Sunday, January 3, 2016

Seawolves Name Ex Vernon Viper Ciocco New Assistant Coach:

This article is from two years ago but I thought I would post it anyways.
The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves have named former Vernon Vipers forward Josh Ciocco new Assistant Coach.

Ciocco is in his third season as Assistant Coach with the Seawolves. Prior to joining the Seawolves Ciocco was an Assistant Coach with the Milton Academy varsity hockey team and prime contributor to the U.S. Hockey Report.

Ciocco played parts of two years in Vernon from (2001-2002). On January 10th 2001 the Vipers traded Mark Nelson & Tyler Scofield to Prince George for Josh Ciocco, Rod Pelley & Dan Rossi. On November 22nd 2002 the Vipers traded Ciocco to Cowichan Valley for Bryan McGregor. In 39 games with the Vipers Ciocco collected (21-goals-24-assists-45-points).

Josh Ciocco's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Seawolves website:

Thomas names Ciocco new assistant

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations 

Release: 07/26/2013

ANCHORAGE – Alaska Anchorage first-year head coach Matt Thomas announced Friday that Josh Ciocco will join his staff as the Seawolves’ new assistant hockey coach.

Ciocco, a University of New Hampshire graduate – where he played four seasons for the Wildcats from 2003-07 – comes to UAA after serving as assistant coach at Milton (Mass.) Academy, while scouting amateur hockey events for the U.S. Hockey Report.

“During this process, Josh separated himself with his knowledge of the player pool and his recruiting ability,” said Thomas. “He has a tremendous eye for talent and a work ethic that will create immediate success for us. I look forward to having Josh represent the Seawolves on the national stage and be an integral part of our development.”

After graduating from New Hampshire in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Ciocco spent two seasons in the ECHL with the Wheeling Nailers (2006-07) and under Thomas with the Fresno Falcons in 2007-08. As a player at UNH, Ciocco helped the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament each year, while dressing as captain during his senior campaign.

In 2010, Ciocco completed his MBA from UNH before serving as an on-air analyst for all televised Hockey East games, including Beanpot, Frozen Fenway and the league’s championships game. He also spent two years scouting and recruiting for Pulver Sports Management from 2008 to 2010.

"I'm really excited to get up to Anchorage and begin the process of establishing UAA as a fixture at the top of the new WCHA,” said Ciocco. “We have the youngest staff in college hockey and we are all energized and prepared to put in the man hours needed to get the ship moving in the right direction.”

“Anchorage is a beautiful city and I'm looking forward to making the move,” said Ciocco. “I'd like to thank Matt for giving me this opportunity and I am extremely excited for the season to begin."

Ciocco joins third-year assistant coach T.J. Jindra, and will work primarily with forwards.

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