MA Hockey League provides full ice and 3x3 leagues, tournaments,pick-up games and skill clinics for adult and youth players.

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Matthew Pettinato
League Owner, Director and Goalie Coach 
 
  


Matthew Pettinato started his career off at Bishop Geurtin in Nashua,
New Hampshire from 1998-2002. Matthew was able to secure a starting
role during his last two seasons with the Cardinals. Matthew's
performance with Cardinals earned him recognition among the
Goaltenders in the New Hampshire League. Matthew earned First Team All
Star in 2001 and 2002 and lead the cardinals to two state
Championships. From 2002 to 2006 Matthew earned a spot on the
Framingham State University varsity hockey team.

Matthew Pettinato started the MA Hockey League in 2012 as a way to
reach out to the adult and youth hockey community and it has been
continually growing every year. Matthew takes pride in his ability to
recruit real coaches who take the extra step in making sure they are
able to reach out to all the players under their tutelage. His leagues
and clinics are not just about skating and doing drills but learning
about the game. Matt expects all players to able to bring what you
learn from our clinics to a real game time situation. Player
development is important to the MA Hockey League staff and Matt trains
his coaches to be able to individually tailor player development for
each of the players in his league.  This extra player attention is
what makes the MA Hockey League so successful.


 
Derek Matthies
Head Coach of Program


Derek Matthies grew up in the metro and select leagues of South Boston
and secured a spot at Boston College High School varsity hockey team
from 2007 to 2012. At Boston College High School Derek's career
blossomed as a key component in their offensive line-up, as well as,
proving to be an important role in their special teams. Derek also
secured a spot on the UA National Bound team in Quincy, Massachusetts
from 2007-2012.

Derek is now currently enrolled full time at the Mass Pharmacy School
of Health and Sciences. Derek has been a player and a coach with the
MA Hockey League for the past two years. Derek believes that practice
makes perfect and it's really important to take what you learn in

practice and be able to use it in game time situations.
 

 
Matthew Aronian
Youth League Director & Head Youth Coach




Matthew Aronian's career began at Chelmsford High School where he
played varsity hockey from 1995 to 2000. During his time at Chelmsford
High School, Matthew secured spots on the Hockey Night Boston's North
Middlesex team, Massachusetts Select team and 7th Player award for the
1999/2000 playing season. Matthew progressed to the college level
playing at Framingham State University from 2001 to 2005. At
Framingham State, Matthew was able to secure a starting role his final
two years as a forward and was an intricate part of their special
teams. After college Matthew was able to secure a coaching job with
Wayland High School for the 2006/2007 season.

Matthew now teaches full time in the Webster School system and has
been with the MA Hockey League for the last  two years as a player and
a coach. Matthew believes that learning can be fun and that hard work
always pays off.
 

 

Craig Stern
Adult Skills Director and Youth Coach

Craig Stern, a Pennsylvania native, started his hockey career playing for
the Minnesota (now Rochester) Ice Hawks of MnJHL (now NA3HL)
from 1997 through 1999, earning Defensive Player of the Year
honors in 1999. He went on to play three seasons in the
Ontario Provincial Junior ‘A’ Hockey League (now OJHL),
as a member of the Parry Sound Shamrocks, Stouffville Spirit, and the Huntsville Wildcats,
where he served as an alternative captain. Craig also had short stints with the
Rochester Mustangs of the United States Hockey League (USHL) and the
Tupelo T-Rex of the America West Hockey League (AWHL).  From there, Craig went on to play
three seasons at Framingham State University, from 2003 through 2006, where he played
with Coaches Aronian and Pettinato, and averaged almost half a point a game as a defenseman.
Craig graduated in 2007 with a BA in Political Science and upon completing his
undergraduate studies, went on to law school and business school,

earning his Juris Doctor from the Massachusetts School of Law at
Andover in 2010, and an MBA from Nichols College in 2012.


Outside of hockey, Craig is a founding partner of Rodriguez Stern, P.C.,
a law firm with offices in Framingham, Andover, and Leominster,
and is the President of Rock Solid Realty, Inc., a real estate company
also located in Framingham, Massachusetts.  He currently lives with his
wife Erin in Quincy. Craig believes that players of all ages have to work extremely hard
in order to improve, but should never lose sight of why they play the game in the first place: to have fun!

 

Jon Scheldlbauer

Jon Schedlbauer grew up right outside Boston playing defense for the Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors from
’07-‘11. He transitioned over to the Varsity team his sophomore year, before taking his junior year off
to pursue rowing crew at the Division 1 level in college. After being accepted into Cornell University,
he decided he missed hockey and took his senior year off from crew to play on the Varsity team at
Lincoln-
Sudbury.He then when on to play defense at the Division 1 ACHA level for the Cornell Club
Hockey Team that
currently resides in the NECHL. He helped them win the NECHL league championship
his freshman year.
After graduating from Cornell, he took over coaching responsibilities for the defensemen
as an assistant
coach and helped the Cornell Club hockey team reach their winningest season in recent
memory at 14-
5-1, as well as winning the NECHL South Championship

 

Nick Sebastiano

Attleboro Hockey Coach

Nick Sebastiano started playing town league hockey when he was 8 years old. He then became a goalie when he was 10 and has been playing the position ever since. He played four years varsity hockey at both King Philip Regional High School and Marian High School. He was an All Star his senior year. He also played 2 years juniors out in Worcester where he was the lead goalie for both years. He was the MVP his first year on the team and captain of the team his second year.

Nick has been coaching for 9 years and is a level 4 USA hockey certified coach. He has been as assistant coach and goalie coach for King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey, he has also been an assistant coach, goalie coach, and head coach for the Franklin Youth Hockey Association, the New England Future Stars Organization, and is also a private goalie coach and skating coach. He also created, owns, general manages, and head coaches a middle school team out of Franklin called the Franklin Renegades. They are going into their third season as a team. This year Nick will once again be running the Franklin Renegades, assistant coach/ goalie coaching the squirt 1’s out of the Franklin Youth Hockey Association, and is also on the board of directors as the Learn to Skate/ Learn to Play Intro to Hockey Director for Franklin Youth Hockey.

 

Sam Holl

 

Sam Holl grew up in West Hartford, CT skating for the CT Whalers and CT Clippers AAA hockey programs                                                                  before playing varsity hockey at Conard High School in the CIAC Division II Hockey Conference. During his time                                                               at Conard he was an integral team asset and earned the spot of team captain his senior year. After high school, he played hockey for ACHA DII Central Connecticut State University Hockey Club where they earned the Divison II National Champions Runner up in 2010. Sam also coached three summers at the Summer Skillz Hockey Camp in Newington, CT.  

Sam was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska as part of United States Air Force and played in various leagues out there before separating and moving back to the east coast. He's now enrolled as a Marketing student at Suffolk University. Sam believes being a team player along with hard work pays off, if you put in the time to practice, you’ll be that much better as a player. 

 

Lorenzo Lescano
Head Goalie Coach

Lorenzo Lescano started his career off in Cambridge MA, where he started playing youth hockey at the age of 5.  There he
began playing as a forward and later moved back to become a defenseman. Lorenzo later started playing goal before starting
high school at St. Dominic Savio in East Boston.  Lorenzo was able to secure a starting role during his freshman year with the
varsity team. Lorenzo’s performance within that CCL earned him recognition among the coaches in that league.  Lorenzo lead
the Spartans to one state Championship appearance, the first for that school in ten years.  After that, schools abrupt closure he
later went on to play in the Russian hockey league for the Dynamo Moskva where Lorenzo completed his professional career.

Throughout his career, Lorenzo has trained with many top-notch programs and coaches, such as Vladislav Tretiak and the
Vladislav Tretiak Elite School of goaltending in Canada; Dynamic skating in North Andover, MA and several others over the years.
Lorenzo hopes to share the skills he has learned with the parents and goalies that he coaches. 

 

Jeff Riley
Goalie Coach

Jeff's career started at Blue Hills Regional High School in Canton, MA where he was a 3 year starter and 3 year league All Star. After high school Jeff played 2 years at UMass Boston before transferring to Southern New Hampshire University. Post graduation Jeff served as a goalie coach for Blue Hills Regional as well as Holbrook High School. Starting in 2007 Jeff  has been working as a goalie instructor for South Shore Conference Youth Hockey, teaching goalies between the ages of 8 and 18. Outside of the rink, Jeff lives in Charlestown and works for Partners Healthcare as an Integration Coordinator. 
 
 

Charles "Three" Bollinger
Goalie Coach

Charles "Three" Bollinger has been a goalie coach for 9 years. Three’s coaching career started at Austin preparatory school in Reading Massachusetts where he was the goalie coach and defensive coach for the team. He also worked at Puck Masters Training in Marlboro where he was one of the goalie coaches. In 2006 started the Average Joe Goaltending clinics in Massachusetts, a highly successful clinic run out of the North star youth forum in Westborough Mass, Before moving back to New York Three worked with MA hockey as their Head goalie instructor. When Three returned to NY he was brought on with Maksymum goaltending. During his tenure with Maksymum he worked with goalie on all levels of goalies which included Adult, all levels of junior goalies, college and pro goalies. Three is currently working with Watch the Puck goalie school which holds goalie clinics in USA and Canada.  He also is working with Rochester Hockey Goaltending group working with their junior hockey programs.  Three bring a unique style of coaching which combines the North American and Finish ideals of goaltending.  From his two mentors he is able to teach a hybrid style of goaltending to fit any style or ability of goaltending.