Bantam A '08 Head Coach John Brown
John began playing hockey at the age of three and grew up in a hockey family with both parents heavily involved with youth hockey administration and coaching. He was a member of the Lakeland Hawks travel teams for seven seasons before heading to Milford High School where he played at the varsity level for all four of his years in high school. John was recognized as a team captain as well as being named All-State, All-Conference and All-County during his High School career. He went on to play for the CSHL Metro Jets. He returned to Milford High School as an Assistant Coach where he remained for the next three seasons. John has worked at a number of hockey schools as an instructor and was also a registered Official (referee) for several seasons. John is a certified Level 3 USA Hockey coach. This is John’s fourth season coaching with Compuware Youth Hockey.
Squirt Major ’11 Head Coach Don Elland
Coach Elland is currently a NHL scout for the Carolina Hurricanes. He was the 2014-15 Plymouth Whalers head coach and prior to that he was the assistant coach for four years. Coach Elland has worked with multiple professional, college and junior players during their development years. Don played for Paddock Pools from 1981-1983. Don is a non-parental Level 4 certified USA Hockey Coach. Coach Elland has eight years coaching experience for Compuware AAA.
Chad LaRose a former Stanley Cup winning player will also join the team as an Assistant Coach. Chad has been co-coaching our midget hockey teams over the past couple years and growing his hockey skill development business.
PeeWee A '10 Head Coach Lee Swallow
Lee grew up playing in the Compuware AAA program and went on to play Junior A hockey in the OJHL for the Milton Merchants and the St. Michael's Buzzers. After his junior career, he played NCAA D3 hockey for the Milwaukee School of Engineering where he enjoyed a successful four year career. A current USA hockey Level 2 certified USA Hockey Coach he brings a passion for teaching the game of hockey with a focus on skill development and skating. This is Coach Swallow's second year with Compuware.
Squirt AA '11 Head Coach Gordie Lietz
Gordie has over 20 years of coaching experience: Squirt AA through Midget AA and Tier 1 PeeWee. Coach Lietz played in the North American Hockey League. He has strong connections to the Michigan Hockey community. Gordie works to develop kid’s passion for the game and will focus primarily on increasing player skill. Gordie is non-parental and is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey Coach. This will be Coach Lietz's eighth year with Compuware.
Squirt A '12 Head Coach Mark Demmer
Mark is currently a Level 3 certified USA Hockey Coach, as well as a player and coach for over 30 years. Mark has several years’ experience coaching in the Compuware organization focusing on the ADM model for mini-mites and mites. In addition to coaching hockey, he has several years’ experience coaching other youth sports. Mark is dedicated to helping youth players grow on the ice and off it; and is driven to give back to the game of hockey which gave him so much over the years.
Mite AA '13 Head Coach Mike Tate
Mike has been involved with youth hockey for over 30 years as both a player and a coach. His playing and coaching experience includes all levels from LTP to Juniors. Mike is a Level 3 certified USA Hockey Coach that has been coaching both Tier 1(AAA) and numerous hockey camps the past few seasons. Mike coaches with a strong emphasis on fun and fundamentals.
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