08 ELITE COACHES ANNOUNCED FOR 2022-23 SEASON….

MASSCONN United is excited to announce the coaches for our 08 ELITE TEAM for the 2022-23 Season.  Please welcome Scott and Shane and read their Bios…

Head Coach Scott Zygulski:

2022-2023 will be Scott’s first season with MassConn as Head Coach of the 08’s Elites. For the previous two seasons, he was the Head Coach of the Springfield Rifles 08 Elites helping the team capture both the Buffalo Cup Tournament and the CCM World Invite Boston tournaments during the 2021-2022 season. Scott’s hockey background includes playing prep hockey for Culver Military Academy before playing 4 years at Boston College, where he was an Assistant Captain and the Coaches Award recipient his senior year. Although a draft choice of the Detroit Red Wings, he attended training camp with the San Jose Sharks in 1993 and 1994, ultimately playing in the CHL for both Ft. Worth and San Antonio. Prior to its sale, Scott maintained a 30 plus year relationship with Minnesota Hockey Camps both as a player and coach. He currently holds a Level 4 certification from USA hockey.

Asst. SHANE COMBRES:

Shane Combres will be returning to MASS/CONN as an assistant coach for the 08 Elite team.  Shane has been involved with our Elite Programs in the past and is currently coaching at Elite Hockey Academy (EHA) out of Northford.  Shane Combres grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada and has been around hockey his entire life.  Shane played 3 years in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and went on to play 4 years of College Hockey at Norwich University in Vermont.  During Shane’s time at Norwich, the Men’s Hockey team went the NCAA Final 4 two times and won the National Championship in 2000.  Shane was inducted into the Norwich University Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.  Shane is currently Level 4 certified and has coached from Mites to Junior Hockey.  Shane’s love of the game and passion for the ice is evident anytime he is around the players.

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