Aran leads the Excel staff with a history of successful player development. Currently Aran holds a Level 5 Masters coaching certification through USA Hockey. The Excel program is designed around Aran's comprehensive skill and athletic development program. The past 5 seasons Aran has worked with the Islanders Hockey Club as the youth skills director and U15 Full Season Coach. He is also a scout for the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL. Aran was a successful NCAA III player and captain at the college level.
Alex Gacek joins Excel as the programs lead skill instructor. Alex is currently an assistant coach at Wentworth College and assistant at the Islanders Hockey Club. Alex had a tremendous playing career last playing professionally with the Atlanta Gladiators in the ECHL. Prior to that Alex had a successful 4 year career at Miami of Ohio. Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Excel Staff.
Excel adds Falmouth, MA Native Shawn Savela to its staff.
After graduating college, pursued coaching in 2014 starting with the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs, coaching various youth teams (consisting of Peewee Tier I, Bantam Tier I, to U16/U18 Midget Premier Splits). Additionally, spent time with the Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association co-running the U8 & U12 House program as the On-Ice Coordinator. Aside from coaching teams, Shawn is also an experience skills coach and has been a head instructor in the Southern NH region the last several years. Shawn had a successful playing career for the UNH Club program and was a standout at Falmouth High-school prior to entering college.
Ben Mirageas joins Excel Hockey directly from Providence College . In addition to being a division 1 stand out defenseman, Ben was also drafted in the 3rd round by the Islanders. Ben is a top notch development coach. His level of detail and ability make mechanical skill adjusts makes him a great addition to the Excel staff. Ben will also be working with our younger players off the ice to develop well rounded athletic abilities.