The accomplishments of the Vianney Hockey program are numerous throughout it's history. None is more gratifying than having the Vianney Hockey Coaching Staff made up of all Vianney Hockey Alumni. This season, Vianney adds two new Assistant Coaches at the B and C Team levels. Here's an introduction to both.
Michael Rask (Class of 1999)
Coach Rask attended St. Joan of Arc grade school and then graduated from St. John Vianney 1999. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine in 2013 from the American Military University.
Mike started playing hockey at as a goalie for Affton, then onto AAA Blues, then to St. Louis Junior Blues and the Connecticut Clippers Junior B team. He also played freshman year at Vianney on JV and then Varsity his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. He was on a Vianney team that won the Pucks of Power tournament. He participated in a tournament in British Columbia, Vancouver while with the AAA Blues, and was the only team there from the USA. While at the tournament, he received an MVP medal and we went on to beat team Russia and team Sweden to win the championship. At age 15, Coach Rask was selected out of all goalies in the midwest to attend the national goalkeepers camp at the Olympic training center in Boulder, Colorado.
Mike is married to his wife Jennifer and has a 14 year old stepdaughter, Grace and 6 year old son. Charlie. He resides in Maryland Heights, MO and served in the US Navy from 2007 - 2015. Completed 2 tours to Afghanistan, 2010 & 2012.
Erik Boning (Class of 2009)
Coach Boning attended Vianney graduating in 2009. He went on to attend Lindenwood University and graduates this year (2015).
Erik played hockey as a forward for the Affton organization, then onto the Central States Developmental Hockey League (CSDHL) adn was selected as a member of Team Missouri. He played for the St. Louis Junior Blues and Lindenwood University. Erik has appeared in seven (7) National Tournaments and was a member of the St. Louis Junior Blues Championship Team in 2010.
Erik dates his longtime girlfriend Monica and resides in Fenton, MO.
Welcome to both Coach Rask and Coach Boning. Thank you in advance for your dedication to the St. John Vianney Hockey Club.