COACHING STAFF

 

JON LOUNSBURY

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Jon Lounsbury, a Winthrop, Mass. native, attended Bridgton Academy for a post-graduate year in 2000-2001 and still holds the school record for most goals and points scored in a season. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications from the University of Southern Maine (USM) where he was a four-time member of the ECAC All-Conference Team. He also was a two-time  college All-American and the all-time leading defenseman in scoring for USM.


Following his collegiate career, Jon played six years of professional hockey — four with the Huntsville Havoc where in 2006 he led all defensemen in scoring with 55 points in 60 games. 
 
When his playing career ended, Jon headed back to Bridgton Academy as an administrator. Thanks to an expansive network that extends from Division 1 to Division 3 coaches, Jon successfully placed more than 120 players in NCAA College Hockey.  After leaving Bridgton Academy, Jon coached junior hockey in Boston with the Walpole Express in the EHL. Over 100 of the players who were coached by Jon during those 5 years went to on to play NCAA Division 1 or Division 3 Hockey.  


Prior to joining Oates Sports Group, Jon also worked with the Florida Panthers for two years as a Player Development Coach and with the College of the Holy Cross (NCAA Division 1) for 2 years as a volunteer Assistant Coach. During off-seasons, he trained many local amateur and professional hockey players as a private skills coach.


At Oates Sports Group, Jon works closely with players at all stages of their hockey journey from minor hockey to the NHL providing on-ice skill development, video coaching and mentorship based on Adam’s core principles and philosophies. He is currently working with players primarily in New England and also in several other parts of the United States including New York and Chicago.

 

JONATHAN SIGALET

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Jonathan Sigalet grew up in the Greater Vancouver area playing his minor hockey at the Burnaby Winter Club.  From there he would play a single season for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks where he would be named the BCHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman at just 16 years old.  Jonathan went on to fast-track his schooling so that he could accept a scholarship to join his older brother Jordan for two seasons at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  Following his second season at Bowling Green, Jonathan was drafted and immediately signed a contract with the Boston Bruins to begin his professional career.  Jonathan would go on to play 16 professional seasons split between the AHL, KHL, and SHL, with a single NHL appearance for the Boston Bruins in January 2007.  Retiring in the spring of 2021, his career was highlighted by an SHL Championship in 2019, two Champions Hockey League titles in 2017 and 2019 and multiple appearances for Team Canada at international events.

 

Jonathan joined Oates Sports Group in 2021.  He works closely with players at all stages of their hockey journey from minor hockey to the NHL providing on-ice skill development, video coaching and mentorship based on Adam’s core principles and philosophies.  He is currently working with players along both coasts of the US and Canada.  

 

 

JOEY HISHON

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Joey Hishon grew up in Stratford Ontario playing all of his minor hockey with the Stratford Warriors hockey organization.  When Joey was 15 years old, he was drafted 8th overall by the Owen Sound Attack where he went on to have a standout junior career.  His career junior highlights included setting the underage scoring record at Owen Sound (which still stands); winning gold with Team Ontario at the 2008 U17 World Hockey Championship; leading Team Canada with 10 points in 6 games at the 2009 U18 World Hockey Championship; being voted best stickhandler and best playmaker in the OHL coaches poll in consecutive years in 2009-10 and 2010-11; and being named a OHL First Team All Star in 2010-11.  Joey concluded his junior career by leading the OHL playoffs in scoring and taking Owen Sound to its first and only OHL championship.  In 2010, Joey was drafted in the 1st round (17th overall) at the NHL Entry Draft.  He went on to play 8 seasons of professional hockey with stops in the NHL, AHL, KHL and the SHL. 

After retiring as a player, Joey simultaneously pursued coaching, management and skill development.  During the hockey seasons, Joey worked for the Owen Sound Attack, first as a Regional Scout and then as Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager.  During the off-seasons, Joey worked as a skills development coach at Hishon Skills Corp, which he founded in 2018.  During those years, he provided on-ice development and video review for numerous junior, college and NHL players.

Joey was introduced to Adam Oates in 2018.  Joey and Adam stayed in touch and talked hockey on a regular basis.  Over the course of time, Joey developed a deep respect for Adam’s hockey mind and his unique approach to developing hockey players.  In the summer of 2022, Joey came to the realization that his true passion was player development and made the decision to pursue this passion on a full-time basis.  Joey concluded that the best way for him to help players reach their full potential would be to join forces with Adam at Oates Sports Group.

At Oates Sports Group Joey will work closely with players at all stages of their hockey journey, from minor hockey to junior and college and all the way through to the NHL.  He will provide on-ice skill development, video coaching and mentorship based on Adam’s core principles and philosophies.

TAYLOR WILLIAMSON

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Taylor Williamson grew up in Edina, MN where she spent her youth playing boys hockey. She played for the Edina High School Girls Varsity team where she still holds the Edina High School’s all-time scoring and points records. She was a member of the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps from 2008-2015. Taylor’s international hockey career included competing on the USA Under 18 National Team from 2012-2014. In 2014, they won the silver medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. In 2015, she was named Minnesota’s Ms. Hockey and USA Today “All-USA Girls Hockey First Team Player”.  

 

Taylor attended the University of Minnesota from 2015-2019, and graduated with a double major in Business Marketing and Human Resource Development. She was a member of the 2015-2016 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey National Championship Team. During her time with the Gophers, Taylor earned a spot on the USA Under 22 National Team, where the US faced Canada in a 3-Game Series in Calgary. As Taylor’s collegiate career came to an end, she capped her hockey career off as an AHCA All-American Scholar, WCHA Scholar-Athlete, All-Big Ten Honoree, and Minnesota’s Big Ten Conference Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winner.

 

After retiring as a player, Taylor jumped right into coaching where she discovered quickly that this was her true passion. She became the head coach at Wayzata High School (the largest school and hockey association in Minnesota). Along with managing the Wayzata High School Girls Hockey program, she also ran development clinics for players at the U8 level. During the off-season she trained many elite players in the Twin Cities area as a personal skills coach, and since then has aligned with Adam to help her players reach their full potential.

 

Taylor comes from a family with deep roots in hockey.  Her grandfather Murray Williamson coached two US Olympic Hockey Teams in 1968 and 1972, where his team won the Silver Medal in the Olympic Games hosted in Sapporo Japan.  He was later elected into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.  Taylor’s father Dean, played college hockey at the University of Minnesota and has coached youth, high school and college hockey over the past 30 years.

 
At Oates Sports Group Taylor works closely with players at all stages of their hockey journey. From the youth level to professional players, she provides on-ice skill development, video coaching, and mentorship based on Adam’s core principles and philosophies. She is currently working with players primarily in Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, but covers all parts of the United States.