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FRONT OFFICE STAFF

Hockey Operations

RICK BOUCHARD
TEAM PRESIDENT

 

Contact:

rbouchard@johnstowntomahawks.com

 

Rick Bouchard graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in Business Management. He earned a scholarship to attend the university and play for the NCAA Division I Fighting Sioux basketball team. As a player, he received numerous All-American awards.

 

Bouchard currently resides in Lakeville, MN with his wife Julie and sons Ryan and Nick.

RICK BOYD
GENERAL MANAGER 

DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS

 

Contact:

rboyd@johnstowntomahawks.com

 

Originally from Fort St. John, British Columbia, Rick Boyd brings to Johnstown strong leadership and a deep commitment to the Tomahawks. Boyd has been a favorite among the city’s hockey fans, playing for the Johnstown Chiefs during six of his eight seasons of professional hockey.

 

Boyd called Johnstown home during his first season of pro hockey in 1987-88 and ultimately the right winger would hold the record for the most penalty minutes in the history of professional hockey in Johnstown. He spent time in the AHL with the Binghamton Whalers and Maine Mariners after playing in the IHL with the Flint Spirit and Indianapolis Ice.

 

Winner of an ECHL Championship with the Hampton Roads Admirals under legendary coach JohnBrophy in 1991, Boyd later served as an assistant coach with the Chiefs for one season. He remains dedicated to developing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, acting as a coach for the Jr. Chiefs Hockey Development Program, among other activities.

 

Boyd and his wife Tammy have three adult children: Tiffani, Calsie, and Cody.

JEAN DESROCHERS
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

Contact:
jean@johnstowntomahawks.com

 

Jean Desrochers enters his second season working for a hockey organization in an office rather than on the ice after a career as a professional hockey player that spanned six seasons. The native of Dalhousie, Québec spent his first professional season with the Chiefs in 2004-2005, when the center led the Chiefs in scoring with 52 points. He would ultimately spend parts of four seasons with the club and was among its top four scorers each season.

Desrochers’professional career also included stops in Bridgeport and Springfield of the AHL and in Italy with HC Fassa in the country’s top league.

While attending Clarkson University to earn a degree in business, Desrochers played for the NCAA Division I Golden Knights. The position with the Tomahawks will allow him to combine his business smarts with his passion for both the game and for Johnstown.

His commitment to the greater Johnstown area and hockey can be seen through his various involvements with youth hockey, including coaching with the Jr. Chiefs Hockey program.

Desrochers resides in Adams Township with his wife, Amber.

JOE TALLARI
DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AND COLLEGIATE ADVANCEMENT

Contact:

jtallari@johnstowntomahawks.com

 

Joe Tallari joins the Tomahawks coaching staff as the Director of Player Development and Collegiate Advancement.  Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Tallari has been involved in the Johnstown hockey community for many years since first calling the city home.

 

Tallari played his first two years of professional hockey for the Johnstown Chiefs from 2004-2006, during which he, Jean Desrochers, and Jason Spence were teammates. In his first season with the Chiefs, Tallari scored 51 points and lead the team with 32 goals. He spent time in the AHL with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Hartford Wolf Pack. From 2007-2010, he played for one year in Manchester, England and two years Italy. In his last year in Italy, his team won the league championship.

 

While attending Niagara University on a hockey scholarship, Tallari played for the NCAA Division I Niagara Purple Eagles while earning a degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing.  During his junior year he won player of the year while also being named a Top 10 Finalist for the prestigious Hobey Baker award given away annually to the top player in college hockey.  In February of 2012 Tallari was Inducted into the Niagara University Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

Since retiring in 2010 from hockey, he remains committed to the greater Johnstown area with youth hockey, including coaching with the Jr. Chiefs Hockey Development Program.

 

Tallari resides in Johnstown with his wife Rebecca and daughter Olivia.


Ticket Operations, Communications, and Marketing

WHITNEY PAPPAS

GAME-DAY OPERATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

Phone: (814) 536-4625
Email: wpappas@johnstowntomahawks.com

 

CHAD MEARNS
MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, SPONSORSHIPS, and TICKETING

Phone: (814) 536-4625
Email: cmearns@johnstowntomahawks.com

 

ED SHEETS
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

Phone: (814) 536-4625
Email: esheets@johnstowntomahawks.com

 

NANCY TURCHAK
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND BILLET COORDINATOR

Phone: (814) 536-4625
Email: nturchak@johnstowntomahawks.com

 

KATIE SAYLOR
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Phone: (814) 536-4625

Email: ksaylor@johnstowntomahawks.com


Scouting Staff

Director of Scouting
Mike Letizia
mletizia@johnstowntomahawks.com
 
US Regional Scouts
Mike Mankowski
Joe Letizia
Dave Kosick
Si Bishop
Rex Trott
Yuri Krivokhija
 
Ontario Scout
Justin Bracci