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2019-20 Season Information

Captains' Practices

Sunday October 13 8-9 p.m.
Sunday October 20 8-9 p.m.
Sunday October 27 8-9 p.m.
Sunday November 3 8-9 p.m.
Monday November 4 8-9 p.m.
Tuesday November 5 8-9 p.m.
Wednesday November 6 8-9 p.m.
Thursday November 7 8-9 p.m.
Friday November 8 8-9 p.m.
Monday November 11 Tryouts begin

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STORE WILL BE OPEN NOW THRU SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 11:59 PM

Coaches

Trent Eigner

Trent Eigner

Head Coach Trent Eigner

Head Varsity Hockey Coach

Biography
Eigner was previously a head coach in the Western Professional Hockey League for two years, leading his team to the playoff semi-final round in his second year. In 2001, he was honored with the Rick Kozuback Award for exemplifying the qualities of perseverance, determination and commitment to the game, sport and business of hockey.

Eigner’s professional playing career includes 4 years in the Western Professional Hockey League, where he was a team captain and contributed to 2 President’s Cup Championships and 2 years in the East Coast Hockey League. He played Division I hockey for Miami of Ohio from 1990 to 1994, helping the Red Hawks win a CCHA championship and NCAA tournament berth in 1993. He served as alternate captain in the 1992-93 season, and team captain in 1993-1994. Prior to college hockey, he played juniors for the USHL Madison Capitals and high school hockey for Rosemount.

Andrew Commers '12

Andrew Commers '12

Contact info: andrew.commers@cushwakenm.com

Andrew is a new addition to our coaching staff . He will primarily be working with the JV program. He is a graduate of St. John’s University (‘15) where he was a three-year letter winner and captain his senior year. Andrew is also a product of the STA program where he played 4 years (2009-2012), winning State Championships in 2011, 2012. He is currently working in commercial real estate for Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq. This is Andrew's third season with the STA Hockey program.

Mark McKasy '86

Mark McKasy '86

Contact info: mark@mckasyinsurance.com

Mark returns for his fourth season with the program. He is a graduate of STA (’86) where he earned four varsity letters in hockey and was a member of the 1985 team that won the St. Paul City Conference and Twin City Championship. Mark earned All-Conference Honorable Mention during his junior and senior years and was a team captain his senior year. Mark graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1990 with a BA in Marketing and an MBA in Finance 2000. While at UST he played varsity hockey for three years, was a member of two MIAC Championship teams, and participated in two NCAA National Tournaments. Prior to joining the STA staff , he served as a volunteer coach at both the youth and collegiate levels. Mark’s grandfather (’20) and father (’60) are both graduates of the Academy. Mark resides in Mendota Heights and is the owner of the McKasy Insurance Agency. 

Greg Monahan '81

Greg Monahan '81

Contact info: mono14@comcast.net

Mono is entering his eleventh season with the STA coaching staff. In addition to working with the goalies this season, Mono is also the Head JV Coach. From 1978-81, Mono played hockey at STA, capping his high school experience by attaining All-Conference honors in both 1980 and 1981 and serving as the team’s captain in 1981. Mono began his coaching career in 1986 as the Men’s JV coach at the University of St. Thomas. In the 29 years since, he has coached at every level from squirts to college. The Monahan’s are no strangers to STA hockey with family players having included his brother Mike (’78), father Denny (’53 and STA Athletic Hall of Fame), and uncles George (’51) and Jack (’49). 

Mike Vannelli 

Mike vannelli


Contact info: michaelvannelli@gmail.com

Mike is returning for his eighth year as an assistant coach with the STA hockey program. He will apply his knowledge and experience working primarily with the defenseman. Before joining STA, he coached in the High School Elite League. Mike played for Cretin-Derham Hall from 1999-02 where he was named All-Conference three years and All-State his senior year. Mike joined the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede for the 2003 season and then attended and played for the University of Minnesota (2004-07). He was team captain his senior year and named All-American by USCHO. While at the U of M, Mike was part of two WCHA Championship teams and played in the NCAA Frozen Four in 2005. Mike finished his hockey career playing professionally in Germany and Norway. Mike is Tom’s son and lives in St. Paul with his wife Fallon and their children, Blake and Raylin. Mike is a VP of Sales for Belwether, a commercial real estate debt and equity brokerage firm.

Rob Vannelli '08

Rob Vannelli '08

Contact info: robert.vannelli@gmail.com

Rob is a graduate (’13) and a three year varsity hockey letter winner at the University
of St. Thomas.  He is in his sixth year with the program, and he will be working with our defenseman. He is also a graduate of STA (’08) where he played varsity hockey and baseball for three years. Rob was named an All-State defenseman his senior year and contributed to two Cadet state titles (’06, ’08). Rob is also Tom’s son and works as a sales rep with Gemini Medical Sales. 

Varsity Coaches

Niko Kapetonovic
Jimmy McCusker
 

Junior Varsity Coaches

Zach Schroeder
Andrew Commers

Contact info: andrew.commers@cushwakenm.com

Andrew is a new addition to our coaching staff . He will primarily be working with the JV program. He is a graduate of St. John’s University (‘15) where he was a three-year letter winner and captain his senior year. Andrew is also a product of the STA program where he played 4 years (2009-2012), winning State Championships in 2011, 2012. He is currently working in commercial real estate for Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq. This is Andrew's third season with the STA Hockey program.

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