Under Coach Moirano, the WBS Knights Elite team clinched the Mid-Atlantic division and regular season championship titles with 80 points. Ultimately finishing 2nd overall at the USPHL National tournament and, along the way, wielding a 43-4-2 record with an astounding 30-game win streak.
Coach Moirano, more affectionately known as Coach G, is a native of Chicago, IL. Before joining the Knights, he was the Assistant Coach for the Macon Mayhem in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Moirano was also the Hockey Development & Community Relations Coordinator for the Los Angeles Kings. His time in LA was spent building the Kings brand, developing amateur hockey, and growing equity in Southern California communities.
Moirano began his academic and athletic pursuits with the International Hockey Academy in Calgary, formally known as SISEC. Upon graduating, he played a role in his team, winning a Tier III Junior national championship with the Chicago Jr. Huskies. His passion for the game guided him to play two more seasons in the Western States Hockey League and a stint in the Superior International Junior Hockey League. He ultimately finished his playing career with Midland University - ACHA DI. Coach Moirano has made two previous appearances at the USA Hockey National tournament, the latter placing 3rd at the 2016 Tier II 16U National tournament and placing 2nd at the 2023 USPHL National tournament.
Gaetano holds a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies degree in Business and Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from West Virginia University.
ANOTHER SEASON IS IN THE BOOKS!
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights organization would like to thank and congratulate all of the players, families, and fans on another amazing season. The amount of hard work and dedication invested by our players, coaching staff, and ownership is shown by our teams' successes this season.
We look forward to another great season. Till next time!
USPHL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME VS CAROLINA JR CANES