Coach Zaniboni, a Plymouth, MA native , brings a depth of junior hockey understanding and coaching to the Seahawks, with over 18 years of coaching and 5 seasons of professional hockey experience.
He spent his high school hockey years at Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury, MA. As goaltender for the three time state championship team, he was voted team MVP both his junior and senior year.
Zaniboni entered juniors playing for both Tri-City and Sioux Falls in the United States Hockey League (USHL). He ended his career with the Soo Indians in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) after accepting a scholarship to play Division I hockey with Northern Michigan University. Here he earned the Peranni Cup for receiving the most game stars in a season and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing and Advertising.
Following college, Zaniboni went on to fulfill his dream of playing professional hockey in the East Coast (ECHL), Central (CHL), International (IHL) and Southern Professional Hockey Leagues(SPHL). Prior to his retirement, he was awarded the team MVP and Goalie of the Year while winning his first professional championship with the Mississippi Surge.
As a head coach of successful junior hockey teams since 2011, Zaniboni has grown an extensive network of Junior, Major Junior and College Hockey contacts while simultaneously gaining a reputation for moving his players on to college hockey programs. He has been awarded coach of the year in: 2014 (Mnjhl) 2015 (Usphl -Midwest) ,2016 (Usphl -Midwest), 2018 (EHL) seasons, as well as leading his former team to two consecutive league titles and two national tournaments. Zaniboni prides himself on mentoring and working extensively with players to help them progress both on and off the ice.
Mike is in his 4th year as a coach and scout with the Seahawks. He brings a lot of hockey experience and knowledge as a former collegiate and professional hockey player.
Drafted by the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL draft
4 year Junior career in the current CCHL.
Over a point a game
Went to the Royal Bank Cup
Went to the Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Championship
4 Year College Career at Elmira College
Graduated with a bachelor of Science in Business administration and Marketing
In his 4 years at college Mike played in every single game 111 total averaging 1.14 points per game.
Won 2 conference championships
Participated in 2 final four tournaments
Elmira College rookie Athlete of the year
Division 3 NCAA All- American
Runner up for Division 3 NCAA player of the year
Elmira College Athlete of the year
5 year pro career averaged 1.45 points per game
2009 SPHL All-rookie team and Rookie of the year
2010 SPHL Second All- Star Team
2011 SPHL Champion, Playoff MVP, Second Team All- Star
Mickey hails from Wrentham, Ma and started playing hockey in second grade. Mickey played and graduated from King Philip Regional High School in 2016. Mickey decided to attend the University of Connecticut where he was the Men's Ice Hockey team manager for 4 years. I made some of my best friends of my life and loved going to the rink everyday. Mickey graduated with a degree in communications and was awarded the "Coach John Chapman award" which is given to the student - athlete who consistently risen to the challenge, and has graciously accepted any task asked of him. Mickey was the first ever manager to win this award. Mickey currently living in Forestdale, MA and if not at the rink he is usually found at the golf course.
Host Family Cordinator
Athletic Trainer - Cape Cod Rehab
New England Scout
Team Bus Driver
Mr. Virga has more than 25 years experience as a college and athletics academic counselor and is fully licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Education.