EASTERN HOCKEY FEDERATION
2008 TIER I
Chris Beaudoin is currently the head coach of the USPHL Springfield Pics Jr Elite team of the USPHL Elite division. Chris spent 2019-2020 as the Head Coach of the Connecticut Nighthawks with the USPHL Premier team. Prior to his Junior coaching Chris spent 4 seasons as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator with the Western New England University men’s ice hockey program in from 2014-2018 after serving as a volunteer role at Fermi/Enfield High School in Enfield, Conn.
While working with WNE, Chris worked with both the forwards and the defensemen helping them develop as players and citizens off the ice.
We feel very fortunate to get a caliber of coach like Chris in our organization and believe Chris will help this players develop greatly.
As an organization we look forward to years of success working with Chris.
An NHL draft pick of the St. Louis Blues, Bob played his college hockey at Boston University where he amassed 140 points over four seasons and won the 1995 NCAA National Championship. He represented the USA at the 1994 World Junior Championships held in the Czech Republic. Bob continued on to a 440 game professional career with stops in the AHL, IHL, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. Bob has been a part of hockey around the world and the MASSCONN family is lucky to have his experience and pedigree behind the bench.
2009 TIER I
Nick has been our 2009 Tier I coach for the previous 4 seasons. He is loved by his players and brings a contagious energy to the rink every day. Prior to joining MASSCONN, Nick had been coaching in the youth ranks since 2004.
Nick has also coached High School Hockey for 8 years with stops at Rocky Hill and also Farmington High. Nick played junior hockey for the New England Sharks before moving on to Nichols College. He is an absolute pleasure to have in our organization and we look for bigger and better things next season for this very competitive team that Nick has built.
A defenseman during his playing career, Armand played two seasons at UMass Amherst where he scored 28 points in 39 games. He finished his college career at Plattsburgh where he helped the team to a SUNYAC Championship and an NCAA tournament appearance in 1997. Armand played one season of professional hockey in the CHL, before starting his coaching career the following season at Fredonia State University. We are lucky to have Armand as he brings experience and a special passion for teaching to the rink everyday.
2010 TIER I
Rob joins us for his first year with the organization. He grew up in Plymouth, MA as a three sport athlete. After high school he joined the military where he spent the following 30 years. He played hockey for the United States Marine Corps for 4 years and the Massachusetts Army National Guard for 25 years. His youth coaching career began in 2015 and he has coached every age group from Novice to Midgets. In 2019 he was hired as the first Head Coach of Worcester Polytechnic Institute Women’s Hockey team. Rob currently holds a Level 5 USA Hockey certification. Rob believes in the culture of MASSCONN and we are extremely lucky to have his passion and experience in the organization.
Coach Humiston enters his first season as Head Coach of our 2011 Elite team. David has been an assistant coach in the organization since 2019. Aside from coaching at MASSCONN, Dave is currently the Assistant Coach at South Windsor High School, a role he has been in for 18 years. In 2017 season Coach Humiston was awarded the Connecticut High School Association Assistant Coach of the Year for Ice Hockey Award. He started his coaching career at Suffield High School as an assistant for two years. In 2000 he was named Head Coach, leading the team to a state championship that season.
Coach Humiston is also the Athletic Director at Bolton High School. Dave brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game to our organization, and we are lucky to have him.
2011 TIER I
2021-2022 will be Joel's first season as a Head Coach with MASSCONN. Joel has coached at various levels throughout his coaching career with his most recent stint being with the Springfield Rifles Organization. Joel brings with him a huge passion for the game along with years of coaching and playing. He is someone that prides himself on being a players coach that balances both hard work and fun in all that does with his teams. Joel grew up playing hockey in Enfield and has a large family following of hockey players. We are lucky to have Joel and his passion for coaching and teaching in our organization. We look forward this team having a great year under his direction.
Joey enters his second season as the 2012 Elite Coach. A native of Montreal, QC, Joey played his college hockey at Colgate University. He went on to play a 671 career professional games in both the NHL and the AHL. Joey started his coaching career as an assistant coach at NCAA Division 1 Mercyhurst. He coached in the AHL for two seasons in the Hartford Wolf Pack. We are are extremely lucky to have his playing experience and high level coaching pedigree behind our bench.
2012 TIER I
Steve started playing youth hockey at the early age of 4 and he quickly fell in love with the sport. He was a standout High School hockey player and leader which earned him a "C" on his sweater.
He started his coaching career in 2004 and has not looked back since. Steve understands the dynamics that connect both sports and personal development. He is a big believer that life lessons are often more important that the results in games. He understands the commitment that comes with working hard to play at an elite level and he is a believer that hard work and commitment pay off.
He has coached at both the youth levels and High School levels for many years. His experience at the High School level for 8 years as an assistant really help develop his coaching philosophies. These 8 years taught him how important having the passion for the game is and how important life lessons are.
He and his wife Bonnie have 3 kids and of those kids 2 play hockey now. He is very much looking forward to a great year coaching at the youth level and helping his kids develop into next level players.
Dan joins MASSCONN for his first season with the organization as our 2013 Elite Head Coach. Originally from Thetford Mines, Quebec, he has been around hockey his entire life. A goaltender in his playing days, Dan played junior and collegiately in Canada. For the past few seasons he has overseen the Mite Program in South Windsor doing an impressive job developing his players. We are lucky to have Dan's passion for the game along with his energy, knowledge, and communication as a part of the organization.
2013 TIER I
Tom joins MASSCONN for a 4th year but 1st year as the Head Coach of the 2013 Tier I Team. He grew up in Rocky Hill with his brother and fellow MASSCONN coach Nick May. Tom played his youth hockey at Central CT Youth Hockey Association and his Juniors for New England Sharks under Chris Keeney. He started his coaching career in Youth Hockey in 2004 and really has not looked back since then as its his true passion. Tom has been instrumental in helping to get the LTS and MDP programs to the current levels they are at.
We feel very fortunate to have Tom in our organization as he has a passion for the game that is second to none and really loves helping the kids to develop. Tom looks forward to an exciting year behind the bench and he can't wait to see how this team develops.
2014 TIER I
Keith takes the helm of the 2014 team this year and he is excited to start to mold this team together. Keith grew up playing Junior Hockey in this very organization under Gary Dineen in 1999 where they won an EJHL championship. He then went on to play 4 years of college hockey at Westfield State.
Keith loves the game and is around it daily, as he and his partner Dan, own and operate DK's. Keith has helped develop our young players and build our mite program from within, helping coach the MDP the past 3 seasons. Keith has strong ties to the organization and will be instrumental in the growth of our 2014s. We are extremely excited to see where Keith takes this 2014 team.
Paul Dowe will be in his second year leading the Futures Team. He has worked hard at developing our younger kids and is dedicated to ensuring they have a great experience and learn to love the game. After an impressive four year career at Plattsburgh where he won a NCAA Division III National Championship, Paul started his coaching career at Tri-Town High School. In his thirteen years at the school he grew the program from a Division III school to a yearly contender at the Division I level in Northern CT. He is a big believer that each one of our young players need to develop their skills in a certain order; skating, puck handling, passing and shooting.
Paul Thompson is currently in his 10th season of professional hockey playing with the Hartford Wolfpack. Paul has played over 600 professional games in both the NHL and AHL. He captained the Springfield Thunderbirds for three seasons. Paul found his passion for coaching youth hockey at his hockey camp which runs annually. He has been a part of developing our young players helping with the MDP.
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