Rick Polutnik

Assigned to: Coach Mentor - Slovakia

Team Canada – 1990 & 1992 (Senior Team)…2008 & 2009 (Under 18 Team)

Medals won: IIHF World Women’s Championship (1992 Gold, 1990 Gold)…IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship (2009 Silver, 2008 Silver)

Awards: Mayors Special Recognition Award for service and achievement 1993…Commemorative Medal for Canada’s 125-year anniversary, for significant contribution to community and Canada 1992…Hockey Canada’s development recognition award for service to amateur hockey in Canada 1992…Hockey Alberta’s Centennial Award for significant contribution to amateur hockey in Alberta’s first 100yrs. 2007…Red Deer College 45 in 45 Alumni Recognition 2009

Other Hockey Experience: Current member of Hockey Canada National Coach Mentorship Committee…Current member of Hockey Canada High Performance Coaching Writing Group…Founding Member of Hockey Canada’s National Coach Mentorship Program…Designed and implemented coach mentorship programs in Alberta 1990-2010…Coaching Chair for Hockey Alberta 2002-07…Member of Hockey Alberta’s Body Checking Review Committee 2002–03…IIHF Consultant to emerging nations 2000–02…Technical Director Hockey Alberta 1984-1996…Manger Human Resources Hockey Alberta 1996–1999…Coaching Chair Hockey Canada 1994–1996…Designed and implemented Organization and Coach Mentorship Program = L.E.A.D. Program in Alberta 1995…Mentor Coach Canada National Women’s Team 1994…Head Coach National Women’s Team – World Champions 1992…Designed and implemented Hockey Alberta Jamboree Program 1990…Assistant Coach National Women’s Team – World Champions 1990…Program Manager POE Under 17 1985–89…Program Manager Under 18 1985–89…Program Manager Canada Winter Games 1987…1 National Championship Gold Medal – Female - Edmonton Chimos…1 National Championship Silver Medal and 1 Bronze Medal Female - Edmonton Chimos

Personal Information: Currently resides in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada with wife Donna…Has two sons (Ross and David)…Hometown Canmore, Alberta, Canada…Leads sport management company Teamworks Canada Inc.

Why have you joined AMP? Mel Davidson asked me if I was interested and I immediately said yes. I believe it important to “give back” to the game and contribute to “making a difference” where ever you can. I have been fortunate to have participated at many different levels, learning as much or more than I have given back. I enjoy the mentoring and teaching part of the game and this is a unique opportunity to volunteer at a high level, travel and see the world and to contribute in a significant manner to the ongoing development of the women’s game.

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