CCM NIT championship, April 26, 2015, at Plymouth Ice Center. Minnesota HP18 vs. Michigan seniors
Michael grew up in the St. Paul suburb of Oakdale and played his youth hockey for Tartan Area. He played three years at Tartan High School and graduated in the spring of 2016. He also played in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League his senior year. Michael won All-Conference his junior year and was named team captain his senior year. He also won multiple team awards his senior year for dedication to hockey as well as excellence in the classroom. Following high school, Michael played one year in the NA3HL starting with the Great Falls Americans and ending the season with the Alexandria Blizzard. Michael committed to play for the University Wisconsin- River Falls (NCAA- Division III) and is currently studying Secondary Education with an emphasis on Social Studies. Michael has worked with goalies since his junior year of high school and enjoys the challenges of coaching. While Michael emphasizes fundamentals he values the individualism of every player and the unique styles that every goaltender possess.
Charlie “Chooch” Hammel
Grew up in St. Paul and played high school at STA. Still believed to hold the record for most warm- up shutouts and 3rd assists by a Minnesota goaltender in state history. Upon retiring attended Creighton University. Has coached hockey for the last 10 years at St. Thomas Academy and from 2012-2017 served as the St. Paul Academy Varsity goalie coach. What drives me to coach at MAP is the athletes. The energy that comes from this environment of driving and challenging athletes to break through barriers they thought they couldn’t is infectious, it makes the players and coaches better people in the process and I truly enjoy being a part of that.
I’ve played 3 years of High School hockey at Farmington and I am currently playing in the NAHL for the Kenai River Brown Bears.
I have been a goalie coach for 3 years and work at hockey camps and my association to train goalies.
During my 2015-16 High School season, my team made it to the state tournament. I was named honorable mention for all-conference in my 2015-2016 season and won team MVP and all-conference in the 2016-2017 season.
I love to work with goalies to help them get better and learn about the game of hockey. Through my experiences, I can relate to them closely and help them achieve success.
• Robert Morris University. NCAA Division 1. Atlantic conference.
• Shreveport Mudbugs NAHL
• Minnesota Wilderness NAHL
• Smiths Falls Bears CCHL
• Burnsville High school ‘15. Frank Brimsek award winner 2015.
• Formerly coached Burnsville squirt A’s and have worked with youth goalies in Burnsville.
• South suburban conference “All-conference team 2014, 2015.
• All metro team 2015.
• Frank Brimsek award winner 2015.
• IIT Elite League tournament champion.
• NAHL Robertson Cup champion 2015.
• NAHL Top prospects 2017.
What drives me to work at MAP:
I wanted to be at MAP where everybody shares that same passion for hockey. I want to help young goalies improve their game. I love being at the rink, training, and learning the game. I want to bring the same hard-working attitude to MAP that I’ve had throughout my hockey career. I look forward to a great summer!
I have played three years of varsity hockey at South Saint Paul High School. During the high school season, I helped my goalie coach at goalie clinics every Monday night. The reason I want to work at MAP is that I would like to help other goalies strive to do their best and have fun doing it.
Hudson Varsity Goalie
1st year coaching
• 1st Team all-conference(BRC)
• 1st Team All-State (WI)
• Finalist for the Kirk Daubenspeck Award(Goalie of the Year)
• State Champion 2018(WI)
What Pushes me: I am really pushed by the fact that the coaches at map have given and are giving so much knowledge to me that I want to pass it on to the younger kids. Also by studying the game and giving it advice it not only makes the kids better but makes me better.
Currently playing in the WHL (Western Hockey League) played 2 years of varsity High School hockey for Lakeville South.
Goalie coached/coach for 3 years now with spring and winter team.
Set school records for most shutouts in a season and was on Minnesota all-state hockey team.
I want to work at MAP because I love helping and teaching kids/players on how to get better.