Gale and Kelly Cronk of the Flint Jr. Generals of the North American 3 Hockey League (3HL) are proud to announce that Steve Howard has accepted the head coaching job for the upcoming season.
Steve is from Burton, Michigan and grew up playing hockey in the EMHA in Flint. Since his days as an Icelander he has been around the world playing the game he loves.
Howard played 7 professional seasons in the minors, as a defenseman. He was the player-assistant coach for the Columbus Cottonmouths (SPHL) in 2006-07 and helped guide them to the Presidents Cup that season.
He retired from playing hockey at the age of 30 and spent the next four years training and advancing elite players with the Minnesota’s Advancement Program in Minneapolis.
Steve recently moved back to his hometown with his fiancée Jamie to start his own hockey specific training company, STRIDA Hockey Inc.
He is also the Michigan Scout for the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL. Steve knows player advancement is important plus putting a good Team on the ice to continue the winning tradition. Steve has experience training Elite players and is very well connected in the Hockey community.