Mike has been involved in hockey for over 25 years. Mike’s hockey career included: 4 years of Junior A hockey in the USHL and NAHL, 4 years at NCAA Division 1 Lake Superior State University in Michigan, and nearly 100 professional games with the Boise Steelheads, Utah Grizzlies, Bloomington PrairieThunder and Tulsa Oilers.
Mike began his coaching career in 2007 with the Regulators Hockey Program in Salt Lake City. He coached at the Tier 1 level as an assistant coach and head coach for over five years and also served as the Coaching Director. Mike joined the Park City Ice Miners organization in 2013 and is currently the Director of Hockey and U-18AA Head Coach. Coach Adamek specializes in skill progression and skating skills and is a USA Hockey Level IV certified coach. Mike resides in Park City, UT with his wife and 2 children.
Mark grew up playing youth hockey California and Colorado. During his sophomore year of High School, he moved to Colorado and lived with a billet family while playing AAA hockey for the Vail AAA Hockey program. After 2 years in Colorado, Mark made the roster of the Grand Rapids Bearcats of the NAHL. After one season in the NAHL, Mark was drafted in the first round of the USHL draft by the Rochester Mustangs. Mark was in the USHL for nearly half of a season before being traded back to the Springfield Jr Blues of the NAHL. Mark played three full seasons in the NAHL for multiple teams, including the Grand Rapids Bearcats, Springfield Jr. Blues, St Louis Sting and the Springfield Spirit.
After his third season of Jr Hockey, Mark was offered and accepted a scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 Hockey at Lake Superior State University in the CCHA. In his 4 seasons as a Laker, Mark played in 120 games and earned his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.
After 4 years of NCAA hockey, Mark was signed to a PTO Contract with his hometown team, the San Diego Gulls of the ECHL. After a season in San Diego, Mark was signed by the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL and played there for 3 full season. Mark had one more stop in the CHL with the Wichita Thunder where he played during the 2009-2010 season, his final season of hockey. Mark amassed 245 professional games and scored 50 points in his career.
Mark began his coaching career in 2010 with the Regulators Hockey program in Salt Lake City, Utah. He started off with the Bantam AA group, and then moved on to become the head coach of the Midget Major AAA team, a position that he held until 2014. Mark has most recently coached with the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals Midget Major AAA team of the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League.
Mark is a USA Hockey Level IV certified coach. Mark resides in Milwaukee, WI.
Nick grew up playing AAA hockey in Northern California and Colorado. During his senior year of High School, he moved to Minnesota and lived with a billet family while playing defense for the St. Paul Lakers of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. After 2 years with the Lakers, Nick made the initial roster of the Soo Indians of the North American Hockey League, where after a short stint, he was traded to the Northern Michigan Black Bears of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Nick played two seasons with the Black Bears, helping lead them to a Division Championship and fell to eventual league Champions in the finals. The next season, Nick was named an Assistant Captain. Unfortunately for Nick, during playoffs Nick tore all the ligaments in his right shoulder which ended his career.
Nick began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach with the University of Wisconsin-Stout womens club hockey team. He was then promoted to Head Coach his 2nd year with the program. In 2008-2009, while still in college, Nick was offered the student coaching position with the Hudson Crusaders of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. Through hard work, he was made a full time Assistant Coach before the 2009-2010 season. While with Hudson, he also coached the 96's and 98's of the Minnesota Mavericks AAA team for 2 summers.
After a trip to the Tier III Junior National Tournament with the Crusaders in 2010-2011, Nick accepted a position with the expansion Gillette Wild of the American West Hockey League as an Assistant Coach, where he remained until 2014. While in his first year in Gillette, on top of his duties with the Junior team, Nick took the Head Coaching position with the Gillette High School hockey team. In his first year he led Gillette to a Wyoming Amateur Hockey League State Title. He has since had two 2nd place finishes. In 2014, Nick accepted a job making him the Head Coach of the Steele County Blades of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League.
Nick is a USA Hockey Level IV certified coach. Nick resides in Owatonna, MN with his wife, Erin and their son.