Justin Quenneville is co-founder of The M.A.T. as well as the Head of Hockey Operations. He recently moved to Michigan to continue his passion of developing, educating and training hockey players. His experience to help athletes reach their goal and passion for training on and of the ice provide a unique opportunity for M.A.T. athletes. As current Head Coach/GM of the Metro Jets(NA3HL), Associate Coach of Honeybaked 2000 Bantam Majors (2015 National Championship) and Scout for the Lone Star Brahmas(NAHL), he spent the last 3 years with the Corpus Christi IceRays(NAHL) as the Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations. The Montreal, Canada native played in 3 leagues over six professional seasons (UHL, ECHL, CHL). While playing for the Corpus Christi IceRays (CHL), as team captain he left the game as the franchise’s all-time leader in points andassists. He totaled 255 points (96g, 159a) in 234 IceRays regular season games. Overall in his career, Quenneville amassed 321 points (125g, 196a) in 337 games. His on-ice pro career was highlighted by 2 team MVPs, 4 All-Star selections, and a CHL MVP finalist nomination in 2006-2007 when he led the IceRays in scoring, while posting career highs in goals, assists, and penalty minutes. In 2009-10 he was named the CHL Man of the Year and received a “key to the city” in Corpus Christi for his off-ice contributions and leadership.
Now, Quenneville enters his 7th year in a full-time Head Coaching position, but it hardly comes without experience as a leader. Quenneville served as both a player/assistant coach and captain of his team in each of the last two seasons he played pro. He was able to guide the club to the post-season in both campaigns. When he transitioned to serving as Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations (Corpus Christi) in the NAHL he guided the 2011-12 team to setting a new franchise record for home wins with 17. In his second season, he was honored by being named Head Coach of the U18 Selects in the NAHL Top Prospects event in Troy, MI. In 2012-13, he guided the team to its first ever NAHL post season berth. Committed to developing players and providing as many opportunities for advancement as possible, Quenneville looks to continually develop athletes on and off the ice. Since his move to Michigan, he has helped the Metro Jets (NA3HL) to 4 straight post-season appearances, 3 division titles, 3 Silver Cup appearances, and back - back National Championship Finalists in 2015-16, 2016-17. The 2016-17 Season was particularly special as he guided the Jets to a PERFECT 47-0 regular season record, breaking all records in the history of junior hockey for consecutive regulation wins. In 4 years, no other Jr.A program in the country advanced more players to the NAHL than the Jets and many have committed to NCAA opportunities.
Prior to turning pro in 2004, Quenneville, played four seasons of NCAA hockey at St. Michael’s College. In 99 collegiate games, he was among all-time leaders with 59 goals, 70 assists, 129 points and 128 penalty minutes. He was named team MVP twice, Freshman of The Year and ECAC First all Star team 3 times over his 4 year NCAA career. In addition, Quenneville earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with 2 Minors in International Business and Computer Science respectively. As well as earning a degree, he was also named to 2004’s “Who’s who in America”.
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Jamie Lovell (CFSC, CSCS) - Co-Founder
Jamie is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at The MAT after retiring from an extensive playing career that spanned 8 seasons at the professional AA level. Lovell capped off his playing career with a championship, helping lead the CHL’s Fort Wayne Komets to the 2012 Ray Miron President’s Cup. Born in Orangeville, ON, Canada, Lovell’s professional career saw him play for 7 teams in 3 leagues (CHL, IHL, ECHL), where he played in over 500 games, amassing just over 200 points as a defenseman. Prior to turning pro in 2005, Lovell spent 2 seasons (1999-2001) in the Ontario Hockey League with the Belleville Bulls and London Knights. He would then go on to earn his BA in Psychology while also enjoying a 4 year playing career (2001-05) at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He completed his final 2 years as an Academic All-Canadian, and posted career totals averaging just under a point per game, while ranking among the University of Guelph’s all-time leaders for defensemen.
Near the end of his playing career, Lovell’s passion for fitness drove him to get certified through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and work as a personal trainer during the off season helping various populations reach their fitness goals. After retiring from playing, Lovell became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and turned his attention to coaching in the junior and high school ranks. Most recently he became a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) learning from world renowned Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning. For the past 8 years, Lovell has trained amateur and professional athletes in all sports helping them develop the skills needed to reach the next level, with an emphasis in injury prevention and keeping players playing they sports they love. In addition to his duties at The MAT, Jamie has coached in the NAHL and currently is the Assistant Coach with the Metro Jets (NA3HL) as well as coaches youth hockey in the Metro Detroit area with Belle Tire Hockey Association.
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