Get To Know Our TeamONE Hockey Boys Coaching Staff!
Raymond P. Jacques
-Raymond P. Jacques, CFP, is the founder and President of New England Schooner, Inc. An industry veteran of more than 30 years, Ray specializes in creating custom financial strategies for individual and institutional investors. Today, he oversees the investment and management of over $500 million in client assets. Outside of his professional career, Ray is most passionate about hockey and advancing the USA Hockey Foundation’s mission to, “Strengthen American hockey by providing support in participation, opportunity, safety, player development, education and commemoration.” He has been inducted into the University of Maine’s Athletic Hall of Fame, honoring him for his award-winning 1981 to 1985 career, playing Right Wing and serving as legendary University of Maine Hockey Coach Shawn Walsh’s first Captain.
Ray Jacques Jr
-Ray Jacques Jr. began his hockey career with the Lowell Junior Riverhawks at UMass Lowell. He later attended Austin Preparatory School in Reading, Ma, while starting his junior hockey career with the Salem Ice Dogs. Ray went on to play in the EJHL for the New York Applecore. Ray played three years at Salem State College before transferring to St. Olaf College where he would finish his hockey career. Raymond is the director of the TeamONE Hockey Boys Program, and brings a wealth of knowledge involving the defensive position as well as skating technique and skills. Ray has worked closely with NHL skating coach, Curtis Brackenbury, former NHL and U.S. National Team Coach, Mike Eaves, and USHL Des Moines Buccaneers Coach, Dave Red Allison. Ray is excited to implement the skills he has acquired from his hockey career in his new program inspired by Curtis Brackenbury, Down to 90 Skating!
Head Coach/Skills Instructor
-Todd Bjorkstrand is currently the Head Coach for the professional team in Stavanger, Norway. He has more than 18 years of experience as a Head Coach and Manager in Denmark, Austria, and Norway. As a coach, Todd has won six championships. He has twice received Coach of the Year awards while coaching in Denmark and has coached the U20 National Team for Denmark. In his career, Todd has coached well over 400 players, with five players making it to the NHL and many others going on to top leagues in Europe. Todd has a love for hockey and a special passion to help developing young players. He believes in honest communication with his players and instilling the value of hard work. His elite playing career took him from his hometown HS team in Minnetonka, MN., through the University of Maine, to a multiyear Pro career both in the U.S. and Europe before starting his coaching career. He enjoys traveling, playing games, music, staying fit, learning, and visiting family in Minnesota. His greatest accomplishment has been raising his two sons, who both play professional hockey – Patrick (28) plays in Austria and Oliver (25) plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL. Todd was born and raised in Minnesota, lived in Denmark for 27 years and is fluent in Danish.
-Alex Minter has been apart of TeamONE since day one. His Men’s Ice Hockey team took home first place in the 2011 Hockey Night in Boston Showcase. Alex took home many awards in route to the first men’s championship for TeamONE including, Most Valuable Player, Scoring Champion, and Most Likely to go Pro. Alex played for the South Shore Kings in the EJHL before committing to play for the Viking of Salem State University. Alex played a large roll in helping the Vikings win a MASCAC championship his freshmen year. He finished the season with most points on the team and took home Rookie of the Year for all sports in 2014. During Alex’s sophomore year he started his own strength and conditioning company, Mint Condition Fitness. Alex has created a program for people to follow along online. He currently has three up and running six week video monitored programs, with more to come. Alex has spent the last several years working with Evolution Basketball, an AAU program for aspiring athletes. Alex worked as a Health and Wellness Director at the Gloucester YMCA for the last two years. Alex credits a lot of his training methods to Bryan Labell owner of Labell Physical Therapy, whom Alex worked for for three years during college.
-Mike Morrison was selected in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, in the 7th round, 186th overall. He then played for the University of Maine for 4 years. He spent time playing for the ECHL's Columbus Cottonmouths, Greenville Grrrowl, and the AHL with the Edmonton Road Runners. After the NHL lockout, Morrison was given a chance to play in the NHL when goaltenders Ty Conklin and Jussi Markkanen were unable to work for the Edmonton Oilers. He made his NHL debut on November 7, 2005, playing 18 minutes in relief during a shut-out defeat to the Dallas Stars. In his first start at Denver, he stopped 31 shots to put his team on top 5–2 against the home team, the Colorado Avalanche on November 14. He eventually became the Oilers' starting goaltender. On March 7, 2006, Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish made a decision to replace Conklin with Morrison before heading into a shootout against the Dallas Stars. The Oilers ended up losing by a shootout goal from Jussi Jokinen. On March 8, 2006 the Oilers traded their 1st round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Dwayne Roloson. Since Edmonton had to unload a goaltender and could not find a trade partner, they placed Morrison on waivers, and he was picked up by the Ottawa Senators to back up Ray Emery. On July 2, 2006, he was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to back up former Curtis Joseph and work with head coach Wayne Gretzky, and goaltender coach Grant Fuhr, all former Oilers. We are excited to have Mike Morrison join us here at TeamONE Hockey as our head goaltending instructor!
-Chris Minter, a veteran TeamONE Player through and through, is excited to share his knowledge about the game with our young athletes. Chris Started his hockey career with the Lowell Jr Riverhawks and played with program director Raymond Jacques Jr. Chris would play on several other teams until he went to school at Malden Catholic. He spent a year there and then transferred to Bishop Fenwick where he would study and play hockey there for a year. He would then move to Peabody High and play out the rest of his high school career there. After high school, Chris went on to play Junior Hockey for the Salem Ice Dogs under Mark Latham for 2 years. He was able to play with Director Raymond Jacques Jr before they went off to college. Chris had also played with TeamONE for several summers, and is what we like to call a true TeamONE'r by heart. There have not been many players who understood the game like Chris, but that is why we are soo happy to have him as a part of our boys program, and we look forward to all he has to share with our young athletes!
-Michelle Jacques, wife of Raymond P. Jacques, is the driving force behind the structure that is TeamONE Hockey. Michelle is in charge of coordinating all ice times for both the Boys and Girls programs, and has managed check in, jerseys, tournament schedules, and Roster coordination throughout the years of TeamONE Hockey. She goes above and beyond to make sure that our program is well maintained, and puts it in the best possible place to succeed. We here at TeamONE are very lucky to have a woman like Michelle, and we value not only her skills as an organizer/planner, but as a person as well, and we look forward to the many years ahead!