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FURY COACHES - BOYS

Jimmy Andersson

Title: Co-Director Hockey Operations Chicago Fury;  2007 to Present

Accomplishments:

  • Head Coach Chicago Fury, 11U and 12U
  • The Brick Series, Director Chicago Elite Hockey 
  • Born Taby, Sweden raised Hawthorne Woods, IL
  • Youth Hockey Played for Chicago Young Americans
  • Graduate of Brown University – Major in Economics
  • 3-Time All-Ivy and All ECAC
  • 4 Year Professional Playing Career in Europe
  • Former Hockey Director Huskies Hockey Club

Dennis Vaske

Title: Co-Director Hockey Operations and Director of Player Advancement Chicago Fury;  2007 to Present

Accomplishments:

  • Head Coach Chicago Fury, 18U
  • Born Rockford, IL raised Plymouth, Minnesota.
  • Graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth - Communications
  • Drafted in the second round (38th overall) by the New York Islanders, and began his professional career in 1990.
  • Nine Years in NHL with the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins
  • Former Hockey Director of the Rhode Island Providence Capitals
  • Current Member AHAI Player Development Committee for United States National Development Team

John Varga

Title: Director of Player Development; 2015 to Present

Accomplishments:

  • 10U Head Coach Chicago Fury
  • Born Chicago, Illinois
  • Youth Hockey Played for Chicago Young Americans
  • 1994 Member of Team USA World Junior Championship
  • Three Year Junior Playing Career in the Western Hockey League
  • Drafted by Washington Capitals - Round 5 #119 overall
  • Eight Year Professional Playing Career
  • Former Head Coach Chicago Mission

Darren McClusky

Title: Director of Goaltender Development; 2007 to Present

Accomplishments:

  • 13U and 14U Head Coach Chicago Fury
  • Thirty years of experience as a AAA head coach
  • Current member of AHAI player development committee for United State National Development Team
  • Youth Hockey Played for the Chicago Young Americans
  • Playing career; Spanned Five Years in OHL and East Coast Hockey League
  • Worked as a goaltender instructor for Huron Hockey School, Can Am and Turcotte 
  • Acting reference assistant to NHL Central Scouting and numerous player agents
  • Owner of GET Goaltender School

Jimmy Ryan

Title: Assistant Director of Goaltender Development

Accomplishments:

  • 11U and 12U Co-Head Coach Chicago Fury
  • Youth Hockey Played for Culver Military Academy
  • Collegiate playing career and graduate of New England College 
  • Assistant instructor GET Goaltender School 

Tony Curtale

Title: Head Coach 18U and Co-Coach  16U

Accomplishments:

  • Played junior hockey for the Brantford Alexanders for three seasons
  • Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round, 31st overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft 
  • Played minor league hockey for seven years for Colorado Flames and Peoria Rivermen 
  • Head Coach Springfield Jr. Blues in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) from 1995 to 1997 
  • Head Coach Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 1997 to 1999 
  • Head Coach Texas Tornado (NAHL) from 1999 until 2007 
  • Led the team to long string of success with five Robertson Cup Championships 
  • All-time victories leader as a head coach in NAHL history with 20 years behind the bench

 


Brett Roat

Title: Coach Chicago Fury 2007-Present, Co-Coach 14U and 13U

Accomplishments:

  • 3 year junior hockey 
  • All-AWHL second team all-star 01-02
  • 3 years of professional hockey in ECHL, UHL, SPHL
  • Asst. Coach Butte Roughriders junior team (NORPAC)
  • Former Scout Topeka Roadrunners (NAHL)

Al Dorich

Title: 18U Head Coach Chicago Fury, Assistant for 16U and 15U

Accomplishments:

  • Played Junior Hockey for Des Moines Buccaneers -USHL
  • Graduate of Northern Michigan University
  • Four Year NCAA Division I playing career - Northern Michigan University
  • Former Assistant Coach Des Moines Buccaneers 
  • Current Regional Scout NAHL - Aberdeen Wings
  • Current Regional Scout USHL - Des Moines Buccaneers for Tier One Elite League 18U and 16U

Kevin Lune

Title: Co-Coach Chicago Fury 15U

Accomplishments:

  • Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. 
  • Played youth hockey for the Brantford Youth Hockey Association.  
  • Played Junior Hockey for the Brantford Classics and Waterloo Siskins of the MwJHL.  
  • Played two years for the Brockville Braves in the Jr. A CJHL 
  • Selected in the OHL priority draft by Hamilton Steelhawks 
  • Played Division I hockey at Bowling Green State University. 
  • Earned an NHL contract with the Edmonton Oilers 
  • Professional career in the CHL (Oklahoma City, Topeka, San Antonio), UHL (Muskegon) and with the Peoria Rivermen of the ECHL (Wheeling). 
  • Head Coach of the Peoria Mustangs Junior Hockey team CSJHL from 2000 – 2007.  
  • Hockey Director with the Peoria Youth Hockey Association

Scott Burfoot

Title: Co-Coach Chicago Fury 15U

Accomplishments:

  • Born and Raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Played Division I hockey and graduated from Mercyhurst University - 2 time ECAC Player of the Year and All American
  • Jersey retired Mercyhurst University 
  • 8 year professional hockey playing career - ECHL leading scorer 
  • Assistant Coach Rockford IceHogs – 2000-2002
  • Head Coach Rockford IceHogs -2003
  • Coaching youth hockey since 2004
  • Hockey Director Rockford Park District - 2003-2015
  • General Manager of Rockford Ice Facilities 2015-present