Washington Junior Nationals add veteran coach John Hamre to the organization. Coach Hamre has a distinguished career as a coach over the past 23 years.
Coaching in the elite Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) at one of the top hockey prep schools in the nation, The Blake School. Coach Hamre built an impressive record of 174-71-11 at Blake with three consecutive years in the State Finals.
Coach Hamre spent two years coaching the U.S. National Team Development Program (NDTP) – U17 Team, helped lead them to the World U17 Gold Medal in 2001 and 2002 respectively.
Hamre has coached at many USA Hockey National 17/16/15/14 Development Camps, a Coach and Evaluator at USA Hockey District camps, and a speaker at USA Hockey Coaching Clinics for various Districts throughout his 23 year coaching career. He has been actively involved in the USA Hockey ADM Model implementation in the Minnesota and Michigan, at both District and grass roots levels.
With five years of college coaching experience, Coach Hamre brings tremendous knowledge of the process junior players need to go through to reach their goal of playing collegiate hockey. Hamre coached at University of Minnesota (NCAA DI, WCHA), Princeton (NCAA DI, ECAC), University of Alaska Anchorage (NCAA DI, WCHA) and Yale (NCAA DI, ECAC). While at Yale the team won the Ivy League Championship.
With USHL coaching experience with the Twin Cities Vulcans (USHL) and professional experience both as a player and a coach with the Dayton Bombers (ECHL), Coach Hamre possesses a thorough and completed understanding of the hockey development ladder.
When asked what type of coaching style do you bring, Hamre ansered “On ice in terms of style of play, I categorize my style as up tempo, offensively creative and aggressive within a disciplined team style of play".
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)