Jamie is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at The MAT after retiring from an extensive playing career that spanned 8 seasons at the professional AA level. Lovell capped off his playing career with a championship, helping lead the CHL’s Fort Wayne Komets to the 2012 Ray Miron President’s Cup. Born in Orangeville, ON, Canada, Lovell’s professional career saw him play for 7 teams in 3 leagues (CHL, IHL, ECHL), where he played in over 500 games, amassing just over 200 points as a defenseman. Prior to turning pro in 2005, Lovell spent 2 seasons (1999-2001) in the Ontario Hockey League with the Belleville Bulls and London Knights. He would then go on to earn his BA in Psychology while also enjoying a 4 year playing career (2001-05) at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He completed his final 2 years as an Academic All-Canadian, and posted career totals averaging just under a point per game, while ranking among the University of Guelph’s all-time leaders for defensemen.
Near the end of his professional playing career, Lovell’s passion for fitness drove him to get certified through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and work as a personal trainer during the off season helping various populations reach their fitness goals. After retiring from playing, Lovell became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and turned his attention to coaching in the junior and high school ranks. Most recently he became a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) learning from world renowned Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning. He is also a level 1 certified nutrition coach (PN-1) with Precision Nutrition. For the past 9 years, Lovell has coached amateur and professional athletes in all sports helping them develop the skills needed to reach the next level, with an emphasis on injury prevention and keeping athletes playing the sports they love. In addition to his duties at The MAT, Jamie has coached jr. hockey in the NAHL with the Port Huron Fighting Falcons, youth hockey in the Metro Detroit area with Belle Tire & Oakland Jr. Grizzlies Association. Currently, Jamie is the Associate Head Coach with the Metro Jets (USPHL).
Justin Quenneville is co-founder of The M.A.T. as well as the Head of Hockey Operations. He moved to Michigan to continue his passion of developing, educating and training hockey players. The Montreal, Canada native played in 3 leagues over six professional seasons (UHL, ECHL, CHL) which was highlighted by his time with the Corpus Christi IceRays (CHL). As team captain, Quenneville left the game as the franchise’s all-time leader in points and assists. He totaled 255 points (96g, 159a) in 234 IceRays regular season games and overall he amassed 321 points (125g, 196a) in 337 total professional games. His on-ice pro career was highlighted by 2 team MVPs, 4 All-Star selections, and a CHL MVP finalist nomination in 2006-2007 when he led the IceRays in scoring, while posting career highs in goals, assists, and penalty minutes. In 2009-10 he was named the CHL Man of the Year and received a “key to the city” in Corpus Christi for his off-ice contributions and leadership.
Prior to turning pro in 2004, Quenneville, played four seasons of NCAA hockey at St. Michael’s College. In 99 collegiate games, he was among all-time leaders with 59 goals, 70 assists, 129 points and 128 penalty minutes. He was named team MVP twice, Freshman of The Year and ECAC First all Star team 3 times over his 4 year NCAA career. In addition, Quenneville earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with 2 Minors in International Business and Computer Science respectively. As well as earning a degree, he was also named to 2004’s “Who’s who in America”.
Quenneville transitioned from playing to serving as Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for junior hockey's Corpus Christi IceRays in the NAHL. In his second season, he was honored by being named Head Coach of the U18 Selects in the NAHL Top Prospects event in Troy, MI. In 2012-13, he guided the team to its first ever NAHL post season berth. Committed to developing players and providing as many opportunities for advancement as possible, Quenneville looks to continually develop athletes on and off the ice. Since his move to Michigan in 2013, he has helped the Metro Jets (USPHL) to 5 straight post-season appearances, 4 division titles, 4 straight National Championship Finals Appearances with 1 Fraser Cup title coming in 2018. The 2016-17 Season was particularly special as he guided the Jets to a PERFECT 47-0 regular season record, breaking all records in the history of junior hockey for consecutive regulation wins. In 5 years, no other Jr.A program in the country advanced more players to the NAHL than the Jets and many have committed to NCAA opportunities.
Coach Wilson brings a wealth of experience when it comes to the goalie position.