Boston Hockey Academy Staff 2022-2023
Boston Hockey Academy Staff Bios
Nate Bostic, Academy Director / 18U Head Coach
Phone: (781) 873-9327
Nate Bostic is in his 13th (3rd with BHA) Season Coaching Junior / Midget AAA Hockey and joins the Boston Hockey Academy after having spent 10 Seasons with the Islanders HC Organization as GM/Director, coaching and building NCDC-U18-U16-U15-U14 levels. Previously, Nate served as Assistant Coach and Director of player personnel for the New England Huskies of the Eastern Junior Hockey League from 2010-2012 and was an Assistant with the Walpole Express in 2009. Nate has helped develop hundreds of NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 Student athletes. During the off season, Nate has worked for many high profile events and camps like Beantown Classic and Dynamic Skating.
Before Coaching, Nate was recruited and played at Niagara University where his teams won the CHA Regular Season Title in 2007, CHA Championship in 2008, and made the 2008 NCAA Division 1 Tournament. After Niagara, Nate signed an ATO with the Worcester Sharks AHL Team. After preseason, he spent time in both the CHL and SPHL playing Professionally. Leading up to this, Nate played 3 seasons in the EJHL and was a two-time All Star and served as team Captain. Prior to Juniors, Nate was a two-time Massachusetts High School All Star at Wachusett Regional and Captured the HNIB Scoring Title in 2003. Nate is a Worcester, MA Native and now lives in Amesbury, MA with his wife Kara and daughters Grace and Sophie.
Eric Walsh, Director of Operations & Residential Life
Eric grew up in Haverhill, MA. He played his youth hockey for the Valley Jr Warriors, and then the New England Moose. He attended high school at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody Ma. His senior year he was voted team Captain, he was also selected a Catholic Central League and Salem News All Star. After High School, Eric returned to the Valley Jr Warriors to play junior hockey, and then on to play college hockey at Framingham State University.
After Graduating from Framingham State is 2013, Eric started his coaching career with the Islanders Hockey Club. Eric worked with the IHC midget program for 5 seasons before joining the Boston Junior Terriers as a coach and Skills Instructor. Eric has spent the last 3 years with the 2007 Terriers and is in his first year as Varsity Assistant Coach at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, MA. He is also involved in player development and evaluation for USA Hockey’s’ Southeastern District. Eric currently resides in Whitman with his wife Nicole, and dog Miller.
In addition to his role as Director of Operations & Residential Life, Eric will be coaching the Boston Imperials 15U Tier 1 team in 2022.
Paul Jenkins, 16U Head Coach
Phone: (508) 561-7657
Paul Jenkins most recently served as Associate Head Coach for Men’s Ice Hockey at NCAA DII Assumption College. He handled the defense and was recruiting coordinator for the team. He helped guide the team to three straight winning seasons, the first ever NE10 Conference League title in program history and the highest winning percentage in nearly 25 years. Jenkins directly coached two players to consecutive NE10 Conference Defenseman of the Year Awards. In addition, he coached and directed the NE10 Conference Player of the Year and a Concannon Award nominee. His most recent recruiting class brought in 11 student-athletes including the NE10 Rookie of the Year and 3 Conference All-Rookie Team members. His defensive scheme helped produce the league’s lowest shots against total and lower Assumption’s GAA% by nearly a goal over the previous season. The penalty kill led the conference with back-to-back SHG and finished 2nd in PK%.
Prior to Assumption College he spent over two decades in Junior ‘A’ hockey with the Islanders Hockey Club/New England Huskies. With the Islanders he was Head Coach and Director of Operations and oversaw 6 teams at the midget and junior level and operated a 1.6 million dollar budget. His teams qualified for the playoffs in 18 of 21 seasons. He won over 470 games and was named EJHL and USPHL Coach-of-the-Year in 2007 and 2016.
As part of the Islanders Hockey Club, Jenkins created and directed the volunteer and education program for the entire club of 48 teams of boys and girls and over 500 families. The Autism initiative has generated over $750,000 since inception for Autism Speaks. This program continues to grow and create awareness.
Jenkins was an Assistant Coach with Team USA at the inaugural World Junior Club Championship in Omsk, Russia handling the defense against Russia Red Army/CSKA, Latvia Riga, Slovakia, Sweden, Canada, Belarus and Czech Republic. Jenkins served as USA Director for Central Scouting Bureau for QMJHL as well as New England area scout for St. John and Montreal.
He has coached three current NHLers and five NHL players in total. In addition, he has coached and guided over 250 players to NCAA hockey, four Olympians and eleven National Team players over 6 Nations. Jenkins owns and operates Jenkins Hockey Dynamics, which conducts skating, skills development and over-speed programs for elite players. He has directed the skating dynamics for NESIK Sommer Camp for the past 23 years working with some of Norway’s best players and top trainers.
A 1987 graduate of Colgate University, he served as captain and won the Coley Award as top defenseman. Upon graduation he signed as a free agent with the NY Rangers and played with their top affiliate in Colorado IHL. Jenkins moved to Europe and played two additional years in Holland and Germany. Prior to Colgate he was a two-time ISL All-star and All-New England selection while prepping at St. Mark’s. He was awarded the Flood Shield as ISL MVP. He has been inducted into the St. Mark’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Jenkins was also offered two DI scholarships for baseball, but declined to pursue a path in ice hockey.
Jenkins lives in Milford, MA with his wife Lucy who is the Director of Special Education for the Milford School System, an LMHC and current PHD candidate and daughter Olivia, a recent graduate of University of Vermont (BA) and Leeds-Beckett (MA) and current PHD candidate.
Jon Lizzotte, Head Coach, 15U Academy Team / Matignon Relations
Phone: (207) 649-8189
Jon Lizzotte is in his 6th Season Coaching Junior / Midget AAA Hockey and joins the Boston Hockey Academy after having spent the past 5 Seasons with the Northern Cyclones and Cyclones Academy serving as their Midget Hockey Director, coaching and building NCDC-Premier-Elite-U18-U16-U15-U14 levels. Many of his players have advanced onto the collegiate hockey ranks. His U15 team won the NH State Championship 3 times and advanced to New England Regionals 4 times. Jon also served as the social media manager, graphic design specialist, and the hockey skills Coach for the entire Cyclones program.
Prior to his coaching career, Jon played for NCAA Division 2 Southern New Hampshire University. Before SNHU, Jon played his junior hockey career with the Hartford Wolfpack, CT Clippers and Maine Moose, where he served as team captain. Jon was also a 2-year captain of Winslow High School and was named Class B Player of the Year, Morning Sentinel Player of the Year, and Class B Forward of the year in his Junior and Senior seasons. Jon is a Winslow, ME native and now resides in Everett, MA with his wife Therese.
Matt Bosco, 18U Assistant Coach / Media Director
Matt joined the Boston Hockey Academy in 2020 and is in his second year in the program. Matt is a rising star in the coaching profession. Before joining the Boston Hockey Academy U15 team, Matt Bosco was an assistant coach with the North Andover High School men’s varsity hockey program for the past three years. While at North Andover, his duties included working with the forwards, team video review and pre scouting opponents. Matt was also coaching as an assistant for the Merrimack Valley Hockey Night in Boston team. Before graduating in 2017, Matt was a four year varsity player and captain at North Andover High School. Matty also has played for the Valley Jr. Warriors U18 team.
Matt also has great experience as a lead skating and skills instructor. He was the lead instructor for the North Andover Skills Clinic and ran skills for the New England Predator’s hockey program. He continues to further educate his hockey knowledge by participating in Hockey Coaching Webinar Conferences. Matt brings a high energy to the Boston Hockey Academy and is excited to be part of the program.
Chris MacInnis, 16U Assistant Coach
Chris MacInnis has spent the last 12 years coaching with various age groups and organizations around New England. Highlighted in 2016 & 2017 when Chris won back to back MASCAC Championships along with two NCAA Tournament appearances as an Assistant Coach at his college Alma Mater, Salem State University. He won the 2018 MIAA D1 State Championship at his high school Alma Mater, Waltham High School as an Assistant Coach. Also during his coaching career, Chris was an assistant coach with the Northeast Generals in the NAHL & NA3HL, Assistant Coach with Northern Cyclones in the NCDC and Cyclones Academy, and the South Shore Kings USPHL premier and 14U EHF 1999 birth year. Before Boston Hockey Academy, Chris assisted in the creation of North Shore Hockey Academy as the Hockey Director and 18U Head Coach.
Prior to his coaching career, Chris had success at both the High School, Junior and College level as a player. Chris won the MIAA D1 State Championship as a Freshman in 2002 at Waltham High School. He then led Waltham to back to back Super 8 tournaments his Junior and Senior in 2004 & 2005. His senior year he was an All Scholastic and named to the Boston Globe Dream Team as one of the top 5 players in the state. After High School, Chris played one year of junior hockey for the Walpole Stars in the EJHL before attending Salem State University. In four years Chris played 101 games and scored 102 points. He is still the last player to score over 100 points at SSU. Chris graduated with a Sport Management degree and then signed a ATO with the Huntsville Havoc in the SPHL. After a cup of coffee, his playing career ended but his coaching career began… Chris now resides in Arlington MA with his wife Kaylee, son Maxton, and dog Gus.
Neil Mulcahy is presently an assistant coach for Southern New Hampshire University’s men’s hockey program under Sean Walsh, which won the 2019 Northeast 10 Conference Championship. Neil was captain of SUNY Plattsburgh’s National Championship team in 1987 playing for Steve Hoar. His assistant coach was Brian Riley who has presently been the head coach of West Point the past twenty years. Neil has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. While at Plattsburgh Neil has played in three Division III Frozen Four NCAA tournaments and two National Championship games. Neil has also won an ECAC West Championship and two SUNYAC Championships. Neil was head coach of the Middlesex Black Bears Junior Prep hockey team and was also the Bantam Director and lead skating and skills instructor.
Neil also has experience coaching both in Junior hockey and the Prep School world. Neil was an assistant coach with the Boston Jr Harbor Wolves in the Eastern Junior Hockey League and also has worked as an assistant coach with former UMASS Amherst Division I coach Joe Mallen at the Middlesex School in the Independent School League. Neil has also head coached the 89 and 99 Middlesex Islanders youth teams. Neil has also coached a U12 and U15 team for the Canadian based 79ers Hockey Club in the Challenger Cup Series in Prague Czech Republic.
Neil has worked for many skating and skills programs over the years such as Paul Vincent Hockey, Dynamic Skating and Hodge 10 Skills. Neil has also worked with the former Mass Satellite Hockey program as an assistant coach and evaluator. Neil still teaches skating and skills in small private and large groups. Neil resides in Malden MA and has two boys Cameron and Chase."
15U Assistant Coach
Ryan Conery is in his first year of coaching Midget AAA hockey and joins the Boston Hockey Academy after spending the past few years recruiting and coaching summer hockey while still in College. Prior to the start of his coaching career, Ryan played NCAA Division 3 at Bryn Athyn College. Before Bryn Athyn College, Ryan played his junior hockey career with the Tampa Bay Juniors for two seasons in the USPHL. Prior to his junior hockey career, Ryan was at Cardigan Mountain School where he was on varsity both years while attending the school. After Cardigan, Ryan then continued his hockey career at the Winchendon Prep School. In his final year of high school left, Ryan decided to play midget AAA hockey for the U18 Islanders Hockey Club. Ryan is a Acton, MA native and is excited to share his playing experience and knowledge to the Boston Hockey Academy.
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