• Born and raised in Freeport, IL (Home of the Freeport Pretzels)
  • Bachelors and Master’s degree in Education from Illinois State University. Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Augusta University.
  • High School Educator 14 years and Principal 4 years.
  • High School football and baseball coach.
  • 10 years in business; training and business development, and operations.

Mitch Fossier, a TPH Thunder alum and current Maine Black Bear, is lighting it up as a freshman and the college hockey world is taking notice. From the Gwinnett Daily Post:

“Mitch Fossier, a product of Duluth’s AAA Thunder hockey program, exploded onto the college scene in his debut with the University of Maine and hasn’t slowed down.

Fossier, who was coached by former Atlanta Gladiators’ captain Paul Flache while with AAA Thunder, had a hat trick in his first game with the Black Bears on Oct. 7. The next night he scored the game-winning goal to complete a sweep of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institude.

Maine took on No. 3 Quinnipiac last weekend and Fossier had the overtime winner and assisted on two other goals.

The Alpharetta native’s eight points in four games tie him for second in the nation in scoring.

Fossier has already been named Hockey East’s rookie of the week twice. Maine plays in Miami (Ohio) this weekend.”

TPH Nashville | Program Administrator

  • Native of Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, with a Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management degree.
  • Served as an Intern with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) in Event Operations and Marketing during in-season events and the PA State Championships during the spring of 2018.
  • Spent the past 1.5 years as an Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh for CMMI Institute, a global leader in enabling organizations to elevate and benchmark performances across critical business practices.

TPH Atlanta | Director of Academics

  • Born and raised in South Bend, IN
  • 2x Northern Illinois University Graduate- Bachelors in Sociology and Masters in Adult and Higher Education
  • Ran track and field and cross country at Northern Illinois University
  • Spent the last 4 years working in Student-Athlete Academic Support Services at Georgia Tech. Served as an Academic Coordinator (2015-2017) and Assistant Director of Academic Programs (2017-2019)
  • Before Georgia Tech, spent a year as the Athletic Academic Advisor at Jacksonville State University

TPH Nashville | Player Development Coach & Mentor

  • A native of Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 16-year  professional hockey career
  • Selected to represent the Augsburg Panthers in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga’s All-Star Game during the 2007-2008 season.
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer, American Heart Association: Heart saver, CPR & AED
  • Reside in Spring Hill, TN along with his wife Julie, his son Hudson, and daughter Quinn.

TPH Nashville | Player Development Coach & Mentor

  • Drafted to the Quebec Junior Hockey League as a 19-year-old
  • Played 7 years in the NHL
  • Continued his career in European professional hockey from 03-16
  • Played for the Slovakian National Team for 11 years (00-11)
  • Amassed 144 games including 3 Olympics (2002, 2006, 2010)

TPH Nashville | Player Development Coach & Mentor

  • Native of Montreal, Quebec
  • Selected third overall by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL entry draft
  • Was part of a championship team with Val-d’Or of the QMJHL in 1998
  • Played in 822 NHL games, amassing 523 points with 3 teams
  • Won a Gold Medal with Team Canada at the 2004 World Championships
  • Retired from playing in 2012 and settled in Nashville, TN where he played 5 seasons for the Predators
  • Owned the Nashville Jr. Predators of the NA3HL for 3 seasons and was Head Coach in 2016-2017
  • Currently coaches in the Thunder ‘AAA’ program