• Darren Pang
  • Darren Pang - Honorary Chairman

    Darren Pang is one of the premier hockey announcers in the NHL. Mr. Pang is currently in his fourth season with FOX Sports Midwest as the analyst on St. Louis Blues telecasts. He also provides commentary for national, NHL telecasts on NBC and has served as a studio analyst for Canada's TSN network. Mr. Pang spent 12 years covering hockey for ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. He has also provided "Inside the glass" analysis for the NBC Sports Network in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs and has also worked all four of NBC's Winter Classics as an analyst. In addition, Mr. Pang worked as an ice level reporter for the men's hockey coverage in Nagano, Japan during the 1998 Winter Olympics on CBS, NBC's coverage of the 2002 Winter Games and as a studio analyst at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver with TSN/CTV. As a player, he spent three NHL seasons, all with the Chicago Blackhawks, from 1984-85 to 1988-89. He played in a total of 81 games. In 1987-88, he was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and finished third in the race for the Calder Trophy.

    Darren and his wife Lynn reside in the St. Louis area while their two children, Tyler and Sammy, are students at The University of Missouri-Columbia.

Board of Directors

  • Joe Fresta
  • Joe Fresta Jr. - Chairman

    Joe Fresta, Jr. is a Two-Time, testicular cancer survivor and avid hockey player. Mr. Fresta was born and raised in St. Louis and works as a commercial insurance broker. His passion for hockey began on a frozen pond next to his childhood home in South St. Louis at the age of four, when soon after he would begin attending St. Louis Blues games with his father. He began playing youth hockey at the Steinberg Ice Rink in 1970. He went on to play college hockey at the University of Wisconsin-at River Falls and still skates with his friends in the early mornings during the week. He created The Steinberg Winter Classic to celebrate the game of hockey's early history and to raise funding for local families whose loved ones are stricken with this deadly disease through the Cancer Care Foundation.

  • Jon Hodgins
  • Jon Hodgins

    Jon Hodgins is the founder and owner of TOP Marketing USA, a St . Louis based marketing firm, licensed by the National Hockey League, specializing in sports and licensed marketing programs. Prior to opening TOP Marketing, Hodgins held senior executive positions at Rawlings Sporting Goods (St. Louis, MO), California Pro Sports (Greenville, SC), CCM Hockey (Montreal, QC) and Bauer (Toronto, ON). Hodgins is the immediate past President of the St Louis Rockets Youth Hockey Club and is the Head varsity hockey coach at Ladue High School. Originally from London, Ontario, Canada, Jon has resided in St Louis for the past 14 years.

  • Patrick Sorrentino
  • Patrick Sorrentino

    Patrick Sorrentino began playing hockey at the Affton Ice Rink over 40 years ago. He went on to play junior hockey with the Affton Americans and later joined the coaching ranks with various youth and high school teams, including the Gateway Locomotives, a program for children and adults who are developmentally challenged. Pat and his wife Vonda are the proud parents of three young men. In November 2012, Pat's father, Jack, who was a hockey coach to many in the St. Louis area, passed away after living with pancreatic cancer for 14 months. Pat's mother, Sheila, has survived breast cancer since 2009. He still skates with friends and currently works as the CFO for several businesses in St. Louis.