One of the most prominent youth coaches in Southern California, Jeff Turcotte boasts am impressive resume that includes 16 California Amateur Hockey Association state championships, eight Pacific District titles and six trips to the USA Hockey National Championships where he’s twice led his team to a gold medal.
Turcotte, who began his coaching career 17 years ago with the Pasadena Maple Leafs, also coached with the California Wave and LA Hockey Club/LA Selects programs before joining the Jr. Kings in 2012. Over the years, he’s helped develop a number of professional, NCAA and high-level junior standouts.
A co-founder of the Wave, Turcotte helped guide a team that included defenseman Jonathan Blum, who went on to become the first California-born-and-trained player to be selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft (23rd overall by the Nashville Predators in 2007), to runner-up finishes at the USA Hockey National Championships at the Midget AAA and Bantam AAA levels. The team proved victorious at a prestigious international Bantam tournament in Kamloops, British Columbia, in 2004.
His gold medals at the USA Hockey National Championships came at the Bantam AAA levels in 2003 with the Wave and 2006 with the LA Selects.
A 15-year professional, Jamie Storr played 10 NHL seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers. The former goaltender also captured five gold medals as a member of Team Canada: two World Junior Championships; one World Championship; one Under-18 World Championship;and one Under-17 World Championship.
The Los Angeles Jr. Kings have taken great time and care to select the Coaches for our upcoming 2017-2018 season. We are convinced that this year’s crop of coaches are undoubtedly the finest coaching staff ever assembled by our club and are recognized on a nationally competitive level. Each of our coaches have been hand-picked based on their credentials, experience, exuberance and commitment to the development of our Los Angeles Jr. King players. The primary focus of our coaches will be on individual skills development, offer a beginner to advanced hockey curriculum from Mites to Midgets while foster growth and guidance for all of our players that are looking to move to the next level.
A 16-year NHL veteran, Glen Murray played over 1,000 games for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings.
Selected by Boston in the first round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft (18th overall), Murray, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, twice rang up 40 goals in a season and seven times scored 24 or more.
Murray, who retired from the NHL in 2008, also serves as a player development consultant for the Kings.