Men’s hockey brings new coach on board ahead of season – The Oswegonian

  In a little bit over per week, the Oswego State males’s hockey workforce will take the ice for his or her first exhibition sport of the 2022 season. That contest towards Stevenson University will mark the primary sport Bob Shattell will sign up for the Lakers on the bench as the latest assistant coach.

    Shattell spent the ultimate 3 seasons with Morrisville State as an assistant coach and labored particularly on talent construction and sport day operations. Prior to his stint in Morrisville, Shattell was once the pinnacle coach at Le Moyne College. He spent 8 seasons at his alma mater. 

    “That was my first experience at the NCAA level,” Shattell mentioned. “[The coaching staff] allowed me to do a lot as far as recruiting, game planning, and skill development. It was a really good experience for me to grow as a coach. I learned a lot from those guys and overall, it was a fantastic three years.”

    The assistant coach is the founder of Salt City Prospects, a participant construction corporate primarily based out of Syracuse that focuses on talent paintings from early life to the collegiate degree. The staff brings in coaches from around the northeast, together with Oswego State males’s hockey assistant coach Jon Whitelaw.

  “[Coach Whitelaw] and I have grown very close that past six or seven years through Salt City Prospects,” Shattell mentioned. “We paintings fairly somewhat of the ones camps in combination. 

   The courting shaped over the summer season helped with the transition to Oswego State. Head coach Ed Gosek spoke on how vital it’s to have some other person serving to with the day by day operations. 

  “[Shattell] will take more to do individual skill development with our players,” Gosek mentioned. “You might not see the results immediately, but I think in the long haul over a four-year period, that daily or weekly skill development on top of practice will pay benefits. Along with the time it takes to break down individual video with each player and then create a plan to work on fundamentals, habits, positioning, and skill development.”

    Shattell will lend a hand with so much of the talent construction and picture breakdown. Gosek touched on the significance of having his experience.

    “He has a wealth of knowledge and experience,” Gosek mentioned. “Most importantly, he has the same vision that we have here. They understand our team-first culture.”

     Men’s hockey formally begins their season Oct. 10 because the workforce takes the ice with their coaches. The Lakers can have a brief week ahead of their first of two exhibition video games on Oct. 15 within the Deborah F. Stanley Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for three p.m. towards the Mustangs. 

Photo supplied by way of Bob Shattell

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