Announcing the addition of CT Ice Cat Coaches Moe Tarrant, John Ludwig, Mark Fitzgerald, Brendan Garvey, Tony Delcarmine, James Duval and Dave Graichen for the upcoming 2018/2019 season

Moe Tarrant will be the CT Ice Cats Director of Skill Development and an assistant coach in our U14 age group.  A USA Hockey Master Level Coach and the current Greenwich Academy Head Hockey Coach, Coach Moe brings the Ice Cats 30 years of coaching experience.  In addition to Greenwich Academy, Moe has coached at the Hotchkiss School and founded the Mid Fairfield Stars, where he won two National Championships.  We are excited for the Ice Cats to have such a wonderful resource in Coach Moe.  As our girls will soon come to recognize, Coach Moe will share his knowledge of and passion for the game to not only help develop better hockey players, but players who are fulfilled in their experience with the Ice Cats and the relationships they develop while playing. 

John Ludwig will coach in our U14 age group.  John brings to the Ice Cats 25 years of experience in coaching girls hockey with multiple appearances in the Regional and National Tournaments.  Coach “Luddy” currently works with Coach Moe as an assistant coach for the  Greenwich Academy Varsity Hockey Team.  In addition to a long history of developing successful hockey Coach Luddy brings to the Ice Cats the goal of improving our girls as players and people.

Mark Fitzgerald will also coach in our U14 age group.  Coach Fitz grew up in Ridgefield an played through high school and has been coaching hockey since 1991.  He holds his Level 4 Coaching Certification and has coached alongside Moe and Luddy for years as an assistant and head coach and taking his girls teams to regional and national tournaments.  Not only has Coach Fitz been successful in developing girls who have gone on to play at the Division I and Division III levels, he had five of his own kids playing mite hockey and both of his daughters went on to play in college.  Coach Fitz also has the goal of ensuring the girls have fun, learn the game of hockey, and realize the many life lessons that go along with competitive sports. 

Brendan Garvey will be an assistant coach in our U14 age group.  Brendan was a 4 year letter winner at Wesleyan University (ECAC Division II) from 1988-1992 and captained the team in his final two years there.  Brendan went on to play minor league hockey in the CHL for the Oklahoma City Blazers and has over 20 years of coaching experience most recently  with the NYC Cyclones and the Central Park Lady Hawks.  Brendan co-founded and ran an intensive youth skating skill development program in Tuckahoe NY during the 2016/2017 season and continues to develop players of all ages and abilities out of that rink.

Tony Delcarmine will coach in our U12 age group.  Tony grew up in Stamford, went to Choate and played and captained 3 Varsity Sports- Soccer, Hockey and Baseball. Tony played 4 years of Varity Hockey at Dartmouth where he was the captain his senior year.  After graduating from Dartmouth, Tony played professionally in France for 3 years (Paris and Cherbourg).  He is a USA Hockey Level 3 Coach and has coached at Mid Fairfield.

James Duval will coach in our U10 age group.  A former standout forward at Brown University from 1996-2000, James went on to play in the minor leagues in the US and Europe after graduating. He is a former Harvard Varsity and Taft Woman’s Varsity Assistant Coach.  James has coached at the US National Team Level as a U15 Development Camp Coach and is the current head coach at Brunswick Middle School.

David Graichen will work with and develop the Ice Cats goalies.  Dave was a standout goaltender at University of Wisconsin-Superior where he played in 4 Frozen Four Tournaments. A three time All-American, Dave was also elected into his alma mater's hall of fame.  We are thrilled to have Dave on staff to work with our goaltenders on a regular basis.

*** We believe the addition of such proven and experienced coaching provides our entire program with exposure to the best coaches in the region as evidenced by the full roster of coaches below.

The CT Ice Cats Coaches for the 2018/2019 Season

(playing and coaching experience in italics)


U10 Coaches:

Jamie Tropsa – Current Head Coach, Darien High School Varsity Girls

Erin Brawley – Current Assistant Coach, Greenwich Academy Varsity Girls

James Duval - Brown University (‘96-’00), Harvard Women’s Hockey Assistant, Current Brunswick Academy Middle School Hockey Coach 

U12 Coaches:

Jake Granito – 2x FCIAC Champion, CT Yankees (USPHL), HSA Skills Instructor

Alex Lerchin – Current Head Coach, Greenwich High School Varsity Girls

Tony Delcarmine – Dartmouth College Captain, USA Hockey Level 3 Coach, Mid-Fairfield

Cassie Dunne- Penn State University (’13-’17), ECWHL All Conference and ACHA Academic All-American, Current CT Whale - NWHL

Andrew Bell – USA Hockey Level 3 Coach, CT Ice Cats

Jason Rayher –  SNHU Varsity Hockey (‘’94-’98), USA Hockey Level 3 Coach

U14 Coaches:

Sean Hurley – Brown University Captain (2007-2008), San Jose Sharks AHL Affiliate, Elite Skills Instructor

Gray Weicker – Current Assistant Coach, Darien High School Varsity Girls

Jess Zimmerman – Manhattanville College, 4 year letter winner

Moe Tarrant – Current Head Coach, Greenwich Academy Varsity Girls

John Ludwig – Current Assistant Coach, Greenwich Academy Varsity Girls

Mark Fitzgerald – USA Hockey Level 4 Coach, Mid Fairfield Stars, Greenwich Skating Academy

Brendan Garvey – Wesleyan University Captain (1990-1992), NYC Cyclones and Central Park Lady Hawks

U16 Coaches:

Rob Benson - Level 4 coach, CT Ice Cats, NCWC

Erin Brawley – Current Assistant Coach, Greenwich Academy Varsity Girls

U19 Coaches:

Rich Bulan – Current Head Coach, New Canaan High School Varsity Girls

Danielle Deceglie – University of Rhode Island, 4 year letter winner

Goalie Coaches:

Mike Mammone – ProCrease Instructor, Trinity College Goalie Coach

David Graichen - University of Wisconsin-Superior 3x All-American and Hall of Fame