Hockey Operations

HOCKEY OPERATIONS STAFF

RYAN BENNETT | DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS

 

 

 

Ryan Bennett joins the IceRays staff just under ten seasons after serving as the team's Assistant Coach during the 2011-12 season.  Since his time as an assistant coach in Corpus, Bennett has gained a plethora of experience serving as an assistant coach for Des Moines Buccaneers, general manager for the Chicago Steel, and general manager for the Muskegon Lumberjacks. During his time with the Chicago Steel, Bennett brought the franchise their first Clark Cup in the 2016-17 season. Bennett also played for the IceRays during the team's CHL days playing 127 games from 2008-2010.

 

MICHAEL LYSYJ | HEAD COACH

Michael Lysyj becomes the eighth head coach in junior franchise history. Lysyj spent last season on the bench as an assistant coach for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. Lysyj was responsible for the Buccaneer’s Power Play that finished 5th in the league at a 21.5% success rate. Previously, Lysyj spent the 2019-2020 season with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL. The Silvertips led the WHL that season in wins (46) and finished one point shy of the Scotty Munro Trophy (most points in the WHL regular season) at 46-13-3-1 (96 points), before the league’s conclusion of the season in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-2020 Silvertips team has since seen 6 players sign NHL Entry Level Contracts.

Lysyj has spent time as an assistant coach in the NCAA ranks at Division I (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Division III (SUNY Fredonia) recruiting and developing players. In his final season at SUNY Fredonia the 5th-seeded Blue Devils made an impressive run to the SUNYAC Final where they ultimately fell short of the Conference Championship.

DARIUS RADZISZEWSKI | ASSISTANT COACH

Darius Radziszewski joins the staff of Head Coach Mike Lysyj as Assistant Coach after serving as the Head Coach of the Jersey Hitmen in the USPHL Premier for the last two seasons. In his second season as Head Coach of the Jersey Hitmen, Darius was named a coach of the USPHL Premier All-Star team in the 2021 HUB City Event. Prior to his time with the Hitmen Premier team, Darius played NCAA hockey for the Morrisville Mustangs of the SUNYAC.

BRAD POWER | EQUIPMENT MANAGER

BROOKS TAYLOR | EQUIPMENT MANAGER & MEDICAL CONSULTANT


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