Thursday, July 29, 2010

Boileau hired to lead Warriors' scouting

The Michigan Warriors announced this week additions to the team’s scouting and front office staff.

Moe Mantha has hockey in his blood and the responsibility to develop these players into a winning team ultimately is his, but it’s the people behind the scenes that will really turn Flint’s Michigan Warriors into a source of community pride,” said Pat McEachern, a member of the Michigan Warriors ownership group. “Our new scouting director and front office staff are among the best professionals in hockey.”

Joining the Warriors as scouting director is Tom Boileau, a long-time member of the Southeast Michigan hockey community. He is a certified Level 5 Master Coach and has been behind the bench at nearly every level. Highlights of Boileau’s coaching career include time as the GM and head coach of the Brownstown Bombers Junior A team, an internship at the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and three years as director of player personnel for the Marquette Rangers. He also serves as GM and head coach of Michigan Elite High School Hockey.

Many of Boileau’s players have graduated from junior hockey to play at the NCAA level.

Sales director Tory Thompson Newberry joins the Warriors after working as a senior account executive for the Detroit Red Wings, where she handled season tickets, group tickets, suites and corporate advertising. Prior to her work with the Red Wings, Tory spent four seasons as an account executive with the Saginaw Spirit. There, she handled season tickets, group tickets, corporate advertising and hockey school. Tory has spent her entire life around the game of hockey and resides in Saginaw Township.

Warriors director of marketing and promotions Jacob Wesolek most recently served as director of operations for the Port Huron Icehawks of the International Hockey League. A 2002 graduate of Central Michigan University, Wesolek got his start in hockey with the Spirit, coordinating sales initiatives and game-day promotions. He also spent time with the Omaha Knights of the American Hockey League and the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. Wesolek will be responsible for the daily operations including marketing efforts, promotions and public relations. He originally is from Saginaw and currently resides there.

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