Scott Montagna has been involved in hockey for over 30 years. After growing up in Marquette, MI and playing for the Marquette Electricians Midget program, he played Jr. A and Jr. B hockey in the USA and Canada, including time with the then Mason City Huskies of the USHL. Other teams were Compuware in the NAHL, the Marquette Americans of the Northern Ontario Hockey League, the Yorkton Terriers of the SJHL and the Rochester Americans Jr. B Hockey Club. He played college hockey for the Oswego State Lakers.
For the last 6 years Coach Montagna has been the head coach of the Syracuse Stars 92AAA team. The 92 Stars have captured many tournaments in both the USA and Canada. The team took a bronze medal in the USA PeeWee Nationals in 2005. The Stars 92’s have won 2 State Championships and 85% of their games over the past 5 Seasons. Coach Montagna’s teams have been ranked as high as #1 in the country in their age group and have been in the top 10 in the USA for the past 5 years. Coach Montagna also worked with the Syracuse Stars 95’s this past season taking them to their best record ever.
Besides his coaching duties with the 92 Stars winter club, Coach Montagna has been on staff with ProStar Hockey as a scout and evaluator for the past 4 years. This past season he was also a scout for the Central Scouting Branch of the USHL developed by Prospects Hockey. In 2006 he helped coached at the Empire State games in NY State where the Central team took a Bronze Medal. He has worked as an evaluator for the NY Region USA Select Camps for 4 years. He is involved at all levels in the Syracuse Stars Prospects program as a coach and coordinator and has been the VP of Player Development for MYHA for the past 3 seasons.
Coach Montagna has a firm belief in discipline and hard work leading to results on the ice and looks forward to being involved with the Syracuse Stars Junior Hockey Program