- Coaching Staff
Luukko, 31, enters his third season with the Icemen, after leading the team to a club-best 44 wins last year, surpassing the original club record fo 40 wins set during his first season (2021-22). Luukko officially became the second head coach in Jacksonville Icemen history in the summer of 2021, after serving the previous two years as an assistant coach with the Reading Royals (ECHL). Luukko helped guide the Royals to an impressive 37-17-6 record during the 2019-20 regular season.
As a player, Luukko played four seasons as a defenseman with Reading totaling 87 points, the most all-time by a Royals defenseman. in 274 games. Luukko showed his leadership capabilities as he served as an alternate captain for the Royals for two seasons before being named the team’s captain during the 2018-2019 season. He also made seven American Hockey League (AHL) appearances with the Leigh Valley Phantoms. during his career. Luukko won Clark Cup Championship with the Dubuque Fighting Saints during the 2010-2011 season.
The West Chester, PA resident, Luukko, was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In addition, he played four seasons at the University of Vermont from 2011-2015.
Mashinter enters his third season as assistant coach for the Icemen, and has played a key role in skill development for players. Prior to coaching, Mashinter compiled an impressive playing career at a high-level from 2009-2021. Mashinter competed in 64 NHL contests in stints with the San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks. The Newmarket, Ontario resident compiled 261 points in 535 American Hockey League (AHL) games split between the Worcester Sharks, Hartford Wolfpack, Rockford Ice Hogs and San Jose Barracuda. He also played two seasons in Germany with ERC Ingolstadt (DEL). Mashinter also won an Ontario Hockey League championship with the Kitchener Rangers in 2008.
Murphy enters his fifth season with the Icemen and plays a key role in off-ice player strength and conditioning building. Murphy also assists in setting up workout programs for youth and junior hockey programs at the Community First Igloo. Murphy operates his own fitness business, Murphy Fitness in Jacksonville. He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and graduated from UNF with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Last fall, he Boston, MA resident worked the 2021 New York Rangers Training Camp. Murphy resides in Jacksonville with his wife Teresa and his golden retriever Stevie.
Conti enters his third season with the Icemen. Prior to Jacksonville, Conti worked 23 years for Princeton University’s Athletic Department, which includes seven years as equipment manager for the Princeton Men’s Hockey program. The Mercerville, New Jersey resident also managed facility operations at Ice Land Skating Center in Hamilton, New Jersey. On the ice, Conti served as an emergency backup goaltender for the Trenton Titans, Trenton Devils for parts of nine seasons, appearing in two ECHL games in 2006 & 2007, posting a 3.00 goals-against average in 60 minutes of action.
Marean returns for a second season with the Icemen and possesses over nine years of experience working in the athletic training field. Prior to joining the Icemen, Marean was contracted by Southern Maine Health Care to serve as the Head Athletic Trainer at Biddeford High School in 2022. In early 2022, he was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Jacksonville University. From 2017-2022 he worked in an athletic training and strength coach capacity for Bridgton Academy Athletics located in Maine. From 2014-2015, Marean worked as an assistant athletic trainer in Boston Red Sox organization working with the Greenville Drive (A), Lowell Spinners (A) and worked the New York Penn League All-Star Game in 2015. The Hollis, Maine resident earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of New England and is expected to complete a Master of Science degree in Sports Psychology from Capella University in 2024.
Blaisuis enters his first season with the Icemen but has worked in hockey since 2007. Blaisuis joins the Icemen after serving as Head Coach of the SPHL’s Vermillion County Bobcats last season. Prior to his time in the SPHL, he spent over two seasons as a head coach in the NA3HL. From 2010-2016 Blasius worked in various hockey operations roles with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs which won three Robertson Cup USA Hockey Tier 2 National Championships. From 2008-2010 he was the Director of Scouting and Player Personnel and video coach for the USHL’s Tri City Storm, where he helped lead a franchise turnaround from an 11-47-2 record to a 29-25-6 and playoff berth the following the following season. The Storm was led that season by 2010 St. Louis Blues First Round Draft pick Jaden Schwartz, who was drafted by Blaisuis first overall in the 2008 USHL Futures Draft. The Port Jefferson, New York resident was also instrumental in launching the Kenai River Brown Bears (NAHL) franchise in 2007-08. Outside of hockey, Blaisuis has worked as a critical care paramedic since 2010.