|The Dubuque Fighting Saints organization is committed to being the premier organization in the USHL. The ownership group collectively provides an extensive background in both business and hockey, and represents interests on both a national and local level.
One of two local Iowan partners. Falb currently serves as Chairman of the Board / CEO of Westmark Enterprises and Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Falb is also the Chairman of the Board for Dubuque Bank and Trust.
Dr. David S. Field, M.D.
Dr. Field has practiced orthopedic surgery for 30 years and has been the driving force behind hockey in Dubuque. Field owned the Dubuque Thunderbirds, which competed in the CSHL and was consistently one of the top teams on the ice and in attendance. He also was part of the ownership group for the original Fighting Saints team that played in Dubuque from 1980-2001.
Principal owner of Northern Lights Hockey, LLC. Falcone is the Chief Investment Officer of Harbinger Capital Partners and part owner of the NHL's Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota native played college hockey at Harvard University and professionally in Europe.
General Manager of the NHL's Boston Bruins. Prior to joining the Bruins in July of 2006, Chiarelli served as Assistant General Manager for the Ottawa Senators. Chiarelli also played college hockey at Harvard University, where he served as the team's captain.
A managing partner of Northern Lights Hockey, LLC. Kwong also serves as a managing director for Harbinger Capital Partners. Earlier in his career, Kwong worked for the National Hockey League as a managing director involved with the NHL's international business. Kwong also played college hockey with Philip Falcone and Peter Chiarelli at Harvard University and captained the team his senior year.
A managing partner of Northern Lights Hockey, LLC. Mark Falcone currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Wild. Mark played college hockey at the University of Denver and professionally following his college career.
On the Ice
The team is led by what many experts consider to be one of the top coaching staffs in the league. Each of the coaches brings significant coaching experience at the college and junior hockey level. Head Coach/ General Manager Jim Montgomery and Associate Head Coach Joe Coombs also enjoyed successful careers playing professional hockey. Head Coach Montgomery's career included an NCAA championship at the University of Maine and six years playing in the National Hockey League. Montgomery lead the Fighting Saints to a 2011 Clark Cup Championship and was named the General Manager of the Year in his first season. Mike Field joined the staff in 2012, and has proved to have an eye for talent after a playing at coaching career at American International.
The Fighting Saints play in the brand-new Mystique Community Ice Center, which opened in the fall of 2010 on Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque. The 66,000-square-foot arena is hockey specific in its design, and features 3,200-person capacity and 11 luxury suites. The Mystique Community Ice Center features private locker room and workout facilities for the Fighting Saints. The Fighting Saints will use the facility for its pre-season, regular season and playoff home dates, as well as team practices. The team's year-round administrative offices are also be located at the facility. When the Fighting Saints are not using the facility, approximately 320 days a year, the facility will be open to the public to host a variety of events, including youth and adult hockey games, figure skating, broomball, public ice skating, learn to skate and other ice-related activities. The Mystique Casino is also expected to host live entertainment events in the facility as well.
Dubuque has a history of providing players with housing opportunities with quality billet families located in the immediate area. The Fighting Saints organization thoroughly screens and provides wonderful housing families. Our families work hand in hand with the organization to provide great direction and support for all our players. Families are screened on their value systems, their ability to provide a safe and clean environment and, of course, great food for our always hungry young athletes. There is no cost to our players or their families for this "room and board".
Radio and Video Broadcasts
The Mystique Casino Fighting Saints Radio Network broadcasts all 64 regular season and playoff games on Dubuque Super Hits 106.1 FM. The "Voice of the Fighting Saints," Zack Fisch, joined the team in 2012 and calls all the action, both at home, and on the road. The games are also streamed via the Fighting Saints and Dubuque Super Hit's website. In addition, video webcasts are available for all games via FASTHockey.com for a small fee. FASTHockey is the official video provider of the USHL.
The Fighting Saints are committed to being active members of the Dubuque community. Players, coaches and front office staff are expected to be involved in the community through appearances at schools, hospitals and the many non-profit organizations in Dubuque. The team will also be active in a number of fundraisers throughout the season, raising money for a number of worthwhile organizations throughout Dubuque. Also during the season, the Fighting Saints players will make weekly appearances throughout Dubuque. Giving back to the community is always a priority for the Fighting Saints.