U15AA (Bantam AA) – Kelly McDonald
The Etobicoke Dolphins are pleased to announce the return of Kelly McDonald as the Head Coach of the Bantam AA team for the 2020-2021 season.
Before coaching Bantam, Kelly spent two seasons as assistant coach of the Etobicoke Junior Dolphins. Within the OWHA, Kelly has coached at the 2018 Ontario Summer Games (U16 High Performance) as well as the U18 Canada Winter Games Selection Camp.
Most recently, she was on staff with Team Ontario Blue at the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championships in Manitoba.
Prior to coaching, she played professionally in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) and Division I for the University of Maine. She also has over a decade’s worth of experience in Power Skating and Skill Development. As a coach, her goal is to create an environment in which athletes can become the best versions of themselves on and off the ice. More specifically, she wants to help create well-rounded student-athletes by providing them with the information, tools, and opportunities to grow.
Returning to the bench with Kelly will be Kristen Barbara of the Markham Thunder (CWHL) and York University (USport), and Julie Allen of the Toronto Furies (CWHL) and the University of New Hampshire (NCAA). Both are looking forward to sharing their passion and knowledge of the game with the next generation. Kristen and Julie also have prior coaching experience with Junior teams and have worked extensively within skill development.
Kelly looks forward to working closely with Tyler of the Midget AA team and Joe of the Junior team in an effort to maintain the cohesion promoted by the High Performance Development Stream.
Kelly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on her cell at 289-684-8752.