Here is a list of the coaches for next season's teams, this list will be updated as we finalize.
For info on the Mite Travel Program
, please go to www.westriverroyals.com
Squirt through Bantam Coaches:
2005 Squirt Minor Premier - Todd Spencer
2005 Squirt Minor Select - Brian Veduccio and David Peltak
2004 Squirt Major Premier - Jeremy Vega
2004 Squirt Major Select - Doug Fraizer
2003 Peewee Minor Premier - Justin Soryal
2002 Peewee Major Premier - Kevin McGuire
Peewee Select - Rick Clement
2001 Bantam Minor Premier - Tom Lamy
2000 Bantam Major Premier - Cameron Robichaud and Tim Snyder
Bantam Major Select - Dave McCormick
Bantam Select- TBD
Lady Monarchs - U10 Development Program -TBD
Lady Monarchs - U12 - Desiree Campbell and Dan Riviere
Lady Monarchs - U14 - TBD
Midget U18 Split Season - Kevin McGuire
Midget U16 Split Season - Paul Bears
Midget Minor U16 Purple - Phil LaCasse
The Junior Monarchs and Lady Monarchs
pride themselves on offering professionally developed and directed practices. These coaches will work alongside our professional staff to provide the players in our program with quality instruction on a consistent basis throughout the season.
Coaches Bios are below and will be updated as needed:
2005 Squirt Minor Premier Team - Todd Spencer
Coach Spencer is the Director of Player and Skill Development
for the NH Jr Monarchs youth travel hockey teams. He oversees all aspects of the youth organization's skills program and brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and experience to the Monarchs organization from his background as a coach, skills director and player. The organization is committed to a higher emphasis on the training and development of our young players’ skills over the course of the each season.
Coach Spencer owns and directs a very successful hockey skills program, Spencer Hockey (www.spencerhockey.net
). He trains players from the intro mite level up through the college ranks. At Spencer Hockey, Todd develops and executes curriculum for lessons, weekly clinics, summer hockey camps and off-ice training. His skills sessions are high tempo, cutting edge and provide results for the players. He has the ability to go from running a clinic for 6 year olds to a clinic for college players and he is able to connect and get the most out of the players in both groups.
Mr. Spencer has been the assistant varsity coach at Berwick Academy (New England Prep School- Division 1) for the past three seasons. During this time, players here have committed to top Division 1 College Hockey Schools like Maine, UNH and Northeastern. Prior to the 2013-14 season, Coach Spencer worked in the Seacoast Spartans program for three seasons, where he was both an on-ice skills director and a coach of numerous teams. He was also a Head Instructor for Pro-Ambitions Hockey Camps for seven years where he would travel across the country directing camps for owner Jeff Serowick. During this time, Todd instructed players ages 5-16, managed skill and power skating sessions for groups of 20-50 players, developed and organized curriculum for on and off-ice training, organized and coordinated multiple stations on and off the ice and managed a staff of 4-12 instructors on a weekly basis, in addition to other responsibilities. Coach Spencer is also a USA Hockey Master Level 5 Coach.
Todd has a very strong playing background. He was a two-time NH All-State Player at Exeter High School. Following high school, he played one year of Junior Hockey with the Laconia Leafs where he was an IJHL All-Star and two years of Junior Hockey with the Valley Warriors where he was an EJHL All-Star and Captain. He played NCAA Division 1 Hockey at Sacred Heart University where he graduated with a 3.67 GPA, was a seven time Atlantic Hockey Academic All-Star and won the Unsung Hero Award in 2007. After his college playing days he played professionally for three seasons, two with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL (2 steps below the NHL) and one with both the IHL Dayton Gems and Muskegon Lumberjacks. In 2009, with the Nailers, he won the Community Man of the Year.
We are thrilled to have Todd Spencer coach our youth level teams. The program is committed to providing our players with the best practices and skill development possible. With the addition of Todd, we are confident that we will be providing the best comprehensive skills progression program in the area. Todd is a great teacher of the game and role model for our youth players. He does an excellent job relating to the young players and is a coach who commands respect, but helps teach players excellent life values, in a positive environment. Our players are lucky to have someone like Coach Spencer work with them throughout the season.
For a video clip on his skills program, please check out this link:
2005 Squirt Minor Select Team - Brian Veduccio and Dave Peltak
Dave has been playing hockey for 42 years. During that time he has played at a highly competitive level winning a state high school championship in 1984 and national championships at the junior level in 1985 &1986. He began coaching youth hockey in 2002 at the Pee Wee level. In 2013-14 he became a coach in the NH Monarchs organization at the Mite level. Dave is extremely passionate about hockey and enjoys passing his love for the game on to his players.
Coach Veduccio is extremely passionate about the game of hockey and has been playing since the age of 8. Growing up in Franklin MA, hockey was a large part of his community. He played on his High School Varsity team all 4 years of High School and won their division all 4 years. Brian started coaching when his oldest son wanted to play, entering the Northern Cyclones Learn to Play Program 3 years ago. Recently Brian transferred to the NH Jr Monarchs Program where he assisted with the Mite Development Program, and this year coached the Intro Mite Travel team and Mite All-Star team. Coach Veduccio's primary focus is to teach the fundamentals of the game and ensure the kids have fun.
2004 Squirt Major Premier Team - Jeremy Vega
Jeremy has worked for eleven years in the ice hockey industry in various positions. This past season he was the Co-Head Coach of the Jr. Monarchs U16 team that competed in the EJEPL and USPHL. Players on this team have been scouted and recruited by NCAA Division 1 Schools, U18 Midget teams, Junior Teams and Prep School teams. Many of the players on this team will be moving onto to play U18, Junior or Prep School Hockey next season. The team was also the NH GSL Tier 1 Champion and represented NH in the New England Tier 1 Regionals. In 2012-13, Jeremy was responsible for building the U16 team from the ground up, as it was a first year team. He was able to put a quality product on the ice. The team finished in the top 5 of the league in the regular season. Players from that team moved onto our U18 team, in addition to the following prep schools: New Hampton, Tilton, St. Mark's, Holderness and Andover. In addition former players of his are littered across prep school and high school rosters. He has worked in youth, prep school and junior hockey as both an assistant and head coach. He has served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Jr. Monarchs Empire Jr.B Team. During this time, he had the opportunity to coach in the USA Hockey Jr. B Nationals, reaching the finals in 2007 and semi-finals in 2009. During the 2007-08 season, he was an assistant coach and teacher at Tilton School (NEPSIHA). He helped guide the Rams to a record of 24-8. Two players from that team went onto play NCAA Division I college hockey and a number of others were offered to play Junior ‘A’ and at NCAA Division III schools. Jeremy had the opportunity to coach a handful of times in the USA Hockey Yankee Conference Festival and had the opportunity to coach at the USA Hockey Select 15 Camp. He is the director of the Junior Monarchs team camps, Summer Skills and the NE Prospect Camp at the Tri-Town Ice Arena. He also created a summer team, called NH Adventure Hockey that went on a European Tour, playing quality teams in Stockholm, Sweden and in premier tournament in Helsinki, Finland. In April 2011, he was the Head Coach of the NH Jr. Monarchs Bantam Minor Elite team that participated in the USA Hockey Tier II Nationals. He has also coached teams that won league championships in the Granite State League and in the NEHL. In addition, he has coached a handful of teams that have finished runner up in the Granite State League. Currently, he is the President and Coaching Director of the NH Jr. Monarchs Youth Hockey Program, where he has coached for ten seasons. He is also the director of the Mini Monarchs (Learn to Play Hockey) Program and our Mite Development program. Last year he directed a spring/summer hockey skills and tourney program, the New England Battalion, which fielded teams at multiple youth levels. In addition to his coaching, Jeremy serves as the Assistant General Manager at Tri-Town Ice Arena, home of the Jr. Monarchs
2004 Squirt Major Select Team - Doug Fraizer
Junior Monarch are excited to have Coach Fraizer back for another season. He has been coaching within the NH Jr. Monarch's program for the past four seasons. He's been involved with hockey his entire life, playing youth hockey starting at the age of seven and continuing to play to this day. In 2013-14, he was the Head Coach of the Squirt Select Team, which qualified for the Granite State League State League Tournament. The key to his coaching philosophy are first and foremost, development of core skills. This includes skating, puck handling, passing and shooting. This is taken and applied to game situations with additional instruction on position play and team strategies. Players will learn a strong sense of team, both on and off the ice while having fun playing the game. He is looking forward to next season.
2003 Peewee Minor Premier Team - Justin Soryal
The Junior Monarchs are excited to have Coach Soryal join the coaching staff with the 2003 Premier Team. This past season he was the assistant coach on the Junior Monarchs U18 team and also worked as a guest skills instructor. Justin also works as a trainer at Edinger's Edge Training Facility. In the past , he also worked as a skills instructor with Andy Trimble's Scoring Concepts Clinics. Justin comes with a very strong hockey pedigree. He played five seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL), this is one step below the NHL. While in the AHL, he split between the Charlotte Checkers and Hartford Wolf Pack. Prior to signing a contract with the New York Rangers, he played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Peterborough Petes. While in Peterborough, he won the OHL championship in 2005-06 and was the leading goal scorer in 2006-07, two very impressive feats. He also served as Assistant Captain with the Petes from 2006-08.
2002 Peewee Major Premier Team - Kevin McGuire
The Junior Monarchs are thrilled to have Coach McGuire behind the bench for the 2002 team. The McGuire Family has been involved with youth hockey since the 1970s and were one of the founding members of the Salem Saints. Kevin has coached at the youth and high school level . Coach McGuire stated coaching in Exeter as part of the EHF with the Exeter Freeze and was the assistant head coach for the Timberlane Owls in Plaistow. He then moved to the Monarchs to coach the 1998 birth year which at the time were Squirt Majors. He led those Monarchs to the Bantam state championship and a berth in the Bantam National Tournament in Wayne, NJ. He was responsible for turning our '98 team into one of the strongest in the state. More importantly, he takes great pride in developing players and moving them onto the next level. This is evident as many of his players are currently playing prep school hockey, Midget U16 Hockey, as well as, both MA and NH high schools. He looks forward to being behind the bench and helping the players reach thier potential.
Peewee Select Team - Rick Clement
2001 Bantam Minor Premier Team - Tom Lamy
Coach Lamy began his coaching career with the Jr. Monarchs six seasons ago. During that time he served as the Asst.Coach for the Intro Mites under Jeremy Vega, head coach for the Squirt Select team and for the past four seasons head coach for the 01 Elites. Next season, Tom returns as the head coach of the 01 Premier team that will compete in the EJEPL and the MPDHL, both highly competitive leagues. Tom began playing hockey competitively at an early age, playing on several travel teams for the Concord Capitols from mites through midgets. Coach Lamy's primary focus is on the skills and development of his team which includes weekly off ice training at Edinger's Edge. His teams are known for their sportsmanship, comradery and work ethic.
2000 Bantam Major Premier Team - Cameron Robichaud and Tim Snyder
Cam began his coaching career as an asst. coach at Bishop Brady High School, located in Concord, NH. While at Bishop Brady HS, Cam also volunteered as an asst. coach for the NH Jr. Monarchs Empire team (2011- 2012 National Champions). The following year Cam took over as the head coach for the NH Jr. Monarchs U18 AAA split season team, where he constructed a team of players from top division 1 public and prep school teams from around the New Hampshire area. During the same season Cam worked for the NH Jr. Monarchs Empire team as a full time asst. coach. Cam is now the head coach for the NH Jr. Monarchs Metropolitan Jr. B hockey team. Cam is also the head skills instructor for Edinger’s Edge hockey training facility located in Bow, NH. In 2013 Cam was selected to coach at the Select 15 New England Yankee Conference Festival. Cam is extremely passionate about the game, and his primary focus is to help each player reach their full potential.
2006 Edward Little H.S. (Varsity)
2007 NH Jr. Monarchs (Empire)
2008 Nepean Raiders (CCHL Jr. A, Canada)
2009 University of New England (NCAA DIII)
2010 Robert Morris University (ACHA DI)
2006 High School Hockey, All- East Team Selection
2006 Hockey Night in Boston, New England All- Star Selection
2007 Empire League, All- Star Selection
2007 USHL Futures Draft Invitee
2007 QMJHL (Lewiston Maineiacs) Main Camp Invitee
2010 FHL Danbury Whalers (semi-pro) main Camp Invitee
USA Hockey Select Festival 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 Participant (Team Maine)
USA Hockey Select Festival 14, 15, 16 and 17 Participant (Team New England)
1982 - 84 High School Hockey – Oswego high School, Oswego NY
1984 - 86 College Hockey – North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, NY
1987 - 89 College Hockey-Division III – Oswego State, Oswego, NY
1990 - 91 Split Midget – Oswego Minor Hockey Assoc. Oswego NY
2011 - 12 Pee Wee Elite Minor – Jr. Monarchs, Hooksett, NH
2012 - 13 Pee Wee Elite Major – Co-Head Coach – Jr. Monarchs, Hooksett, NH
2013 - 14 Bantam Elite Minor – Head Coach NH. Jr. Monarchs, Hookset, NH
Bantam Major Select Team - Dave McCormick
Dave grew up in Manchester, NH and played a large portion of his youth hockey with the Junior Monarchs. He then went onto play high school hockey at Manchester Memorial. There, during his sophomore season, his team lost in the Semi-Finals of the State Tournament to a Bishop Brady Team coached by U18 Coach Clint Edinger. In his junior season he moved onto play for the Exeter Freeze of the IJHL. He played four seasons with this organization, which eventually changed names to the Kodiaks. He was also named a league All-Star during his tenure in Exeter. In the 2010-11 season, he joined the Junior Monarchs Empire Junior team, which at the time was guided by Coach Ryan Frew. That season the 'Narchs lost by one goal in the USA Hockey National Championship Game. After that season, he verbally committed to Southern New Hampshire University, but had played the majority of the season with a torn labrum. This ultimately ended in two surgeries and played a big role in his competitive playing days coming to an premature end. However, his passion for the game led him to pursue a career on the coaching side of things where hopes to help as many as he can chase their dream of becoming the best player they can be.