Vikings Hockey Director

Nick Pollos, Vikings Hockey Director

Coach Nick enters his 32nd year of coaching hockey at various levels, from Tier II, Tier I and the Jr. A level.

In addition to being a Head Coach, Nick has served as a consultant and scout for programs at the Junior A and Pro levels. Coach Nick has worked closely with dozens of players as they prepared to make their NCAA DI commitments.

Coach Nick grew up in the Chicago area playing his youth hockey in the Northwest Suburbs. As Vikings Hockey Director since 2011, Coach Nick has developed a solid foundation at our younger levels with a focus on skill development and skating. He then concentrates on building upon that foundation as our players move to the older levels. This foundation gives our older teams the skills to continue to develop their game at higher speeds and competitive levels.

Nick Pollos


Hockey Experience

Director of Hockey Operations, Vikings Hockey Club, 2011 - Present

Head Coach, Chicago Fury AAA 2007-2011

Head Scout / Special Consultant, Wenatchee Wild Jr. A NAHL 2009-2010

Director of Player Development, Chicago Fury AAA Hockey Club 2008-2010

Head Scout, Bismarck Bobcats Jr. A NAHL 2007-09

Head Coach, Springfield Junior Blues Jr. A, NAHL 2001-2007

General Manager, Springfield Junior Blues Jr. A, NAHL 2001-2007

Head Coach, Chicago Flames U18 Major Midget, 1998-2001

Power Skating Coach, Chicago Flames, 2000-2002.

Head Coach, Northwest Chargers Midget Major

Head & Assistant Coach, Lake Park H.S. Varsity


Accomplishments

Member of Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) Player Development Committee.

USA Hockey National Champions, Vikings Midget U16, 2024

CSDHL Champions, Vikings Midget U16, 2024

NAPHL Champions, Vikings Midget U16 and Bantam 09s, 2024

AHAI State Champions PW AA Vikings, 2015-2016

Alternate Director, Chicago Fury Tier I Hockey Club, 2007-2010

AHAI State Finalist Bantam Major AAA Chicago Fury 2009-2010

Member of USA Hockey Junior A / NAHL Player Development Committee

Runner Up, North American Hockey League (NAHL Junior A) Coach of the Year, 2004

Member of the North American Hockey League (NAHL Junior A) Board of Directors, 2003-2007

North American Hockey League (NAHL Junior A) Division Champions, 2003-2004

USA Hockey Junior A Gold Cup National Bronze Medalist, 2004

Set All-Time franchise record for most consecutive home wins (18) in NAHL Springfield Jr. Blues Jr. A, 2003-2004

USA Hockey National Champions, Chicago Flame Midget U18, 1999

USA Hockey National Runner Up, Chicago Flames Midget U18, 2000

USA Hockey National Semi Finalist, Chicago Flames Midget U18, 2001

USA Hockey Central District Champions, Chicago Flames, 1999

USA Hockey Central District Champions, Chicago Flame, 2000

USA Hockey Central District Champions, Chicago Flames, 2001

AHAI Midget State Champions, Chicago Flames, 1999

AHAI Midget State Champions, Chicago Flames, 2000

AHAI Midget State Champions, Chicago Flames, 2001

CSDHL and NIHL League Champions Midget Major 1999, 2000 & 2001

Assisted in the development of over 275 players in 30 seasons advancing to Jr. A (OHL, USHL & NAHL), NCAA DI & DIII and Pro Hockey including CHL ECHL, IHL, AHL and the NHL. 

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