Rob Barletta is the owner and director of RB Hockey, which he launched with just eight players in 1997. It has since grown into one of New England’s premier hockey training organizations. He also founded the Walpole Express, which competes at the Junior A Tier III level in the EHL and EHL Premier, and the RB Foundation, a charitable organization providing financial assistance to area families in need. In addition, Rob is the owner and general manager of the Rodman Arena in Walpole, Massachusetts.
Rob has run skills sessions for local youth organizations such as Hyde Park, Needham, South Boston, Dedham, Braintree, Hingham, Norwood, Weymouth, Westwood, Allston/Brighton, South Shore Kings, Somerville, Providence Jr. Friars, Providence Capitals, Medfield, North Attleboro, Walpole Express, Cranston Reds, BU Terriers, St. Moritz Devils and Northeast Elite Hockey.
As a player, Rob suited up for Somerville High School, where he was the leading scorer as a defenseman and GBL All-Star, and the Lytes Rustlers in the Metro Detroit Hockey League before heading to college. At Salem State College he was a member of the 1994 MASCAC Championship and ECAC East Championship teams, and played in the Division III NCAA Frozen Four. Injuries ultimately forced him out of competitive hockey but allowed him to find his true calling as a coach and industry leader.