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Chelsea Piers CT announces director of rinks

By Chelsea Piers Connecticut

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Matt Stack
Stamford, CT - Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) announces Matt Stack as Director of Rinks. For the past seven years, Stack worked for BlueStreak Sports Training in Stamford, Connecticut, where he was one of the four original partners and most recently acted as Facility General Manager. Prior to BlueStreak, Stack played Professional Hockey in the United Hockey League for the Adirondack Ice Hawks and is currently both a High School level coach and scout for the United States Hockey League.

In his role as Director of Rinks at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, Stack will be responsible for hiring top-level coaches and instructors, programming the twin ice rinks for both ice hockey and figure skating, and developing creative programming for skaters of all ages and ability levels.. The skating program will include a dynamic learn to skate program, figure skating freestyle programming, ice shows, skating camps and more. Beginner to advanced level instruction, private lessons, leagues, elite team training, camps, clinics and more will be available for skaters and hockey players. In addition, CPCT will host high-level hockey tournaments throughout the year.

With two NHL-sized, professional quality rinks, The Rinks at Chelsea Piers Connecticut will be the newest and most high-tech ice facility in the area. There will be ample locker rooms, off-ice training facilities and bleacher seating at the Connecticut facility.

“Matt is one of the most dedicated and creative coaches that we have met in both girls and boys ice hockey,” commented Mollie Marcoux, Executive Director of CPCT. “In addition to his coaching talents, Matt has spent the past seven years creating programming for athletes at all levels and we look forward to him using his knowledge and experience to develop creative hockey and skating programming to meet all of our athletes’ needs.”

Stack has enjoyed great success coaching prep school, college and professional players. Stack has coached 11 NHL Draft picks, 94 Divison I athletes, 17 Professional players, two US Olympians and more than 250 prep school players. Stack is also currently one of two New England USHL Scouts, coaches the U-16 Boys Mid-Fairfield Blues and U-16 Girls Mid-Fairfield Stars, is the assistant coach of the Rye Country Day Girls Varsity hockey program and is a USA Hockey Level IV certified coach.

In 2010 Matt Stack was named a Master Trainer by Athletic Republic, a distinction that only thirty trainers hold out of the 1,100 in the Athletic Republic network.

A graduate of Millbrook School and New England College, Matt was a two sport captain in ice hockey and lacrosse and helped lead the Pilgrims to three championships in eight seasons, with two finals defeats.

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