Hawks Rising

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Hawks junior hockey ended 2023 heading in the right direction. The Hawks won seven of their last 10 games before going into the holiday break and are bringing the momentum with them for the second half of the season. Read the full article at THE...

Hometown Hero

SHERIDAN — Sheridanite Kiefer Dunham is in his third season with the Sheridan NA3HL Hawks, showing significant improvement statistically. The team will be looking for Dunham’s energy in the Hawks’ final home game of the regular season Friday against the Gillette Wild....

Hawks Gear Up for NA3HL Showcase

The Sheridan Hawks are getting ready to hit the road for the upcoming 2023 North American 3 Hockey League Showcase tournament. The 2023 NA3HL Showcase, will take place from December 17-19, 2023, at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. The Super Rink is the largest ice...

Military Appreciation Weekend A Success

The Sheridan Hawks commenced a special Military Appreciation Weekend with a ceremonial puck drop by two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, Dan Carcillo, and honored guest Veteran Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Read the full article and view the picture...

Home Turf Clash

In a weekend of intense hockey matchups, the Sheridan Hawks faced off against the Gillette Wild, with each team defending their home turf... Read the full article and view the picture gallery at SHERIDAN MEDIA.

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Coach Santagata joined the Hawks organization as Assistant Coach last season, helping lead the team to a 27-18-2-0 season and a play-off position. After a year proving himself as Assistant Coach and being instrumental in advancing nine players that season on to college teams Santagata was promoted to Head Coach.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Santagata grew up playing the game, eventually playing junior hockey in the USPHL before moving on to play collegiately for Rider University from 2014-2018, where he was team captain for his last two years. After receiving his Bachelors of Science he attended graduate school in Virginia and also began his coaching career as Head Coach of the 14UAA Potomac Patriots.

Following his time in Virginia, Santagata moved on to Iowa as head coach of the Ames High School Hockey Program, from 2019-2021 and Assistant Coach for the Team Midwest selects. From 2021-2022 J.J. was Head Coach of the Des Moines Jr. Buccaneers as well as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the USHL Des Moines Buccaneers. During the off season Coach Santagata is active with his strength and conditioning/hockey training business, Lead By Example Training, coaching summer teams and running camps and clinics.

Coach Santagata brings his passion for player development on and off the ice to the Sheridan community. Coach Santagata is excited to keep building the Hawks program, developing future teams and continuing to grow the franchise as a high-quality experience and place for the development of aspiring junior hockey players.






Coach Billings is no stranger to the Sheridan Hawks program. A Sheridan native and former player for the Hawks, Billings brings a wealth of hockey experience, junior and collegiate, to the Hawks.

Billings joined the Hawks for the team’s inaugural year in the NA3HL. In his first year with the team in the 2019-20 season Blake was the leading scorer for the program and seventh in the league with 85 points (34 goals, 51 assists) in 46 games. The following year he notched the position of second highest points earner in the league and the Hawks program with 37 goals and 42 assists for 79 points.

Following his time in juniors, Billings went on to play ACHA D1 collegiate hockey at Grand Canyon University before returning to Sheridan.

Coach Billings is looking forward to working with Head Coach Santagata in bringing out the best out in Hawks players on the ice and off the ice as well.