MNDP Organizational Staff

Eric Soltys

Organizational General Manager

Soltys brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from all levels of the game including coaching, management, and scouting. He was a two-time national champion as an assistant coach at Shattuck, St. Mary’s where he coached many current NHL players. Eric also worked at the NCAA Division 1 level as Assistant Coach for the University of Maine. He was also an Assistant Coach with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL at the major junior level and was a consistent playoff contender at the minor pro levels as an Assistant Coach, Head Coach, as well as serving as General Manager. Eric has NHL pedigree serving six years of experience with the Calgary Flames organization.

Nick Skerlick

Academy Director & U18 Head Coach

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Nick enters the 21-22 season as a 27-year-old. His first two seasons ((81-29-5) his teams saw much success with the NAHL East Rival, The New Jersey Titans affiliate team. In those two seasons, his players earned a total of 40 games of call ups, 12 advancements into the USHL or NAHL, top 20 finishes, and an Atlantic District Finalist (Covid-19 DNP Final). 

Before coming to Maine, Nick also worked with The Amarillo Bulls scouting staff for four seasons: earning a position with them in his junior season, playing for NCAA Division III program Lebanon Valley College, under Head Coach Don Parsons. While on the Amarillo staff, The Bulls saw three playoff appearances and one Robertson Cup appearance under Head Coach, Rocky Russo, who coached Nick in his final Junior Hockey season. 

Nick’s primary focus and biggest quality is player advancement yielded from the development of habitual qualities that enhance a winning culture at any level or life setting. Six players followed him from New Jersey giving the inaugural academy season in Maine a good base where the team saw a (40-11-2) record, 20+ games of NAHL call-ups, 10 NAHL player tenders, 2 NCDC Tenders, a Nationally ranked 6th place finish, a 14-game winning streak, and a USA Hockey Nationals Invite.