Benoit Hogue, General Manager & Head Coach
Former NHL player Benoit Hogue’s career spanned from 1987 to 2002.
He played in 863 regular season, and 92 playoff games for eight different teams. His best years came with the Islanders from 1991-1995. Hogue registered 105 goals during his three and a half season stay in Nassau, adding 124 assists along the way. He managed point totals of 75, 75 and 69 in his three full years with the Isles, helping the organization to the Wales Conference Finals against Montreal in 1992-1993. During his NHL career, Hogue tallied 222 goals and 321 assists. He won the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in 1999. Benoit has also been involved for the past 5 years with the town of Huntington hockey summer camp as their on-ice hockey instructor at the Dix Hills Ice Rink.
BRIAN MULLEN, COACH
The LI Stars spring hockey program are happy and very excited to announced that New York hometown and former NHL player Brian Mullen has one of their new addition on their coaching staff for the upcoming spring training and tournaments. Brian is an American former professional hockey player who spent eleven seasons in the NHL playing for the Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, and New York Islanders. Mullen appeared in 832 career NHL games, recording 260 goals and 622 points, along with 30 playoff points in 62 post-season games. Brian grew up in an Irish-American family in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York. After landing a job as a stick boy for the New York Rangers, he and older brother Joe Mullen were offered a spot on a junior league team coached by Ranger head coach Emile Francis.
“Brian is a former teammate and we have been good friends ever since, It is great to have him on board now with our Chiefs Spring coaching staff for the years to come.” – Benoit Hogue.
The Stars are already looking forward to spring time and for the kids to enjoy the company of another NHL player teaching them at what it takes to be successful on the ice.
Mike Porcello, Coach
Mike Porcello’s team finished as regular season undefeated champs in the 14U Milner division of the LIAHL.
James Chang, Coach
James Chang’s team won the LIAHL 14U II championship.
Tara Maceiko, LI Stars Power Skating Coach
USFSA duble gold medalist
5 time regional medalist (2 time champion)
3 time sectional competitor (1 time champion)
3 time national competitor Junior Olympic 1995 silver 1medalist
18 years coaching experience