Courtesy of the Marquette Electricians
The Marquette Electricians U18 Hockey Club are excited to announce the hiring of Mike Stanaway as Head Coach for the 2014-15 season. For those who follow junior hockey closely, Stanaway’s name is synonymous with winning.
In 2011-2012, Stanaway’s Southern Oregon Spartans won the Northern Pacific Hockey League’s Cascade Cup, earning a trip to the USA Hockey National Tournament. Just this past season, he earned another trip to the National Tournament, winning the Minnesota Junior Hockey League’s Bush Cup with the Marquette Royales in the team’s first season of existence.
In the past three seasons, Stanaway’s teams have compiled a record of 105-45-1, including the two league titles and national tournament appearances. This past season he set personal bests with 42 wins, including a 26-game winning streak during the season with the Marquette Royales.
“Mike’s extensive winning experiences as a coach coupled with recruiting, and moving kids to the next level make him the right choice to lead the Electricians as we head into a new season this fall,” Chairman Brad Sullivan said.
Winning isn’t the only thing Stanaway is known for. During his coaching career, he has helped place players into quality NCAA hockey programs. In the past three seasons alone he’s placed over 40 players into NCAA hockey programs.
“I am taking a lot of pride in helping the Electricians return to national prominence,” said Stanaway. “The Marquette Electricians have been a national power for decades and my goal is to put the program back among the elite in the country.”
In addition to his duties with the Electricians, Stanaway also serves as the General Manager/Coach of the Brooklyn Aviators of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL).
A native of Marquette, MI, Stanaway holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Finlandia University, where he also played collegiate hockey. He also has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.