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Hockey Camps

SoNo Camps – Our Goals: A Very High Standard

The SoNo Summer Ice Hockey Camp’s mission is offer the finest quality coaching instruction to motivated players who are ready to work, train and sweat. We train our players hard and emphasize repetition, correction, repetition.

Eric Lind, Tomasz Piatek, Chris Gerwig and Marvin Minkler are the primary instructors for the SoNo Summer Camps. Guest coaches will consist of college, Junior, Prep School and NHL coaches & players. A weekly list of instructors can be found on    

SoNo Camp Instructors

Eric Lind:  Former Pittsburgh Penguin draft pick and current Head Coach/ GM of the EHL 2015 Champions, the CT Oilers. Lind is also the former Assistant Coach of Yale University Men’s ice hockey team. He brings over 20 years coaching experience and is regarded as a premiere power-skating and skills instructor and is highly respected among many NHL, NHL draft picks, AHL, ECHL and NCAA Division I & III players. Lind’s playing experience includes: Avon Old Farms, Team USA, Des Moines (USHL), University of New Hampshire and his 11-year career as a pro gives him a unique perspective.


Tomasz Piatek: Since 2004 Tomasz Piatek has made a huge difference in hockey development in Connecticut working with top AAA players from Mites to Midgets. This season his 2004 CT Oiler Kings won the AYHL playoffs - their first season as a team and in the league. Tomasz was an outstanding defenseman for the Polish National team and professionally coached Unia Oswiecim of the Polish Hockey League. Intense and hardcore, Piatek brings his brand of coaching to SoNo.  


Chris Gerwig: One of the most respected high school coaches in Connecticut, Gerwig was awarded High School Coach of the Year in 2015 and coached his Darien High School team to an FCIAC and State Championship. Gerwig, a former two time All State and County player went on to a successful college hockey career at New England College where he also served as an assistant coach. Gerwig has been coaching for 25 years and has worked with players from mites to midgets, college and pro. 


Marvin Minkler: Camp Director, Minkler has run summer ice hockey camps for 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge, discipline and vision to SoNo. Minkler was a former goaltender who played for Worcester State College and University of Scranton. For the past 25 years, he has successfully coached youth hockey, high school and midgets and his teams have won State, Regional and International tournaments. Minkler has worked with countless players that have gone on to successful prep, junior, college and pro careers.   

Eric Lind, EHL Head Coach

Eric Lind, EHL Head Coach

Tomasz Piatek, SoNo Hockey Director

Marvin Minkler III, SoNo Camp Director

Chris Gerwig, SoNo Hockey Director