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Vermont Lumberjacks Staff

Owner/GM - Maurice Rosales

Maurice is a hockey administrator with over 15 years of experience in managing hockey organizations.  Maurice is currently on the Executive Board of the Eastern Hockey League, serving  as the EHL Treasurer, and  a former member of the USA Hockey Junior Council. Maurice  is also on the Audit Committee for Vermont State Hockey. Maurice  served as Managing Director of New England District (USA Hockey) from 2015-2019 , Vermont Affiliate President from 2013-2015 and Vermont Hockey Treasurer from 2010-2013. His operational experience includes everything from broadcast play-by-play,  communications, webmaster, game scheduling, ice scheduling, scheduling officials, budgeting and finance as well league representation and overall governance. 

Maurice has his Level 4 USA Hockey certification and has held Officiating Level 1 certification. Maurice has his Master of Science  Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.

 

Maurice Rosales

Phone: 8027644435

Head Coach,EHL - Seth Gustin

In 2021-2022 Coach Gustin took his Lumberjacks team to the EHL Frozen Finals in his inaugural year with the Lumberjacks. Coach Gustin  played over 100 games of Pro Hockey in the FHL.  Seth played college hockey for Niagara University's ACHA team from 2013-2017, and  was selected as team captain from his sophomore through senior season. With the help of his leadership, the Purple Eagles were 3-time NECHL champions with an appearance in the ACHA National Tournament.

 

After graduation, Seth pursued professional hockey attending the Carolina Thunderbirds camp as a free agent  and later securing a pro roster spot with the Thunderbirds. His pro career  led to a league championship with the Thunderbirds in the 2018-19. 

 

Throughout his playing career, Seth had been passionately involved in giving back to the hockey community through camps and lessons. Now behind the bench, Seth is focused on the continuous development of his players, to be better in their own communities while accomplishing their career aspirations.

 

Head Coach, EHLP - Jack Lowry

Jack Lowry

Jack Lowry

Coach Lowry has over 25 years of coaching experience and is former college player at Boston College and then the University of New England. In addition to Premier Head Coach, Coach Lowry will also have the role of being an Assistant Coach of the EHL team, as well as running both the team video and 1-on-1 video sessions with all players to further their individual development. Coach Lowry has a very in-depth knowledge on all facets of the game. Jack is in charge of enhancing the development and designing skills sessions for players within the organization.

Jack Lowry

Premier Head Coach

Phone: 12074157247

Head Scout - Gary Gill

Gary has extensive hockey coaching experience including Professional, College and Junior.  His accomplishments include:

  • 365-85-8 All-time Coaching Record
  • 2008-2009 NECHL Coach of the Year
  • 31-0 DVCHC Undefeated Champions Penn State University(Berks)
  • 2 - Time Thorne Cup Semi Finalist
  • 2006 National Championship Finalist Div.III
  • 2008 National Championship Finalist Div.I
  • 2009 Central Hockey Leagues North Conference Champions (Mississippi River Kings)
  • 43 Players Advanced to College Hockey
  • 11 Players Advanced to Professional Hockey
  • 7 Players Advanced to the NHL

After a playing career, Gary Gill has had a remarkable coaching career with 365 wins. In addition to coaching College Hockey and Juniors he has coached professional hockey in ECHL,CHL,SPHL and FHL. 
Coach Gill is committed to the development of his players both on and off the ice. He strives to help his players develop into successful young men and help them open doors into their college careers.
 

Gary Gill

Head Coach

Phone: 901-687-7703

Operations/College Advisor - Jim Mosso

Jim Mosso

Jim Mosso

Jim Mosso graduated from Fitchburg with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.  He began his junior hockey coaching career with the Jr. Flyers U18 Tier 1 Elite and MJHL teams. Then, he became head coach of the Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (EHL).  Jim has served as the Lumberjacks Head Coach and GM for 3 years. His first season with the Vermont Lumberjacks he was awarded 2016 EHL Coach of the Year.  

Jim Mosso

Advisor

Phone: 5182601807

Trainer - John Stawinski

John and his staff provide all the Athletic Trainer support for all home games.  John provides player follow-up and assessment for hockey related issues at his rehabilitation office.  John is the owner of Fit2Excel, in Essex VT which specializes in a combination of services from athletic performance training, injury rehabilitation to neuro-cognitive concussion testing.

John has been a Certified Athletic Trainer for over 25 years. He is licensed by the State of Vermont and Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association to provide rehabilitative services.

He has worked at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid and has since been invited to travel internationally with Olympic teams. John has worked with Division I athletes in the Athletic Medicine Department at the University of Vermont for 12 years and has been affiliated with the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers hockey teams.

  • B.S. Northeastern University – Exercise Science/ Athletic Training
  • M.A. San Diego State University – Exercise Science/Biomechanics
  • ATC, 1991
  • CSCS, 2001
  • ITAT, 2014

 

Ryan Garrow - Strength and Conditioning Coach

Ryan has extensive elite athlete experience,  having worked with the Merrimack Men's Ice Hockey team, the University of Vermont, SUNY Cortland as well as St Michael's College.

Ryan is also the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Mount Mansfield Ski Club & Academy

Ryan holds memberships and certifications from the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Functional Strength Coach through Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning (CFSC), the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Reflexive Performance Reset Level 1 &11 (RPR), TRX, as well as CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer. 

Seth Gustin

Head Coach

Phone: 602-421-2414

Goalie Coach -Matt Welch

Matt Welch

A native of Burlington, VT., Matt Welch returns to the junior hockey level as a former player for the Green Mountain Glades (EJHL) and Full Stride Flyers (Empire League). Welch moved to the Colligate level where he played his freshman season at Fitchburg State in 2006-2007. Transferring his sophomore year, Welch finished his collegiate career at Adrian College in Adrian, MI. Matt graduated from Adrian in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture & Interior Design.  

After College, Welch was drafted into the AAHL, extending his playing career for a short time at the minor league level. Matt currently has a career as a Professional Kitchen Designer in Montpelier, VT.

Welch’s has devoted years to helping run hockey camps and clinics, along with private lessons. Welch has been a goalie coach of the Vermont Goaltender Academy, Tim Thomas Hockey Camp, and Rodger Nielson Hockey Camp. Since 2011, Welch has been the goalie coach at Champlain Valley Union High School.  In 2014, he helped lead them to a Vermont State Championship in men’s Division 1 Ice Hockey. Welch’s soul focus of the goaltending position strives to help the younger generation achieve their goals.

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