Coaching staffs named for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team
Eight coaches selected to lead Team Canada through summer selection camps and 2016-17 season
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July 19, 2016
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CALGARY, Alta. – The coaching staffs for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for the 2016-17 season have been named.

Noémie Marin (Acton Vale, Que./John Abbott College, CEGEP) will serve as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, joined by assistant coaches Amanda Benoit-Wark (Welland, Ont./Ridley College, CAHS) and Nadine Muzerall (Etobicoke, Ont./University of Minnesota, WCHA), and goaltending coach Max Joyal (Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP).

Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S./Hockey Canada) will serve as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, with assistant coaches Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, Man./Okanagan Hockey Academy, CSSHL) and Cara Morey (Hesnal, Ont./Princeton University, ECAC), and goaltending coach Amanda Mazzotta (London, Ont./Quinnipiac University, ECAC).

“We’re thrilled with the coaching staff that will lead our women’s development and under-18 teams through the 2016-17 season,” said Melody Davidson, general manager of national women’s team programs with Hockey Canada. “These programs are the building blocks towards Canada’s National Women’s Team, and we continue to focus on developing our coaches. I’m confident this group will help grow these programs as they lead their teams at camps and international events.”

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team

Noémie Marin is the women’s hockey head coach at John Abbott College. An alumna of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2004-06), she was an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship and with Team Quebec at the 2015 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Amanda Benoit-Wark has been the head coach of the girls’ hockey team at Ridley College since 2008. The two-time world champion (1999, 2000) won a gold medal as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2015 Nations Cup and also served as a camp coach with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team in 2012 and 2013.

Nadine Muzerall has spent five seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Minnesota, winning the NCAA national championship in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. Muzerall previously attended Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camps as a camp coach.

Max Joyal is the goaltending coach with Limoilou, winning the provincial championship in 2016. He served as camp staff at Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp last summer, and was a consultant at Canada’s National Women’s Program goaltending camp in June. Joyal also won gold as the goaltending coach with Team Quebec at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Hockey Canada also announced the support staff that will work with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team during the 2016-17 season, including:

  • video coach Justin Simpson (Markham, Ont./Providence College, HE)
  • therapist Jami Boyd (Minnedosa, Man./Hockey Canada)
  • massage therapist Courtney Loach (Calgary/Hockey Canada)
  • Dr. Marcus Robinson (Calgary/University of Calgary, CWUAA)
  • strength and conditioning coach Eric Innes (Quebec City/Limoilou, CEGEP)
  • mental skills coach Doug Swanson (Sorrento, B.C./Hockey Canada)
  • equipment manager Mike Matthies (Prince George, B.C./B.C. Hockey)

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp is scheduled for Aug. 5-14 in Calgary, followed by a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-22 Select Team from Aug. 17-21. It will also participate at the Nations Cup in Germany in January 2017.

Camp staff was also announced for the upcoming summer selection camp with 12 staff joining the above-named staff.

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team

Troy Ryan is the Atlantic Canada female coach mentor with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. He served as head coach of Team Atlantic at the 2015 National Women’s Under-18 Championship, and has also been behind the bench at the Canada Winter Games (men’s and women’s hockey), World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, World Junior A Challenge, and RBC Cup.

Delaney Collins joined the Okanagan Hockey Academy as an assistant coach in May after five seasons with Mercyhurst University. A three-time world champion as a player (2000, 2004, 2007), Collins won silver as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, and gold with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2016 Nations Cup.

Cara Morey is the associate head coach of the women’s hockey team at Princeton University. A gold-medallist with Team Canada at the 2000 Nations Cup, she won gold as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2015 Nations Cup.

Amanda Mazzotta just finished her first season as an assistant coach with Quinnipiac University. She played for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2010, 2012) and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2008) before winning gold as goaltending coach with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2016 Nations Cup and silver at the 2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

Hockey Canada also announced the support staff that will work with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team throughout the 2016-17 season, including:

  • video coach James Emery (Calgary/Hockey Canada)
  • therapist Kaitlyn Maddigan (London, Ont./Western University, OUA)
  • massage therapist Meagan Cowell (London, Ont./Hockey Canada)
  • Dr. Tina Atkinson (Dartmouth, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL)
  • strength and conditioning coach Scott Willgress (Calgary/CSI Atlantic)
  • mental skills coach Sommer Christie (Calgary, Alta./Hockey Canada)
  • equipment manager Serge LeBlanc (Moncton, N.B./Université de Moncton, AUS)

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp is scheduled for Aug. 7-14 in Calgary, followed by a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-18 Select Team from Aug. 17-21. It will also participate in the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship from Jan. 7-14, 2017 in Prerov and Zlin, Czech Republic.

Camp staff was also announced for the upcoming summer selection camp with 14 staff joining the above-named staff.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Program, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Women

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

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