GNH Warriors Team’s & Coaching Update
The GNH Warriors are excited to welcome Larry Viera to the program as our 12U AA and 14U AA Head Coach. Larry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Warriors program. He has been coaching at the Youth and High School levels in Connecticut for over 20 years! Most recently he has lead the Notre Dame of West Haven high school hockey program for the past few seasons. We are thrilled to have him leading our top teams for the upcoming season
The Warriors plan on rostering teams at the 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U levels. All players that try out for the GNH Warriors will be placed on a team following season! We will field as many teams as neccessay at each level to ensure all players have a spot for next season. Below you will find the coaching bio’s for our independent coaches and the coaches that will be in our coaching pool for our A1 and B teams. Head coaches for the A1 and B teams will be announced after tryouts once players have been assigned to their teams for the upcoming season.
Please note the Warriors have additional coaches interested in coaching for the upcoming season and more coaching announcements will follow
If you have any questions about the upcoming season please contact
President Dennis Mastriano Dennis.Mastriano@att.net
Bryan Leitch Dir of Hockey Ops Bryan Leitch Bryan_leitch009@hotmail.com
GNH Warriors Board of Directors
18U Tier 2 – Todd Forselius – Todd has been coaching for over 10 years with the Warriors program. He has coached at every level mostly recently leading our Bantam A teams and our U18 Tier 2 teams. Todd has been involved in hockey either playing or coaching his entire life and we are happy to have him back behind the bench for the Warriors again this season
16U Tier 2 – Chris Aveena & Trey Kelly – Chris joins the Warriors for the second time this upcoming season. He has coached youth hockey extensively and last year lead the North Haven High School Nighthawks to the Div 2 CIAC State Championship.
Trey Kelly has been with the Warriors for the past 5 seasons coaching at the PW AA and 16U Tier 2 levels. Trey grew up playing hockey at the Northford Ice Pavilion and continues to bring his passion for the game to the rink everyday.
18U Open – The Warriors plan to roster multiple open 18U teams and coaches will be announced as teams form
14U AA – Larry Viera and John Cicarella – Bio above
14U A1 & B Coaching Pool – Joe Negro
12U AA – Larry Viera with Mason Sullivan and Jared Yakimoff
We are delighted to have Larry join new coaches Mason and Jared for the upcoming PW AA sesason. With Larry’s knowledge of the game and Mason and Jared enthusiasm our players will have everything they need to develop and succeed this upcoming season.
12U A1 – Jimmy Obrien & Trey Kelly – Jimmy Obrien has been coaching with the Warriors for over 10 seasons. He is an experienced coach and ref who’s dedication to the game is unmatched. He has coached almost every level the Warriors offer and we are happy to have him back at the helm of our PWA1 squad for the second year.
12U Coaching Pool – Rich Kokorus, Nick Moroniti, & Rob Velardi
10U AA – Tommy Guidone, Colin Augur, & William Sullivan
Tommy Guidone is in his second season coaching behind the Warriors bench. After a successful first season with the 18U T2 Warriors last season we are fortunate to have him at the squirt level this season. Tommy finished up a successful playing career recently that capped off with a Div 2 State Championship and jumped right into coaching
Colin Augur will be entering his first season coaching for the Warriors. He has played for the Warriors since he began his career and after his North Branford High School season ends he will join up with the Squirt staff for next season while also pursuing his education next year
William Sullivan will also be in his first season coaching with the Warriors. Will grew up playing for the Warriors and also captained the North Haven High School State Champions last season. Will is currently enrolled at Quinnipiac University and will be in his sophomore year when the season kicks off in September
10U Coaching Pool – Nick Moroniti, Rich Prunier, Rich Scialabba, Bryan Morrison & Mike Mulally
8U A – Nick Sarro and Matt Walter – Nick and Matt both coached with our mite program last season after helping out in Mite development the past few seasons. We are excited to have them lead our Mite program next season
8U Coaching Pool – Tom Rascati, Michael DeAngelo, Nick Costanzo and Kyle Heinz