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.

Twitter @CodyGonyeau

Phone:  216-410-8387


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


• 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

Michael Sadjadi grew up playing high-school hockey at prestigious Shattuck St. Mary’s (Faribault, MN). After Shattuck, he went on to play for the Chatham Maroons Western Ontario Hockey League (Chatham, ON – WOHL), where he and his goalie partner combined for the leagues lowest Goals Against Average (GAA) and won the league championship. The next season he played for the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior A Hockey League (Portage, Manitoba – MJHL). After junior hockey, Mike moved on to the professional level to play for the Fayetteville Fire-Antz of the Southern Professional Hockey League (Fayetteville, NC – SPHL); however, sidelined with a career-ending hand injury Mike became a student at the University of Akron (Ohio) and pursued a degree in Labor Economics.
During his freshman year, Michael began coaching the University of Akron club hockey team and was named the head coach his junior year. During Mike’s senior year, he was asked to represent the Tri-State Colligate Hockey League (TSCHL) as co-head coach of the all-star team for the American Colligate Hockey Association (ACHA) showcase weekend. Since college, Mike moved back to Minnesota where he pursued a career in finance starting as a bank teller at TCF Bank and eventually working his way to management. Mike then transitioned from banking to finance and holds a Series 7 and Series 66 FINRA securities licenses.
Currently, Mike is an assistant coach with the Metro Northwest (Green Giants) a fall all-star team consisting of elite Minnesota high-school players.

Phone:  507-213-7956


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.

Phone:  703-459-0227


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.

4 years at LSSU from 1992-96
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

Phone: 906-430-5154


Chris Jones, Regional Scout – MA/RI
Chris is the Owner and Executive Director of the Rhode Island Hitmen.   He founded the program in 2008 and has grown it into one of the top youth programs in New England.   He is originally from Whitesboro, NY and graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in English.  Chris started his Coaching career in 2003 with Monroe County Youth Hockey in Rochester, NY and has primarily worked with Midget age players over the last 17 seasons. He is a certified USA Hockey Level 5 (Master) Coach.  He has helped numerous players move on to play Prep and College Hockey.  Over the last 13 seasons, he has run all aspects of the Hitmen Organization from recruiting, scheduling, marketing, staffing, advising, and budgeting for all teams.   In 2015, he received the Executive of the Year award for the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL).  This past season, Jones Coached the U15 Beast team and will be Coaching the U16 Beast team for the upcoming season.   In addition to the Hitmen, he has Coached at the High School level in Rhode Island and was a Team leader at the USA development Camp held in Rhode Island in 2012.  In the Summer,  Chris serves as the Assistant Director and Head of Recruiting for Little Rhody Hockey Club which has players from all over North America.  He is married with two boys and currently lives in Coventry, Rhode Island.

Phone: 401-300-6230