TJHP EP003 | ft. Al Rooney - Chippewa Steel NAHL Head Coach/GM

Updated: Apr 13

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TJHP EPISODE 003 | Featuring Al Rooney - Chippewa Steel NAHL Head Coach/GM

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In today's episode, we talk with Head Coach and General Manager of the Chippewa Steel in the NAHL.

This episode will be hosted by Gresko and co-hosted by Flachman with Special Guest Al Rooney.

The Chippewa Steel are in their inaugural season in the NAHL. They have Head Coach/GM Al Rooney leading them and they couldn't be in better hands. Rooney started out playing hockey at the late age of 16. Then after only 6 years of playing experience found himself signing his first Professional Hockey contract. Yes, he worked that hard and was a natural at the sport. After playing D3 NCAA with SUNYAC for Buffalo State, and his Profesional Career, Rooney found himself behind the bench coaching. With coaching he had the same trajectory, he became wildly successful and moved up the hockey ladder quickly to now Coaching and Managing an NAHL team, which is a huge accomplishment. We talked to Coach Rooney about all things hockey and how he got his team ready for this upcoming NAHL season.


  • Al Rooney's Career

  • Hockey Player Mindset

  • What are Coaches and GM's looking for in players

  • How to have a successful season

  • Fighting in Junior Hockey

  • NAHL

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