Coaches

(Above) 2016-2017 Coaching Staff L-R Justin Frechette, Michael Lane, Mike Deyak & Joe Murphy

(Above) 2016-2017 Coaching Staff L-R Justin Frechette, Michael Lane, Mike Deyak & Joe Murphy

Head Coach Michael Lane

Michael Lane will is entering his 10th season as Head Coach of the Eagles. Lane was born and grew up in Conway. Lane was a 2000 graduate of Kennett High School where he played Football, Baseball & Hockey.  He was captain of the first Kennett hockey team in 2000.  He graduated from New England College with a degree in Communications and a minor in History in 2004.  He was a four year starter on the baseball team there and a two year captain.  After graduating from New England College he returned to Conway and took a job with the Town of Conway in their Recreation Department.  In 2005 he began doing the play by play of Kennett Hockey games on Valley Vision Channel 3.  In the fall of 2007 Lane took over as head coach of the Eagles. The Eagles went 18-2-0 in his first season, good enough for Division III runner-up. He was named Division III Coach of the Year by his peers. In his second season behind the bench Lane led the Eagles to a 17-4-0 record and the programs first State Championship. Following the championship Lane was named Union Leader Coach of the Year for all Divisions.  In his third year behind the bench the Eagles went 20-1-0 and won their second straight State Championship. In his fourth season Lane led the Eagles to a 15-4-1 record and the schools 4th Division III Runner-Up. In his 5th season the Eagles finished with a record of 20-1 and won the third State Championship in the programs history. In 2013 the Eagles went 11-8 and reached the frozen four for the 7th straight season. Along the way Lane earned his 100th win as head coach. In the 2014 season the Eagles went 8-11 under Lane. Lane was named DIvision III Coach of the year following the season. In the 2015 campaign the Eagles went 13-5-2 and returned to the Division III Frozen Four. Last season the Eagles went 12-5-3 under Lane, once again reaching the Division III Frozen Four. Lane is currently employed as the Assistant Recreation Director for the Town of Conway.  He lives in Center Conway with his wife Kristen, eight year old son Aiden James, five year old daughter Kendall Anne and Chocolate Lab “Tek”.

Birth Date:   3/29/81

Favorite Hockey Team:  Boston Bruins

Favorite Hockey Player:   Cam Neely

Favorite TV Show(s):   Home Improvement & Survivor

Favorite Movie(s):   Beverly Hills Cop

Favorite Food(s):   Lobster & Crab

Most Memorable Hockey Moment:   Watching Aiden score his first goal. 

Assistant Coach Justin Frechette

Coach Frechette is entering his 8th season behind the bench for the Eagles. Frechette was born and grew up in Conway NH. Frechette attended Kennett High School his freshman year before transferring to Cushing Academy where he was a three sport athlete, playing football, hockey and lacrosse. After graduation Frechette returned to Conway where he began to take over the family business, Frechette Tire.  Over the past nine years Frechette and the family business have run the “Tires for Ice Time Sale” and made over $30,000 for Kennett Hockey. Frechette’s main duties behind the bench and during practice is to work with the defense. In addition Frechette is in charge of the penalty kill. In addition to Kennett Hockey, Frechette serves as a board member for the Ham Arena and plays a significant role in fundraising for the rink. Frechette resides in Conway with his wife Aimee, four children, Sadie, Ava Grace, Isabella Jane, and Boden Joseph along with their dog Barkley.

 Birth Date: 9/11/1980

 Favorite Hockey Team:   Boston Bruins

 Favorite Hockey Player:   Raymond Jean Bourque

 Favorite TV Show:   Wings

 Favorite Movie:   Shawshank Redemption.

 Favorite Foods:   Lobster

 Most Memorable Hockey Moment:   Having the winning goal scored against my team deflect off my skate in the 8th overtime in bantams at Chesire Fair Ground in Keene. Not my best moment, but most memorable. 

Assistant Coach Joe Murphy 

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Coach Murphy grew up in North Conway NH and played for the Kennett Eagles from 2006-2009. He was a member of the first Kennett hockey championship team in 2009. He Attended Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts where he studied political science and education. Murphy also received his master’s degree in secondary education. He played on the Merrimack ACHA Club Hockey team. He is also a USA hockey level 3 referee. He is currently a social studies teacher at Kennett middle school and is also the boys varsity tennis coach at Kennett high school and the girls soccer coach at Kennett middle school.

Birth Date: 8/18/91

Favorite Hockey Team: Boston Bruins  

Favorite Hockey Player: Brad Marchand

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones

Favorite Movie: Goodfellas   

 Favorite Foods: Burritos

Most Memorable Hockey Moment: Winning the 09′ Championship and tournaments with Frechette Tire 

Goaltender Coach Mike Deyak

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Mike Deyak enters his fifth season behind the bench for the Eagles.  Deyak has added to the already well experienced coaching staff by being placed in charge of the goaltending program.   He is also involved as a coach and board member for the MWV Youth Hockey Association (co-coaching director).  Deyak grew up in St. Albans, VT as a three sport athlete, and excelled as a goaltender in the Division I hockey program at Bellows Free Academy.  He represented the Team Vermont All-Stars for 4 straight seasons, including selections to the 96’ Yankee Conference Showcase  and 97’ Austin/Harris Classic,  and earned the start in the 97’ Make-A-Wish Classic as Vermont’s top goaltender.  Deyak attended the University of Vermont and Johnson State College, finishing with a degree in Psychology and then furthering his education with a Paralegal Certification through Boston University.  He is currently employed as a Clinical Psychiatric Assistant and resides in Center Conway with his son Noah.

Birth Date:     6/21/79

Favorite Hockey Team:     Montreal Canadiens

Favorite Hockey Player:     Ron Hextall

Favorite TV Show(s):     House

Favorite Movie(s):     Miracle

Favorite Food(s):     Sushi

Most Memorable Hockey Moment:  1997 Make-A-Wish Classic and playing with John LeClair in my Alumni games.