JIM MICHALS, CO-OWNER & DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Jim Michals, a native of Newton, became involved with youth hockey programs in 2000. Originally the program coordinator for the Needham Youth Hockey Intramural program, Jim has served as the power skating and skills coach for the Boston Junior Bruins, Charles River Girls Hockey, and the Rhode Island Hitmen to name only a few. In 2004, Jim founded what is now known as the Michals Hockey Academy. Formerly, TEAMS Training, the Academy specializes in hockey specific training on both the ice and synthetic ice.
During the day, Jim serves as President for Strategic Insurance Solutions out of Auburndale, MA. Jim and his wife, Margie, reside in Needham, MA with their three children, Matt (19), Mikayala (17), and Madison (12) and their German Shepard, Miller.
DOUG MICHALS, CO-OWNER & DIRECTOR OF GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT
Doug Michals, a native of Newton, became involved with youth hockey programs in 1994. At this time Doug, along with Darren Hersh, established the Goalie Academy in Pennsylvania. In 2006, Doug made the decision to relocate to Boston, MA, joining the Michals Hockey Academy. Bringing a wealth of knowledge from his coaching experience with the Hershey Jr Bears, Doug became the Director of Goaltender Development for the Michals Hockey Academy.
During the day, Doug serves as Vice-Presidnet for Strategic Insurance Solutions out of Auburndale, MA. Doug and his wife, Becky, reside in Westwood, MA with their two daughters, Jessica (13) and Katelyn (10), their Miniature Dachshund, Frankie, and their cat, Finn.
Shannon o'neil, program coordinator
We're excited to have Shannon O'Neil join Michals Hockey Academy as our Program Coordinator. In this new role, she will help us provide the best possible service to the Michal's hockey community. Shannon graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Recreation Management. While in school, Shannon was a four year member of the Women's Hockey team and also was a student-employee of the Athletic Communications Department and interned with Massachusetts Hockey.