Player Development

Player Development Philosophy

Our goal is to create a hockey environment that allows young players to maximize their potential. While each individual player is unique, we believe that skating, creativity and the ability to think the game is a top priority for our coaches when teaching the game.  All while creating a safe and fun hockey experience for the players.

Director of Player Development

Luke Curadi

Curadi, has a wealth of hockey experience both on and off the ice. Luke is currently a scout for the Arizona Coyotes. The Meriden, Conn. native joins Yale Youth Hockey after three seasons with the USHL as a Director of Player Personnel. Previous Curadi worked for the Green Bay Gamblers as the Eastern USA Scout. With the Gamblers, He has also worked for the International Scouting Services (ISS Hockey) for the past three seasons as an AHL and NCAA Scout with a focus on finding talent for the NHL, AHL, and NCAA Division I level's as well as evaluating NHL Draft-eligible players, pro free agents and NCAA free agents.

The former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) defenseman served as the team’s alternate captain during his senior season and appeared on the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men’s All-Academic Team in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Curadi was also responsible for developing a relationship between RPI and the United Heroes League.

Player Development Staff

Steve Novodor

All AAA and AA Teams

Jon Bellonio

All AAA and AA Teams

Gill Gallagher

All A, A1 and House Teams


Connecticut Crease

The Connecticut Crease is the oldest continually running private goalie coaching company in the state. Started in 2002, CT Crease stresses the importance of fundamentals, knowledge and most importantly fun in goaltending. Each goaltender who works with CT Crease receives individualized attention rather than following a “book”. CT Crease is committed to making sure that every goaltender becomes their best version of themselves. Contact us for 1 on 1 private lessons, camps and clinics today.They will work weekly with our 8U through 14U goalies individually during regularly scheduled team practices. They will also be working with our coaches to incorporate additional goalie skills training into our practice plans. Included in our partnership with Connecticut Crease is a $10 discount on all private lessons and training services they offer at their training facility at the Northford Ice Pavilion.


MB Sports Training’s Vision

Committed to providing excellent physical training systems and coaching by:

  • Providing a Motivating, Challenging, and Smart Training Experience.
  • Offering Expert Coaching and Support for our Athletes and their Support System.
  • Encouraging Personal Growth.
  • Providing Consistent Leadership and Value for our Athletes, their Families & Support Systems, Other Similar-Minded People, and Organizations.


The Hockey Path is a group of college & pro hockey players who provide video analysis to youth hockey teams & individuals.  We handle all aspects of the video sessions, from collecting and editing the video to leading the sessions for the teams. As outside voices who are role models, we capture attention and provide mentorship for younger players. Our goal is to help players improve their hockey sense in order to elevate their game play.

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