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Jimmy Russo to Serve as Lead Skills Instructor

By scott romer, 02/17/19, 2:30PM EST



The former assistant captain for NU, known across Boston’s South Shore for player development, joins the ranks of the Best Coaching, Best Competition, and Best League that is the USPHL and EHF.

Rockland, MA: The Bay State Breakers, proud member of the Eastern Hockey Federation (EHF), have announced the hiring of Jimmy Russo as their lead skills instructor for the Breakers organization. Russo will provide his services in player development across all levels of play for the Breakers.

Russo joins the Breakers after a decade of serving Boston’s South Shore as one of the area’s premier skill instructors. In addition, Russo brings coaching experience to the Breakers, having assisted other youth hockey programs in the area. He will officially join the Breakers on Monday, February 18.

“The Breakers are excited to welcome Jimmy and his family to the organization,” said Brian Sullivan, Director of Youth Hockey for the Breakers. “The Breakers are always striving to add great people and families to our club, and having known the Russo’s as long as I have, we are thrilled they have decided to join us. Jimmy brings expertise and experience that increases our capabilities as a staff, and instantly makes us a destination for top players and their families.”

The South Weymouth, Massachusetts native was a four-year letterman at Northeastern University, where he played in 124 games from 2004 – 2008. He was the team leader in points for the 2005-2006 season (18), and was named recipient of the team’s manager award (most improved player) in 2005.

During his senior season (2007-08), Russo was named assistant captain of the Huskies, where he led the team to their first postseason victory in six years.

Russo is a 2004 graduate of Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts.