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Mite AAA

Nick Bello

HEAD COACH

Nick returns for his third year of coaching with the North Shore Stars, this season leading our top Mite team.  Coach Nick played four seasons of hockey at Everett (MA) High School, and has continued to play and coach since. 

Last season, he was Head Coach of the North Shore Stars Mite AA team and led them to a 2nd place finish in the Mite North AAA Blue Division of Valley Hockey League.  The team started off at the AA level before a 10-0-1 start moved them up to the AAA level.  They also captured the championship in the 2020 Cape Cod Frozen Tundra Tournament, going undefeated while beating out several higher ranked teams in the process.   

Nick currently resides in Lynnfield with his family, including current Stars player, Nico.

 

Mite AAA

Jeff Natalucci

ASSISTANT COACH

Jeff returns for his third year of coaching with the North Shore Stars, this season as Associate Head Coach of our top Mite team.  Coach Jeff was a Captain and star hockey player at Saugus High School, before playing for Nichols College and the Boston Junior Blackhawks. 

Last season, he was Head Coach of the North Shore Stars Mite A team and led them to a 3rd place finish in the North AA Red Division of the Valley Hockey League.  The team started the season at the A level before a 10-0-1 start moved them up to the AA level.  Overall, the team started the season 16-2-1. 

Jeff currently resides in Saugus with his family, including current Stars player, Gio.  Since 2010, he has been the Head Coach for the Saugus High School Varsity Boys Hockey.

 

Mite AAA

Eric Pedersen

ASSISTANT COACH

Eric returns for his second year of coaching with the North Shore Stars, this season as Assistant Coach for our top Mite team.  Coach Eric was a standout hockey player and Captain at Saugus High School, leading the Sachems to their first Division 2 State Championship.  After SHS, he played a post-grad year at Avon Old Farms before attending Merrimack College where he was a Defenseman for four seasons and Captain his senior year. He also spent a number of years as an Assistant Coach with the Varsity Boy's Hockey team at Austin Prepatory School in Reading.

Last season, he was an Assistant Coach with our Mite 2 team, which finished in 2nd place within the Mite North AAA Blue Division of Valley Hockey League.  The team started off at the AA level before a 10-0-1 start moved them up to the AAA level.  They also captured the championship in the 2020 Cape Cod Frozen Tundra Tournament, going undefeated while beating out several higher ranked teams in the process.   

Eric currently resides in Saugus with his family, including current Stars player, Max.  Eric is Vice President of Pedersen Electrical Services out of Saugus. 


Mite AA

Derek McShane

HEAD COACH

Derek returns for his second year of coaching with the North Shore Stars, this season overseeing our Mite 2 team.  Last season, Coach Derek led our Mini-Mite/U6 team in the Stoneham I-Mite League.  The team was made up of mostly first-year players, and only lost once in 20 games, with the players improving and developing each week.

Derek currently resides in Lynnfield with his family, including current Stars players, Jackson and Peyton, and is currently an officer with the Stoneham Police Department.

 

Mite AA

George Brooks

ASSISTANT COACH

George returns for his second year of coaching with the North Shore Stars, this season with our Mite 2 team.  Coach George played hockey at Reading (MA) Memorial High School and the Boston Bulldogs, before going on to play in the club program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Last season, Coach George assisted with our Mini-Mite/U6 team in the Stoneham I-Mite League.  The team was made up of mostly first-year players, and only lost once in 20 games, with the players improving and developing each week.

George currently resides in Lynnfield with his family, including current Stars player, Declan.


Mite A1

Stephen McNaught

HEAD COACH

Steve returns for his second year of coaching with the North Shore Stars, this season with our Mite 3 team.  Coach Steve grew up in Stoneham playing with Stoneham Youth Hockey and continues to play today with Hockey New England. 

Last season, Coach Steve assisted with our Mini-Mite/U6 team in the Stoneham I-Mite League.  The team was made up of mostly first-year players, and only lost once in 20 games, with the players improving and developing each week.

Steve currently resides in Lynnfield with his family, including current Stars player, Kyle.  He is currently a Police Lieutenant with the Massachusetts Port Authority. 

 

Mite A1

Nick DeBaggis

ASSISTANT COACH

Nick is in his first season coaching with the North Shore Stars, this season assisting with our Mite 3 team.  Coach Nick grew up in Topsfield and played in the Masco Youth Hockey Program before moving on to play for the Masconomet High School Varsity Boys Hockey team.  He went on to play 4-years at Division 3 Plymouth State College as a Defenseman and Assistant Captain.

Prior to moving with his family to Lynnfield last year, Nick lived in Wakefield, where he coached at the Mite level in their youth hockey system for several years.

Nick currently resides in Lynnfield with his family, including current Stars player, Johnny.


Mite A2

John Burns

HEAD COACH

John is in his first season coaching with the North Shore Stars, this season leading our Mite 4 team. 

John currently resides in Lynnfield with his family, including a hat-trick of current Stars players, Michael, Jack and Ryan.

 

Mite A2

Dan Connelly

ASSISTANT COACH

Dan is in his first season coaching with the North Shore Stars, this season assisting with our Mite 4 team. Coach Dan grew up playing youth hockey in Lynn before starring at Lynn English High School. He then went on to play 4-seasons for the Men's Hockey team at Holy Cross College, helping the Crusaders to the ECAC Tournament in his senior campaign.

Dan currently resides in Lynnfield with his family, including current Stars player, Patrick.