General Manager: Ray Welsh
Ray serves as the General Manager for the Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles Junior A Hockey Club.
Welsh brings a plethora of experience to the program in his 6th season in a row as General Manager of the NA3HL Franchise. Throughout those six seasons, Welsh has managed multiple Championship caliber teams. His teams have made the National Championships for four out of the last six seasons, as well as finishing as a National Semi-Finalist two of the years.
Head Coach: Trevor Simonson (Southern New Hampshire, ’18)
Trevor currently serves as the Head Coach for the Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles Junior A Hockey Club.
Trevor started his junior hockey career with the Arizona Redhawks in the WSHL before moving to the Butte Roughriders in the NPHL. In 30 games, he collected 11 points and led the Roughriders to a post season playoff run. He then played for the Columbia Valley Rockies in the KIJHL and had short stints with the Boston Bulldogs, Richmond Generals, Cranston Reds, and Walpole Express. He finished his junior hockey career with the American Hockey Institute (AHI) Fighting Spirit in the NSHL and served as an Assistant Captain. He anchored the team on and off the ice and helped lead them to the AAU National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. He played NCAA Men’s Division 3 Hockey for the Daniel Webster College Eagles. After playing, Trevor served as an Assistant Coach for the squad for the three seasons.
Trevor’s coaching skills assist Eagles players in on ice growth and development. He is a great teacher of the game of ice hockey from behind the bench.
Assistant Coach: Henri Langevin (Connecticut ’78)
Henri currently serves as an Assistant Coach for the Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles Junior A Hockey Club.
Henri played NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey for the University of Connecticut Huskies. Before UCONN, he led the BFA-St. Albans Bobwhites Hockey team to 2 back-to-back Vermont Division 1 State Championship titles. Henri lead the Bobwhites in scoring both years. After UCONN, he coached various youth hockey programs all around New York and Vermont. For the 2010 and 2011 hockey seasons, Henri served as Associate Head Coach for the CD Selects U18 AAA Hockey Program, which finished Runner Up two years in a row in the New York State Amateur Hockey State Championships, at the Tier I level.
Since existence in the program, Henri has led the prestigious Northern Vermont Wildcats (Spring/Summer) Junior A team to various prestgious Tournament Championship Titles, including winning the Jersey Rockz Elite Invitational, Pepsi Tournament of Champions (three times), Boston Elite Challenge Cup (two times), New England Classic Tournament (four times), as well as a 2nd place finish at the Hub Cup Junior Showcase and a 3rd place (out of 78 teams) finish at the Senior Chowder Cup Showcase. Many players have moved onto play Prep School, Junior, and College Hockey, as well playing for him.
Director of Hockey Operations: Anthony Langevin (Southern New Hampshire, ’18)
Anthony serves as the Director of Hockey Operations for the Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles Junior A Hockey Club.
During his playing days, he spent his first three years of high school at Queensbury High where he finished as the #3 leading points player in the Section 2 Capital District Hockey League. After Queensbury, he skated two years for the Albany Academy in the New England Prep League and helped lead the Cadets to two successful finishes by advancing to the New England Prep School Large School Championships. Anthony then headed to Canterbury School, also in the New England Prep League, and helped lead the Saints to their best season record in years. He then skated for the New Hampshire Fighting Spirit Junior A Men’s Ice Hockey Team in the North American 3 Eastern Hockey League (NA3EHL). He finished with a 23-21-44 scoring line for the Fighting Spirit and helped them to an NA3EHL Regular Season Championship title as well as finishing the season as an AAU National Championship Semi-Finalist. Anthony was recruited by past Head Coach Jaymie Harrington of NCAA Division 2 – Franklin Pierce University and under Harrington, anchored the #1 Power Play unit and helped the Ravens to their most successful season in years. He spent multiple seasons with the Ravens before transferring to play NCAA Men’s Division 3 Ice Hockey for the Daniel Webster College Eagles. With a younger squad, the Eagles competed in one of the most competitive leagues in the country and had one of the strongest schedules for any team: the New England Hockey Conference. Anthony notched key goals against nationally top ranked: Norwich (national champion), Babson (#2), and Castleton (#23), as well as having a multi point game against Southern New Hampshire. He finished his playing career at Southern New Hampshire University.
His younger and aggressive coaching style is loved by every player he coaches, in addition to his dedication to move student-athletes to the next level in their hockey careers. At his young age, he has helped place and has coached over 300 players who have played for him at various Prep School, Junior Hockey, and NCAA College Hockey programs.
Trainer: Becca Demario
Strength & Conditioning Coach: John Maio
Game-Day Operations/Broadcaster: Andy Ritter
Bus Driver: Jose Rivera
Photographer: Jenn Thomas-Murphy