14UAA - Mitchell Bancroft
Mitchell’s hockey career started at Howard Ice Arena playing House and Freeze hockey for several seasons. Later, he spent a season playing for the AA KWings before playing for the LSJ Warriors. Mitchell spent 4 years on the Varsity hockey team in addition to playing football and baseball at Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, MI. After highschool, Mitchell continued his hockey career at Adrian College where he played ACHA Division 3 for four seasons. Mitchell graduated from Adrian with a Bachelors in Physical Education. After college, Mitchell returned to Stevensville and helped coach the LSJ Varsity hockey team as an Assistant Coach for two seasons. This past season Mitchell was the Head Coach of the 12U Freeze B team that won the Adray West Gold championship. Mitchell looks forward to developing a hockey culture in Southwest MI where players are highly-skilled, competitive, and of high character.
12UAA - Morgan Holgate
Morgan’s hockey career started in upstate New York in Ithaca. He started in the local youth hockey leagues in 8U and by 12U he was playing travel hockey. He continued to play travel hockey through high school while also playing on the Ithaca High School Varsity hockey team. Morgan was named captain of his high school team during his junior and senior hockey seasons. After high school, due to injuries, Morgan’s playing career ended and he began focusing on his studies, his career, and starting a family. His growing family led him back to the ice rink, where he began coaching at the Garden when his son started playing. Since 2017, Morgan has coached at the 8U, 10U, and 10U Select levels at the Garden. Morgan looks forward to sharing his love of the game with the next generation of youth ice hockey players and growing the game of hockey. Morgan currently resides in Bridgman with his wife and three children.