Staff

  • Mike Addesa

    General Manager:

    Known to build, rebuild, and inspire, Mike Addesa, originally from Boston, MA, is a renowned American ice hockey coach and former three sport athlete at Holy Cross, having played ice hockey, football, and baseball. Mike began his teaching and coaching career at Stoneham High School, where he served as an assistant coach in football and ice hockey. His first head-coaching job came a year later, in 1967, when he took over the hockey program at St. Mary's of Lynn. After a dramatic turnaround in the St. Mary's program, Mike became the first Head Hockey Coach at Randolph High School, building the Blue Devils from the bottom up to a record of 72 wins, 7 losses and 1 tie in five years.

    In 1974, progressing from his high school coaching career, Addesa became an assistant ice hockey coach at Holy Cross. He was elevated to head coach in 1975, where the upward spiral had begun. A hockey program, who had merely maintained club status, began their varsity program and began to realize great success. In a short period of time, Coach Addesa guided his players from mediocrity to excellence, resulting in 60 wins and 29 losses Through this period, Addesa graduated two Holy Cross alumni that went on to play in the National Hockey League.

    Coach Addesa’s next challenge was again in the form of a rebuild on the ice of the Houston Field House, where he brought a fresh perspective to the struggling program of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers. The rebuilder was back at work again, reforming a team who was resting in the bottom third of the ECAC, a condition that was to change radically over Mike's ten years on the bench. In the "Addesa Decade," RPI regularly competed for Eastern Crowns, and became a perennial qualifier for the NCAA National tournament. In 1985, Addesa guided RPI through what we now know as the Frozen Four, and brought home the National Championship title. To this day, Coach Addesa’s championship team has been many times voted the greatest NCAA Division I college hockey team to ever play, holding over 95% of the NCAA Division I records.

    Coach Addesa’s next involvement as a rebuilder came as an NHL scout, recognizing talent for the lowly Detroit Red Wings, who would, in short order, grow to be not only contenders, but Champions as well. During that time period, the Detroit Red Wings had captured the Stanley Cup three times.

    Mission accomplished with the Red Wings, Coach Addesa left Detroit to pursue his true passion of guiding young student athletes through the world of developmental hockey and academic pursuit into great college careers. Coach Addesa was able to accomplish this as a visionary, coach, and general manager of the Boston Bulldogs Junior Hockey Club. The Bulldogs soon became not only one of the winningest and most competitive junior hockey programs, but also one of the top college placement junior hockey programs in all of North America.

    Boston Bulldog alumni could be found competing throughout the United State’s top college hockey programs. Some of those programs include the University of Denver, Ohio State, Colorado College, US Air Force Academy, Western Michigan, UMaine, Northeastern, Providence College, Norwich, Babson, Amherst College, Williams, Hamilton, UMass (Boston, Amherst, Lowell, & Dartmouth), West Point, Southern Maine, and many more.

    In 2010, Coach Addesa was enticed to join the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames’ scouting staff by that same old word, rebuild. During his time in Calgary, Addesa made an impact as a prominent assessor of talent, and made it possible for a good number of relatively unknown hockey players to become part of the Calgary hockey organization, many of whom were key contributors to Calgary’s first entrance into the Stanley Cup Playoffs in over 10 years.

    In the upcoming years, Coach Addesa plans on playing a significant role in the continued growth and development of the Seacoast College Prep Hockey Program. His responsibilities will include those of General Manager, scout, recruiter, academic advisor, and college placement officer, Addesa will also work with the coaching staff to establish the team discipline and style of play within the Seacoast College Prep Hockey Program.

    One can often hear Coach Addesa speak of the hockey classroom, or the academic subject, Hockey 101. This symbolizes his approach to the game of hockey, which is both systematic and scientific. It would be hard to find one person who has been of more assistance to student hockey players in their pursuit of privileged admissions and financial aid other than Mike Addesa.

    His philosophy is very simple, there is nothing more important in life than family, with education and the sport of ice hockey placing second and third. Coach Addesa is happily married to his lovely wife, Mary, and together they have raised five children; Kimberly, Michael III, Christopher, Brian, and Matthew. With their loving marriage partners, they have gifted Mary and Mike Addesa with thirteen terrific grandchildren.

  • Billy McCreary

    Hockey Director/Head Coach

    McCreary, who is originally from Southampton, Ontario, is a former professional ice hockey defenseman. Played at Shattuck St. Mary's under Buffalo Sabres Coach, Tom Ward. During his time at Shattuck, McCreary and the Sabres won the 2001 Tier I National Championship at the U18 level. McCreary then played junior hockey for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). In the two seasons with the Tornado (2001-02 & 2002-03) he amassed 45 goals and 71 assists in 98 games and was an assistant captain. McCreary was named to the All-Star team in each of his 2 seasons in the NAHL.

    McCreary then played college hockey for the Providence College Friars and Curry College Colonels both in the NCAA. His professional play includes time with the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), as well as, the New Mexico Scorpions of the Central Hockey League (CHL), Fort Worth Brahmas (CHL) and Trenton Titans (ECHL).

    McCreary won the SPHL Championship, as an assistant captain with the Huntsville Havoc in 2009-2010 when he had a scoring line of 2 goals and 30 assists with a team high 144 PIMS. The following season, Head Coach Randy Murphy, named Bill the Player/Assistant coach of the Huntsville Havoc. He retired in 2012 after a championship season with the New Jersey Outlaws in the Federal Hockey League. He was recalled by the Trenton Titans in the ECHL and played in 10 games there.

    McCreary has a family history of hockey players, coaches, and managers, starting with his Grandfather Bill McCreary Sr., Great Uncle Keith McCreary (Bill McCreary Sr.'s younger brother) and Father Bill McCreary Jr. who had both played in the National Hockey League (NHL). Also another Bill McCreary, Bill McCreary Sr. nephew, is a referee in the NHL as well as his son Mike McCreary who referees minor league hockey. He is also related to father and son Ron Attwell and Bob Attwell who both also played in the NHL.

    His coaching career since retirement spans many teams including: Huntsville Havoc (SPHL), New Jersey Outlaws (FHL), East Coast Selects-Q, Portland Junior Pirates (USPHL), North Jersey Avalanche, Watchung Regional High School and more. McCreary has helped take these programs to higher levels of success (2009,2011 Pro Championships) and has helped dozens of players reach higher levels including Professional, NCAA and Major Junior.

    McCreary has a passion for building the skill of the athlete, the mindset of a champion, and the character of the individual.

  • Matt Pinchevsky

    U18 Head Coach

    Matt Pinchevsky started his career as a player in Pembroke Pines, Florida, where he grew up. When local options ran out, Matt attended and played at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota for his high school years. Junior and College hockey in Massachusetts took Matt through earning a degree from Curry College. Matt was one of the original builders of the Selects Hockey Academy in Connecticut, running the skill development training for the entire program. After Connecticut, Matt has been a coach for East Coast Selects Q since 2011, where he has coached and developed some of the top talent in the Quebec, Maritimes, and New England region from 1998’s-2004’s. Coach Pinch (as his students/players refer to him,) is a passionate hockey mind that has a love for teaching. The cultures that are established with his teams and students are very beneficial and help foster successful habits to carry through the game/life.

    Matt currently lives in Portland, Maine with his wife Katherine and his son Cole.

  • Kurt Mallett

    Skills Coach: As a seasoned skating and skills coach, Kurt Mallett's mastery of teaching has transformed young athletes into outstanding hockey players. Mallett played four years of collegiate hockey, where he earned the honor of All American his senior year. Kurt also tallied 217 points in his 4 Collegiate Seasons of Hockey as well as 2 NCAA final four appearances, and held a 2 year Captain position for the Vikings. Kurt also played 6 yrs of professional hockey between the ECHL & IHL, before retiring to be a professional coach.

    During his time playing pro, as part of such teams as the Richmond Renegades, Jacksonville Lizard Kings, Pee Dee Pride, Charlotte Checkers, Trenton Titans, Phoenix Roadrunners, Fort Wayne Komets, and San Antonio Dragons, Kurt was fortunate enough to win the ECHL Riley Cup Championship.

    One of Kurt's greatest attributes was his ability to be a leader. As a result, Kurt was a not only a player, but also an Assistant coach and Captain for 3 of his 6 seasons in Pro hockey. Mallett has been working at the Rinks at Exeter for 13 years, where he has developed and run skill sessions for several organizations and players from Mites to the Professional ranks. He has established a reputation for significantly improving player skills through an innovative, fast pace skills progression program. Mallet is currently the General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations at The Rinks at Exeter and resides in York Maine with his wife, Susie, his daughter, Mackenzie, and his son, Trevor.