Leadership & Staff


Chet Murch, Rinks General Manager – Chet has spent his life in and around hockey rinks.  He has extensive administrative management experience, strong leadership experience, and deep facilities management experience.  Chet manages the facility, provides oversight and management of the programs, and he also coaches his son’s Seacoast Spartans team.  We are so proud to have him lead our team.  cmurch@therinksatexeter.com.

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Peter Tufts, Director of Rinks Hockey Programs – Peter has experience managing schedules, teams, leagues, tournaments, and he has coached at the collegiate level in hockey and soccer.  He is also a licensed USA Hockey Referee and Coach.  Peter is responsible for all internal hockey programs for youth and adults levels, including house leagues, 3v3, 4v4, mens leagues, learn to play hockey, and many tournaments.  There is probably nothing that this man cannot do!  Seriously. petert@therinksatexeter.com.



Mark Farrington, Director of Skating Programs – Mark is one of the most respected skating coaches in NewEngland.  He has been running skating programs and providing instructions to beginners and experts alike for 10+ years.  He trains figure skaters, beginning skaters, and hockey players who want to improve their speed, edge work, agility, and balance.  He is a former professional figure skater and gets passion from teacher others.  Mark played the Cowardly Lion in a skating production of the Wizard of Oz. markf@therinksatexeter.com.


Nicole Bezio, Director of Accounting and Finance – Nicole has a four year degree in business and runs accounting, finance, and billing at The Rinks.  She maintains accurate records on player balances, team balances, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.  She also has the friendliest disposition!  nbezio@therinksatexeter.com.



Kurt Mallett, Seacoast Spartans General Manager and Seacoast College Prep Head Coach – As a seasoned skating and skills coach, Kurt Mallett’s mastery of teaching has transformed young athletes into outstanding hockey players. Mallett played four years of collegiate hockey, where he earned the honor of All American his senior year. Kurt also tallied 217 points in his 4 Collegiate Seasons of Hockey as well as 2 NCAA final four appearances, and held a 2 year Captain position for the Vikings. Kurt also played 6 yrs of professional hockey between the ECHL & IHL, before retiring to be a professional coach.  One of Kurt’s greatest attributes was his ability to be a leader and a great teacher.  Kurt has been the heart and soul of the Rinks At Exeter from the day he joined us 13 years ago; he has developed and run the most successful skills program in New Hampshire, helping players from Mites to the Professional ranks. He has established a reputation for significantly improving player skills through an innovative, fast pace skills progression program, which he personally developed.  Kurt resides in York Maine with his wife, Susie, his daughter, Mackenzie, and his son, Trevor.  Besides being a great hockey skills instructor and awesome coach, he is simply one of the nicest people you will ever meet.  kurtm@therinksatexeter.com