Don Moorhouse

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Don started coaching in Winnetka, Illinois in 1969.  He relocated to St. Louis, Missouri in 1976 and began coaching at the Missouri Delta Hockey program. In his first full season as head coach, he led the Peewee Major team to an overall record of 80-7-4. This team eventually merged with the Creve Coeur Comets and he remained with the team through the Midget age level.  His two Midget teams competed in both the 1985 (St. Clair Shores, MI) and 1986 (St. Louis, MO) USA Hockey National Championships.  During these two championships only eight teams from the country were invited to participate in the tournaments.

With Missouri Amateur Hockey’s approval, Don joined forces with St. Louis coach Rick Schooley to create the first AAA hockey program in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, the St. Louis Crusaders. The Crusaders participated in the AAA Michigan National Hockey League. In 1986, Don approached Bruce Affleck and Jack Quinn of the St. Louis Blues and worked to rename the AAA organization the St. Louis Amateur Blues. Now known as the St. Louis AAA Blues, the organization is known as a highly credible program with many alumni playing in the NHL, junior, and NCAA collegiate ranks for more than three decades.

Don has been coaching youth hockey for more than 50 years at various youth programs throughout St. Louis including Affton, Meramec, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. He won numerous tournaments in the United States and Canada and has more than 2,500 wins. He helped numerous boys and girls obtain college degrees through hockey and coached approximately 20 players that have played in the NHL and on Olympic Teams.

“My proudest achievement has always been to develop young people into quality parents and contributing adults as they move into their adult lives,” said Moorehouse.

“Coach Moorhouse is a valuable source who will benefit our program on numerous levels. Don has inspired players and coaches for more than fifty years. I am looking forward to working with Don as he helps these young men grow both on and off the ice,” added Sanderson.

“I am very honored to have Don part of the St. Louis Jr. Blues program.  Don assisted me in 1988 by providing me an opportunity to play for a team he coached, Team Missouri. Under his guidance, Team Missouri was one of the major factors in allowing me to move to the USHL the following season. Don has unmatched knowledge of the game and his contacts around the country are unlimited.  Our players have a great opportunity to use his knowledge and his contacts to their advantage,” said Matt Ocello, St. Louis Jr. Blues Head Coach.