MEET THE COACHES
GENERAL MANAGER/HOCKEY DIRECTOR
Vince has been in the rink business his whole life and has been coaching youth hockey for the last 27 years. He has coached from mites to midgets and at all skill levels. He is a advanced level 4 USA Hockey Coach.
ASSISTANT HOCKEY DIRECTOR
Patrick grew up in Rauma, Finland and started playing hockey at a very young age. He moved to the United States and played for the Valley Forge Minutemen AAA and Malvern Prep High School. He returned to Finland after graduating from Malvern to play Junior Hockey where he spent the next 3 seasons. After Juniors, Patrick spent some time playing in North America in the FPHL and the LNAH semi-professional leagues. He finished his playing career overseas in Sweden playing professionally for Hallefors IK and Grums IK. This is now his second season working for the Wintersport Royals organization serving as assistant hockey director and coach. He coached the Royals 12U A team to a silver division championship in his first year as a coach. This season he is coaching the Royals 13U AA team.
- 2 years FPHL
- 1-year LNAH
- 1-year Sweden 3
- 2 years Sweden 2
Combination of the North American and European style of hockey systems and skills. Patrick emphasizes skill work, development, sacrifice, team play, and effort. He focuses mainly on age-appropriate skill development and high intensity training.