Lancers Announce New Additions to Hockey Operations Staff

September 23, 2022 – United States Hockey League (USHL) – Omaha Lancers News Release

OMAHA, NE. – The Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League are proud to announce new additions to their hockey operations group of workers, beginning within the 2022-23 season.

Noel Rubin – Rubin, from Freehold, New Jersey, firstly joined the Lancers in March of 2022 as Head Scout. But after the training trade over the summer time of 2022, he used to be named Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel below Head Coach & General Manager, David Wilkie.


Rubin started his hockey training occupation with the New Jersey Colonials the place he used to be the Director of Hockey from 2003-2018. During that 16-year stretch, Rubin gained 3 Silver Sticks Championships and a National Championship in 2011.

On best of running with the Lancers, Rubin is the Director of Midget Hockey for the New Jersey Rockets, the place his groups have certified for the US National Tournament each and every of the final 3 seasons.

Rubin additionally has an abundance of USHL enjoy as he has held the location of Eastern District Scout for each the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to work with such a storied franchise as the Omaha Lancers. I look forward to working with Head Coach & General Manager, David Wilkie, who has a wealth of knowledge in junior hockey and the Lancers organization. I’d like to thank the ownership group, Mr. Picozzi and Mr. Ardellini for giving me this opportunity,” states Rubin, “I am excited to work with our scouting staff and find the best prospects around the country to bring them to the Lancers in order to develop those athletes into college and professional hockey players.”

Mike Monti – Like Rubin, Monti, from East Islip, New York, used to be additionally introduced onto the Lancers’ group of workers again in the second one part of the 2021-22 season. This yr, he is known as Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach.

Throughout the decade, Monti has held training positions for Prep School Hockey, NCAA Division I & III, and the East Coast Hockey League.

From 2009-11, Monti served as an Assistant trainer and Recruiting Coordinator at his alma mater, Western New England University.

The following 3 seasons, Monti used to be the Director of Hockey Operations on the University of Vermont, an NCAA Division I group. While there, the Catamounts reached the NCAA nationwide Tournament, the Hockey East Championship and had 23 gamers signal skilled contracts following the belief in their faculty hockey careers.

From 2015 to the spring of 2017, Monti held an Assistant Coach place at Williams College, then served as Head Coach for the 2017-18 season. Monti propelled his group to the NCAA Elite Eight and the NESCAC semifinals in that unmarried season.

Leading up to his time in Omaha, Monti coached inside New England Prep School Hockey whilst concurrently retaining the Development Coach position for the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League.

“I have loved my time as a Lancer so far and I am excited for the 2022-23 season. A thank you to Coach Wilkie and the ownership group for this opportunity. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work in a role to develop players, present and future, for our club,” states Monti.

Matt Bruneteau – Bruneteau joins the Lancers’ group in the summertime of 2022 as Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach.

Bruneteau has each a various taking part in and training resume during the final 14 years ahead of returning to his place of origin of Omaha, Nebraska this season.

Bruneteau performed two complete seasons of junior hockey between 2008 & 2010. Those seasons being spent with the Wenatchee Wild of the North American Hockey League the place he served as captain, ahead of being pulled up to the Lincoln Stars of the USHL midway via his first season. After the partial season with the Stars, he used to be promoted to captain for the 2009-10 season.

Following his two seasons in junior hockey, he spent 4 seasons with Lake Superior State University, taking part in in 146 video games for the Lakers; 75 of that have been performed with a letter on his jersey.

Following his faculty occupation, Bruneteau spent a couple of seasons in skilled hockey, taking part in for each the Fort Wayne Komets and the Greenville Road Warriors of the East Coast Hockey League ahead of heading to Europe for the 2014-15 & 2015-16 seasons.

Bruneteau spent his two seasons in another country with the Strasbourg Etoile Noire in Ligue Mangus to conclude his taking part in occupation.

His training occupation kicked off with a program he helped get started, at Stevenson University (NCAA Division III) in Maryland, main them to the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship.

Following the ones two seasons with Stevenson University, he served as Assistant Coach on the University of Alaska-Anchorage from 2018-2021, ahead of returning to junior hockey within the fall of 2021 to assistant trainer the Des Moines Buccaneers within the USHL.

“I’d like to thank Coach Wilkie and the Omaha Lancers’ organization for this opportunity. I grew up going the Lancer games, and I am excited to be back home,” states Bruneteau.

Mathieu Fernandes – Fernandes joins the Lancers’ training group of workers for the 2022-23 season as Assistant Coach/Goalie Coordinator.

Fernandes comes to the Lancers from his house nation of Switzerland for his first season of training in North America after seven seasons of training and 6 seasons of goaltending in elite leagues in another country.

Throughout his taking part in occupation (2005-2011), he performed with the Genéve-Servette program from U15 to U20 in leagues like: Top Mini, Top Novizen, Elite Novizen, Elite Jr. A, Swiss Division 3 & 2, in addition to Top Junioren.

His training occupation in Switzerland began within the 2015-16 season, the place he has coached U15-U20 goaltenders throughout the Genéve-Servette program, in addition to spending a yr inside Leysin Sport Academy.

“This will be my first experience in the United States as a goalie coach in the USHL. The Omaha Lancers have me the opportunity to learn and see something new, and I am very impatient to start this new challenge,” states Fernandes.

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