Northeast Generals name Locke as new head coach
July 10, 2017
The Northeast Generals of the NA3HL are please to announce the hiring of Darryl Locke as the team’s new head coach to lead the Generals in 2017-18. Coming off their first playoff appearance in 2016-17, the Generals turn to Coach Locke to push the team even further this season.
Coach Locke comes to the Northeast Generals in his first year with 26 years of coaching experience. Coach Locke has coached at every level of hockey from youth to juniors. Most recently, Coach Locke was the Varsity Assistant at Everett High School. Before that he was a coach at Winchester High School.
Coach Locke has coached in such prestigious organizations as The Advantage Ice (Lovell Hockey), NY Saints, Prince Edward Island Prospects (Canada) and the South Shore Braves Jr. Team, to name a few.
Coach Locke brings a wealth of experience as a player having been a two-time Catholic League All-Star and three time Hockey Night in Boston All-Star, while at Columbus High School. Coach Locke was captain of The New Preparatory School under coaches George Kozak and Ned Bunyon. Coach Locke played junior hockey for The South Shore Braves and then moved onto SUNY-Plattsburgh.
“The Northeast Generals are extremely really happy to have Darryl lead the NA3HL Generals. We interviewed a ton of candidates and Darryl had both the hockey experience and work experience we were looking for,” said General Manager Bryan Erikson. “He is a retired New York Police Officer, which is amazing. He brings the core values that we want to teach each young man that comes to us. But he also has the hockey knowledge necessary to improve each player. Darryl is going to be a great addition to the Generals.”