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Rocco Cammarata

 Owner and Head  Advisor of  "The Famiglia"                   

 Skill and Development Coach

Matthew Nordby

Minnesota Scout and Advisor

Matt resides in the State of Hockey "Minnesota" where he developed his skills and knowledge of his favorite sport.  His youth development was with the highly acclaimed Bloomington Jefferson Hockey Program.  After high school Matt played for Normandale College and went on to play Senior "A" hockey.  Over the course of the last 40 years Matt has seen and identified countless prospects go from Mite Hockey to the NHL.  Matt has spent the last 10 years coaching youth hockey from Mite development to Bantams.  The last 5 years have been spent at the highly regarded Minnesota Made Hockey.  Minnesota Made has produced over 250 NHL draft picks over the last 18 years.  His last coaching job was with "AAA" Minnesota Machine."  

Matt is excited to develop players and create the most efficient pathway to further a player's career.


"There's nothing more exciting than Minnesota High School Hockey"


 Coach Matt

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Tatiana Rafter

Head Advisor Womens Division Coach

     With the UBC Thunderbirds, Rafter became the first player in program history to be named Canada West Player of the Year.  Obtaining the honor in 2014, Rafter was not only the leading scorer for the Thunderbirds, she paced all players in the Canada West conference in goals (20), assists (18), points (38), power play goals (9), shorthanded goals (2), and game winning goals (6). Of note, Rafter was also the Thunderbirds leading scorer in 2013 and 2015. In the aftermath of the 2012–13 campaign, she compiled 13 goals and 10 assists, along with seven goals and five assists in 10 playoff games. During said campaign, she was selected to play for the Canadian women’s ice hockey team that participated at the 2013 Winter Universiade. Along with Thunderbirds teammate Christi Capozzi, the two contributed towards Canada winning the gold medal. The last goal of her Thunderbirds career came on her birthday, February 27, in 2015 during a postseason match against the Manitoba Bisons. The following day, she would register her last career point with the Thunderbirds, an assist against Manitoba. Rafter would finish the 2014–15 season as the third leading scorer in Canada West play with 29 points.


    Of note, she would lead UBC in goals, assists and points, while placing on the Canada West Second-Team All-Stars. Rafter would graduate from UBC in 2015 with 116 career points, on the strength of 61 goals. Her playing career extended four additional seasons playing in the National Women’s Hockey League in New York for the Buffalo Beauts(2015-16) and New York Riveters (2016-18) as well as the Russian Women’s Professional Hockey League in St. Petersburg, Russia for the 2018-19 season. She was injured badly at the end of this season snapping her abdominal muscles from overtraining and it had taken a lot of physical therapy to walk, and then get back on the ice as a coach following the career ending injury. During this time period the CWHL folded and this sparked players movements, and when faced with these circumstances and an injury requiring long- term rehabilitation,


    Rafter decided to make the transition from playing professional hockey to coaching, and player development. Rafter’s first head coaching experience followed six months after sustaining the abdominal injury and she decided to take an opportunity to lead Danish player development in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was named the Head Coach of Hvidovre, a local Danish team as well as the Danmark Elite for the 2019-20 season. She led the Elite Danmark team to securing a playoff spot in the squad’s debut EWHL season. Since that season and the beginning of the global pandemic, Rafter moved back to her hometown of Winnipeg Manitoba and started a family while coaching the Interlake Lightning U18 AAA F in the 2020-2021 season. She coached on the ice until reaching 43 weeks into the pregnancy, and the rest of the season the two assistants took over after the birth of her son, Jackson.


Now fast forward to current day. Rafter is a mom of 3-year-old Jackson Major, and she coached the u18 AAA Interlake Lightning to their BEST season in the history of the program. She started a career in advising female hockey players and their families on achieving their next steps for college and professional levels joining "The Famiglia"Player Family Advising Agency.  

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