Iceland and the Mercer Chiefs are excited to announce Robert Broderick as the General Manager.
Rob Broderick has served as President of the New Jersey Rockets and Managing Director Midget Program and Head Coach of U18 team. He has coached with the Rockets for the last 14 years. He is the head US Scout for Ottawa Junior Senators in the CCHL. Rob was drafted by and played for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL and he was captain of his ECAC hockey team his junior and senior years. Over the past fourteen seasons, his Rockets teams have averaged thirty wins per regular season and his teams have made the playoffs every season in the AYHL and USPHL. Prior to joining the NJ Rockets, Rob was the head coach of Team Carolina, with that team being the first in the organization's history to win the AAA Regionals.
"I am excited to work for Iceland in a Management position and to be a part of the Mercer Chiefs and with a guy like Chris Barcless, who I have coached against for years and have so much respect for. Our goal is to be a top tier facility for all of our families - the figure skating community, the Adult leagues, the Learn to Skate and Play programs (which are vitally important). As for Mercer Chiefs - the goal is to be the most successful youth hockey organization in the country. Success means developing our players to be the best they can be on the ice, and off the ice as well. Preparing, and playing to win is vitally important. That said development takes precedent over all. When we win, we win the right way, winning at all costs is not how we will be successful long term. We win with humility and grace: and if we lose, we also do so with honor as well. We do not accept losing, ever, but we learn by it and get better."