MAHL Staff/Coaches | MA Hockey League
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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MAHL Staff & Coaches
Skater Coaches

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.
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
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

Alex Ivanov
Adult Skills Clinic Coach - Natick / Canton / Somerville Coach

Alex grew up in the Western part of North America living in both Seattle, WA and Vancouver Canada playing his youth hockey. By the age of 17 Alex decided to play Junior Hockey which ended in Philadelphia before pursuing the next level. Alex continued playing hockey at the NCAA Division 3 level playing for two different teams the Becker Hawks out of Worcester, MA as well as the Framingham State Rams. He has acquired a great deal of knowledge from his expereince playing all over the country and is excited to share this knowledge with players wanting to learn more abou the great game of Hockey!
Jack Bingham - Somerville Coach



Jack played hockey beginning in 2nd grade for Simsbury Youth Hockey in Simsbury, Connecticut. His playing career took him through the Springfield Pics and the Connecticut Clippers. He then went to Avon Old Farms School where he played defense.  

Jack has his Level 2 USA Hockey Coaching Certification. Jack has a particular interest in power skating technique and had the opportunity to work with a variety of power skating coaches during his hockey career.  Jack particularly enjoys working with players that are new to the game.
Noah Lin
Somerville Adult Skills Coach


Noah started playing ice hockey in 2014 as a Rookie D skater in Bedford while attending weekly clinics. Because of a background in roller hockey, Ice Hockey was a smooth transition. After joining the rookie free agent team of destiny, The MAHL All-Stars, it wasn't long before the new squad hoisted the cup at the end of the season.

After a few seasons and championships with two different teams (5) and moving up to C divisions, Noah now coaches and hopes to pass the torch in ways that MAHL coaches have before him. Look out for Noah and the Barn Rats in our leagues. Say Hi and Introduce yourself

Mark Albano
Adult Skills Coach (Marketing & Office Administration)


Mark started playing hockey when he was 4 years old in Wilmington.  Growing up he played on various select teams such as the Jr. Riverhawks, Cyclones, and PHD in addition to town-hockey A-B teams.  He also played high school hockey and was invited to play in the MVC All Star tournament in Tewksbury multiple times.  Mark currently plays in MAHL A-B level skates and last year played for the Hoffman Production Team that won the B1 MAHL Cup in Tewksbury.  


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 Coach 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!


Obi Aduba


Obi began his hockey career in the metropolitan league. He made his high school varsity team as a freshman. He forgoed his senior year to play junior hockey in the EJHL for the Walpole Jr Stars as an assistant captain in his second season. He was recruited to play at Umass Amherst, playing in the Hockey East Championship game in one of the longest games in Hockey East history. He went on to play professionally for The Danbury Mad Hatters (EPHL), The Elmira Jackals (ECHL), The Melbourne Ice (AIHL-*Australian champions), The Quad City Mallards (CHL), where he spent the majority of his career leading his team in points one season and as an assistant captain. He participated in AHL training camps for the Worcester Sharks and the Springfield Falcons. He finished his career playing for the Missouri Mavericks (CHL [now ECHL]) as regular season champions in 2014. 
Obi is a route sales representative for Nestle Waters North America and a proud husband and father. 

Goalie Coaches


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. 


Nick Rogers - Canton Monday Skills / Skating Coach