Head Coach -NAHL Maine Nordiques
No stranger to taking expansion teams to high level success, Nolan will serve as the NAHL Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations of the Maine Nordiques for the upcoming season.
Son of Hockey Hall of Famer and Director of Professional Scouting for the Detroit Red Wings Mark Howe, and grandson to the late great Gordie Howe (#9 Mr. Hockey), Coach Howe enters his second year as NA Head Coach, and 8th year as organizational Head Coach.
Nolan led the expansion Maine Nordiques’ first year to one of the most successful record of any expansion team in League history.
Prior to his promotion to the NAHL, Nolan helmed the 2012 to 2018 seasons as Head Coach of the Maine Nordiques predecessor team, the ISS Kings of NJ, an Elite Independent travel program focused on player development and advancement.
As Head Coach of the ISS Kings, Nolan took the startup organization of seven players in year one to phenomenal success in year 3, amassing a greater than 25 game winning streak on route to winning International Silversticks (Toronto) vs the Toronto Jr. Canadians, Chicago Bauer vs the Toronto Marlies, and the Mississauga Border Battle vs the Ottawa Wild. More impressive to the organization was the advancement of over 9 players to OHL drafts and 9 to the USHL, while several others advanced to high level prep schools and the national festival opportunities.
Following his years as a youth player in the Detroit area, Nolan Attended Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Upon completing his education, Nolan began his hockey coaching career with the Lake Orion Dragons, a Division 1 high school hockey program in Michigan.
At the time, Nolan also began his work with Selects Hockey and Legacy Global Sports, a world-renowned spring program for which he worked in many capacities including coach, general manager, scout and camp instructor.
In the off season, Nolan established his own hockey company, Know Howe Hockey, which runs Summer camps in locations such as Sochi, Russia, Detroit, Michigan, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Coach Pinchevsky is an experienced Head Coach with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. He is skilled in Hockey, Player Development, Sports Industry, Coaching, and Athletic Training. Matt, is a strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Communication and Media Studies from Curry College.
Organizational Goaltender Coach
Brendan is currently the Goaltending Development coach for the Maine Nordiques (NAHL) and the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL). He attended Winchendon Prep, where he was named captain and MVP. Sully went on to Juniors at Lake Forest where he was a 4-year starter, team MVP, 1st Team All-Conference, and hold many of the school’s records. He previously coached for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2017/2018 season. During his tenure, he helped Casey DeSmith become a first-time AHL All-star. Sully brings a ton of energy, excitement, and experience to lessons and camp