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Our Coaches

Before establishing himself in the coaching and player development side of the game, Brendan Heayden grew up playing his youth hockey in MA. Finishing his high school career, he was awarded all time point leader and first player in program history to start and play at the varsity level as an 8th grader. Brendan would then go on to play at the junior level where he captained the NE Knights and logged over 100 junior games in his career. After his playing career ended in the EHL for the WEHC, Brendan jumped immediately into coaching, beginning with the WEHC youth and Juniors program. Now, Brendan works for East Coast Militia running daily skills and player development.  

Coach Brendan

Coach Mitch grew up in Lincoln, Rhode Island, playing his youth hockey in Rhode Island before moving on to play his junior hockey in the NAHL for Bismarck Bobcats and South Shore Kings. Mitch played his college hockey at Salve Regina before advancing to play in the ECHL for Atlanta Gladiators (Nashville Predators ECHL affiliate). Mitch has now coached youth players for a number of summers at various camps and clinics. He takes pride in helping the next generation of hockey players reach their goals as well as provides a role model figure for the younger players working towards a high level career. 

Coach Mitch

Coach Max grew up in Marshfield, Massachusetts where he played his youth hockey for Bay State Breakers. He then went on to play in D1 MIAA for Marshfield High School where he helped lead his team to the state championship at TD Garden in 2018. Max then advanced to juniors NA3 for the New England Knights and then moving to EHL for Walpole Express. Currently, Max plays Division 2 hockey for Saint Anselm College. In just two years there, he has won the Division 2 championship and first NE-10 championship. Max aspires to aid in the development of youth players and their success at TL Elite. 

Coach Max

Coach Matt grew up in Milton, Massachusetts where he played youth hockey for the Boston Jr. Terriers. He went on to play at Xaverian Brothers High School where he played four years of varsity hockey. He was able to help his team get two different appearances in the Super 8 hockey tournament. He then went on to play one year of junior hockey for the EHL Walpole Express before committing and playing for Stonehill College.  Matt has always coached youth players throughout high school and college and continues to look forward to doing so with TL Elite and help grow and develop the next generation of players.

Coach Matt

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