2021-2022 Comp Coaches Announced
The MHA Board is pleased to announce the coaches for the upcoming Blue Devils season. We are excited to welcome back a solid group and add new, experienced blood to our line-up.
10U Minor - Travis Martin is a proud graduate of Chugiak High School. His coaching experiences include CHS JV, ERHS, as well as 6 years with MHA. As player he spent many years at MHA, as well as Matsu and South Central Wolves. He also completed a year of Juniors in WSHL and is now a proud AAA ERHL member.
12U Major/Minor - Joey Merrick, has coached with MHA since 2014, starting in 8U. He was a part of 3 state winning coaching staffs at 12U Minor 2018-19 and 10U Minor 2019-2020. He is also a founding member of the AK Blades program which has been providing spring and summer skating opportunities to AK families since 2015.
14U Tier II - Billy Bagron has coached 14U for the past 3 years. A Chugiak High School grad, he was selected as team captain, won a high school state championship, and was named high school player of the year. He played three years of Junior A hockey, was rewarded a D-1 collegiate hockey scholarship and majored in Physical Education. He pursued the NHL dream playing in the minor pro leagues for 5 years in the USA and two years in Europe.
16U Tier II - John DeCaro is a retired professional goaltender who played for multiple teams over his career in the EIHL and AHL, locally with the Alaska Aces, and was an attendee of the Nashville Predators training camp. His coaching experience includes 16AAA and the past 2 years with the 16U Tier II Blue Devils.
18U Tier II - Dean Wilson has been in youth hockey for quite some time. Currently he coaches the Palmer Moose HS team and was part of the coaching staff that led them to a DII State Championship despite coming in low in the rankings.