- Mark Igo
As a founder of MyHockeyLive.com, Mark found a way of incorporating his marketing and media expertise with his passion for hockey. MyHockeyLive.com launched in 2013 and immediately became the premier live-streaming hockey website in New England. Today, the site continues to be supported by millions of hockey fans across the world. Like other MHL team members, Mark wears a variety of hats from sales to marketing to color commentary. Mark is a native of Hingham, Mass., where he played, coached and presided over various youth sports groups. When he is away from the rink, Mark umpires College baseball across New England. His favorite hobby is chasing a little white ball around a golf course.
- Pat and Sally Serio
That’s what stood out to us about Pat Serio, who passed in March 2021 at the age of 61, when I first met him in the fall of 2014 as My Hockey Live was set to get off the ground.
I remember walking into our first meeting and getting to know the team and learning more about the product we were set to unveil and immediately thought that this thing had a chance to be successful. It was a group effort, of course, spearheaded by Mark Igo. But it became apparent quickly that Pat, videographer extraordinaire, was the nerve center of what we were trying to accomplish at MHL.
“He was the foundation of our production team,” Igo said.
Pat was a pro’s pro. There’s a reason his services were in demand across not only Massachusetts but truly all over the country. In addition to high school coverage – which itself went beyond just hockey – Pat did outstanding work with horse shows and equine events, as well as his work with the Yale men’s lacrosse team and countless other projects.
Just as important as his work ethic, however, was the kind of person Pat was. Pat was truly a gentle soul of a human being, kind and compassionate. He is undoubtedly rolling his eyes somewhere as I write this, but it’s true. Working with Pat never felt like, well, work; whether it was in the middle of a blizzard, a cold spell in the single digits or both, going out to cover a game with Pat was never a burden. It was fun.
Pat’s sense of humor was the perfect balance for how seriously he took his craft, which he made appear effortless at times.
“He was a guy who was a perfectionist at times, but always for the right reasons: to make things better,” MHL broadcaster Paul McNamara said.
It was never about Pat (or us broadcasters); it was always about the game being played on the ice, the kids involved and making sure they received the coverage they deserved.
“When you got paired up with Pat you knew you were going to get great production, no connection issues and were going to have some fun,” MHL broadcaster Matt O’Brien said. “I feel those he trained here at MHL make our job better and easier as broadcasters.”
Among his many skills, Pat played an integral role in developing other video producers over the years at MHL, including Jeff Lane.
“Nobody was better,” Lane said. “[He] basically taught me everything I know about streaming games. Fielded endless frantic phone calls from me for the first couple of years when something was wrong. I’ll miss him greatly and owe him so much.”
Pat’s legacy won’t soon be forgotten. Figures all over the high school sports community, particularly hockey, have been paying their respects to the rock that kept MHL centered over its first seven seasons.
Pat is survived by his wife, Sally, and two sons, Peter and Kevin.
We miss him dearly.
- Jake Levin
Jake is in his sixth season with My Hockey Live, serving in a variety of capacities since coming aboard for its inaugural season. Primarily, he serves as a play-by-play announcer and contributes written content to the website and weekly newsletters. Jake is a native of Hingham, Mass., where he served as play-by-play announcer for the Hingham High boys' hockey team in 2008-09 - Tony Messina's first season with the Harbormen. Away from the rink, Jake contributes to Patriots coverage at NBCBoston.com and covers high school sports throughout southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a 2014 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, and he won't sleep until the hockey team achieves Division I varsity status.
- Paul McNamara
"Paul Mac," renowned for his Pepper Pot Players of the Game, is one of My Hockey Live's play-by-play voices. He's been involved with MHL since its inception in 2014 and despite being based on the North Shore, maintains a strong knowledge of all programs in the state. Away from the rinks, he works in alumni relations at St. John's Prep in Danvers, where he inevitably winds up at the rink anyways.
- Jill Frank McDonough
Jill primarily works on MHL's behind-the-scenes action, responsible for project management and execution of strategic marketing plans.
Previously, Jill worked with national entertainment and lifestyle brands for over five years where she excelled in developing and implementing innovative communication campaigns to reinforce brand loyalty.
- Brandon Hall
Brandon is in his fourth season with My Hockey Live, providing color commentary and insider insight into Massachusetts High School hockey. As a hockey coach at Silver Lake for 13 years, Brandon knows the ins and outs of High School hockey. Brandon lives in Easton, Mass., where as a student at Stonehill College, he served as the Sports Director for WSHL, doing game broadcast and sports talk. Brandon played varsity hockey for four years at West Warwick High School in RI. Away from the rink, Brandon is the K-12 Technology Integrator for the Pembroke Public Schools. He is a married, father of two who loves to travel and play golf. He also firmly believes that Petr Klima’s 3OT goal in Game 1 of the 1990 Stanley Cup finals ruined his childhood.
- Matt O'Brien
Matt O'Brien is one of My Hockey Live's Play by Play broadcasters beginning in 2015. He grew up idolizing broadcasters such as Fred Cusak, Gil Santos and Mike "Doc" Emirik. Another North Shore diamond in the rough as they say, Matt played hockey at St. John's Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts before he even knew his passion broadcasting was in his near future. A 2008 graduate of Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT where he called his first hockey game for ESPN radio, now resides in Cambridge, MA working in Sales. One of Matt's greatest My Hockey Live memories is when he and his brother Mike were able broadcast their younger cousin Ciara playing hockey for Worcester Academy which she ended up scoring her first Prep School goal.
- June West
June West, coordinator for My Hockey Live since 2016. June is the day to day manager of all things high school hockey, tracking broadcasts, scores, rosters and more! After leaving a senior position in banking and finance she was excited to utilize her expertise in database management. Her passion for hockey made this position a perfect fit. During the off-season June has a Garden Design business.
- Jamie Stafslien
As a life long devotee of all things tech related, Jamie Stafslien opened his own full service IT firm in 2010. Complete Technology Resources, Inc. is the professional culmination of his professional experience. Jamie works with clients to provide long term solutions and prefers to learn about their plans for future growth. Jamie’s work ethic is a result of his varied background. He grew up in a small farming community in western Wisconsin. Taking care of animals and doing farm chores while juggling school, marching band, choir and work on the public school IT system taught him the time management skills necessary to succeed in college. While at the University Jamie took a full load of courses and worked multiple jobs to pay for his education. A highlight was working in television production for PBS at University of Wisconsin and at CBS in Madison and free lancing for ESPN. Upon graduation from Herzing University Jamie moved east to pursue career opportunities. For the next several years he was employed at Geeks on Call starting as a technician but really discovering his talents lay in sales and management. In 2010 Jamie decided to open his own firm and started a home based business. Three years of growth encouraged him to take office space. He and his business partner and wife started a second business called Proactive Business Network, LLC which produces video and audio content for clients’ websites. With full television and podcasting studios in house Jamie has been able to stay involved in the multimedia field. He enjoys being able to combine the two businesses. In 2016 CTR purchased an existing IT firm in the Phoenix, AZ market with plans to expand in that state.
Jamie has served in a variety of leadership positions in the community including being on his church council as Property Director, as an Ambassador of the Metro West Chamber of Commerce, as a President of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce Referral network and as a founding member of the Metro West Business Referral Group. He was voted Volunteer of the Year by the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester and sang for multiple seasons with the Brimfield Area Mastersingers. He is the only male volunteer at St. Mark’s Church thrift shop. Jamie also enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling and rooting for the Green Bay Packers. He and his wife have a lovely cat.