COACHING STAFF

 

Head Coach/General Manager: Chris Flaugher

2015-16 NA3HL General Manager of the Year

314-587-5871 (cell)
314-849-5359 (fax)
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Head Coach Chris Flaugher has just finished his 7th year behind the bench for the Jr. Blues.  For the pastseven years, Coach Flaugher has guided the team to a record of 187-80-16.  During that time, the Jr. Blues have won three Midwest Division Regular Season Titles, three Midwest Division Playoff Titles, and two Central Division Playoff Titles. They have reached the NA3HL’s Fraser Cup Finals the past four seasons, making the championship game in 2017-18 and semi-final in 2018-19.
During Coach Flaugher’s time with the Jr. Blues, he has helped a substantial number of players move on to higher levels of junior hockey and collegiate hockey.
Coach Flaugher began his coaching career with the Affton Americans program and the St. Louis Jr. Blues in 2003.  During his time with Affton he served as the head coach for the Midget Minors CSDHL team from 2008-2010.  While coaching U16s he won a CSDHL Regular Season and Playoff championship, three straight Missouri state championships and twice reached the USA Hockey National Championship finals. After spending three years with the U16s Chris moved up to the U18s where he won a USA Hockey National Championship in 2013.  Flaugher was also an assistant coach with the St. Louis Jr. Blues in 2004-2006.  During that time he was part of three USA Hockey Jr. B National Championship teams working alongside St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame coach Jack Behan.

Prior to his coaching career, Coach Flaugher grew up playing in the Affton Americans hockey program.  After completing his youth hockey career, Chris played four years for the St. Louis Jr. Blues and was the team captain for the 2000 Hurster Cup Championship team.  Upon finishing up his junior career, he transferred to St. Mary’s University of MN where he played three years of NCAA Division III hockey for the Cardinals.


Assistant Coach/Dan Pettibone

dan.pettibone@gmail.com

Dan Pettibone is a new addition to the Jr. Blues coaching staff in 2020-21. A native of Webster Groves, Missouri, Pettibone played for the Webster Wings youth program and at Webster Groves High. He then moved on to McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, where he was part of two MACHA championship teams. After a stint in the US Army Reserve, Pettibone moved to the Chicago area where he began coaching youth and high school teams in Barrington, Illinois.

He moved back to St. Louis in 2013 and has been a high-level coach in the area since, including with the St. Louis AAA Blues, St. Louis Prospects AAA, and St. John Vianney High School. Presently, Pettibone splits time between the Jr. Blues and the Affton Americans CSDHL 16U team, where he is also the head coach. He lives in St. Louis and is married.


Assistant Coach/Goaltending Coach: Mark Staub

mdstaub@gmail.com


Assistant Coach: Lukas Daniels

lukasdaniels19@gmail.com

Lukas Daniels enters his second year with the Jr. Blues as an assistant coach. A native of Chesterfield, Missouri, Daniels grew up playing with the St. Louis AAA Blues before joining the Jr. Blues in 2012-13. In his lone season with the Jr. Blues, he scored 20 goals and added 19 assists in 46 games played. He then attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, where he was a four-year letterman for their ACHA Division I hockey program. In 114 career collegiate games, Daniels recorded 24 goals and 62 assists. He also served as team captain in 2016, when the Lions won the ACHA Division I National Championship.


SCOUTING STAFF
Midwest Scout: Brendan Doud
Midwest Scout: Sean Nicholson