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Hockey Professionals

All of the professional staff at Twin Rinks have achieved success in their own hockey careers and have demonstrated excellence in both teaching skating & hockey skills and in coaching competitive hockey teams.

Private Lessons

Players of all skill levels who are committed to improving their skills more rapidly will benefit from one-on-one or small group private lessons from the Twin Rinks’ hockey professionals. All instructors have the experience and teaching skillset needed to make a significant impact on a player’s game. Twin Rinks in-house coaches are independent contractors who set their own fees and schedules directly with their clients.

Click on the coach’s name to connect with for lesson availability and rates. Not sure who to work with? Contact our Hockey department to find the best private coach: 203-968-9000×14. 

Private lessons will be conducted by approved professional Twin Rinks staff coaches only.

Chris Gragnano, Head Hockey Pro & Skills Coach

Chris currently serves as Head coach of the Midfairfield 18U &  16U teams, assistant coach at the Gunnery and as a skills coach for the New Jersey Devils. ‘Grags’ played high school at Christian Brothers Academy, where in his senior year he was named team captain. That year he was also named to the All-County and All-State teams. Upon graduation, he went on to play hockey at Providence College. After some time with the Friars, he went on to Vermont where he joined the Green Mountain Glades of the EJHL. 

Jordan BricknerSkill Development Coach

A native of the Chicagoland area, Jordan attended Hotchkiss School where she played four seasons for the Bearcats, as well as the Mid Fairfield CT Stars. Jordan played 2 seasons at Colgate followed by 2 at the University of Wisconsin. After a successful college career, Brickner played internationally with the Salzburg Eagles and Hockey Club Lugano before returning to the Northeast where she finished her playing career with the CT Whale of the NWHL. Jordan currently serves as the Development Coordinator for the Icecats Girls hockey program and coaches their 12U Tier 1 girls team.

John Miserendino, Director of Hockey Operations & Skills Coach

John has spent the last 10 years as skating & skills instructor and coach. Formerly the Head Coach of the Wilton High School boys’ varsity team, John currently coaches DYHA at the Midget & Mite levels and serves as one of DYHA’s player development coordinators. He is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach and has served and Director of Youth Hockey at Sono Ice House where he was the coach of the U14, and U18 Norwalk Roughrider teams. John has also served as the lead instructor of the New York Rangers Assist Program and the Hockey in Norwalk Foundation. 

Corey Badeau, Assistant Hockey Director

Corey was a four-year varsity hockey player at Woonsocket High School where he was named All-State Defenseman in his junior and senior years.  He was a recipient of the Hobey Baker Award in 2010 as the team’s captain. After High School, Corey went on to play 4 years of club hockey at Sacred Heart University where he won two NECHA Conference Championships in 2013 and 2014.   Corey serves as the Assistant Director of Hockey Operations at Stamford Twin Rinks and currently coaches DYHA Bantams, Squirts, and the CT Breakers spring program.

Devin Edgerton | Skills Instructor

Devin, a former professional hockey player from Saskatchewan, Canada, established countless relationships with NHL players, coaches and scouts as well as developers from Easton, CCM, Bauer and Warrior throughout his 17-year pro career. Devin played junior hockey with the Humbolt Broncos and turned professional in 1991. Devin spent the next two seasons playing in the East Coast Hockey League followed by 3 years the IHL. In 1996 Devin left North America to spend the remainder of his career in the Europe. He moved to the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in 2006 with EC VSV where he played two season before retiring in 2008. Devin accrued over 800 points in his 17 year career.

Chris Furtak | Skill Development Coach

Chris grew up in Fairfield County and played youth hockey for New Milford Youth Hockey. Chris was a standout player for New Fairfield Immaculate High, then went on the play hockey at Manhattanville College and UConn. Chris is a level 4 certified USA Hockey coach and currently coaches DYHA’s AA Squirt team. 

Guy Savage | Skill Development Coach

Guy currently serves as a player development coach and senior staff member for USA Hockey as well as Head Coach for Mid-Fairfield and King School Varsity Hockey. 

Darius Souza | Skill Development Coach

Coach Darius grew up playing for the Providence Capitals before playing two years at LaSalle Academy and eventually playing in the USPHL for the South Shore Kings. Darius was a four-year member of the ACHA Division II Sacred Heart hockey team and currently serves as a coach for Darien Youth Hockey Association.

Brooke Heron | Skill Development Coach

As a student-athlete at Westminster School Heron captained the ice hockey team to two NEPSAC championships before moving on to Trinity College where she captained the team to it’s first ever NESCAC championship in 2015. Brooke began coaching at the youth level at Sono Ice House before taking her coaching expertise to the high school level where she served as assistant coach Darien, Wilton and Greenwich high schools. Brooke is an enthusiastic coach who has a knack for getting the absolute best out of her players!

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