Mark Willand New England Sports VillageMark Willand will serves as Managing Director for The New England Sports Village.  He oversees all facility operations including marketing, administration, ice operations, hockey operations, sponsorships, public relations and NESVTV.  In addition, he assists the Hockey Director, creating internal programming for both youth and adults, various leagues, and NESV-branded skills and camps.

Mark has enjoyed a long and successful sports management career with such entities as the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hartford Whalers, Fox Sports and the AHL CT Whale.

Most recently mark was a business consultant for several high-profile clients including:  DAJ Hockey/NHL Alumni CampsThe Boston Bruins Alumni Association, NESV and the Technology Learning Center.

Previously, Mark was President and COO Whalers Sports and Entertainment, in Hartford, CT.  WSE was the management group of the CT Whale, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers.  In that role, he oversaw WSE’s marketing, branding, communications, community relations, human resources, game operations, merchandising, sponsorships and ticket sales. and events.

Among the CT Whale players who advanced to the NHL were Cam Talbot, Ryan McDonough, Carl Hagelin, Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller, Chad Johnson and numerous others.

Willand also created The Connecticut Hockey Hall of Fame and “Whale TV” which produced a full slate of TV games and features on CPTV Sports, Comcast Xfinity and the internet. Willand also produced the CT Whale’s official “Take it Outside” video.

His career began as Assistant Director of Public Relations with the National Hockey League’s Hartford Whalers (now the Carolina Hurricanes) in 1986. During Willand’s six-year career in Hartford, the Whalers were recognized for having the NHL’s premier media guide (1987,1988, 1989) and top press box (1988, 1989, 1990).

In 1992, he was hired by the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins to spearhead the team’s pay per view cable network, PenVision. In addition to marketing the new entity, Willand also produced a home shopping program and television commercials for PenVision.

Later, he managed seven Penguins Pro Shops in the greater Pittsburgh area and the NHL’s premier catalog operation.

When the Penguins sold their TV and marketing rights to Fox Sports in 1995, Willand joined the network and made a major impact on the Pittsburgh sports media scene. While with Prime Sports and later Fox Sports, Willand created and produced the “Players’ Show”, a sports magazine program that served as the pre-game show for the Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates.

amandaAmanda Parker-Sirois joins the team at The Rinks at New England Sports Village as the Assistant General Manager. Amanda has 10+ years of indoor recreational facility management experience, having worked in complexes in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, at every level from part-time instructor to full-time Assistant GM and Operations Manager.

As an Assistant GM, Amanda has specialized in Scheduling, Customer Service, Leagues, Youth Instruction/Camps, Food/Beverage Service and Teambuilding. She is excited to bring that experience and her unwavering enthusiasm to the Village.

Amanda has also served as an independent Teambuilding Consultant and instructor for groups both large and small. She has worked large-scale, corporate events for clients including Fidelity Investments and EMC² and training events for non-profits and service organiztions, like Year Up and City Year.

A fan of all sports, Amanda is a life-long Seekonk resident, living in town with her husband, Eric, and daughter, Olivia.

David A. Jensen NESVThe New England Sports Village is proud to welcome US Olympian, and NHL Alumni, David A. Jensen as the Director of Hockey Operations at The Rinks.

David attended Belmont Hill School and Lawrence Academy High School and is regarded as one of the top schoolboy players in the history of New England hockey.  As a 17-year-old high school junior at Lawrence Academy, he was a first round draft pick by the Hartford Whalers in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.

In 1984, David teamed up with Eddie Olczyk and Pat Lafontaine on the famed “Diaper Line,” as a key member of the 1984 US Olympic Hockey team. He scored five goals in six Olympic hockey games, leading the team.  He played eight injury-plagued seasons with the Hartford Whalers, Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins organizations.

David opened the first DAJ Hockey Skills Center in 2012. It quickly became the premier off-ice hockey training facility in New England. Also in 2012, he created the DAJ/Pro Hockey Alumni Camps, which have grown rapidly throughout the northeast.

In addition to his work with DAJ Hockey, David is a contributing member of the Boston Bruins Alumni Team, playing about 40 charity hockey games, each season, throughout New England. A USA Hockey certified director, David also takes the ice as Hockey Consultant/Associate Coach of the Boston Pride, of the National Women’s Hockey League.

In June 2016, David was inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame.

David and his wife, Eileen, are the proud parents to Tori and Ryan.

daj@nesportsvillage.com

jamie reganJamie Regan is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he played hockey for 4 years. He finished with a degree in Business Finance, graduating with Cum Laude honors.

After graduation, Jamie took a job with 5 Capital Management based out of Attleboro, MA, where he currently resides, working on commercial real estate development.

In wanting to stick with hockey, Jamie also works with GDS Goaltending Services, doing private and group goalie lessons. He brings that hockey knowledge to the NESV team, allowing the rinks to have their own in-house goalie instructor.

A Lynn, MA native, Facility Manager Peter Tselikis brings over 30 years of Management and Operations experience on the ice to The Rinks at New England Sports Village. Peter is known in the industry as an ice perfectionist, and has approached every sheet he has ever maintained with the highest of expectation and resulting quality.

Peter spent 17 years at West Suburban Arena, Natick, MA as the Plant and Operations Manager. For the last 12 years, he was the Ice Rink Operations Manager/Facility Manager at The Rivers School, Weston, MA, for their 78,000 sq. foot athletic complex, The MacDowell Athletic Center.

Peter has acted as a consultant for numerous skating facilities in the Metro West area over the last 15 years.  He is beyond excited to get this magnificent project at the Village off the ground and hopes to be part of the team, serving the local Attleboro area, for years to come.

Peter resides in Bellingham, MA, with his wife, Nancy and two sons: Ryan, a graduate student at Johnson & Wales University and Dell employee, and JB, a Sophomore and hockey player at Mount St. Charles Academy.

Matt joins the team at The Rinks to ensure the best maintenance and grounds, smooth functioning of all NESV facilities and quality site supervision. A military veteran of the Elite 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army, Matt brings 20 years of experience as a telecommunications professional and founder of his own successful maintenance company.

Matt has extensive history as owner of a full service maintenance, snow removal, hauling, building maintenance and mold removal business. His vast experience includes construction clean-up, water damage assessment and remediation, snow removal and remediation, building maintenance and operational supervision.

His involvement with his three children in Youth Sports, and the community, inspired him to join the NESV team. He has been a youth coach and is a member of many local sports boards of directors. He lives in North Attleboro with his wife, Kelly, and three children: Eddie, Anna and Rocco.