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Brett Farson - Squirt A Head Coach and DYHA Skills Coach

Brett Farson is the newly named DYHA Skills Director and DYHA Squirt A Head Coach.  Brett grew up in Greenwich and spent 12 travel seasons with the Greenwich Skating Club and Greenwich Blues programs. He played at Greenwich High School, Andover and Amherst College before serving as Head Coach for Brunswick Middle School, Greenwich HS Girls Varsity, King School Varsity (2016 FAA Champions), and his current position at Rye Country Day School where his team captured the FAA league title in 2017 and 2018. Brett founded and coached the Connecticut Nordiques spring program for seven years, now works with the CT Breakers and is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach.  Over the years his former players have moved on to join college club teams at Cal-Berkeley, Duke, and Ohio State, and varsity teams at Amherst, Bowdoin, Dartmouth, Harvard, Michigan, Middlebury, Quinnipiac, RIT and Yale.  Brett lives in Stamford with his wife Annie and three daughters Jaquelyn, Melanie and Abigail.

Mark Wilhelm - Squirt A1 Head Coach and Midget Major Head Coach

Mark Wilhelm has gained state and regional recognition for having won multiple championships at the Mite through Midget level.  On the national level, Mark was the Head Coach of the 2016 USA Hockey TII U18 National Championship team.  Mark’s experience coaching all age and ability levels through has allowed him to earn a reputation as one of the most well rounded and respected youth hockey coaches in CT.  Mark’s coaching emphasizes skill development over all else at the younger levels, with a strong focus on teaching young players the importance of Respect, Responsibility, and Accountability.  Mark is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach.  Mark played his youth hockey for the Southern CT Stars and Mid-Fairfield followed by high school hockey at Notre Dame of Fairfield under legendary coach Marty Roos.

Kevin Erving - Mite A Head Coach

Kevin Erving played prep school hockey at St Mark’s before going on to play club hockey at St. Lawrence University.  Kevin has been coaching youth and prep school hockey players for the past 5 years, is currently the DYHA’s Mite A Head Coach and a USA Hockey Level 3 certified coach.  Kevin specializes in skill development for young players and has won two state titles with his DYHA Mite A1 hockey teams.

Tucker Grose - Bantam A Head Coach

Tucker Grose is currently the Assistant Hockey Director at Twin Rinks, Head Coach at Trinity Catholic and Head Coach for the DYHA Bantam A team. Tucker was Captain and All-Conference at Newtown High School before attending Endicott College.  He returned to coach at Newton High School helping the team win the 2013 – 2014 CIAC Division 3 state title.  Tucker has been coaching youth and high school for the past 6 years and is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach.

 

Sean Blanche - Blueline Sports Academy Coach