Head Coach Andre Doyon
With over 24 years of coaching experience, ranging from Mites to Junior, Andre brings to the Chiefs a wealth of hockey knowledge and coaching acumen. Andre is a welcome addition to the Connecticut Chiefs.
Andre grew up playing hockey in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He played his Junior hockey in the small town of Weedon, Quebec. Andre moved his young family down to the Hartford area the early 1980s. He started coaching his son’s teams with Middlesex Youth Hockey in 1988 for 12 years. His teams won State Championships at each level from Mite to Midget. In 2001 Andre was recruited from Middlesex to be Head Coach of the CT Clippers Bantam Major and Minor AAA AYHL teams. He was instrumental in strengthening the Bantam division for four seasons. In 2004 the CT Clippers needed a strong head coach to develop the players for Junior Hockey, Andre was called upon to take the reins of the Midget AAA With Andre doing such a great job developing talent he was promoted to CT Clippers Junior B Assistant Coach under Chiefs Founder Brandon Johnson. Andre and Brandon teamed up for two seasons and moved players to Junior A and College hockey. Andre continued as Junior B Assistant coach for another season. In 2008 Andre began working with Chiefs’ Coaching Director Yvon “Ike” as an Assistant Coach on Ike’s Jr. Wolfpack AAA teams for the past three seasons.
Andre is most motivated by helping young players become hockey players not just kids who play hockey. He has done that by establishing a strong work ethic and consistency in execution in his teams. His methods have been instrumental with over 50 of his former players playing at the Prep, Junior, and Collegiate levels over his past 24 seasons of coaching.
Associate Head Coach Robert J. Wiles
A Level 5 USA Hockey coach, with over 20 years of coaching experience, ranging from Mites to High School, Junior and College, military commendations and professional leadership achievements, and with a lifetime of hockey playing experience, Bob is a welcome addition to the Connecticut Chiefs.
Bob grew up playing youth hockey in Western N.Y., winning two NY state championships with the Buffalo Regals organization, then playing Canadian/US Junior B hockey under NHL veteran defenseman, and now Buffalo Sabres commentator, Mike Robitaille. With numerous collegiate opportunities, Bob attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a choice echoing Robataille’s lesson of education first, and hockey will follow. Wiles played four seasons at the CGA, leading the team in goals, assists and points, culminating with a record-setting accomplishment of six goals in one game against the Naval Academy. Bob later returned as hockey coach for five seasons, leading Coast Guard to its best season ever in 1994-95. He went on to serve as an assistant coach with Connecticut College under hockey/coaching legend Doug Roberts, helping the Camels finish as ECAC East Runners-up in the 97-98 season. Bob served as a point for recruiting at both Conn College and Coast Guard and continues to maintain his long standing relationships with prep schools throughout New England.
After leaving Southeastern Connecticut for Western Massachusetts, while pursuing a career in pharmaceutical sales, Wiles coached all levels of youth, high school, and junior hockey, winning numerous titles along the way with the Springfield Junior Indians, Springfield Pics, Longmeadow Fall Boys Varsity (three consecutive league championships) and the Western Mass Bay State Games Boys Hockey Team.
Bob is most proud of having the opportunity to leverage the great game of hockey to help instill a sense of character in those he’s coached. One of his recruited players was recently featured on the Weather Channel’s Storm Stories flying his CG helicopter in a rescue at sea. Of his former players (mostly ’91 level), twelve have gone on to play prep hockey, two to the US Development Team, three are currently playing Div. I hockey, three Div. III, four collegiate club, one Jr. A., and, most important, three have gone on to U.S. Services Academies (Navy and Air Force). Bob and wife Teresa reside in Longmeadow, MA. Bob has a B.S. in Government, an MBA and a Certificate in Counseling and Leader Development.
Yvon "Ike" Corriveau
With 20 years of professional hockey experience including 1200 games from 1985 – 2005, Ike is a welcome addition to the Connecticut Chiefs
A first round draft pick in 1985 by the Washington Capitals, Ike played 360 regular season NHL games with the Washington Capitals, the Hartford Whalers and the San Jose Sharks.
Adding to that experience, he also participated in 50 NHL playoff games. In addition, he played 430 regular season games in the IHL and AHL, being part of teams that won both the Calder Cup and Turner Cup. He continued his career in Europe, playing in over 400 games in the DEL (Deutsche Elite League) in Berlin, Germany.
As a Major Junior A player, he played with the Toronto Marlies (OHL), and was a member ofTeam Canada, highlighted in the World Junior Championship in Piestany, Czechoslovakia alongside fan favorites Brendan Shanahan, Pierre Turgeon, Steve Chiasson, Theron Fluery, and Jimmy Waite.
Since his retirement in 2005, Ike successfully transitioned into a top youth coach. In the spring of 2010 Ike led a very talented 1997 team to its first appearance at the USA Hockey National Championships.
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