Front Office

Head Coach/GM

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Jeff Heimel

Jeff Heimel is entering his 6th season as head coach of the Great Falls Americans.

During his 5 year tenure with the Americans his teams have complied a Record of 174-73-13 and are winners of two Frontier Divisional Playoff  championships as well a runner up finish during the 2013-14 AWHL League Finals.  Heimel was selected as Head Coach of the NA3HL Top Prospects Divisional Team during the 2015-16 and 2014-15 Seasons as well as Head Coach of the U18 Prospects team during the 2016-17 Season.  In 2014 Heimel was named AWHL Coach of the Year.   He has helped advance several players to all levels of Junior and College hockey.

In addition to coaching,  Heimel is also owner and operator of the Junior Hockey Academy- a small privately ran local hockey school and online hockey academy.  He is also president and Co founder of The Mid-Am Selects LLC,  a Summer AAA Hockey program.    Heimel is a native of Saint Paul MN, and resides with his wife Megan and sons Christian (4) and Preston  (2) in Great Falls, MT.  He is a USA Hockey level 4 certified Coach.

Associate Coach/Associate GM

Alex Drulia
Alex Drulia Begins his first full season as the Associate coach for the Great Falls Americans.  Drulia has spent the last 3 seasons as the assistant coach of the Dells Ducks From 2014-2017.

Alex Is From Fort Erie, Ontario and played His junior hockey in the United States for 4 years before suffering a career ending injury.

Although no longer able to play the game, He is excited to be able to give back and teach the game that gave him so much.

Alex is very excited to be joining to Great Falls Americans staff and looks forward to an amazing opportunity.

Phone:  716-777-0199