Men's Ice Hockey

T.J. Manastersky
T.J. Manastersky
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-333-2224
Email: tmanaste0812@curry.edu

In 2016-2017, Manastersky led the Curry Men's Ice Hockey team for his fifth season in 2016-2017.

During the 2016-2017 season the Colonels finished with a 14-10-2 overall record. Curry qualified for the inagural Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament as the #4 seed. Ellery O'Hara was named the CCC Men's Ice Hockey Senior Scholar Athlete while three others earned All-CCC Recognition. Mack Heisinger and Jarret Kup were named to the Second team while Tyler Vankleef earned Third Team honors. 

During the 2015-2016 season the Colonels competed against six nationally-ranked teams.  They defeated #13 nationally-ranked Plymouth State, 3-1.  At year's end Curry's freshman Mack Heisinger was named to the ECAC Northeast Second-Team and All-Rookie Team. He was also named as the ECAC Northeast Rookie of the Year. The Colonels placed 20 players on the ECAC Northeast All-Academic Team. 

His 2014-2015 Colonels finished their season with an overall record of 15-10-2 and a 7-6-1 mark in the ECAC Northeast.  Curry was the #4 seed in the ECAC Tournament and hosted the #5 seed Wentworth in the Quarterfinal game.  Curry would go on to win that game by the score of 8-4 and move on to the Semi-final where they would lose to the eventual ECAC Northeast Champion Nichols College, 3-2.

 In 2012-2013 Curry won the Wisconsin-Superior Tournament, defeating the host team and ninth-ranked Wisconsin-Superior in the championship game.

Manastersky graduated cum laude from Canisius College with a Master of Science in Education in Health and Physical Education and graduated cum laude from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing Arts and a minor in Athletic Coaching.

Manastersky comes to Curry after a successful three-year stint as assistant coach at SUNY Fredonia. While with the Blue Devils, he was responsible for recruiting efforts, strength and conditioning, power play, video analysis, and coaching the defense. He was also an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management and Exercise Science Department. Manastersky coached and recruited three All-Americans, one SUNYAC Player of the Year, and one SUNYAC Rookie of the Year while at Fredonia State.

The Oakville, Ontario native joined the Blue Devils after working with the Division 1 Canisius College Golden Griffins of the Atlantic Hockey Association. At Canisius, Manastersky was responsible for coordination of video analysis and academic monitoring, while assisting in all facets of the program, including: recruiting, strength and conditioning, skill development, practice planning and game-day preparation. While at Canisius, Manastersky coached two players who signed NHL contracts, Carl Hudson (Florida Panthers) and Cory Conacher (Tampa Bay Lightning). He also assisted in the recruiting of Canisius’ senior class of 2013 who won the Atlantic Hockey Association Championship.

Manastersky has also spent time as an assistant coach with Team Western in the Empire State Games, as well as serving as a guest coach and evaluator at the USA Hockey Selection Camp in the Mid-Am District and at the Greater Toronto Hockey League Under-17 camp. Manastersky holds his Hockey Canada High Performance I certification and has served as an evaluator in the Team Ontario Under-17 Selection process.

Manastersky played collegiately for the Oswego Lakers from 2004 to 2006 and was a member of the SUNYAC All-Academic Team. He was a key member of the team's defense and helped the Lakers earn as high as a No. 3 national ranking. After graduation, Manastersky played with the Richmond Renegades of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

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