Terrence Wallin was named the third head coach in Mariners history on July 27, 2022, following Ben Guite’s departure to Bowdoin College. Wallin became the Mariners assistant coach in 2021 after retiring from a five-year professional playing career, the final two as a Mariner. A native of Yardley, PA, Wallin has multiple New England connections, including a family home in Kennebunk. He also played his college hockey at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 2011-15. After beginning his pro career with the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen in 2015-16, he rose to the ECHL and the Adirondack Thunder. Wallin played for parts of three seasons with Adirondack, plus a stint with the Rapid City Rush, before being traded from the Thunder to Maine prior to the start of the 2018-19 season. Wallin reached the AHL in 2017-18 and 2018-19, playing stints with the Binghamton Devils and Hartford Wolf Pack. He served as an alternate captain each of his two seasons as a player for the Mariners. In 2019-20, his final season, he scored 23 goals, tied for the team lead. Wallin founded Evolution Hockey Camps in 2019, teaching hockey skills to players of all ages, and has since expanded the company to the Maine Evolution travel hockey organization. He currently lives in Portland with his wife, Erin.
McInnis was hired as Mariners Assistant Coach in August of 2022, shortly following Terrence Wallin’s promotion to Head Coach. Johnny wrapped up a five year pro playing career with the Mariners in the 2018-19 season and went on to join the coaching staff of the Boston Pride professional women’s hockey team. The Pride are back-to-back Isobel Cup champions in 2021 and 2022. In his playing career, McInnis skated in 297 ECHL games, suiting up for Florida, Orlando, Utah, Reading, South Carolina, Indy, and Allen in addition to the Mariners. He also played 2 AHL games for the Lake Erie Monsters at the beginning of his career. Johnny played his college hockey at Minnesota State-Mankato, where he captained the 2013-14 squad as a senior and majored in history and communications. Johnny is a native of Boston and an alumnus of the Lawrence Academy prep school program. He also runs the Massachusetts-based SHOTS hockey program.
Brian McQueen joined the Mariners in September 2021 after three years in the SPHL with the Knoxville Ice Bears. He was named SPHL “Equipment Manager of the Year” in 2020. A native of Boston, MA, McQueen moved to Missouri where he attended the University of Central Missouri, earning a degree in Sport Management, and where he played inline hockey as a part of the NCRHA. He also gained experience in the ECHL as an equipment intern for the Kansas City Mavericks in 2017-18. Since 2015, Brian has also spent time working for the Kansas City Chiefs during their training camp, as well as a full season in 2017. Brian is excited to be returning to the east coast and currently lives in Westbrook.
Matt Salmen came on board in September of 2021 as the second athletic trainer in the franchise’s history. Working with the Mariners new medical partners, Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Salmen joined the staff from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He had been part of a five trainer staff at SLU since 2015, working for all 33 university athletics programs. Originally from Minnesota, Salmen got his bachelor’s in athletic training at Minnesota State-Mankato and his master’s of science in health and human performance from Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN). Salmen also worked for Adrian College’s hockey programs from 2013-15 in Adrian, MI.