Leadership Team

Hockey Director

Rich Brouwer

Hockey Director

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Coach Rich is a native of Long Island, NY, and has been in hockey for 55 years as a player, coach, and Hockey Director. Coach Rich has a level 5 coaching certification with USA hockey and has coached all levels of youth hockey – from Beginners to 18U “AA” teams and is the Head Coach of the UNCW Seahawks, which play ACHA D2 college hockey.

After playing youth hockey on Long Island (mites thru midgets) Coach Rich played college hockey for RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) and was a member of the 1983 National Champions. Since moving to Myrtle Beach, SC, in 1997 and then to Wilmington, NC, in 2013, Coach Rich has been involved with the Wilmington Icehawks / Junior Seahawks for 15-plus years. Coach Rich took one year off from Wilmington hockey in 2017 to coach the Junior Hurricanes 18U “AA” team, which won a National Championship in Michigan. As a winner of two National Championships, Coach Rich knows the culture that is necessary within an association to build a healthy and successful hockey program. Coach Rich’s take on culture is - “Culture happens when the purpose is in place, the direction is clear, the standards are obvious, and everyone within the program is held accountable to it.”

Coach Rich has four objectives for the Junior Seahawks Hockey Program:

* Have a Championship Culture year in and year out.

* Create an environment whereby players can develop properly through a commitment to excellence so they are always ready to move to the next level.

* Represent the community with Professionalism and respect at all times.

* Create positive experiences, memories, & friendships that last a lifetime.

If you would like to ask Coach Rich a question, you can email him at wilmingtonjuniorseahawks@gmail.com

Coaches

10U - Navy

Daniel Raatz

Head Coach

12U - Navy

Anthony Procida

Head Coach

12U - Teal

Nik Wurdleman

Head Coach

14U - Navy

Derek Yuengling

Head Coach

16U - Navy

Scott MacDonald

Head Coach

Board of Directors

Rich Brouwer

Coach Rich is a native of Long Island, NY, and has been in hockey for 55 years as a player, coach, and Hockey Director. Coach Rich has a level 5 coaching certification with USA hockey and has coached all levels of youth hockey – from Beginners to 18U “AA” teams and is the Head Coach of the UNCW Seahawks, which play ACHA D2 college hockey.

After playing youth hockey on Long Island (mites thru Midgets) Coach Rich played college hockey for RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) and was a member of the 1983 National Champions. Since moving to Myrtle Beach, SC, in 1997 and then to Wilmington, NC, in 2013, Coach Rich has been involved with the Wilmington Icehawks / Junior Seahawks for 15-plus years. Coach Rich took one year off from Wilmington hockey in 2017 to coach the Junior Hurricanes 18U “AA” team, which won a National Championship in Michigan. As a winner of two National Championships, Coach Rich knows the culture that is necessary within an association to build a healthy and successful hockey program.

Rich is the vice president of hockey operations.

Tim McKeag

Tim is the current General Manager of Polar Ice Wilmington. Tim has a lifelong love of hockey and experience. He was a high level youth hockey player who played on the best teams in the state of North Carolina. Tim transitioned into coaching youth hockey and was the youth hockey director for the Wilmington Ice House before his current role. Tim has coached many of the athletes in our program. Tim is a member at large and his role on the board of directors is that of liaison between the Junior Seahawks and Polar Ice.

Patrick Perry

A 10 year firefighter with the Wilmington Fire Department, Patrick has spent a lifetime playing and coaching hockey as well as other athletics, including three years as the defensive coach for the U18 Wilmington Icehawks and currently as the defensive, skating, and strength & conditioning coach for the UNCW hockey team. Patrick will also be one of the consulting coaches for the Junior Seahawks focusing on strength and conditioning, power skating, defensive coaching and team systems. Pat is the secretary for the board of directors.

Kristian Sieman

Kristian has been in the finance industry in Wilmington, NC for 16 years and is currently the branch manager/owner for Integrity Home Mortgage Corp.

Originally from Springfield, Ohio, Kristian moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in 2001 after ending his college basketball career. Kristian is a local Seahawk, having graduated from UNCW in 2005. Kristian received his B.A from UNCW and the Cameron School of Business with a major in Business Marketing & Management.

Kristian lives a very active lifestyle and enjoys all types of sports, from surfing, wakeboarding, and snowboarding to basketball and hockey. You will see Kristian at Polar Ice Wilmington either skating in one of his 4 different skates/leagues or volunteering at the UNCW hockey games.

He lives in Hampstead with his wife Lindsay and two daughters Emma 8 and Maddie 11.

His role on the board is financial oversight and reporting.

Bruce McKinney

Bruce McKinney is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNCW. He has taught at UNCW for 28 years. He has also taught at LaSalle University (Philadelphia), James Madison University (Virginia) Angelo State University (Texas), and American University in Vietnam (Da Nang).  

McKinney received his Ph.D. from Penn State University where he was the head coach of the State College High School Hockey Team from 1983-1985. He played pee wee, bantam, juvenile, and high school hockey in Illinois, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. In 1972 McKinney began his college career at Rochester Institute of Technology where he tried out for and made the hockey team (then Division III). However, because of a serious head injury he received while playing hockey the previous summer, he was told to stop contact sports, so he left the team and transferred to the University of New Hampshire. While he was in college, he worked as an instructor at Can/Am Hockey Schools in Guelph, Ontario. He also coached and refereed hockey in San Angelo, Texas, for the San Angelo Youth Hockey Association. 

Contact Board of Directors

Inquiries can be sent directly to the board by clicking on the email link below. The board meets approximately once a month during the season and your inquiry will be added to the agenda at the next meeting. Please keep in mind that the next meeting could be a few weeks away and the board's response will happen after the next meeting. For the fastest response please take your concern to your head coach and/or the hockey director. If you would like to contact the board of directors please use the email link below.

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