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Mark KumpelSummer Hockey Camp Instructor

Mark Kumpel is in his fourth year as the EHL Director of Hockey Operations.  Among Kumpel’s day-to-day duties are the handling all EHL hockey operations, working with each coaching staff to ensure new EHL standards are met and helping brand the EHL name with youth and Junior players around the country.

No stranger to Junior hockey, Kumpel had a successful five-year tenure as head coach of the Walpole Express, guiding them to three consecutive AJHL playoff championships (2009-12) and two regular-season titles in (2011 and 2012).

As a player, the Wakefield, Mass., native skated for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 1979-83 before embarking on a lengthy professional career in the National Hockey League (NHL) and American Hockey League (AHL).

Kumpel, who was also a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team, played 288 games in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques, Detroit Red Wings and Winnipeg Jets, totaling 38 goals for 84 points.

Prior to his head coaching stint with the Express, Kumpel served as head coach of the Nashville Knights and Dayton Bombers of the ECHL and Portland Pirates of the AHL. He also scouted for the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers.