HEAD COACH - TAMPA BAY JUNIORS
OWNER – HOCKEY INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL TESTING & TRAINING
Contact: Brett@HockeyInternational.net Mobile (904) 424-5616
Brett, a native of Minnesota, is the Founder & President of Hockey International and is currently the head coach of the USPHL Tampa Bay Junior (Elite and Empire) hockey clubs. Hockey International is a leader in speed-training for hockey while utilizing specialized sensory-development techniques to help players of all ages develop in these areas. Additionally, the on-ice and off-ice “testing” program provide an objective view of player development as it relates to in-season and off-season programs. Visit www.hockeyinternational.net for more information.
USA Hockey: Brett has also been part of the USAH Women's National program the last 4 years working with the development camps and is currently Associate Head Coach of the Women's National Team.
Coach Strot also played 10 years professionally in the ECHL, UHL, ACHL, IHL & WHA2 and was a three-year letter winner at the University of Minnesota. After retiring from the game in 1997, Strot became the general manager/coach of the Jacksonville Hammerheads (Southern Elite Hockey League) to start his coaching career. Subsequently, Strot teamed up with families from the southeast to form an independent U14 AAA team that reached the USA National Tournament in 2006-07.
Prior to moving into junior hockey, Brett was an assistant coach for the Jacksonville Barracudas of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) working with former NHLer Ron Duguay (head coach). During the 2003-2004 season the Cudas won the regular season title and the President's Cup playoff championship.
After another strong season with this AAA program this team jumped into the juniors as the Jacksonville Ice Dogs in the 2008-2009 season finishing runner-up in the tough MJHL and heading to the USAH Junior national tournament. Four of those players are now playing NCAA Div-I hockey with one local Jacksonville FL player, Brian Ferlin, signing an NHL contract with the Boston Bruins in 2014 with others moving on to NCAA Div-III and ACHA clubs.
The move of the junior organization to the Tampa area in the 2010-11 season took the family to Bradenton florida where Brett and his wife, Tammy, have two children, Maverick Bretson & Aspen Rae.
Associate Head Coach
Garrett Strot is a native of Minnesota and begins his 3rd year as Associate Head Coach with the Tampa Bay Juniors.
Prior to coming to Tampa Garrett coached 5 years in the NAHL as Head Coach of the North Iowa Outlaws and Coulee Region Chill and an assistant with the Aberdeen Wings. While in the NAHL, 26 of his players went on to play NCAA Divison-1 hockey.
Prior to the NAHL Garrett spent 14 years as Head Coach of Osseo (MN) High School. While there, another 14 players went on to NCAA Division-1 and 6 went on to play professionally.
Garrett has a B.A. in Physical Education from Bethel College (MN) where he played 4 years and held NCAA Div-III record for most games played in a careers. Garrett has a son Jesse who lives in California.
Also a native of Minnesota, has been coaching and coordinating player
development programs in both MN and in his current resident state of FL. He has worked with numerous USAH Select programs, Select Teams and is the
USAH Associate Coach-in-Chief in the Southeast District/FL.
Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach
Todd Jones is a Thunder Bay, Ontario native whose coaching credentials include:
Assistant Coach – University of Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA, 2004-2009);
Assistant Coach – University of Alaska-Fairbanks (CCHA, 2001-2004);
Head Coach/GM - Fernie Ghostriders (AWHL, 2000-2001);
Head Coach - Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL, 1999-2000); and
Assistant Coach - Sioux City Musketeers (USHL, 1997-1998).
During his playing career, Todd was the goalie for the:
University of North Dakota (WCHA, 1991-1994);
New Westminster Royals (BCJHL, 1989-1991 - Wally Forslund Memorial Trophy winner); and
Penticton Knights (BCJHL, 1988-1989).
Todd currently resides in the Tampa area along with his wife (Ramona) and their son (Xavier).
Jassen is in his 3rd year coaching with the Tampa Bay Juniors. Jassen played 16 years with 5 different teams as a defensemen in the NHL. He won 2 Stanley Cups as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Owner: Stauber's Goalcrease
Goalie Coach: Hockey International
Robb, a native of Minnesota currently serves as the President and Owner of Goalcrease Inc., which has become a world leader in the development of hockey goalies. In 1988 while attending the University of Minnesota, Robb became the first goalie to win the Hobey Baker Award, presented annually to the best college hockey player. He went on to play 10 years professionally in the NHL and AHL.