Coach Alex Vasko - WBS Junior Knights Head Coach and Hockey Director
Coach Ray Giroux - WBS Junior Knights Coach and Operations Manager
Coach Chris Cordaro - WBS Jr Knights Strength & Conditioning Coach
Coach Christopher Laganiere – WBS Junior Knights Mite Director
Coach Chris Laganiere, the son of Binghamton Hall of Famer and former NHLer Pierre Laganiere, comes from a significant hockey pedigree and offers an immeasurable experience to our program.
Laganiere played in the Central Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) for the Brockville Braces, Pembroke Lumber Kings and the Hawsbury Hawks. During his time with the organization, Laganiere won 3 championships, was awarded the MVP Fred Page Cup award and was a 2 time Royal Bank Cup participant.
Laganiere attended SUNY Oswego where he was selected as the 2011 Oswego State Outstanding Male Athlete and was 1st team All-SUNYAC 2009-2010. He was a 2 time Division 3 Frozen Four participant and was inducted into the Oswego State 100 point club.
Laganiere went on to become the head coach of the Binghamton Junior Senators NA3HL (2016-2018). During Laganiere’s leadership at the Senators, in 2016-17, the team had an impressive record of 45-1-1, 91 points and was 1st in Northeast Division. In 2017, the Senators won the Northeast Division and lost in the Silver Cup semi-finals to Granite City.
In addition to coaching at the Junior A level, Chris had the opportunity to play for a number of great coaches including:
- Pierre Laganiere – prolific scorer with Broome Dusters, former New York Ranger draft pick
- Sheldon Keefe – current Toronto Marlies (AHL) Head Coach, 2018 Calder Cup winning Head Coach
- Eric Veilleux – current Moncton Wildcats (QMHJL) Head Coach, former AHL Head Coach
- Ed Gosek-current Oswego State (NCAA Div 3) Head Coach, 2007 National Championship winning Head Coach.