News 2018-01-11T21:45:57+00:00

Club News

2301, 2018

Bill Pappas to Head the ’06 Americans

Bill Pappas is one of the most highly regarded hockey coaches in Massachusetts over the past decade and has been involved in the development of a plethora of NCAA Division 1 and NHL players over that 10 year period. Bill was instrumental in the success of the ’97 VJW team that advanced to the USA Hockey Nationals 3 times (2009-2014) and boasts 3 NHL 1st & 2nd Round Draft Picks. Bill has also been key [...]

1901, 2018

Marc Salsman Named 2009 Elite Coach

Marc was a highly recruited NCAA D1 and NHL prospect out of Malden MA and played his High School Hockey at Matignon HS from 1988-1992. In 1993 Marc moved on to play collegiately in Hockey East at UMass Lowell where he was an integral part of the River Hawks offense from 1993-1997.  Marc served as team captain of the 1997 team and tallied up over 100 points during his tenute at ULowell.  Marc went on [...]

1801, 2018

Greg McLean Named 2010 Elite Coach

Greg played high school hockey at Melrose High, where he was team captain and Middlesex League All Star in 1991. Greg went on to play NE Division I Prep Hockey at Brewster Academy.  After graduating from St Michael’s College in 1997, Greg began his professional career in finance where he still works today.  In 2001 Greg began his hockey coaching career and has been a head coach, assistant coach and hockey skills coach for Elite [...]

1801, 2018

Leo Barrett Named 2004 Elite Coach

Leo Barrett Jr is a lifelong resident of Lynnfield, MA and has been coaching for over 15 years from learn-to-skate to bantam age level.  He has been the head coach for the Boston Shamrocks Girls U12 and U14 Elite teams, Lynnfield Youth Hockey and Ice Cats Girls Program and most recently at the North Shore Shamrocks where he has been coaching for the last seven years.  He is a Level 4 Certified Coach with USA [...]

1601, 2018

Paul Wren to Coach the 2007 Elites

Paul has over 30 years of coaching experience from Mites to Junior A Hockey, including several years at the Elite level in the Elite 9/BHL, EHF and EJHL.  Paul’s coaching accolades include multiple championships and berths to the Massachusetts State Championships and USA Hockey National Championships. Under Paul’s tutelage a tremendous number of his young players have developed into NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 athletes as well as a handful of players that advanced to [...]

1201, 2018

Dave Vater Named 2009 Elite Coach

The Boston Americans Hockey Club is excited to announce Dave Vater as the Head Coach of the 2009 Elite team. Dave is originally from Peabody, MA where he attended and played high school hockey, winning the Greater Boston League scoring title in 1985. Dave went onto play D1 college hockey at Merrimack College. During his Junior season Merrimack won the ECAC title and advanced to the NCAA final eight. After finishing his college career Dave [...]