Riley Armstrong

Riley Armstrong

Head Coach & Assistant General Manager

ABOUT RILEY

Riley Armstrong is the first head coach in franchise history, leading the Mariners in their first two ECHL seasons. In the summer of 2019, Armstrong was promoted to Assistant General Manager and also received a two year extension, taking him through the 2021-22 season. Armstrong came to the Mariners to from the Wheeling Nailers, the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he was an assistant coach from 2016-18. In his 12-year professional playing career, Armstrong spent his first five seasons in the San Jose Sharks organization, including three with the Worcester Sharks, with whom he made several trips to Portland as a visiting player. He made his NHL debut in 2008-09 for San Jose. Armstrong made stops in some of Europe’s top professional leagues, playing in Russia, Finland, Germany and Sweden. He also had additional stints in the AHL and ECHL during that time before concluding his career with the ECHL’s Reading Royals. He played a total of 610 professional games, including 404 in the AHL, 75 in the ECHL and 129 in Europe, and recorded a total of 156 goals and 180 assists for 336 points. Armstrong resides in Scarborough with his wife Amber, daughter Peyton and son Ezra.

Jake Rogers

Jake Rogers

Equipment Manager

ABOUT JAKE

Rogers was named head equipment manager in the summer of 2019 after Mark Riepe’s promotion to the Mariners AHL affiliate, Hartford Wolf Pack. Rogers has been involved in Portland professional sports for over a decade. As a kid, he was both a bat boy for the Portland Sea Dogs and stick boy for the Portland Pirates. He made his way up the ranks with the Pirates, becoming a locker room attendant and eventually Assistant Equipment Manager by the 2010-11 season. He quickly became the Assistant Equipment Manager for the Mariners under Riepe in 2018-19, as hockey returned to Portland. Jake resides in Raymond, Maine with his wife Kayla.

Cole Libby

Cole Libby

Athletic Trainer

ABOUT COLE

Libby, ATC, has been the Mariners Athletic Trainer since the beginning of the franchise. Like Rogers, he was a stick boy for the Portland Pirates in his youth. Libby attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah where he received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training while also playing on the school’s Division I club hockey team. His connection to former Portland Pirate Kevin Kaminski helped land his first job as an athletic trainer after college with the Louisiana IceGators of the SPHL. After two years with the IceGators, Cole jumped up to the ECHL with the Wichita Thunder and then the Utah Grizzlies, an organization that he originally interned with during his time in college. He was named 2016 ECHL “Trainer of the Year” while with the Grizzlies. Cole and his wife, Katie have one son, Ian.

TEAM PHYSICIANS

Dr. Thomas Murray

Dr. Thomas Murray

Head Team Physician

Dr. Murray is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He achieved his BS and MS in physical therapy at Springfield College, and received his medical degree at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Murray has been with OA since 1999. In addition to being the head physician for the Mariners, Dr. Murray serves as the head physician for the University of New England’s athletic programs, and volunteers as team physician for Cape Elizabeth High School athletics. Dr. Murray has worked with the Maine Red Claws and Portland Pirates and is an orthopedic consultant for the University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine.

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Dr. Lucien Ouellette

Dr. Lucien Ouellette

Team Physician

Dr. Ouellette is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Sports Medicine physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of non-operative sports injuries and musculoskeletal issues. He has been with OA since 2006. He’s also the team physician at Noble High School and the New Hampshire Academy of Artistic Gymnastics. He previously worked with both the Portland Pirates and Jr. Pirates, as well as Bowdoin College Athletics. Dr. Ouellette also assisted with coverage for the U.S. National Soccer Team in 2008. Dr. Oullette got his medical degree at the University of Vermont.

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Dr. Allyson Howe

Dr. Allyson Howe

Team Physician

Dr. Howe practices family and sports medicine. She attained her undergraduate degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and her medical degree at SUNY Buffalo. Next, she entered active duty with the Air Force, where she practiced family and sports medicine for eight years. Following her military career, she moved to Maine and joined the InterMed team in 2015. In 2017, she retired from the Air National Guard after 20 years of military service. Beyond her work at InterMed and with the Mariners, Dr. Howe serves as the head physician for the USA Hockey Women’s National Team, traveling with the team to Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the 2018 Olympics.

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