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Hockey Directors

Your Hometown Hockey Club.

The Admirals Hockey Club is proud of our strong hockey leadership to continue our commitment to player development.  This team of hockey directors will work together to set programming, support coaches, focus on skill development, and build a premier hockey organization.  While the directors will have specific responsibilities, they will be working together on all aspects of our hockey club.  In addition to their hockey director responsibilities, the directors may also coach a team.
 


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Matt Benton

Matt Benton

14U Director


Matt Benton

     Matt spent his youth hockey playing for the Glen Ellyn Flames from mites all the way up through midgets. He then moved on to play Junior A Hockey in the CSHL and GLJHL where he won a leaugue championship and then played for a national championship. When Matt aged out of Junior he attended play Robert Morris University where he played ACHA College Hockey.
 
Coaching career
     Matt is going into his 7th season as a head coach  for the Admirals. He has coached squirt through midgets with the club. Matt is currently coaching the Bantam AA NIHL team.  In addition to the Admirals he is the Head Coach for the AWFM Renegades where he is also going on his 6th season. Since being with the Renegades we have won 3 straight league championships and a state championship 2016-2017 season.
          Matt is the owner of Puck Star Hockey which holds skill development camps throughout the off season. They also have their  own line of on ice products and apparel.

Paul Isleib

Paul Isleib

12U Director


Paul Isleib

     Paul grew up in Batavia,IL. and played  youth hockey for the Wolves and the Flames. He then went on to play for the Chicago Mission and the Chicago Chill Bantam-Midget. Paul played one season for the Marquette Electricians. before going on to play Juniors with the Soo Indians in the NOJHL. Paul changed things up a bit and became an on-ice official for a few years before going to Robert Morris University-Chicago where he played 2 seasons for RMU ACHA D1 team. Paul graduated with a degree in Business Management.


      Paul started coaching five years ago, with the Admirals Hockey Club, beginning at the Squirt level his first year and then coaching at the Peewee Level for the next 3 years.  Paul is going on his 4th season as a Head Coach at RMU, and this will be his second year coaching the ACHA D3 team.  Paul is a level 4 USA Hockey Coach.
 


Brad Moravick

Brad Moravick

10U Director


Brad Moravick

Brad has been skating since he was 5 years old and played AA youth hockey for the Naperville Sabres mites through midgets.  Brad went on to  play 4 years of varsity hockey with Waubonsie Valley.
    
     This will be his 9th year with the Admirals Hockey Club, 6 seasons as a travel head coach earning 4 NIHL banners as well as Blackhawks coach of the month December 2017. Brad was also an on ice instructor for the AHAI development camp 2016 ('02s) and 2017 ('03s).  Brad is currently a level 4 IHOA referee. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Abbie McDonald

Abbie McDonald

8U Development Coordinator

Abbie McDonald is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified coach
and has been playing hockey for 20+ years in co-ed and women’s leagues.  McDonald has been teaching skating academy classes as well as private lessons for all ages for 20+ years.
Abbie been with the Admirals as a skating coach in the pre-hockey, ADML, and 8U programs for 9+ years as well as being a head/assistant coach on various teams throughout that time.

 

Nick Fina

Nick Fina

6U/8U Director


Nick Fina

Nick Fina enters his second season with the Admirals Hockey Club in a Director role, having served the 2017-18 season as our Skills Director.  He will have an expanded role this upcoming spring and fall season throughout the organization, while continuing to assist players with skill development and hockey knowledge.   Nick grew up playing youth hockey for the Chicago Flames out of Center Ice of DuPage.  After youth hockey, he joined the former Chicago Force junior program out of West Meadows Ice Arena.  During his second season he was voted team captain by his fellow teammates and selected to the league’s all-star team to play against top players from other junior leagues across the United States.
 
Following junior hockey, Nick played collegiate hockey at Robert Morris University – IL under legendary Illinois hockey coach Tom ‘Chico’ Adrahtas who helped him gain a much greater understanding of skill development and team dynamics, which ultimately helped drive his passion for teaching and coaching.  
 
He currently holds the highest Level 5 USA Hockey coaching certification. He served as an assistant coach for the RMU-IL Hockey program while obtaining his Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  During his coaching tenure at Robert Morris University, he helped carve out the winningest season for the Black team, as well as helping the Maroon team reach the regional tournament and falling one game short of the national tournament.  Nick currently resides in Glen Ellyn with his wife Katie and considers himself a “lifelong rink rat”.
 
 


Scott Siebert

Scott Siebert

Girls Hockey Director

Scott Siebert is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified coach. He has coached 10U through 19U throughout the last 10 years with the Admirals. Scott grew up in the area playing both club and high school hockey. 

Gregg Naumenko

Goalie Director

Gregg Naumenko’s background includes coaching at the Tier I level with the Chicago Young Americans.  Gregg is a Level 4 certified coach, has been a scout for the USHL, and was an instructor at the USA Select Camp.  Gregg’s extensive playing career includes professional, college, and junior hockey with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Chicago Wolves, University of Alaska, North Iowa Huskies, and Springfield Jr. Blues.  He also played with the KHL in Russia and was a member of the 2002 U.S. National team at the World Championships.  Gregg is one of only 6 goaltenders born in Illinois to play in the NHL.  Attached is Greg’s resume.


Colby Drost

Goalie Coach

Colby Drost served as a recruiting coordinator at Skidmore College (Division III), where he secured 13 student-athlete commitments during the 2015–16 season, and those players helped lead the program to its second-ever national ranking during the 2016–17 season. Colby served as the primary assistant and goaltender coach while at Skidmore and both goaltenders received All-Conference awards respectively. At the USHL level, he served as a scout with the Sioux City Musketeers and the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

Colby Drost was recently promoted to Director of Scouting on June 13, 2018 and was named Assistant Director of Player Personnel in July, 2016.

Most recently with the York Skipjacks, a top-flight organization in the US Premier Hockey League, Colby filled the role of Director of Scouting for the past four seasons. During his tenure, he secured 19 Division I student-athlete commitments and the organization produced 16 USHL draft picks, 17 NAHL draft picks, and 39 USPHL All-Stars.


Tom Galvin

Tom Galvin

Director of Player Development

Phone: (631) 897-5994

Tom Galvin

     Tom Galvin has had responsibility for implementing USA Hockey's long-term athlete development model (ADM) across all levels in the Admirals since 2013. He is a USA Hockey certified level 4 coach and has coached Admirals teams (Pee Wee and Bantam) for 4 years. 

     Tom's background includes over 25 years of experience playing and coaching at all levels of hockey. Tom played 7 years of professional hockey for the Grand Rapids Griffins and Manitoba Moose in the AHL along with teams in ECHL and UHL, 2 years for the Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL, and 4 years for the University of Notre Dame (NCAA Division I) where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Management. Tom's career has been shaped by unique experiences such as attending NHL training camps, playing in historic arenas, meeting childhood hockey heroes and playing alongside current and former NHL stars. 

     Tom resides in Naperville with his wife, Karena, and budding 2 year old skater Finn. In addition to running The Complete Defenseman summer camps, Tom provides on- and off-ice private and group lessons for all ages throughout the year. Additional information can be found at www.CoachTomHockey.com.