Cody Gonyeau, Assistant General Manager, Head Scout
Cody has been with the Northeast Generals for over 3 years. Originally from Sault Ste. Marie MI, Gonyeau played hockey in SMHA & Sault Blue Devil Hockey (09′). He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University. This season, Gonyeau will be Head Coach for the Cleveland Barons U15 team. He has coached U14 & U16 for the Cleveland Barons through 2 seasons and also works as the program’s Director of Advancement where he focuses on player skill development, mentorship, career advancement, and junior-to-pro hockey education. Continuing for the upcoming year, Coach Gonyeau will be the Academy Director for the Cleveland Athletic Academy, a development system organized by the Cleveland Barons to enrich the training process both on and off the ice. Prior to the Barons, he coached the Cleveland Wildcats U15 team and spent 3 season coaching with Saint Ignatius High School. Gonyeau is a partner with Prime Hockey, an international hockey company organized throughout Russia, Europe, & North America that is designed to identify players & offer guidance to hockey advancement.
Steve Ouellette, Director of Scouting
Steve joins the Generals after an extensive career in hockey. Steve will bring his wealth of experience both in scouting and coaching to the organization.
• Coaching Staff/Scouting Staff 95 Giants, implementing USA Hockey ADM principles during all practice sessions
• Former Head Coach Mt. Hope High School Boys Varsity Hockey Program
• Former General Manager/Assistant Coach, Cranston Reds Hockey Program; Junior B/MJHL
• Former Assistant Coach/Player Personnel/Media Relations South Shore Kings, Foxboro, MA
• Associate Head Coach, Milton Academy Boy’s Ice Hockey
• Former Head Coach, La Salle Academy Girl’s Ice Hockey Program
• Former Head Coach, Salve Regina University Women’s Division III Ice Hockey Program (Four Seasons)
• Former Head Coach, South Coast Sharks Women’s Midget/U-19 Select Program, Massachusetts Hockey 2001 State Silver Medalists
• Former Head Coach Charles River Girl’s Hockey (CRGH) Program, Midget/U-19 Team Women’s Ice Hockey Former Head Coach
• Bishop Connolly High School Boys Hockey Program Former Head Coach
• CERTIFIED USA HOCKEY LEVEL 5 (MASTER) COACH
• USA Hockey Association Coach and Education Coordinator, (ACE Program) Massachusetts Hockey, Co-Director Player Development; Team Massachusetts Midget/U-19
• Selection Committee/Evaluator USA Hockey Development Camps • Massachusetts District Camp, Player Development Training Camp (2007,2008 On-Ice Staff)
• Massachusetts/USA Hockey, Girl’s Satellite Training/Olympic Development Program; (On-Ice Staff) • Walpole Jr. Stars (Player Development Program Staff)
• Retired Information Technology Specialist/Senior Systems Analyst Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport, RI (NUWCDIVNPT/DoD NAVY ~ 1988-2005)
Mike Sadjadi, Director of Minnesota Scouting
Matt Guffey, Director of Western US Scouting
Matt currently serves as a coach for the San Jose Jr. Sharks 18AAA and 16AAA teams. He is entering his fifth season with the Jr. Sharks and is looking forward to contributing to the Generals organization moving forward. Prior to coaching Matt played for Worcester State University at the NCAA Division III level.
When Matt isn’t coaching for the Jr. Sharks, he works as a power skating and shooting instructor. He is also active in both player and coaching development, having coached at USA Hockey’s Western Regional Camp in Colorado Springs for the past four years.
Sean Tallaire, Director of Michigan Scouting
Sean joins the Generals after an extensive playing and Coaching career. After playing 4 years at Lake Superior State and being drafted by the Vancouver Canucks, Sean played professional hockey both in Germany and in the IHL. His most recent coaching position was with the Soo Indians. He has also spent 4 years with Neutral Zone scouting the Michigan area.
Drafted by Vancouver in 1993
5 years in the I. H. L
9 years in German Elite League
9 years coaching minor hockey, 2 years with Soo Indians Midget AAA
4 years scouting with Neutral Zone
Married to a Jennifer for 22 years
2 sons Carter 20 years old and Chase 16
Marketing degree in 1996 at LSSU
Finance degree in 2012 at LSSU