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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, former pros Taylor Larsen and Terry Watt, 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.

Taylor LarsenTaylor 'Bubba' Larsen was born in Newton, MA, Bubba attended Assumption College where he was a four year staple in the program tallying 61 goals and 76 assists for 137 career points. Following Assumption, Taylor spent two years in minor pro hockey, playing 103 games and registering 60 points.

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.

Terry WattTerry Watt, born and raised in the Toronto suburbs,began his Junior career with the Walpole Express. Terry wore the "C" for the Express while being led to his recruitment by Buffalo State College (SUNYAC). Following his collegiate career, Terry played professionally on four continents, suiting up for 14 different teams. He also served as a player-coach during one of his seasons in Europe. During Terry’s pro career he won four championships -- three as a player and one as a coach.

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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