NHL SCOUT SIGNS ON TO COACH @ SCORE FOR THE CURE


For more than five decades, Lew Mongelluzzo has lived and breathed ice hockey and more than made his mark. As a player, coach, scout, and player development specialist, almost the only job in hockey Lew hasn't tried is organist. Score for the Cure is extremely proud to announce that Lew will be joining the team as the head coach for the red team in the youth exhibition game on Saturday, August 14 at Revolution Ice Gardens in Warminster, PA.


A native of Philadelphia, Lew fell in love with the game of hockey in the late 1960's. Lew spent parts of two seasons as a European professional in Germany from 1986-1988. He spent five seasons coaching collegially at three institutions: Rensselaer, Colgate (1990 NCAA Finalist) and Princeton.


Lew made the transition from coaching to scouting in 1994, when he entered the National Hockey League with the Quebec Nordiques, where he oversaw US amateur hockey for the organization. Lew has dedicated over thirty years of service to USA HOCKEY as a volunteer, consultant, and scout. In 1996, he was a consultant and advisor for the National Team Development Program. He was Director of Player of Personnel for USA HOCKEY's National Junior Team from 2002 to 2006. He was part of the group that brought the US National Junior Team its first IIHF World Championship and Gold Medal in 2004 in Helsinki Finland.


When the opportunity came to work alongside Ed Snider in 1978 with "HOCKEY CENTRAL" Lew did not hesitate. This grassroots program gave local kids a firsthand look and an introduction to what the game was all about.


Lew is the President of the Liberty Bell Games, formed in 2009. It is the premier hockey showcase for 14 to 17-year-old athletes. In 2021, the Liberty Bell Games expanded to Florida, and the addition of the Liberty Belle Games came to fruition. The showcase gives players maximum exposure, teaches them to work with their peers, promotes education, and gives them an opportunity to be viewed nationally. To date, 30+ Liberty Bell Games alumni have been drafted to the NHL.


Lew is presently employed with the New Jersey Devils.


Score for the Cure is grateful for Coach Mongelluzzo volunteering his time to impart his extensive hockey wisdom onto the next generation of young hockey players.

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