Ken Hoey

Ken  is returning to the Junior Royals team for the 2012-2013  season.   Ken has been a coach in the Long Island Royals Youth Hockey system for the past nine years.   Prior to the Royals Ken coached professional hockey in Italy with the Val Rendena Wolves and coached two years at the Junior A level in Bismarck North Dakota with the Bismarck Bullets.    Ken played Division I  hockey at Kent State University and then two years of professional hockey in the East Coast Hockey League and the All American Hockey League. 


Mike O’Connell

Mike comes to the Jr. Royals from St. Anthony's High School Hockey Club where he has been a coach for the past eight years.     While at St. Anthony's Mike coached four freshman championship teams, five varsity championship teams, and the first Long Island Team to win the NYSCHSAA Championship.    Mike also coached with the Royals Midget National team and is a level 4 referee.

Mike is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.


Steve Castriota

Junior Royals alumni Stephen Castriota has joined the coaching staff for the 2015-16 season.    In the 08-09 season Stephen played for the Jr Royals and was an MJHL All-Star, and finished 4th overall in league scoring. Prior to joining the Junior “B” Royals, Stephen was a key player for the Long Island Rebels.   As a Rebel, he earned a Bantam and Midget Minor NYS Tier II State Championship, which respectively led to Final and Semi-final appearances in the U.S. Nationals.   In addition to his travel youth hockey accomplishments, Stephen earned a Silver Medal with Team Long Island in the 2008 Empire State Games and was a High School Vytra Cup All-Star during the 07/08 and 08/09 seasons. 

Stephen was recruited by Fredonia State where he was voted to the SUNYAC All-Academic Team for 2014.   Stephen graduated with a Major in Business Administration.

Game Day Staff

Scorekeeper / Clock  -  

On Air Announcers  -  Josh Hirsch & Steve Cotrone

Cameraman -  Tony Ambrosio

Emergency Medical - Ann Gabriel NP

Academic & College Advisor

Lisa Wild


Billet Manager