Matt MartinelliAssistant Facilities Manager
Matt Martinelli Bio
Number of seasons with the Griffins (including 2023-24): 19
What you love most about working for the Griffins: I enjoy being around the hockey rink.
Favorite all-time Griffins players: Nathan Robinson
Best thing about your job: Being around people that enjoy hockey.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan/Wasilla, Alaska
States (and provinces or countries) you’ve lived in: Michigan/Alaska
College degree/year/school: Bachelors Degree Business/Marketing from Grand Valley State University
Sports idol(s) as a youth: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
As a child, you dreamed of becoming: Airplane Pilot
First job/your age: Fulton Height Foods/14 years old
Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: I was making ice on our East Practice Rink with a large high pressure fire hose. I slipped on a patch of water and lost control of the hose. As I tried to gain control of the hose I slipped again on a patch of water and was bombarded with healthy helping of high quality h2o. I was soaked from head to toe and never completely felt dry the entire evening.
Sports played growing up: Hockey, soccer, basketball, football, tennis, and badminton.
An interesting fact about you: I was born in Daejeon City
Favorite foods: Pasta
Favorite sports movie: “Miracle”
Favorite website: modsquadhockey.com
Favorite book or author: “Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay
Favorite subject in elementary school: Social Studies
Favorite spectator sports: Hockey
Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Montreal Canadiens
Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Ice hockey, soccer, and basketball