Pat Nugent joined the staff of the Junior Bruins for the 2003-2004 season.
serves as an Assistant Coach for the Junior Bruins
' Empire team and as the Strength coach for the EJHL squad.
Nugent is the General Manager and Hockey Director for Puckmasters of Marlboro -the first synthetic ice hockey training center of its kind in the metro west area.
assists on-ice instruction with both the forwards and defense for the Junior Bruins
Empire team, administers regular strength testing for all three teams as well as develops off-ice strength training programming for the EJHL
also assists coaching with the AAA
Puckmasters Hockey Training
capacity at Puckmasters
handles all aspects of player skill development programming, facility management, and overall business operations.
Quickly becoming recognized as one of the top hockey training options in the state, Puckmasters
has been featured in the Metro West Daily News
, the Eagle Tribune
, the Boston Globe
, and the Boston Herald
, as well as nearly every other hockey-specific regional publication such as Hockey Night in Boston, the New England Hockey Journal
and Hockey USA.
The facility separates itself from other hockey schools by offering one-on-one programs where players train to develop skills with their own personal coach on an appointment basis.
In addition to running Puckmasters
and coaching for the Junior Bruins
also coaches the 1999 Minuteman Flames AAA team.
Prior to opening Puckmasters Marlboro
spent seven years (1996-2003) coaching NCAA Division I College hockey for Fairfield University of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
was responsible for recruiting, on-ice instruction, video analysis, opponent scouting, off-ice strength and conditioning, and game-day management.
played in integral role in helping the Stags make the jump from NCAA Division III to the Division I ranks, as they moved from the ECAC South to the MAAC
(now the Atlantic Hockey Conference).
In addition to his coaching duties at Fairfield, Nugent also served as the Director of Sports information for Hockey and was responsible for all media contact, production of all team promotional materials, and maintenance of the school's athletic website.
Nugent earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield in English with a minor in Education in 1996 and earned a Master of Arts degree in Computers in Education also from Fairfield in 1999.
also earned three selections to the school's Dean's Honor List.
A four-year letter-winner for the Stags, Nugent
was recognized as one of the school's top scholar athletes in both 1994 and 1996.
Primarily known for his
gritty physical play and sound defense, Nugent
notched nine points in two games while on a tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in his
senior season and as a result currently holds the title as the school's top "European Scorer."
A 1992 graduate of Hull High School, Nugent was a four-year varsity letter-winner in soccer, hockey and baseball; serving as team captain for all three sports as a senior while also wearing the "C" as a junior for the hockey team.
A South Shore League All-Star selection in both soccer and hockey, Nugent
earned team MVP honors for each of his
is an accomplished runner, having completed the Boston Marathon in less than four hours in both 2001 and 2002.
He also enjoys golf and is studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).