Battling his way up the ranks, he understands what it takes to make it to the next level. Cote signed an AHL contract with the Phantoms as a free agent prior to the 2004-05 season and helped the club to its second Calder Cup championship. He then signed an NHL contract with the Flyers prior to the 05-06 season and spent most of the next two years with the Phantoms until earning a full-time spot with the Flyers when he made the team’s roster out of training camp prior to the 07-08 season. Riley suited up 168 games with the Phantoms and 156 with the flyers and is currently the Assistant Coach for the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms.
Skating coach for Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms for 5 years. Slava has coached the foundation of skating from minor hockey to the NHL level for over 10 years. He has been a personal skating coach for several Pro Players inlcuding Riley Cote, Oscars Bartulis, Denis Seidenberg, Freddy Meyer and more. Slava works with the Philadelphia Revolution Junior program, Ladies Patriots team, Comcast AAA program, SKA Sainkt Peterburg, Spartak Moscow, Amyrskie Tigers of Khabarovsk. He started skating when he was 3.5 years old, and was professional skater for 10 years. Slava has worked for companies like Disney on Ice as a principal pair skater. He Graduated from the Academy of Sports in Russia in 1999.
Hockey Director at The Pond Ice Arena for over 10 years where he has been instrumental in creating the most competitive hockey pro- gram in the area. Mark has di- rected all levels at The Pond from beginner to Varsity level hockey. He has coached The Tatnall School to 3 consecutive State Championships and led his U-12 AA team to a National Championship in 2009-2010. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Riley, Slava and PJ this summer. They are 3 of the most successful and talented coaches around. Having former Pro players and current Pro coaches is long overdue at The Pond Ice Arena. Our players deserve this.