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News  |  May 18th, 2017

Express Jr Coach, Panthers Skills Coach Lounsbury Named RB Hockey Lead Director

Jon LounsburyWalpole, MA -- Rob Barletta, owner of RB Hockey, has announced that Walpole Express General Manager and Head Coach Jon Lousnbury has been named full-time Lead Director of RB Hockey School and will be present at all camps this summer.

The Winthrop, MA native Lounsbury was hired by the Florida Panthers as their skills and skating consultant after working their development camp in July. His skating techniques are well known and proven to work. As leader of the Walpole Express Junior program, he has developed and placed 75 players into NCAA Division I and III programs in just four seasons.

"Jon's skills and drills are great. Players learn something each time they are on the ice with him," said owner Rob Barletta. "I've never had a camper or player not have a blast when on the ice with Jon."

"We are thrilled to have Jon not only on the ice but overseeing the development of our summer campers," added Barletta.

In his new role, Coach Lounsbury will bolster our already popular summer curriculum, and oversee the progress made by our campers. Joining Coach Lounsbury is our talented line up of full-time RB Hockey coaches, including Senators Scout Todd Stirling, Boston College alum Danielle Doherty, and former USHL scout Cos Polino.

FULL-TIME Summer Coaches

Todd StirlingTodd Stirling, a Medfield, MA native, currently serves as a NHL scout with the Ottawa Senators. He has spent the last 21 years building an impressive hockey resume. Stirling's hockey background includes coach stints in youth hockey, college hockey, pro hockey and most recently junior hockey. In six seasons as a head coach in the junior hockey ranks, Stirling has successfully placed over 100 hockey players in NCAA Colleges, Tier I and Tier II USA Hockey junior programs.

Danielle DohertyDanielle Doherty, also a Newton, MA native, serves as RB Hockey Girls Director. Danielle played DI at powerhouse Boston College where she went to the Frozen Four in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015, won the Beanpot in 2011 and 2014, captured the Hockey East Championship in 2011, and won the Hockey East Regular Season Title in 2014 and 2015.

Cos PolinoCos Polino, a Buffalo, NY native, began his coaching career at Nichols School before returning to coach at his alma mater of Canisius High School. After 2 season with Canisius, Cos was named the Assistant Coach of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the OJHL. Here he learned under former NHL players John Tucker and Michael Peca. He has also worked as a scout for the Jr. Sabres, Chicago Steel (USHL), and Ottawa 67's (OHL).

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