Originally from Ontario, Canada. Chris Crombie played minor hockey for the Hamilton AAA Huskies before being drafted to the OHL by the London Knights. He spent 3 years playing for the Knight where he recorded a 100 points in his 3rd season. He was named 2nd team All Star for the 1990-1991 season where he went on to be drafted by Boston Bruins of the NHL. He went on to play 12 years professionally in North America and Europe. In his final season as a player, he was asked to become the Head Coach of the Pee Dee Cyclones before retiring to Tampa, FL where he stays actively involved in the youth hockey community. He was the Head Coach of the State Championship team out of Brandon in 2018. His son, Cole Crombie, currently plays on the U16AA team.
Native of Alberta, Canada. Matt Yeats played minor hockey for his hometown A team. He was drafted by the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL. He played a season of AAA in Lethbridge before going to the Olds Grizzlys of the AJHL. He went on to play for the University of Maine Black Bears (NCAA D1) where he won a National Championship in 1999. After college, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL where he went on to play 7 years in North America and Europe. His son currently plays on our Mite major team.
Born in Barre, Vermont. Larry Duaime began coaching in High School as an assistant, skating, and goaltending coach. He continued coaching in community hockey through college. He played for the Norwich University Cadets (NCAA D3) where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management & economics. After college, he spent 2 years coaching youth hockey in Nashville, TN. He joined the Gulf Coast Flames as an assistant coach for 4 years before becoming a head coach for the last 4 years. In the last 3 seasons as a head coach, he led his teams to 16 tournament wins. He won 7 recreational league championships over four years and works for the Tampa Bay Lightning’s learn to play and rookie league. His youngest son, Jake Duhaime, currently plays for the Tampa Bay Junior in Wesley Chapel, FL. He is a USA figure skating IOC certified coach, PSA member (Professional Skaters Association), and a USA hockey certified level 4 coach.
Cindy Sokolis is a dedicated coach specializing in power skating, edges, balance and agility. She trains individual hockey players as well as teams, and is on the coaching staff of A Plus Hockey Camp. Her attention to detail helps develop and motivate players to become stronger, faster and more successful skaters. With 22 years of coaching experience she is certified in the following: USA Hockey Level 4, ISI Hockey Level 5, ISI Gold Test Judge, PSA Hockey 1&2, SG, & RFS
Andrew Madsen is a USA Hockey Level 1 certified coach who has worked with the Flames mite program, recreational mite program and ADM. His focus is to ensure our young athletes a solid hockey foundation required for higher levels of play. His background includes a decade of playing experience, a Masters degree in instructional systems focused on video game type training simulations for training purposes, and a USMC sergeant. We are excited to have him working with our mites this upcoming season as he will build the necessary fundamentals both on and off the ice for years to come.