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EHL COACHING STAFF


Bill Zaniboni

Head Coach

Phone: 906.250.0101


Bill Zaniboni - General Manager | Head Coach

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 Richard

Assistant Coach

Phone: 508. 681. 9763

Mike Richard - EHLP Head Coach | EHL Assistant Coach

Coach Richard, a native from Montreal Canada, was drafted by the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) draft which resulted in a 4-year career in the current CCHL (Central Canada Hockey League). 

During his junior career, Mike tallied over a point a game on average. Highlighting his Junior career was his participation in the Royal Bank Cup and the Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Championship. 

Following Juniors, Coach Richard became a 4 year stand-out at Elmira College while playing Division III hockey, where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing.  As a college athlete, Mike amassed an average of 1.14 points per game and won two conference championships while being named Rookie Athlete of the Year and a Division III All American. 

Mike also participated in two final four tournaments, was runner up for Division III player of the Year, and was named Elmira Athlete of the Year during his 4-year tenure. 

Coach Richard would continue his hockey career following college with a 5-year career in the minors. Averaging 1.45 points per game, Mike, would be named to the 2009 SPHL All-rookie team and Rookie of the year. In 2010, he would be named to the SPHL Second All-Star Team and follow up with an SPHL Championship, Playoff MVP, and Second Team All-Star with the Mississippi Surge before retiring in 2011. 

Mike is in his 4th year as a coach and scout with the Seahawks. 


Cory Ellerton - Assistant Coach EHL / EHLP - Head of Game Day Opts

Cory hails from Montreal, Canada, Cory played hockey growing up in Canada, but at High School age, Cory chose to attend Bridgeton Academy and finish his schooling while playing hockey. Cory then went on to play in the NAHL, NOJHL and eventually was a member of the first every Seahawks EHL program before accepting an opportunity to play at Castleton State University NCAA DIII.  Cory Graduated in 2022 from Castleton State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Cory wanted to stay around the game and with Cory knowing the Culture and what it takes to play at the next level, this became a great avenue for him and the Seahawks. 


Claude Richard

Director of Canadian Scouting

Phone: 514.606.9643

Shelley Tomyl

Housing Coordinator

Brian Walker

Athletic Trainer - Cape Cod Rehab

Steffon Walby

Director of U.S Scouting

Phone: 608.345.3229

Mike Flaherty

New England Scout

Phone: 617-827-2900

Jim  McCabe

Jim McCabe

Sports Commentator

Alex Ouellet

Scout - Novia Scotia

Phone: 306.216.9588

Doug Krause

Michigan Scout

Dylan Martinez

Mid-West Scout

Phone: 630.300.8057