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Junior Varsity Coaching Announcement



The Board of Directors of the Eagles Hockey Club is pleased to announce the JV coaching staff for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Tom Pauly will assume the Head Coaching role while Joe Montagano Jr. will take over the Assistant Coaching responsibilities.


Both Tom and Joe are very passionate about the game of hockey and both come to the Eagles with many years of hockey experience.  Tom played 4 years of hockey at Oak Forest High School and has three years coaching experience as a Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Champaign Chiefs youth hockey organization. In addition, Tom has front office experience in the Federal Hockey League working as Assistant General Manager and Director of Media Relations for Danville Dashers. Joe has previous youth hockey coaching experience at Homewood Flossmoor and played 4 years of high school hockey and 4 years of collegiate hockey at Western Illinois University. The experience Tom and Joe have gained through the years will serve them well as they take over the leadership responsibilities of our Eagles JV team. 


Tom and Joe will participate in the 2016 Eagles Spring Program and will work closely with our experienced Varsity coaches Mitch Tews and Chris Cimoch Jr. to get acclimated to the Club, as well as the current and future Eagles players. 


The Board is excited to introduce Tom and Joe to the Eagles Hockey Club and we are anxious for them to get started when the Spring Program launches next Monday, April 11th. Please join the Board in welcoming Tom and Joe. 

Eagles Coaching Announcement

Eagles Hockey Club

Coaching Announcement


The Board of Directors of the Eagles Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Coach Mitch Tews and Coach Chris Cimoch Jr. are accepting the responsibility of guiding the Eagles Varsity Hockey Team into the future.  After two years as assistant coaches with the Eagles, it is very apparent that Mitch and Chris are ready for the challenge.  Over the past two years, Mitch and Chris have effectively transferred their hockey knowledge that they’ve gained from years of playing top level hockey to the players in our club.  As in the past, they will work very closely together with Mitch guiding the defensemen and Chris the forwards.

Although Mitch is named head coach and Chris the assistant head coach, they expect to work as a team to guide the varsity club for the next three years and potentially beyond.  They both have signed three year contracts which will allow them to establish consistent systems and develop the skills of our players over the long term.  You can have comfort knowing that your child will play under these talented coaches for at least the next three years. 

In addition, Mitch and Chris will spend time with our Junior Varsity players, helping to increase their skills and teach their system in order to ready the players for varsity level hockey.

Coach Raul Cepeda Jr., our head coach the past two years, will not be with the club going forward.  We thank Raul for his dedication to the club and his incredible ability to lead our sons.  He has been an exceptional role model the past two years.

Joe Little and Brett Wheeler, our Junior Varsity coaches last season, will not be returning to the Eagles. The board is currently conducting interviews to replace the JV staff.

The Eagles Hockey Club is proud to introduce Mitch and Chris as the long-term leadership face of our organization and we expect their talents will provide for a top-tier teaching and coaching experience for our children for years to come.



To play the game is good,
To win is better,
But to love the game is best of all

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