STAFF

All Somang Hockey Staff!!

Michael Bujold

President

Tel : 514-779-9401
Email : president@somanghockey.com

Youngki, You

Co-President

Tel : 514-894-9401
Email : mbyk@hotmail.com

Francois Landreville

VP Hockey & Director of Player Development Widely regarded as one of the best development specialists, Francois has been with Somang since its very inception. He boasts over twenty-seven years of experience training NHL, AHL, CHL, and other elite players. François brings an extwnsive training career tonthe.mix that includes stints working with NHL, AHL.and élite players.. He has also trained elite players and coaches, the world over. His Somang camps are widely anticipated, around the globe. In his spare time, François also serves as one of the main advocates for important causes such as Safe4Sports, Shoot for a Cure, and stopconcussions.com.

Steve Davis

Director of Player Personnel

Fresh off completing an illustrious career that saw him start out as a CHL scout for three years before becoming an NHL player agent, Steve recently joined the Somang family, as the Director of Player Personnel. Building off the experience gained during hissev en-year tenure with one of the most prestigious player agencies globally, Steve will put his contacts across different teams and leagues the world over to work for Somang and its players, in terms of both recruitment and advancement.

Martin Groma

Prep Team Head Coach

Early this offseason, Martin Groma was named the first head coach of the, newly minted, Somang Hockey Prep Team. Hailing from Slovakia, Martin comes to Somang with an impressive résumé, which includes ten years as a professional player, as well as tenures as the manager of the Slovakian (U23, U17, U16) national teams. Martin also holds the distinction of having been the youngest to ever coach a professional team in Slovakia. In his spare time, Martin is actively involved in the holding of camps, in such disparate places as Germany, Russia, the USA, and Canada.

impressive résumé, which includes ten years as a professional player, as well as tenures as the manager of the Slovakian (U23, U17, U16) national teams. Martin also holds the distinction of having been the youngest to ever coach a professional team in Slovakia. In his spare time, Martin is actively involved in the holding of camps, in such disparate places as Germany, Russia, the USA, and Canada.

 

Christian Beliveau

U18 National Head Coach

U18 National Head Coach

Coach Beliveau is entering his fifth year as a Somang coach and his fifteenth as a coach, overall. Having served as Somang’s U16 Head Coach for the past two years, Christian now brings his profound understanding of the game, pedagogy, and vision, to the U18 squad. Over his career, the veteran has demonstrated his ability to coach at all levels. In this regard, he led Somang’s U12 squad into battle, during an international tournament, held in Tours, France, a few years back.

 

Louis-Karl Pettinicchi

U16 National Head

One of Somang’s rising coaching stars, LK was Somang’s U18 Head Coach for the past two years. At a relatively young age, LK has already accumulated a wealth of experience with elite teams, including leading the Somang U16 squad, during a large-scale international tournament, held in the Czech Republic, a few years back. A great teacher, LK is the perfect candidate to develop Somang’s younger players.

Jean-Francois Thibodeau

U16 Elite Head Coach

Having served as Somang’s U14 Head Coach for the past two years, Coach JF motivates his players with his high-octane approach to the game. A true “player’s coach,” JF gets the best out of every one of his players. Coach JF will continue the work he started with his U14 squad, now at the U16 level.

Andre Marais

U15 National Head Coach Another key off-season addition, Andre comes to Somang after having served as the Director of Coach and Player Development for the South Africa Ice Hockey Federation. Coach Marais also managed all the South African national teams’ coaches during international competitions. He then oversaw the selection of the players for his nation’s various national teams. Andre holds the distinction of being the first South African ice hockey coach to have obtained a USA Hockey Level IV certification.

Matej Matusek

U14 National Head Coach

A young star-trainer in the making, Matej has already gathered significant international experience, both as a coach and as a player. For instance, he played in the Junior L.A. Kings organization. Then, in a coaching role, Matusek worked for the prestigious Hiti Academy, in Slovenia. In addition to serving as Head Coach of the U14 National Team, Matej will also be working with all of Somang’s goalies.

Richard Roberge

U14 Elite Head Coach

Another new face at Somang, Coach Roberge brings with him many years of experience, teaching, and developing young players. Coach Roberge has coached at every level, from U6 to U14. He also played semi-pro hockey, as a defenseman, at the Senior AAA level. Richard is renowned for his ability to instruct and develop players, and his understanding of the game.