August 22, 1966 |
Arlington, MA, USA
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||Johnstown Chiefs
John Messuri (born August 22, 1966) is an American former professional ice hockey forward. Now, Messuri is head coach of the Arlington High School Spy Ponders in Massachusetts
Messuri spent his first two seasons with the Johnstown Chiefs of the East Coast Hockey League, where he led the team in points in both the 1989-90 season (72 points) and the 1990-91 season (90 points). He also had a brief recall with the Chiefs' AHL affiliate, the Maine Mariners. Despite only playing two seasons and only 116 games with the Chiefs, Messuri's 162 points is the tenth-highest total in Chiefs' history.
Messuri later signed with the Flint Bulldogs of the Colonial Hockey League, where he played on a team with former teammates Quintin Brickley, Lee Odelein, E.J. Sauer, Jason Simon and former Chiefs forward Tom Sasso, who had played in Johnstown the prior to Messuri's arrival. He played two seasons for the Bulldogs, scoring 57 points in 51 games, and retired after the 1992-93 season.
Messuri was hired on as the coach of the Winchester (MA) Sachems at the start of the 1994-95 season. At the time of Messuri's hiring, the Winchester team had only two games in a season once since 1975 and was in the middle of a 100 game inter-league losing streak. Although Winchester only won six games in his first year as coach, his team qualified for the state tournament in 1996-97. Messuri's teams would win the Massachusetts Division 1 State Championship during the 1997-98 and 1999-2000 seasons. After 15 years of coaching, Messuri retired after the 2009-10. His replacement was Matt Spang, a player that Messuri had previously coached. He now coaches at the Arlington High School where he played in high school and the team went 5-10-5 in his first season, 9-7-5 in his second year, 14-4-5, and then 16-3-4 last season. He has qualified for the Massachusetts High School Division 1 Tournament the past 3 seasons, and qualified for a Super 8 tournament play-in game in 2016.
Along with his brothers Mike, Dave and Tony, John runs the Messuri Skating And Skills Hockey Camp.
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||1986–87|||
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1987–88|||
- 1985-86, ECAC/IVY, Rookie of the Year
- 1988-89, ECAC/IVY, Player of the Year
- 1985-89, Hobey Baker Finalist
- 1985-86, Leading scorer (tie), Princeton Tigers
- 1986-87, Leading scorer, Princeton Tigers
- 1987-88, Leading scorer, Princeton Tigers
- 1988-89, Leading scorer, Princeton Tigers
- 1989-90, Leading scorer, Johnstown Chiefs
- 1990-91, Leading scorer, Johnstown Chiefs
- 1997-98, Division 1 Coach of the Year
- 1997-98, Division 1 State Champion (Coach)
- 1999-00, Division 1 Coach of the Year
- 1999-00, Division 1 State Champion (Coach)
- MessuriSkills.com: Instructors Page (John Messuri)
- "John Messuri '89 builds a dynasty". Princeton.edu. 2000-05-17. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
- Sapna Pathak (2010-12-30). "For Sachems' coach, it feels like full circle". Boston.com. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
- "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- John Messuri career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- John Messuri player profile at NHL.com
- Messuri Skating And Skills
|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year