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North Shore Selects

Coaching Staff

Mite Major

Matt Heath

Matt is a North Shore native, originally from Essex MA.  Currently, he coaches the Agawam Youth Hockey Mite team of the Valley League, the town program he played in growing up.  He is a graduate of Lawrence Academy ’98 (ISL) and went on to play four years of college hockey at  Connecticut College ’02 where he was a member of the NESCAC All-Academic Team.  Prior to Lawrence Academy, Matt played for the Hamilton-Wenham Generals of the Cape Anne League and the NECDL Classics of the original Eastern Junior Hockey League ’96.  He was a draft pick of the Kingston Frontenacs ’96 (OHL).  Today, Matt resides in Hamilton, MA with his wife and two young children.  He enjoys coaching his son (7) & daughter(5) in baseball, hockey, soccer and football.

Squirt Minor

Kevin Herbert

Kevin is a Massachusetts native who grew up in Everett.  He is the president of Saugus/Lynnfield Youth Hockey and coach of the Mite AAA team. He has coached LTS through Mites and Bantams. He currently holds the USA Hockey level IV coaching certification. Kevin attended and played hockey for Malden Catholic High School where the team won the Division 1A North title. Kevin, his wife, and sons (9 & 8) currently reside in Saugus.

Squirt Major

Josh Caplan

Josh Caplan played his high-school hockey at Belmont Hill, winning ISL and New England prep school championships, and his college hockey at Harvard, ‘85-’89, winning an NCAA National Championship his senior year. During his college career, Josh was invited to participate on two US Olympic Festivals. After college, Josh played professionally in Holland and represented the United States in the Spengler Cup, in Davos Switzerland. Josh has taught power skating for several years and continues to teach clinics. He currently coaches in the Cape Ann youth hockey program and before that coached for the North Shore Shamrocks.

Peewee Minor

Paul Decesare

A native of Everett MA, Paul played for the Winnisimmet Chiefs Hockey Club and collegiately for Framingham State University.  At Framingham State, Paul was a four year member of the team (1994-1998) and served as a team captain during his senior season in 1997-98.  Paul is the Reading Youth Hockey Squirt Director and has coached Reading Youth Hockey Learn to Skate, Learn to Play, Mite Developmental, Mite 1 Travel, Squirt AA1 and Squirt AAA teams.  He resides in Reading with his wife and son.

North Shore Selects
Coaching Application

Skills Instructor

Andrew Andricopoulos

Andrew is entering his first year as Player / Program Director of the New England Hockey League. He grew up in Groveland, MA before attending Tabor Academy. At 16, he moved to Quebec City to play for the Quebec Remparts in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he lived with, and played for, NHL Hall of Famer Patrick Roy. Andrew was a member of the 2006 Memorial Cup Championship team and played alongside current NHL stars Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Alexandre Radulov. Andrew holds several defensemen scoring records in Quebec Remparts history.

After his QMJHL career, Andrew attended several NHL and AHL camps before playing 60 games in the ECHL in the Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks systems. Upon completion of his professional career, he returned to play Division 1 hockey in Fredericton, NB for St. Thomas University under the coaching of former NHL player Mike Eagles. Andrew had acted as the U.S. scout for the QMJHL for the past four seasons. Andrew is also entering his 2nd season as Assistant Coach of Men’s Varsity Hockey at Brooks School. He resides in Groveland, MA.

The New England Hockey League will consider applications received from experienced and qualified coaches. To be considered, please click on the link below and fill out the form.

Questions can be directed to Andrew Andricopoulos

phone (978.557.5518 x125)

E-mail (

Thank you for your interest.