Our teams are Minnesota/USA Hockey sanctioned providing the opportunity to travel throughout North America to compete with other USA Hockey sanctioned teams.
Gentry Galaxy Hockey Club is excited to offer winter hockey teams to Gentry Academy students. Our teams will travel throughout the country to play the top competitions by birth year for boys and girls. Our hockey teams are Minnesota/USA Hockey sanctioned competing throughout North America with other USA Hockey sanctioned teams.
Beau McGraw serves as the president of the Gentry Galaxy Hockey Club. He is the owner and founder of McGraw Law Firm, P.A. and graduated from William Mitchell College of Law. Beau also served as the president of the Stillwater Hockey Association from 2015-2018.
Alex serves as the Vice President and Secretary of the Gentry Galaxy Hockey Club. He graduated from The University of St. Thomas School of Law. Alex currently serves as a corporate attorney.
David Coulter serves as the treasurer of the Gentry Galaxy Hockey Club. He received his BA from Hamline University with additional education in accounting at St Mary's University. David currently serves as a senior corporate controller.
Joe grew up in Plymouth, MN playing youth hockey for the Osseo-Maple Grove Hockey Association. His Pewee A team was the state champions in '94-95. His Bantam A team ('96-97) also won state and finished runner-up at nationals in Boston, MA to Compuware. He played for the '83 Minnesota Blades AAA team in the summers. He played junior hockey for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL. He was co-captain with Thomas Vanek, and made the All-Star game and Viking Cup team. He was a three time All-Academic team winner for the St. Cloud State Huskies in the WCHA. He earned a degree in marketing before before turning pro. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins and signed a two-year deal. During his first year pro he was named to the All-Star Game in the ECHL and won the "Fastest Skater Award." He was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes halfway through his second year, where he played six games with the Hurricanes - scoring a game winning goal in his third game. Later, he moved overseas and played for the Brunico Wolves in the Italian Serie A and led the league in goals before ending his career in England. He was a coach for the Eden Prairie Bantam AA team during the 2013-2014 season and the 2003 MN Blades. He has a passion for coaching, training and mentoring hockey players in the area.
Billy grew up in Circle Pines, MN playing youth hockey for Centennial. His Bantam team was the first Centennial team at any level to earn a berth to a state tournament in 1996. He attended Holy Angels High School from '97-00, where he remains the all-time leading goal scorer with 106 career goals. His '99 Holy Angels team was the first from the school to play in the AA State tournament. He went on to play two years for the back-to-back USHL Anderson Cup Champion, Lincoln Stars, teams of '00-02. Collegiately, Hengen played with Joe Jensen '02-06 and they created a formidable line that led SCSU to 22 wins in 2006 and a Final Five championship appearance. After college, Hengen joined the Holy Angels HS Boys Varsity staff as an assistant from '06-11. He has served as head coach for the Holy Angels boys hockey team, Eden Prairie Bantam AA, and the 2003 Minnesota Blades. He has a passion for teaching scoring concepts, using video as a tool for young players, and being on the ice with the boys.
Cole grew up in Burnsville, MN playing association hockey before becoming a member of the Hill-Murray Varsity hockey team in both his freshman and sophomore seasons. His junior and senior seasons were spent representing his country playing with the US National Under-18 Team Development Program (NTDP) based in Ann Arbor, MI from '98-00.
Cole earned a Division 1 scholarship with Minnesota State-Mankato where he skated from '00-04. His best season came during the '02-03 season where he finished with a career high, 12 power play goals which ranked 7th nationally. That same year the team earned a berth in the NCAA Championship Tournament. After college, he played two seasons at the professional level attending the Chicago Wolves (AHL) training camp in the fall of '04.
Cole's coaching career started when he volunteered with the '08 MN State Champions Hill-Murray. From there, Cole was an assistant coach with the NTDP for two years in which he primarily worked with the '92 birth year. The team won the '10 IIHF Under-18 World Championships gold medal.
Cole spent the '11-12 season as an assistant coach with the Wheeling Nailers, the Pittsburgh Penguins ECHL affiliate.
Since '12, Cole has returned to Minnesota where he was the Minnesota Regional Scouting Manager and Head Bantam scout for the NTDP from '12-15. Responsibilities included identifying the top talent in Minnesota at the 14 and 15 year old age range as potential prospects for the NTDP. Cole has worked multiple camps and clinics and is very passionate about teaching hockey and giving back to today's youth.
Coach Jeff Burton was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He began his hockey career growing up in Minneapolis playing for Minneapolis Roosevelt's youth association. He played varsity hockey for 3 years and lead the conference as the highest scoring defenseman his junior and senior year. Also during his high school career he played hockey with the Minnesota Jr North Stars, he appeared once in the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament, and was a 3 year captain on the varsity soccer team and captain on the baseball team. After high school Coach Burton continued his athletic career attending The College of St. Scholastica where he played 4 years of baseball breaking 7 school records and playing hockey in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) earning All American Honors.
Since college, Coach Burton has coached for 2 of the best hockey programs in Minnesota. He has most recently been coaching the top female players and top female teams in North America with the OS/WhiteCap program and with the Minnesota Elite League. When he is not coaching on the ice, he spends his time as a hockey skills instructor working on stickhandling, shooting, and developing proper skating fundamentals. We are extremely excited to have Coach Burton working with our athletes!
Burton boasts an impressive coaching resume with girls committed to play NCAA Division I hockey! Schools include Providence College, Ohio State, Princeton, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Merrimack College, Penn State and Dartmouth!
Amanda hails from Kingston, Ontario. Amanda is excited to share her passion for the game hockey with the Gentry Galaxy Hockey Club. Amanda currently plays professionally for the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League, the reigning Isobel Cup Champions!
Amanda played five consecutive years in AAA Boys hockey including the Minor Midget Showcase year in 2009-2010. Amanda was also affiliated to the older Greater Kingston AAA teams in each of the last four consecutive years (affiliations to Minor Bantam, Major Bantam, Minor Midget and Major Midget (2006-2010).
Amanda was invited to three Junior A Prospect Camps (men 16-21). She accepted the invitation from the Nepean Raiders of the CJHL. Amanda was the first woman to participate in a Raiders Prospect camp and did not allow a goal in six appearances. She was awarded an invitation to the Raiders Main Camp even though she had already committed to Luke Richardson to play in Ottawa with his Lady Senators team in The Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL). Leveille participated in the Main Camp and only allowed a goal after 8 appearances.
In high school, Amanda was named the top goaltender at the 2011 Canadian National Under-18 Championship, where she was also named the MVP of the championship game after leading her team to the national title.
Amanda went on to star at the University of Minnesota, where she helped the Golden Gophers to win the NCAA Tournament Championship in 2013, 2015 and 2016. In her 116 games with the U of M, she had a fantastic .947 save percentage and a 1.18 goals allowed average. She earned All-USCHO Second Team honors, was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree, and was named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team.
When Meaghan Pezon was growing up, the only way she could have spent more time on the ice is if she had lived on it. As it was, her backyard was already a rink. By high school, Meaghan's prowess on the ice was solidified – as a senior at Eden Prairie, she led her team to an undefeated season, and its first state championship. She played with the St. Cloud State Huskies for four years, where her decisive skating and dominant delivery as forward helped the fledgling program develop into a serious division contender. During her senior year, the Huskies were third in the WCHA, which was the first time a team other than the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin or University of Minnesota-Duluth finished that high in the standings. Additionally, Meaghan was named the “Offensive Player of the Week” by US College Hockey Online in both 2007 and 2006. Meaghan was a member of the 2011 Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL championship team and continues to play professional hockey with them.
Current: Minnesota Whitecaps Forward, Proguard Internal Sales
Former: St. Cloud State University (2006-2010), State High School Hockey Champion – Eden Prairie High School (2002- 2005)
Scott has been involved in hockey at many levels and has established himself as one of the games top performance coaches. Scott has developed a reputation as an expert in many areas of the game through an analytical and progressive approach to skill development. By carefully profiling player’s skill sets and building customized training programs, these players are better able to transfer their skills to game habits and create a competitive advantage. More that 130 of his clients have obtained NCAA scholarships and 29 have been NHL draft picks.
Prior to becoming a coach, Scott played high school hockey for Frank B. Kellogg in Roseville Minnesota, two seasons of Junior A and four years of varsity hockey at Hamline University. Unfortunately, his playing career was interrupted by several broken vertebra so he began his coaching career as a conditioning and player development coach.
Scott’s innovative and practical approach to fundamental skill development is relevant to today's game. His process for transferable skill development allow his players to be highly effective at each advancing level of play. Scott also develops strong bonds and relationships with his athletes and families and always has his client’s best interests as his top priority. By building a strong rapport with his athletes, he is able to guide them through the various levels of hockey and help them reach their full and maximum potential.
Brennan Poderzay hails from the small town of Tower, Minnesota but his hockey ability has allowed him to travel the world. Brennan was a standout player at Hibing High School and went on to play Junior Hockey after graduating. He played one year in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and two years in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). From there, he played for the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where his performance allowed him to take the ice at the professional level. He played professional hockey for six years, five of which were in Europe with stops in Finland, France, The Netherlands and Slovenia. Brennan also serves as the Minnesota Regional Goalie Scout and mentor for the USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (NTDP) as well as the goalie coach for The University of Minnesota State Mankato Men's Hockey Team.