A Parma Heights native, Justin played goalie for Padua Franciscan H.S. from 1997-2001. He received two state runner up titles in 2000 and 2001, and was named Plain Dealer Goalie of the Year in 2001. After high school, Justin went on to play for the University of Toledo. Shortly thereafter, he became Padua Franciscan’s Goalie Coach and began coaching youth hockey for SYHC and The Cleveland Barons.