18U Head Coach / Director of Logistics & Player Placement
Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada
2004-05: Campbell River Storm (VIJHL – Junior ‘B’) – League’s leading scorer, named VIJHL’s Most Gentlemanly Player
2005-06: Vernon Vipers (BCHL – Junior ‘A’)
2006-08: Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) – 2006-07 leading scorer/assistant captain, named to BCHL all-star team
2008: Westside Warrior (BCHL) – Assistant captain, named to BCHL all-star team
2008-09: Quinnipiac University (NCAA D-I)
2009-12: SUNY Geneseo (NCAA D-III) – Scored 64 points (30 goals) in 70 games
2012-15: SUNY Geneseo (NCAA D-III) assistant coach – Part of D-III Coaching Staff of the Year, made NCAA semifinals
2015-20: N.J. Avalanche head & assistant coach – Six AYHL championships, six national championship appearances
2020 to present: BK Selects 16U associate coach & 18U head coach – Two state championships, USA Hockey national bronze medal
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK AT BK?
I love being a part of building winning cultures. My past experiences at SUNY Geneseo and the NJ Avalanche has led me to BK, and I couldn’t be more thankful. I was moving back to Rochester to be with my wife, after 2 1/2 years of long distance, and coincidentally BK Selects were just starting. I love the staff, I love the administration, and I love the challenge of continuing to be the best program, and best people we can be, every single day.
WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I also serve as a regional scout for the USHL’s Chicago Steel. My wife Ashely is from Webster, New York, and my mother-in-law Brenda Spoleta is a 1981 alum of Bishop Kearney.