NEW ENGLAND GIRLS HOCKEY LEAGUE
DIRECTOR OF GIRLS HOCKEY
Melissa is currently the Head Coach of Longmeadow High School's Varsity team, and has been in that role since 2017. She was born in Springfield and played prep school hockey at Loomis Chaffee. She went on to play college hockey at Williams College. MASSCONN is lucky to have Melissa's passion, experience, and knowledge leading the way for our Girls Program.
Chris is entering his 12th year coaching overall and has coached at all youth levels during his career. This will be Chris's 8th season with the MassConn Girls durign which time he has coached at the U12, U14, U19 levels.
He has lead his teams to the National Bound Massachusetts State championship tournament in 5 out of 7 seasons with MassConn and
takes great pride in helping his players advance to the next level, with many of those he has coached moving on to play in prep school and college.
Chris is passionate about hockey and strives to bring that passion out of his players through preparation, hard work, and perseverance.
After more than 35 years of playing and coaching the game, he continues to learn and promotes a goal-oriented, positive learning culture where he challenges players to train outside their comfort zone.
John grew up playing in the Enfield Hockey Association through Midgets. He then went on to play college hockey at Western New England College.
Coach Birmingham has been coaching for 13 years. He has coached Learn to Skate, Mites, Squirts, and Peewee’s all with EHA. He has won state championships at the Squirt and Peewee level.
He has been a vital part of our Girls Program for some time now and has done a tremendous job in helping us build a very strong competitive Girls program. He has coached at the U12, U14, and U16 T1 Tier Levels.
U16 TIER II
Fred is a staple within the Enfield Twin rinks as he both refs games and has been a coach for years in this area. He grew up coaching within Enfield Youth Hockey Organization at almost every level. He has coached with The CT Clippers and Enfield High School.
Fred has been a coach in our organization since 2013. We are extremely lucky to have Freddy on our staff as he bring a passion for the game that is second to none.
U14 TIER I
Chris has been instrumental in the development of young hockey players as a coach since 1995. His coaching experience began under the leadership of Lincoln Flagg and Gary Dineen. Chris played junior hockey for Gary Dineen as well as for Cathedral High School where he was awarded the Eddie Shore award – given to the best defenseman in Western Mass High School hockey. Chris played collegiate hockey for Fairfield University.
He has coached boys’, co-ed and girls’ teams from mites through midgets. Former players have gone on to achieve success at the high school, prep school, junior, college and professional (including the National Hockey League) level. Chris focuses on a long-term developmental approach with a positive perspective. We are appreciative to his wife, Kellye, and his family for their support in his efforts to be a positive role model and influence on his players in their development both on and off the ice.
Greg joins MASSCONN as Head Coach of our U12 team, he previously coached in the organization at the 2011 level. He played high school hockey at Enfield High under Chris Keeney. Greg went on to play at Central CT State University for 4 seasons. Greg's experience and excitement for the game will be a vital part of our programs success.
Paul Dowe will take the lead as Head Coach of our U10 team. He has worked hard at developing our younger players for the past two seasons at the MDP and Futures level. He is dedicated to ensuring they have a great experience and learn to love the game.
Paul grew up in the MASSCONN organization and played his college hockey at Plattsburgh where he won a NCAA Division III National Championship. He 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.
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