Kellian Hockey Coaches
Coach Michel Leveille
French- Canadien, born and raised in Levis, Quebec, Michel played 2 years at the CEGEP, Levis-Lauzon from 2000-2002 before heading to the British Columbia Junior Hockey League (BCHL) for two years in order to learn English as a second language.
After two successful years in Nanaimo B.C., Michel earned a full scholarship to the University of Maine in 2002. Redshirting in his first year due to language barrier, Michel bounced back and became an impact player right away for the Blackbears. In his first year, he was named rookie of the year. He went on to be captain for the next three years, helping his team make it to the Frozen Four tournament three times in four years.
Michel also earned All-American honors for 3 years, and was chosen to the All-Academic team for 4 years. He went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, with minors in Public Relations, Business, and Child Development.
After Michel’s graduation from the University of Maine in 2007, He went on to pursue his professional hockey career for the next 8 years. Michel played for two years by splitting time in the AHL for the Toronto Marlies and for the Manchester Monarchs. He also played for two years in the ECHL for the Charlotte Checkers and then for three years in Germany’s 2nd Tier Pro league for the Heilbronner Falkens. Michel finished his career playing for one year at home for the CoolFm de St-Georges in the LNAH in Quebec.
Currently living in Stowe for the past two years, Michel and his family; Holli and daughter Julianne, have found a home in Vermont. Michel currently works as a head coach at the North American Hockey Academy (NAHA), developing high school level players in preparation for playing at the highest College and Olympic levels.