Born September 6, 1973 in North York, Ontario, Patrick Curcio spent 10 years playing professional hockey with the ECHL (Dayton Bombers, Charlotte Checkers and Hunstville Blast) and in Europe (Milan Devils, Wedemark Scorpions, Ravensburg EV, Hannover Scorpions and Bayreuth ESV.)
Curcio began coaching in 2001, working with teams including the Pickering Panthers, London Knights, Utah Grizzlies and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
In 2009, Curcio organized the Euro Can Cup at London’s John Labatt Centre. The round-robin tournament pitted London Knights alumni against EHC Munich, Linz Black Wings and EV Zug, and raised more than $35,000 for the American and Canadian Spinal Cord Research’s Shoot for a Cure campaign.
Curcio has a 13-year-old son, Brandon, and is married to Elouise Bird-Curcio.
Kyle Paige, 25, returns for his second season as assistant coach of the Bulls. Paige played parts of two seasons in the ECHL with the Utah Grizzlies in 2007-08 and 2008-09. The Ontario native spent five seasons in major junior, split between Guelph, Oshawa and Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League. Paige was also invited to the Edmonton Oilers Training Camp.
Dinga, 25, makes his ECHL debut this season with the Bulls. Prior to his move to San Francisco, he served his capacity as the Head Equipment Manager for the Mississippi Surge of the Southern Professional Hockey League. A native of Binghamton, New York, Dinga was the Assistant Equipment Manager with the Lowell Devils from 2008-10. Dinga got his start with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League from 2006-08.
Fournier, 25, earned his graduate degree in athletic training from Ohio University in May of 2013. The native of Rhode Island, earned his undergraduate degree in athletic training/exercise science from the University of Tampa, where he played lacrosse for two years. Fournier spent the last two years working as the head athletic trainer for the largest high school in West Virginia. He has received national recognition from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for his research regarding the management of mental health disorders. Fournier is also a personal trainer and a First Aid/CPR/AED instructor with the American Red Cross.
Morrissette was raised in Laval, Quebec. For the past fifteen years for the California Cougars and the tier level Golden State Elite; he has been a successful youth (Squirt to Junior AA and AAA) and player development coach (AHL, ECHL, Div I, Div III College, Junior and Midgets) with five State & nine Northern California plus USA National Tournament experience.
He is an innovator in high performance player development bringing to the rink many of the lessons he personally learned from his own high level of training and competition as a youth to this next generation of hockey players. His High Intensity Invitational Summer Program is widely regarded for its methods of personal responsibility, specialty skills development, team play tactics and strategy plus off-ice conditioning including nutrition and mental aspects of competition.