Rob Liberatore, Director of Scouting
Rob brings a great hockey mind to the Generals and has been involved scouting in the NAHL, USHL and T1EHL. He does a great job of communicating with the players and parents and has been a huge asset to the Generals. Rob played for the Boston Advantage, Valley Jr. Warriors and at UMASS Boston, NCAA.
Cody Gonyeau, Assistant General Manager, Head Scout
Cody Gonyeau is entering his second season with the Northeast Generals. Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Gonyeau played for Sault High Blue Devil Hockey and graduated in 2009’. After, he obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University.
This season, Gonyeau will serve as Head Coach for the Cleveland Barons Elite U14, T1EHL. Last season he was Head Coach for the Cleveland Wildcats U15 team organized by Saint Ignatius High School. There, he spent 3 season coaching within the SIHS coaching staff through JV Selects, Varsity Gold, & U15s. He also works as Hybrid Scout for Neutral Zone Scouting, identifying players throughout the country on a highly established prospects ranking system. Gonyeau is a Development Coach for Ohio Hockey Projects assisting with player development, mentorship, career advancement, and junior hockey education.
Cory Hunt, Director Of Player Personnel
Cory Hunt is in his 3rd season with the Northeast Generals. His recent promotion to the Director of Player Personnel comes after the previous two seasons as the Assistant General Manager and Head Scout of Generals. In his first two seasons Cory helped the Generals recruit some of their top players. Prior to his role with Northeast, he spent time as a Scout with the Michigan Warriors and the Springfield Jr. Blues.
Cory heavily recruits the NA3HL and has recruited four NA3HL players the past two season to play in the NAHL with three of them committing to play Division 1 hockey.
Cory and his wife Katie currently live in Cottage Grove, Minnesota with their two sons Carsen, 7, and Brody, 2.
Rob Himberg, Director of Midget Scouting
Rob Himberg is the Northeast Generals, Director of Midget Scouting. Rob has been a long time employee and Coach with Lovell Hockey and the Boston Advantage. After finishing his outstanding High School career Rob went on to play at Norwich University.
Rob is the Head Coach of the U16 Boston Advantage team that plays in the T1EHL.
He brings an extensive background on the bench and on the ice to the Generals where his familiarity with the Tier 1 Elite League will prove invaluable in helping the Generals identify top players from the best Midget league in the United States.
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