Kevin Harnett has been involved in hockey for over fifty years, enjoying the sport as a player for many years and sharing his love for the sport through coaching his son at the Youth Hockey level.
Kevin was born and raised Watertown, MA playing for Watertown Youth Hockey Association from Mites through Midgets. He played hockey for Newton Catholic High School in Newton, MA from 1972-1976. He played in Northeastern University’s Intramural Hockey Program from 1976-1981. Kevin was a Head Coach in the Braintree Youth Hockey Association for their Mite through Midgets teams from 1992-2003. From 1978-2016, Kevin continued playing hockey in Men’s Senior Leagues.
Kevin’s coaching philosophies are to teach strong hockey skills and team play that can be progressed during the season. In addition, his goals are to ensure his players will develop skills and values that will be lifelong and can be leveraged at higher levels of hockey.
This will be Kevin’s fifth year coaching for the NE Predators and the past 3 seasons he served as Head Coach of the Bantam – 2002/2003 Select, Bantam – 2004 Minor Elite, Pee Wee - 2006 Minor Elite and Bantam - Minor 2006 Elite teams.
Bantam Minor - 2007 Premier
Scott Crowther Jr.
Scott returns on as a non-parent coach for the 2017-2018 season in a Co-Head coach capacity with with 2007 Premier team. Previously, Scott coached our Bantam Minor 99 premier team compiling a record of 54-12-3 and our '06 Mite team with a 51-7-1 record. Last season he was a Co-Head coach with the 2007 Squirt Minor team winning the NEPHL league title. His coaching philosophy revolves around skill development, puck possession and creativity.
In addition to coaching, Scott serves as a Regional Scout with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. The Vee's have placed 100's of players into NCAA Division 1 schools as well as current and former NHL players including Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks), Paul Kariya (Anaheim Ducks) and Matt Dumba (Minnesota Wild). Recently the organization saw two players (Tyson Jost - North Dakota) and (Dante Fabro -Boston University) selected in the 1st round of the NHL draft.
Scott's playing background includes: Junior Bruins, Springfield Falcons (EJHL) and Phoenix Polar Bears (WSHL) as a 2 time Thorne Cup champion and Defensive MVP. Scott played high school hockey at Salem High School in NH Division 1, where he compiled an overall record of 51-14-2 from his freshman through junior year. He is a 3 time NH D1 All State team 1 recipient, Lewiston Maineiac (QMJHL) protected player as well as Eagle Tribune all star. Scott saw his career end early through groin and knee injuries with Becker College (ECAC Northeast).
Coach Hanson brings with him over 18 years of coaching experience at the high school varsity level. Since 2007, he has been the head coach at St. John’s Prep varsity where he remains today. In that the time, his Prep team have reached the Super 8 title game three times and were crowned the Super 8 Champion in 2015. Prior to taking over the Prep program, Kristian spent seven seasons as the head coach at Salem High School, MA where the team captured two NEC South titles and qualified for the state tournament for the first time in the program’s history. Throughout his time at the Prep, Coach Hanson has helped develop a number of Massachusetts raised players selected in the NHL draft including; Sam Kurker (St. Louis Blues), Brian Pinho (Washington Capitals), Shane Eiserman (Ottawa Senators), Tyler Bird (Columbus Bluejackets) and Colin Blackwell (San Jose Sharks). In addition Coach Hanson has seen a number of players move on to play at the NCAA Division 1 and 3 levels. Prior to his coaching career, Kristian played at St. Johns Prep before moving to Hockey East staple, UNH where he played his college hockey under legendary head coach Dick Umile.
PeeWee Minor - 2009 Premier
Stanley (Michael) Marcinkowski, native of Chicago IL has has an extensive hockey background with over 35+ years of hockey experience as a player ranging from youth/junior and collegiate levels. Mike passionately still contributes to the game of hockey coaching youth hockey (girls and boys) at assorted levels (U8-U19) for over 10+ years. Mike has 3 children that play select hockey including his son William for the predators and two girls Olivia and Isabella at outside organizations. Mike loves working with the younger age groups as its very rewarding to see at the end of every season the development and progress each player makes. Mike's focus is on individual player development and team play and winning with the players to drive success. Mike is committed to the Predators organization for the foreseeable future, and looks forward to growing each year with the organization.
This will be Mike's 2nd year with the predators and hope to follow up the same path and projection from last season after winning the North Shore Hockey League Championship out of the Mass Bay Hockey Center.
PeeWee Minor - 2009 Elite
Coach King grew up in New Jersey and played prep school hockey and lacrosse at The Lawrenceville School. Michael played college hockey and lacrosse at Division III Colby College in Maine, where he was the captain of the lacrosse team. Coach King has been a prep school teacher, dormitory parent, and coach for over twenty years. Michael was the assistant varsity hockey coach at Brewster Academy (NH), head JV hockey coach at Choate Rosemary Hall (CT), and is currently coaching lacrosse at The Governor’s Academy (MA) where he is the Chairman of the Mathematics Department. Coach King runs a boys ninth grade dormitory at the Academy and has two sons in the Predators program.