Bremerton Sockeyes Name Steven Soto New Head Coach/General Manager

The Bremerton Sockeyes are pleased to announce they have added Steve Soto as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Sockeyes, who will begin play in the USPHL Premier in the 2024-25 season. Soto brings with him a robust resume filled with extensive coaching and playing experiences that promise to drive the Sockeyes to new heights.


Steve Soto joins the Sockeyes from the Ogden Mustangs, where his strategic insights were instrumental in enhancing their program. As a former player, Soto displayed his prowess in the Western States Hockey League with teams such as the Alaska Sinbad Sailors and the Flagstaff Mountaineers, before transitioning to a collegiate career at Weber State University. His comprehensive understanding of the game at various levels provides him with a unique perspective that is invaluable in coaching young athletes.

“We are thrilled to welcome Coach/GM Steve Soto to our team,” said Andy Eustis, President of the Bremerton Sockeyes. “His commitment to the sport and his proven ability to develop top-tier players align perfectly with our goals for the Sockeyes as we step into the USPHL Premier arena. His leadership qualities and strategic approach to the game are exactly what we need at this pivotal time.”

The Bremerton Sockeyes continue to prepare for their debut in the USPHL Premier, focusing on the development and readiness of the team. For more information about the team, upcoming camps, or to get involved, please visit our website



Founded in 2012, the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) is comprised of over 150 teams, fielding more than 20,000 players aged 9-21 in more than 100 organizations across the North, South, Midwest, West, and Canada. Our Junior Divisions consist of the National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC), a tuition-free, Tier 2 Junior hockey division, and our Premier & Elite Divisions, all geared toward college and pro placement. Our youth & midget divisions (operated through the Tier 1 Hockey Federation) field full season 9U through 18U teams. The USPHL has sent over 8,000 players to all levels of college hockey including over 3,300 into NCAA college hockey and over 200 players into NCAA Division I hockey. The USPHL has also had 17 players who played in the NCDC drafted by NHL teams.