Our Team

Tommy Ketsenburg

ManAdvantage President/ Defenseman

Youth Hockey Organization: Valley Hockey Association

Favorite NHL Hockey Player: Alex Steen

Favorite Hockey Memory: Blues winning game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals

Favorite Hockey Movie: Miracle

Kids: Cash & Silas Ketsenburg (St. Peters Hockey Club)

Occupation: Sales

Why I Work With ManAdvantage: “Having lost a parent early in life due to violence I’ve found hockey to be a place to cope & build life-enhancing skills that I may not have experience otherwise. To form an organization that provides children who have experienced similar interest & life experiences the opportunity to have that same support group & place to learn life skills that will be of benefit to them later in life is very rewarding.”

Tom Arras

ManAdvantage Vice President/ Coach

Youth Hockey Organization: Valley Hockey Association

Favorite NHL Hockey Player: The “Great One” Wayne Gretzky & Bobby Orr

Favorite Hockey Memory:   Any time I was able to watch by sons (Craig & Tommy Ketsenburg) play

Favorite Hockey Movie:      The Might Ducks

Kids: Craig, Jenni & Tommy Ketsenburg (Valley Hockey Association, Hazelwood Central & Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville)

Occupation: Public Official

Why I Work With ManAdvantage: “I was proud to be asked to serve on the board of ManAdvantage not only because of its worthy goals but because it was inspired and created by my own son.”

Tim McCarthy

ManAdvantage Secretary/ Goalie

Youth Hockey Organization: Creve Coeur & AAA Blues

Favorite NHL Hockey Player:  Martin Brodeur

Favorite Hockey Memory: Playing in the Quebec Peewee Tournament

Favorite Hockey Movie: Slapshot

Kids: Miles & Finn (Chesterfield Falcons)

Occupation: Banker & Sports Marketing

Why I Work With ManAdvantage: “Even though I was in my late 20s when I lost my father, I turned to hockey as my outlet. I am proud to be a part of ManAdvantage and am looking forward to seeing its positive impact throughout the hockey community.”

ManAdvantage’s mission is to provide children affected by the death or disability of a parent with the opportunity to continue or begin their involvement in the sport of hockey, through the use of corporate sponsors and fundraising.