Boston Americans

We are happy to announce that Don Collins will be our 2008 Head Coach.

Don has been developing hockey players for over 20+ years from youth level through to the High School level. Don is a Level 4 Certified Coach with USA Hockey and understands the importance of developing kids and his expertise has placed several kids in Division 1 Colleges. During his playing career, he led the Saugus High Hockey Team to win 3 Northeast Conference Championships. Don was a Hockey Night In Boston elite prospect and went on to be a standout player and four-year Varsity Hockey Letterman at University of Connecticut, recipient of the 7th Player Award and ECAC All-Academic Team.

He was an assistant coach for the Saugus High Hockey Team while working as the Director of Skills for Bobby Orr & Gary Doak Hockey School. Member of the Wakefield Youth Hockey Board of Directors and has been a head coach for Wakefield’s Middle School Hockey Team. Don is going into his 2nd season as an assistant coach at Essex Tech High School and has been an assistant coach for the 2008 Boston Americans team for the past 2 seasons.

Don is the owner of Inside Edge training, an off-ice conditioning company that focuses on combining hockey functional conditioning (speed, power, strength) with hockey hands skills (stickhandling, shooting, passing) to achieve peak performance.