Head Coach (2nd Full Season, 16-23-2)
Varsity Assistant Coach
Conference: Tri Metro
Schools in Cooperative: St. Paul Academy, Mounds Park Academy
Combined Enrollment: 596
Colors: Blue, Gold
Home Ice: Drake Arena, St. Paul
State Tournament Appearances: None
Independent State Champions: 1941, 1942, 1961, 1962, 1974
2010-11 Record: 11-14-2
Matt Littler honored on the All-Pioneer Press Team for 2011-12.
Joe Dziedzic: Varsity Head Coach & Director of Hockey
Coach Dziedzic is Minneapolis native and was named Minnesota’s “Mr. Hockey” in 1990 during his senior year at Edison High School and was drafted #61 overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1990 NHL Amateur Draft. Joe went on to star at the University of Minnesota and following his collegiate career, played professionally for five years alongside NHL legends like Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr. Since retiring in 1999, Joe’s reputation as a coach has been built through his success coaching in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League, through the founding of Team Reebok AAA Hockey and through his JD Hockey Youth Development Programs. Coach Dziedzic has trained thousands of hockey players at all age groups across the region, including many current college and pro players. Joe was honored in Minnesota's Top 100, view the full story here. Joe joined Academy Hockey in 2010.
Jake Wegscheider: Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Wegscheider is a Little Canada, MN native and graduate of Roseville High School. After his prep career, Jake skated with the East Metro Lakers of the MJHL helping them win the Junior B National Championship in 1999. During his college career, Jake was a two-time captain at Augsburg College and after graduating in 2002 stayed on as an Assistant Coach for their 2003 season. Jake was most recently on the hockey coaching staff at Mounds View High School and coaches AAA hockey in Coach Dziedzic’s Team Reebok elite development program. Jake joined Academy Hockey in 2010.
Drake Arena: 1712 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105