DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS / Coach
A native of St. John's, NL, Canada, Shayne played junior hockey in Canada before committing to play NCAA college hockey with Neumann University. Shayne was named ECAC West Rookie of the Year in 2014 after his first season in college. After graduating in 2017, he sits 5th all time in career points scored with 108 points in 4 years. Shayne turned pro in 2017, splitting time between the SPHL and ECHL, where he now holds the Evansville Thunderbolts record for most goals scored in a single season. He also brings a wealth of coaching experience, coaching for 10 years with Xtreme Hockey programs in Canada, along with coaching Philadelphia Little Flyers and Delco Phantoms teams while attending college in Aston, PA. Shayne is currently a coach and director for the Philadelphia Little Flyers youth program along with being assistant coach for Neumann University Men's Ice Hockey. He most recently coached the 14U Girls AA Team to a USA Hockey National Championship.
DIRECTOR OF Female HOCKEY / Coach
A native of Eustis, FL, Grace played for the Boston Shamrocks in the JWHL prior to committing to play NCAA hockey with Neumann University where she captained the team during her Junior and Senior Year. After graduating in 2017, Grace was drafted to the Toronto Fury in the CWHL, but elected to sign her first pro contract with the Connetcicut Whale in the NWHL. In just her second season with the Whale she was named an NWHL All Star. Along with playing in the All Star Game, she participated in the fastest skater in the skills competition. Grace has worked with Delco Phantoms teams during her time in College, along with coaching group sessions and private lessons for Fairfield Ice Academy in Connetcicut. Grace is a great role model for young girls involved in hockey and advocate for the growth of women's hockey worldwide. As head coach Grace led the Philadelphia Little Flyers Girls 14U AA team to the first USA Hockey National Championship in organization history. Grace is signed for a 5th season in the PHF (formerly NWHL) with the Buffalo Beauts.
From Newark, DE Mike played his youth hockey locally for the Delaware Ducks organization before graduating to playing 4 years of Junior Hockey for the Philadelphia Little Flyers (1 Season) and Amarillo Bulls (3 Seasons). Mike played 4 years of NCAA Hockey for Neumann University (2 Years) & and Stevenson University (2 Years) where he amassed a total of 96 points in 105 games. Mike turned pro in 2018, splitting time with the Birmingham Bulls (SPHL) Norfolk Admirals (ECHL). Mike and Coach Shayne were teammates and linemates in both college and pro hockey.
A Canadian native from Aurora, Ontario , Brianne has an extensive background in hockey. She played boys Bantam AAA for the Markham Waxers, then made the jump to the Toronto Junior Aeros where she was an assistant captain, and a call up to the Toronto Aeros Senior NWHL team alongside several Canadian Olympians. Brianne was recruited by Cornell University to play for their D1 program where she is a four time letter recipient, and is on the Wall of Honor at the Variety gym for strength and conditioning. For many years, Brianne was a hockey instructor at a leading program in Canada. She has been coaching youth hockey in the US since 2018 for programs such as the Aston 1494s and the Delco Phantoms.
Currently residing in Newfoundland, Canada, Cyril will travel to Aston for select events to add his 38 years of coaching experience to the list of coaches to our program. An advanced level coach with Hockey Canada, Cyril has coached all levels from Mite to Midget AAA. During which he has won the Hockey Newfoundland Labrador Provincial Championship a total of 7 times in 13 years. He was also heavily involved in the Team Newfoundland High Performance Program for 6 years, along with coaching the Women's Team Newfoundland during the Canada Games in 2011. Cyril is currently a technical director for the St. John's Caps Minor Hockey organization.
Braeden is a native of Rochester, New York, and grew up playing boy’s hockey with the Tri-County Eagles before transitioning to girl’s hockey in high school to play for the Rochester Edge. Braeden played 4 years of NCAA hockey for Neumann University where she was an assistant captain her sophomore and junior year prior to being captained her senior year. She was named to the UCHC All-Academic Team for 4 years and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a minor in Strength and Conditioning. She is currently going into her second season as the Assistant Coach for the King’s College Women’s Ice Hockey Team and is pursuing a Master’s in Healthcare Administration.
A native of Rocky Hill Connecticut. Nick played junior hockey for the Philadelphia Little Flyers before committing to play NCAA hockey for Neumann University. Nick played 3 years for Neumann being a mobile puck moving defenseman. Prior to coaching with 1494 Hockey, Nick has volunteered coaching for the Hartford Wolfpack youth programs and Connecticut Whalers youth programs.
Claudia is from Towaco, New Jersey, and grew up playing boy’s hockey with the Montclair Hockey Club and then transitioned to girl’s hockey in high school to play Juniors for the New Jersey Rockets. Claudia played 4 years of NCAA hockey for Neumann University where she captained the team her Junior and Senior year. She was named to the UCHC All Academic Team 4 years in a row and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She is currently the Director of Hockey Operations for the King’s College Women’s Ice Hockey Team and is pursuing a Master’s in Healthcare Administration. Claudia aims to continue to grow the sport and community of girl’s ice hockey and make a positive impact on her players on and off the ice.
A Ridley, Pa native, Lauren began playing hockey at a young age, playing on mostly all boys teams growing up. In high school, Lauren was a three time all-star, three time team MVP and was one of the first goalies and currently only female in the Ridley Hockey Hall of Fame. Lauren began coaching at the age of 16, with the Ridley elementary and middle school programs, helping to lead them to 6 championships over 8 seasons. In college, Lauren spent time on both the West Chester University women’s D2 team and men’s D1 club team. Her professional career began in 2012, being drafted by the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. After her professional days, Lauren transitioned into coaching girls hockey with the West Chester Quakers U16 team. After spending time with the Quakers, Lauren helped develop the Lehigh Valley girls hockey program which she expanded to three teams after two seasons. This led to Lauren becoming the Director of Hockey Operations for the Lady Patriots, expanding the organization from 3 teams to 11 teams in five seasons, with her U12 team being one of the top ranked teams in the country at the girls Tier 2 level. Lauren is looking forward to helping to develop players of all ages and skill levels to help advance them to the next level in a competitive but fun environment.