Tom Starkey, a Maple Grove Senior High alumnus and experienced hockey coach, has been named the new head hockey coach for the Crimson.
As a Maple Grove Senior High student, Starkey played hockey the first year the school opened. Starkey, a 2000 graduate of Maple Grove was the captain of the Crimson in his senior season and holds several Crimson records including most hat tricks in one season (4) in 1997-1998 and a shared record of most goals in one game (4). He is fourth on the career scoring leaders list with 62 goals and 59 assists.
He continued his hockey career with the US Air Force Academy, a Division 1 school. He graduated from the academy with a degree in business management and became a 2nd Lieutenant, US Air Force Officer.
More recently, Starkey served as junior varsity and varsity assistant coach for Wayzata Public Schools. He will start his new position this summer.
Joining Coach Starkey as Assistant Coach is former professional hockey defenseman Lawrence Nycholat, who played in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers, Washington Capitals, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and the Colorado Avalanche.
HEAD COACH (17th Season, 234-142-26; 22nd Season Overall)
|Assistant coaches:||Josh Hicks, Chris Dopp, Justin Strunk, Adam Hauser, Todd Bergland|
|Home Ice:||Maple Grove Community Center, Maple Grove|
|State Tournament Appearances:||2012 (Class AA)|
|Team Website:||Maple Grove Crimson|
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