The national champions from Mount St. Charles — head coach Matt Plante, program director Devin Rask and team captain Zach Aben — are the guests on the latest edition of the RinkWise podcast.
Last month, Mount St. Charles, which boasts a hockey academy attached to its high school, claimed an 18-U Tier 1 national championship at USA Hockey Nationals in Michigan. It was the first such championship for Mount St. Charles, which won 26 consecutive Rhode Island state championships from 1978-2003 under late coach Bill Belisle.
Plante and Rask, who previously ran the South Kent Selects academy in Connecticut, arrived at Mount St. Charles in August 2018.
On the podcast, they talk about how they have built the program into a champion so quickly. They and Aben also discuss the high points of their run to the title this year and what has made Mount St. Charles so successful to this point.