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Jersey Shore Whalers Front Office Staff

Jay Lampiasi:

  • B.B.A. in Sports Management from Concordia College
  • Started Brick Whalers Hockey LLC in 2006.  Operated as a spring/summer program until 2012 when formed Jersey Shore Whalers, Midget Program.  (Independent USA Hockey sanctioned club). Have had experience at every aspect of owning and running a hockey organization.
  • Police Officer with 21 years of law enforcement experience
  • 10+ years of coaching experience from the Mite-Junior level
  • Served as Team and Division Manager with Brick Hockey Club
  • Started Goaltending Training program for Brick Hockey Club
  • Level 4 USA Hockey coaching certification
  • Tournament Director at the Ocean Ice Palace

Robert Manetta:
Vice President/Financial Operations

  • Founder and Vice President of Nationwide Imaging, one of the most successful and largest suppliers of imaging equipment in the USA. 
  • Over 20 years of business experience and brings financial stability to the organization. 
  • 15+ years of involvement in youth hockey as coach, manager and financial supporter.

Andrew Barten:
Assistant GM

  • Operations Manager and part owner of the Ocean Ice Palace. 
  • Ensures support and commitment from the ice facility

Alex DePalma:
Coaching Director

  • Over 20 years of coaching experience at all levels of youth hockey.
  • Head Coach, Point Pleasant High School.
  • USA Hockey Volunteer Coach of the Year
  • USA Hockey Atlantic District A.C.E Director
  • Founder of Brick Stars Challenger Ice Hockey.
  • 2012 First Lady Mary Pat Christie NJ Hero Recipient 
  • Previous USA Hockey, Atlantic District Associate Coach in Chief
  • Previous Coaching Director of the New Jersey Youth Hockey League
  • 2011 Mark Messier Youth Leadership Award
  • 2012 NJP Coach of the Year
  • Instructor with USA Hockey coaching education program
  • Level 5 USA Hockey coaching certification
Anthony Matarazzo:
Director of Scouting

Bob Cherella:
New England Scout

​​Tom Reu:
Director of Video Operations, Game Day Operations,  & Social Media

Game Day Staff

James Fanizzi - Play-by-Play Announcer
Neil Villapiano - Camera and Color Commentator

Robert McCord - EMT