Who We Are
About Us
Seguin Huskies Junior A Hockey Club
The team’s primary mission is to
provide players with a quality and
successful experience. We want to
prepare and help players advance
to higher levels of hockey whether
it is towards NCAA and/or
professional hockey; while as a club
competing for a league
championship. We want to provide
fast, hardworking hockey for our
fans and community. Our club will
recruit highly talented players from
Canada, the United States, and
Europe to create a championship
caliber team.
The Seguin Huskies Junior “A” Hockey
Club is a part of JACK SPORTS GROUP and
are pleased to present the following
information to players looking to play in
the Greater Metro Junior “A” Hockey
League during the 2015-2016 season. The
Seguin Huskies Junior “A” Hockey Club is
in its second season and currently have
an impressive record of 31-5-0. The
Seguin Junior “A” Hockey Club is proud to
play in the 1000 seat Humphrey Arena
that features an upstairs bar and private
suite in its arena. The Seguin Junior “A”
Hockey Club is very fortunate to play in a
very supportive community as the
Huskies draw anywhere from 400-800
fans per game.
Contact Us
Phone: 705-773-2625
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.seguinhockey.com
All of our out of town players are
billeted with local billet families that
are screened by the Seguin Huskies
Junior “A” Hockey Club Billet
Coordinator. We carefully place players
with families that usually build life-long
relationships for the player and the
Matt Matyi #3
We play in the Greater Metro Jr. ‘A’
Hockey League (GMHL), a league
committed to and mandating
development, while consisting of
dedicated young athletes fully
prepared to get to the highest levels
of the game and committed to
developing into the highest level of
player possible.
Many post-secondary school players
will take community college classes
online that will transfer to any
major university. For players that
would like to take high school
classes; options are available in
Parry Sound secondary schools. For
players looking to take college
classes; options are available at
Canadore College in Parry Sound.
Player Testimonial:
I enjoyed playing in Seguin, Ontario this
year a lot as throughout the year we became
one big family on and off the ice. I also
enjoyed playing for the Huskies because the
community around us was very nice and
active. The fans in Seguin are amazing, each
night they would fill the stands and cheer us
on to victory. The coaching staff pushed us
to our limits everyday on and off the ice to
make us the best players we could possibly
be. The entire coaching staff also gave me a
lot of exposure with many NAHL junior
teams, and a lot of Universities for the
upcoming season. I am glad I was able to
call Seguin my home for the last seven
months as this is the place to play if you
truly want to develop. I would highly
recommend you to play for the Seguin
#3 Matt Matyi [email protected] Previous Team: St. Louis Selects Midget AAA
Head Coach - Martin Jansson
Martin Jansson is returning to the Huskies this year after a very successful 2014-2015 season, Martin started off his junior
hockey career for Molndal Hockey Stars at the age of 16 in the J-18 Elite League in Gothenburg Sweden before he went on to
the Binghamton Senators Jr.A program. After spending time in Binghamton, Martin signed a professional contract in Norway
playing for Bergen IK. Martin then went on coaching the Frolunda Indians AAA Hockey Club which is one of the top
organisations in Sweden that has seen many NHL stars play for its program. This past year Martin has been working as an
Assistant coach for the very successful Seguin Huskies who currently holds an impressive record of 31-5-0.
Assistant Coach - Brandon Contratto
Brandon Contratto comes to the Kings from being the Head Coach and General Manager of the Parry Sound Islanders. Before
coaching the Islanders Brandon spent time also coaching the Powassan Eagles as well as the University of Michigan –
Dearborn. In addition to coaching junior hockey, Brandon is also the Head Coach of the New Zealand U18 Women's National
Team where he spends his offseason. Brandon has also played professional hockey for the Botany Swarm in the NZIHL as
well as in the United States with the FHL. Contratto played his junior hockey in the NAHL with the Southern Minnesota
Express and spent four years playing at the University of Michigan Dearborn. Contratto also represented the United States
University National Team at the World University Games in 2010 in Italy.
General Manager - Gary Astalos
Gary Astalos spent the last three seasons’s coaching junior hockey in Northern Ontario. Most recently coach Gary guided the
Seguin Huskies to a 69-6-2 record in his two season’s with the Seguin Huskies. Under Coach Gary, 38 players over two years
were advanced or offered contracts to professional, NCAA, ACHA, or higher level of junior hockey. The huskies were the 2014
GMHL Regular season champions; while Coach Gary was awarded the 2014 GMHL Coach of the Year. Coach Gary was also
named the 2014 and 2014 GMHL All Star game head coach for the North Division. Before coaching, Gary was a two year
captain at Eastern Michigan University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. With EMU he was
invited to two ACHA All-Star games as well as the Team USA University Program evaluation camp. Gary played his junior
hockey for the Missoula Maulers of the AWHL and Kenai River Brown Bears of the NAHL. Gary is also the North American
scout for the HC Beroun; a professional team in the second highest Czech League.
Director Of Scouting - Matt Cobb
Matt Cobb will serve as the team’s director of Scouting. Matt most recently was the assistant coach with the Allen Park Varsity
Hockey Team; one of the top prep programs in Michigan. Matt played his junior hockey with the Missoula Maulers of the AWHL.
Matt currently is an advisor for the Michigan Pre Draft Showcase and will coach and organize; Kings Prospects teams which will be
used as the main tryout camp for the Kings program this year.
Head Trainer – Nelson Jay
Nelson Jay returns to the Huskies for his third season. Nelson works at the local Hospital in the Emergency Department and is well
known for his excellent work with his patients. He is also educated as a Personal Trainer and will help our Team with Off-Ice
Equipment Manager – Anthony Jacklin
Academic Advisor/Billet Cordinator – Andy Palfrey
Game Day Announcer – Riley Thomas
Game Night Manager/Merchandise – Shaynah Lawson
Team Photographer – Shalyn Mullen
Winnipeg Jets NHL
Atlanta Trashers NHL
Chicago Wolves AHL
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL
Chicago Blackhawks NHL
New York Rangers NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL
Phoenix Coyotes NHL
Swift Current Broncos WHL
Székesfehérvár (Austria)
AIK (Allsvenskan Sweden)
Linkoping (SHL Sweden)
2013 CJ Nicholson – North Bay Trappers (CJHL)
2013 Miroslav Pokorny – HC Martin (Slovakia Extra League PRO)
2013 Garrett Nysted - Karvina Miners (Czech 2nd League PRO)
2013 Dan Vlach – HC Martin (Slovakia Extra League PRO)
2013 Pat Lobl – Slavia Prague (Major Junior)
2013 Milan Sestak – HC Rebels (Czech 1st League PRO)
2013 Dennis Klecka – Vsetin (Major Junior)
2013 Frank Barta – Fargo Force USHL Main Camp Invite / Czech Republic U16 National Team
2013 Tyler Kates – Eastern Michigan University (ACHA DI)
2014 Jacob Robitaille – Offer to Karvina Miners (Czech 2nd League PRO)
2014 Curtis Martinu – Evansville Icemen (ECHL)
2014 Jarrett Pfeiffer – Indiana Tech University ACHA DI
2014 Bobby Domin – University of Michigan Dearborn ACHA DI
2014 Cody Staub – University of Michigan Dearborn ACHA DI
2014 Jim Steele – University of Toledo ACHA DII
2014 Jakub Kulhanek – HC Annecy (France PRO)
2014 Patrik Kuchta – Prostejov (Czech 1st League PRO)
2014 Dominik Fejt – SHK Hodonin (Czech 2nd League PRO)
2014 Jeff Nolfo – Northern Michigan University ACHA DII
2014 Aaron Henderson – Botany Swarm (NZIHL PRO)
2014 Connor Scott – Humboldt Broncos SJHL
2014 Devin Darrah – Offer to Southern New Hampshire NCAA DIII
2014 Johan Persson – Offer to Indiana Tech University ACHA DI
2014 Stephen White – Multiple NCAA DIII Offers / Botany Storm (NZ PROI)
2014 Roman Stupka – Offer to Eastern Michigan University ACHA DI
2014 Martin Kysa – Offer to Eastern Michigan University ACHA DI
2014 Matt Matyi – Offer to Lindenwood University ACHA DI
2015 Dillon Keay – TBA
2015 Brad Nolan – Lake Forrest College NCAA DIII
2015 Jimmie Kotilainen – Becker College NCAA DIII
2015 Mans Gustavsson – Becker College NCAA DIII
2015 Alex Andersson – Becker College NCAA DIII
2015 Jonas Karlsson – Botany Swarm (NZPRO)
2015 Tyler Conn – University of Detroit Mercy NCAA DI Lacrosse
2015 Viktor Sallhag – University of Wisconsin Superior NCAA DIII
2015 Anton Lindstrom - University of Wisconsin Superior NCAA DIII
2015 Johnny Guerrero – Dakota College NJCAA
2015 Jason Langille – Northern Michigan University ACHA DI
Seguin, Ontario
Humphrey Arena
Parry Sound, Ontario
Locker-room and skate sharpening area
Coaches Office
Equipment room
Center ice logo
2-4 pre-season games
42 GMHL regular season games
GMHL playoffs
GMHL league showcase
GMHL All Star game
Membership to local gym for weightlifting and off-ice practices
Transportation and admission tickets to OHL game team trip
Full time coaching staff
Strength Coach
Full time trainer
Full time equipment manager
Academic Advisor
Community involvement from players and supporting fans
Use of Practice jerseys and socks
Use of Equipment Bag
Use of Game and Practice Shells
Gatorade, fruit and snacks provided each game
60% Team Paid Sticks
Gloves given to Player
Sweat suit given to player
Winter hat given to player
Work out shirt given to player
Work out shorts given to player
Sweatshirt given to player
Helmet Decals given to player
Private team locker room and offices
Free skate sharpening
Team paid rings if the team wins Russell Cup Championship
Hotel and one meal per day covered by team on all overnight trips
Team Christmas party & end of the year banquet
All home games broadcasted live on fasthockey.com for scouts and family members
A Commitment to advancing players to higher levels of play