Greater New Haven Warriors are Proud to Announce Next Season's Coaches!
2017-18 Coaching Staff
Bantam A – Head Coach Scott Page
Coach Page, a native of Mississauga, ONT, began his Major-Junior playing career with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League in 1996, staying two seasons with Sudbury before moving on to a season each with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Mississauga Ice Dogs. At the end of the 1998-99 season, Coach Page turned pro with the Jacksonville Lizard Kings of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). He started the next season with the Mississippi Sea Wolves, before returning to complete the season with Mississauga. He then went on to play four seasons of Canadian collegiate hockey at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick. Coach Page closed-out his playing career with the Adirondack Frostbite of the United Hockey League.
Coach Page began his Tier I coaching career with the CT Junior Bobcats at the Squirt Major level and moved onto the Pee Wee minor level with the CT Junior Wolf Pack. He also spent two seasons with the Central CT Yankees. Coach Page has coached both the GNH Warriors Bantam A and Peewee A teams.
Bantam A1 – Head Coach Todd Forselius
Coach Forselius has been coaching youth hockey for a number of years. He has coached in the Warriors program starting out in Mite Development and has coached at the Squirt A through Bantam A1 levels. Coach Forselius played hockey at Hamden Hall Country Day School before attending Rochester Institute of Technology.
Pee Wee A – Head Coach Bryan Leitch
Coach Leitch, a native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, played his Junior Hockey in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Coquitlam Express and Merritt Centennials before playing four seasons with the Division 1 Quinnipiac University Bobcats. He was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year for the 2005-06 season and was the top scorer in the NCAA his senior year, earning him a spot as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, presented to the top player in D1 college hockey. Following his college career, Coach Leitch was signed by the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League and was assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones for the 2009-10 season.
Coach Leitch began his youth hockey coaching career at the Tier I Squirt Major level with the Jr. Bobcats before moving to the Midget level with the Warriors. He has also coached at the Mite and Squirt level and is currently the head coach of the Warriors Peewee A team. Coach Leitch has served as an assistant coach with both the North Haven and Fairfield High School Varsity hockey teams.
Pee Wee A1 – Head Coach Bill Sweet
Coach Sweet began his youth hockey career in Hamden before moving to the CT Wolves Tier I program, prior to attending Fairfield Prep. He played three seasons for the Jesuits, capturing back-to-back state championships in 2000 and 2001 before rejoining the Wolves at the Junior level for the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons. Coach Sweet played college hockey at Western New England University, skating three seasons for the Golden Bears. He began his coaching career with the Warriors and has coached at the Mite A and Squirt A Levels.
Pee Wee A2 – Head Coach Jimmy O’Brien
Coach O’Brien has been involved in hockey his whole life. He played his youth hockey in Connecticut before suiting up for Notre Dame of West Haven for his high school career. Coach O’Brien has been coaching with the Warriors for the past six seasons and has coached at every level from Mite Development through Peewees. He also is a respected referee in Connecticut officiating both Tier 1 high school and prep school games.
Squirt A – Head Coach Dennis Mastriano
Coach Mastriano played four years at Fairfield Prep, winning a state title in 1991. Following his high school career, Dennis played at Quinnipiac College. In his junior year, he led the team in scoring and was a Division 2 All-American Honorable Mention. After his career at Quinnipiac, he was invited to training camp with the Louisville River Frogs of the East Coast Hockey League. He finished his professional career with the Muskegon Fury of the United Hockey League before retiring home to become a police officer in New Haven. Dennis previously coached with CT Wolves organization and most recently with Greater New Haven Warriors.
Squirt A1 – Head Coach Ryan Connelly
Coach Connelly has been with the Warriors program for the past 4 seasons. He has coached Mite development and this past season he coached our Mite A team. Ryan played four years of varsity hockey at Hamden High School and is currently an assistant coach for the North Branford Varsity High School hockey team.
Squirt B – Head Coach Nick Cusano
Coach Cusano has been a part of the Warriors coaching staff for more than 4 years. Nick began coaching at the Mite Development level and, this past year, lead our Squirt B1 team.
Mite A – Head Coach JP Young
Coach Young has been with the Warriors for multiple seasons now. He began his coaching career for the Warriors in Mite Development before moving up to our Mite A1 team this past season. Prior to joining the Warriors, Coach Young played hockey at Notre Dame of West Haven and then moved on to Arizona State University. Upon graduating from Arizona State, Coach Young coached the Sacred Heart University Club Hockey team for four seasons.
Mite A1/B – Coaching Pool
We have many coaches who have shown interest in coaching teams dependent on where their child is placed. These coaches will be announced prior to commitment signing.