Assigned to: Coach Mentor - Russia
Team Canada – 1991-1998 (Senior Team)
Medals won: Olympic Winter Games 1998 Silver…IIHF World Women’s Championship (1997 Gold, 1994 Gold, 1992 Gold)
Awards: 2010 YWCA Woman of Distinction…NCAA and WCHA Coach of the Year 2003…CAAWS - Award for the Advancement of Women's Athletics in Canada…Whittanheur - Excellence in Coaching award 1998
Other Hockey Experience: Most NCAA Championship appearances in the country…Chair of Ethics Committee for American Women’s Hockey Association…NCAA Championships Committee Division I…Over 23 years of experience of working camps - Team Canada, Team Alberta, Various hockey camps across Canada and in the United States…Won first three NCAA Division I women’s hockey national championships (2001, 2002, and 2003) and was also NCAA Champion in 2010 and 2008…Coach for Team Alberta at Canada Winter Games 1991 Champions…Played for the University of Saskatchewan 1981-84
Personal Information: Currently resides in Duluth, Minnesota, USA…Hometown Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada…Head Coach for the University of Minnesota-Duluth (Five time NCAA Champions)
Why have you joined AMP? I believe in the vision of the mentorship program as it is consistent with what we have been doing at the University of Minnesota Duluth since the fall of 1998. Our approach is the global development of the women’s game using a Holistic approach. We have recruited and coached 22 Olympians from many different countries hoping to help grow the international game and win NCAA championships. I also joined this mentorship program because I was the first female head coach of a national team and the only female head coach at the 1998 Olympic Games. I think it is important that those of us that have been invested since the beginning be involved in continuing to grow the game and have a positive influence on the direction of our game.