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Employment History

Four-Year Member
New Fairfield High School

President
Danbury Trashers

Team President
Trashers

General Manager
Trashers

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Danbury Trashers

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A.J. GalantePresident

A.J. Galante has the distinction of being one of the youngest sports executives in professional sports.A 2004 graduate of New Fairfield High School, the 19-year-old New Fairfield, CT resident will helm the Trashers' front office while also continuing his studies at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.
As a player, Galante was a four-year member of the New Fairfield High School varsity hockey program and consistently led the SWC league in penalty minutes.He also won accolades for being the hardest hitter as well as the Leadership Award in his final two seasons.


According to A.J. Galante, ...

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According to A.J. Galante, ex-general manager of the Trashers, the newcomers are off to a good start with a commitment from the raucous fans of Section 102.

"When you've got a group of fans like the ones in Section 102, you're already ahead of the game," said Galante, the son of former Trashers owner James Galante, who was arrested in June 2006 on a multi-count federal indictment.
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Whatever the name turns out to be, A.J. Galante wants the team to thrive in Danbury.
"We wish them the best of luck and we hope they're successful," he said.


A.J. (AJ) Galante Runs The Danbury Trashers Pro Hockey Club At Age 19. Way. - UHL - MLN Sports Zone - A Minor League News Magazine

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For one thing, Trashers team president, A.J. Galante is just 19 years old, younger than all of the club's players and many of its fans.

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A.J. Galante, 19 PresidentDanbury Trashers
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"Me and my father (team owner James Galante) have always done things outside the box," said Galante, who was installed at the helm when the elder Galante purchased a UHL expansion franchise in April 2004.
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A senior at nearby New Fairfield High at the time, Galante sat in at UHL Governors meetings before he could dance at his own senior prom.
"I got to have my picture next to (Adirondack president and former NHL coach) Barry Melrose (in the UHL media guide)," he said."How cool is that?"
Still, he would rather be known as the UHL's most successful team prexy than its youngest.
"It's just one of those things," said, who has started his freshman year at Manhattanville College."A lot people get this idea of me, whatever I am.But people who know me think I'm a decent kid.I'm just looking to do something that nobody has done before."
Galante, who sports stud earrings in both lobes, is hoping to break new ground with every step.
He draws inspiration from Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, who at the advanced age of 29 wiped away 86 years worth of heartbreak from the New England psyche.
"I look at Theo," Galante, said.
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Expansion," Galante said.
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Galante played four years of hockey at New Fairfield, and led the league in penalty minutes (like father like son).
Aggressive, too, are the plans Galante has to try to put every inch of tiny Danbury Ice Arena to good use.Just four years old and still gleaming, the DIA was built primarily for recreational use, not as a professional sports venue.The Galantes embarked on a facility upgrade, which included boosting the seating capacity from 600 to 3000.
"I played all four years of high school, here," Galante said.


Danbury News Times 3/26/08 - 102 commits to new EPHL team in Section 102 Archive Forum

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According to A.J. Galante, ex-general manager of the Trashers, the newcomers are off to a good start with a commitment from the raucous fans of Section 102.

"When you've got a group of fans like the ones in Section 102, you're already ahead of the game," said Galante, the son of former Trashers owner James Galante, who was arrested in June 2006 on a multi-count federal indictment.
...
Whatever the name turns out to be, A.J. Galante wants the team to thrive in Danbury.
"We wish them the best of luck and we hope they're successful," he said.


Danbury News Times 3/26/08 - 102 commits to new EPHL team - Section 102 Archive - Hockey Gods - Danbury Mad Hatters - Message Board - Yuku

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According to A.J. Galante, ex-general manager of the Trashers, the newcomers are off to a good start with a commitment from the raucous fans of Section 102.

"When you've got a group of fans like the ones in Section 102, you're already ahead of the game," said Galante, the son of former Trashers owner James Galante, who was arrested in June 2006 on a multi-count federal indictment.
...
Whatever the name turns out to be, A.J. Galante wants the team to thrive in Danbury.
"We wish them the best of luck and we hope they're successful," he said.

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