Clinton Comets Youth Hockey is excited to announce that Rome native and standout goaltender for the Colgate Raiders (1998 – 2002) Jason Lefevre will be working with all our goaltenders for the 2019/20 season.
Lefevre earned four letters as a Raider, including one during the 1999-00 season when Colgate competed in the NCAA tournament. He boasts the 10th-best career goals against average in school history, 3.28, including a 2.58 goals against average as a freshman, which ranks eighth all-time. His .904 save percentage during the 1998-99 campaign ranks 10th in the Raider annals.
Lefevre has an extensive background in coaching as he worked at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn., for three years where he taught English and coached boy's hockey. From there Lefevre worked as an assistant coach at Utica College during the 2005-06 season. He helped recruit one of the top freshman classes in Pioneer history that helped Utica rise to a top-10 national ranking during the 2006-07 campaign.
In August 2008 Lefevre returned to his alma mater (Colgate) as an assistant coach, where he was instrumental in training the Raider goalies. He played a key role in the development of two-time ECAC Hockey honoree and a First-Team Lowes SENIOR CLASS All-American selection Mark Dekanich (’08), who re-wrote the Colgate record book relative to establishing new single-season and career records. Drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Dekanich now plays for Medvešcak Zagreb in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
In addition, Lefevre has coached at various camps and clinics such as the USA Hockey National camps from 2008 – 2013 and Blue Line Hockey.
Please join us in providing Jason with a warm welcome into the Clinton Comets family! This is a great opportunity for our goaltenders, as Jason will provide invaluable experience that our members will benefit from for years to come.