MEET S2S STAFF
We pride ourselves on the development of the "Complete Hockey Player". Our instructors will customize development plan that will focus on specific deficiencies in each player's game and help guide them to the next level. Whether it is power skating or hockey specific skills, our team can improve their game and confidence.
Power Skating Instructor
As a former National and World International Figure Skating competitor and medal winner, Jacki has always had a passion for skating. She started at the young age of 6 and quickly fell in love with it, skating first for fun and skill, then moving on to competition. She trained 8 to 10 hours per day, 6 days a week, up through her retirement from competition, learning to master the art of edges and gaining strength in technique and speed.
Since then she has gone on to instruction in power skating, and has coached players with the NHL, IHL, OHL and Division One college hockey. She also continues to coach National and International figure skaters. Jacki truly enjoys teaching those that want to be competitive and those that want to improve their skating abilities.
Jacki’s constant pursuit of understanding and the desire for speed have driven her back to competition in the sport of speed skating. She is proud to be a Gold Medal winner in the World Masters Competition in Germany 2012. She qualified and competed in 2014 Olympic Trials at the age of 50 and is a current Master record holder.
NOTE FROM JACKI
“My goal in life is for each of my students to be a better skater than me! I want them to go out and practice their skill, and to teach someone else what they’ve learned. I want to constantly learn and grow as a skater. It makes me proud to see my students improve and really get it.
I put a lot of myself into my instruction and into each student. I truly believe every skater can benefit from speed and power skating instruction.”
Performance Skills Instructor
Will grew up playing Long Island hockey for the Gulls and Jr. Bobcats, with his impressive career on the NY Islanders AA team, in the ECHL with the Utah Grizzlies and Defensive coach for the N.Y. Bobcats Junior A team and Defensive coach for L.I Gulls Squirt AAA. Will also works with and trains elite prospects on and off the ice for The Elite Hockey Group. Will brings his expansive skills and experience to all training levels to ensure his students get the most out of their training and clinic time.
On-Ice & Off-Ice Instructor
With nearly thirty years in the game of hockey, Coach John Cacciatore brings the experience and intensity essential for teaching the game of hockey. He has played at both the junior and college levels as well as playing time in Russia and Finland. He has been on the other side of the puck against many former pro prospects. This translates to a coaching style that is intense, aggressive and fast paced.
Stephen grew up playing youth hockey on Long Island for the L.I. Gulls and junior hockey for the N.Y. Bobcats. He then went on to play in the OHL for the Windsor Spitfires. Stephen is a coach with strong knowledge of power skating and skills. He coaches with an understanding of the importance of knowing how to do the "little things" that make a complete player.
Eric grew up playing his youth hockey for the Long Island Royals and Freeport Arrows, with his impressive college career at Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College. He is the head coach for the summer team New York Jr. Oilers the last 2 years and has had success both years bringing his team to the semis and finals. Eric also works with and trains lower and higher level students on and off the ice all year round. Eric brings his passion, experience, and desire for success to all training levels to ensure his students get the most out of their training and clinic time.
Jamie Jones joins S2S staff with over 23 years skating education and 17 years coaching experience. She coaches competitive and recreational figure skaters, as well as power skating to hockey players of all levels. Jamie has worked alongside national, international and NHL athletes. She continues to challenge her level of knowledge and provides demanding lessons and workouts for all athletes and teams.
Justin played Division 1 hockey at both the University of New Hampshire and Quinnipiac University. After his college hockey, Justin played in the ECHL and the AHL under various systems for NHL organizations. He has been a personal skills coach for NHL players including Anthony Bitetto and Brett Pesce. Justin also has a strong background in power skating having worked under Jacki Munzel since the age of 7.
Chris is a local hockey player who grew up playing youth hockey for the Long Island Royals. He continued his amateur career playing junior hockey for both the New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets. Chris played out his collegiate years at Stony Brook University were he had the honor of representing USA at the World University Games. After college Chris pursued a professional hockey career in both the ECHL for the Jacksonville Icemen (AA affiliate for the Winnipeg Jets) and the SPHL were he won the Championship playing for the Macon Mayhem. Chris excels in teaching the defensive aspect of the game including but not limited to: blocking shots, angling, checking, gap control and D-Zone coverage.