Former NHL Stars Ken Hodge & Scott Lachance Named VJW Bantam Coaches
Already equipped with one of the most impressive coaching staffs in New England, the Valley Jr Warriors announced new additions to the program come the 2014-15 season.
Former NHL stars Ken Hodge, Jr. and Scott Lachance will take on head coaching roles for the ’00 Elite Half Season teams. This team will compete in the newly established Elite 9 Hockey League.
Both players bring an unparalleled resume of playing and coaching experience to the programs. For the past several years, both Hodge and Lachance have been serving as assistant coaches for various youth teams. They have been able to provide the players with sound development skills and high-quality coaching. A Lynnfield native and former St. John's Prep (Danvers) star,
Ken was selected by Minnesota in the third round (46th overall) of the
1984 NHL Entry Draft. He played three season with Boston College and
began his professional career in 1987–88. He spent time playing for the
North Stars and Boston Bruins. Ken's best season was with the Bruins in
1990–91, when he scored 30 goals and added 29 assists, and was named to
the NHL All-Rookie Team.
Lachance, who will also serve as one of three head coaches for
the ’03 Elite team, also enjoyed a successful professional hockey
career. He suited up for the New York Islanders for eight seasons and
then spent time with the Montreal Canadians, Vancouver Canucks and the
Columbus Blue Jackets. He was selected 4th overall by the New York
Islanders in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He has played 819 career NHL
games, scoring 31 goals and 112 assists for 143 points. In addition to
his VJW duties, he is currently a scout for the New Jersey Devils.
CLICK HERE for a complete list of VJW coaches for the 2014-15 season.