Mark Puttenvink

President

Mark has an extensive hockey background. Professionally, Mark served as Strength & Conditioning Coach with the New York Rangers, Special Assignment Coach with the New Jersey Devils and Strength Coach with the Albany River Rats in the AHL. Mark has also spent time in the KHL in St. Petersburg, Russia in player development.

Mark also was the General Manager/Coach with the Metro Fighting Moose “Junior A” in the CEHL. 

At the collegiate level, Mark served as Assistant Coach with the Montclair State University Red Hawks Men’s Ice Hockey team, leading them to the Division II Nationals in 2011. Mark also coached Men’s Hockey at Ramapo College from 2016 – 2018.

Mark has also served as a Speed and Quickness coach with the New England Patriots of the NFL.

Currently, Mark trains professional boxers and coaches hockey at Morristown-Beard Prep in Morristown, NJ. 

Mark lives in Mahwah, New Jersey with his partner Beth and has two sons Sean and Ty.

Ted Curtin

Executive Vice President

Ted Curtin is a strategic global marketing and innovation leader with more than 25 years of experience, running companies and building iconic brands. His extensive business background includes brand innovation, experiential marketing, brand licensing, partnership development, sports sponsorship and consumer activation.

On the ice, Ted is a Level 5, USA Hockey Master Coach with more than 35 years of combined coaching and playing experience. His coaching experience spans youth travel to high school, including Montclair Blues, NJ Bandits, NJ Quarry Cats and Wayne Hills High School.

In addition to an MBA from Pace University and a BA from William Paterson University, Ted is an international speaker and Faculty Member of The Association of Strategic Marketing and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Marketing Association’s Executive Circle. He has extensive experience running not-for-profit organizations and is currently the President of the Board of Directors for Autism MVP, a New Jersey-based program that works with colleges and universities to address the critical shortage of autism-focused educators and therapists.

Ted and his wife live in Wayne, NJ

Elliott Vorel

Treasurer

Elliott’s hockey background and past teams include the NJ Colonials, NJ Avalanche, ISL New England, Junior Bruins, and D3 collegiate hockey. Elliott is a software developer specializing in automated data collection and building solutions for smart manufacturing facilities. Today, Elliott helps run the New Jersey Warriors Hockey program as the board Treasurer and enjoys working with Veterans on and off the ice.

Bob Gialanella

Player/Coach

Bob joins NJ Warriors Veterans Hockey as a Player/Coach and role in Hockey Operations with an extensive playing and coaching experience. A New Jersey native, Bob played for several NJ club teams such as the North Stars, Rockets, Arrows, Colonials, Golden Blades and Morris Knolls High School.

After a successful collegiate career at West Chester University (PA), Bob signed as a free agent with the Odessa Jackalopes of the Western Professional Hockey League. He also appeared with the Abilene Aviators before accepting a front office team leadership position.

Soon after, Bob pursued a career in the U.S. Navy. After graduating from Officer Candidate School, he was assigned to USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG-68). A Surface Warfare Officer, he served as the ship’s First Lieutenant and Navigator completing deployments in support of the Operations NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM, and NORTHERN LIGHTS. His final duty station was aboard NAES Lakehurst, NJ.

Bob’s coaching career includes head coaching positions at Toms River East HS and Hopewell Valley High School. Entering his 4th season, he presently serves as head coach with Stockton University’s ice hockey team located in Atlantic City. Outside of hockey, Bob is a director in the healthcare field and lives with his wife and two daughters in Ocean County, NJ.

NJ Warriors Trustees

Kevin Fox – NJ Devils

Mike Vaccaro – USA Hockey – Warriors Hockey

William Brown Jr. – McCarter & English LLP

Zoe Zisis – Soul Strength Performance

Alex De Palma – USA Hockey – Atlantic District