Potter to lead Slovakia

Four-time world champion turns to coaching


Jenny Potter (with IIHF President Rene Fasel) was the captain of the U.S. women’s national team that won gold at the 2011 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images

BRATISLAVA – Former world-class player Jenny Potter will coach the Slovak women’s national team. She will be assisted by Robert Marton and Jan Bezdek.

During her long international career as a player Potter won gold at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games and at four IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championships (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011). She ended her international career in 2012 and most recently played during the 2014/15 season for the CWHL’s Boston Blades.

Now she returns on the international stage as head coach of the Slovaks, who recently earned promotion back to the second tier of international women’s hockey. At the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division I Group A in Vaujany they will play for promotion to the top division against Austria, Norway, Denmark, Hungary and host France.

Already before ending her career she had stints as assistant coach with American high schools working together with her husband Rob Potter. She then became head coach at the Trinity College women’s ice hockey team (NCAA Div. III) and later coached the women’s team of the Ohio State University (NCAA Div. I).

The Slovak U18 women’s national team will be led by Peter Kudelka with Barbora Kezmarska as assistant coach.



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