Quality Coaches Develop Quality Kids.
Skaters with the NE Huskies enjoy a lot of perks. We rub elbows with the UCONN Varsity Teams that compete in the toughest conference in NCAA Hockey. Our kids enjoy Skills Clinics and Goalie Clinics run with the Varsity Program. In recent years our skaters have shared the ice with 1st, 2nd 3rd , 4th and 5th round NHL Draftees. (Including Tage Thompson) Along with the coaches that coach them.
Here is our Staff.
Mr. Mike Iacampo: Mike is the current Mite Coaching Coordinator. Under Mike’s leadership the Mite program has grown in numbers and the level of play is taking off.
Mike played locally with the Columbia Cougars and went on to play at Bowdin College. Mike is the Director of the Mark Edward Frietas Ice Forum. In this role Mike works directly with the UCONN Varsity Programs and other UConn Athletic Department Staff. If that wasn’t enough, from 1995-2005 he was the Head Coach of the EO Smith /Tolland Panthers (Bucks). Mike too is the founder of the EasternLightning Hockey Camp that occurs every summer.
Mr. Scott Zygulski: Scott grew up in the Midwest. He began to excel in hockey at an early age. Attending high level camps,, playing on high level teams and working hard; Scott Z (Ziggy) earned a full ride scholarship to play hockey at Boston College. A gritty Defensemen, Scott was DRAFTED by the Detroit Redwings and spent several years in their Minor League System.
Currently Scott is our Squirt A coach and his team is enjoying a high level of success on the ice and off. Scott is also beginning a summer program that will ensure our kids enjoy thier time on the ice and improve!!
Mr. Corey O’Brien: Corey grew up in Michigan not ever giving hockey much of a thought. He played football and was a decathlete in college. His coaching experience included coaching at a mid-major university and large high school in Michigan. Upon finding Hockey, Corey has excelled at coaching at every age from Mites to Midgets.
Corey has developed a number of skaters who are now excelling in high school and beyond. He has won a regional championship at the Mite Level. The State Tier IV State Championship at the Squirt Level, a regional championship two times at the PeeWee Level. As a Bantam Coach, his team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Connecticut State Tier III playoffs.
Mr. Allen Roy: Allen has enjoyed tremendous success working with our organization. He has worked with every level (Mites-Midgets) Allen played locally for Rockville High School and that team was very successful. Allen continues to have his teams reach their high potential and has won state tournaments at the Mite and PeeWee level. Allen has coached many players now playing key roles for their high school team.
Mrs. Megan Hastillo: Megan was a member of the inagural Varsity Women's Hockey Team at UCONN. In her youth, she skated with the prestigious Detroit Honey Baked program. Megan is involved with the Division of Athletics at UCONN and is very passionate about hockey.