
- National Championship Bronze in 1998 with the LA Wildcats
- League high scorer in 1996-99
- Years active – 2004 – Present
- LA Selects ‘94AAA for five seasons
- LA Jr. Kings for u16AAA three seasons
- California Titans u16AAA and u18AAA three seasons
- 7 National Championship appearances
- 6 National Championship bronze medals
- Gold Medal in the North American AAA Champion’s Cup – Squirt AAA division
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