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2018-2019 Girls Coaching Staff

U16 T2 Head Coach Erik Penhollow

Erik is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey coach with close to 20 years of coaching experience at all levels and ages including boys and girls at instructional, House, Tier 1 and 2, and collegiate club.  Erik was most recently the head coach of the U14 T2 Cougars for the 2017-2018 season.  Erik’s philosophy is to ensure players develop and have the skills needed to advance and progress with the game and develop and compete as a team.  Erik played Junior hockey in New York.


U14 T2 Head Coach Adam Winters

Adam is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey coach with 15 years of coaching experience.  Adam has coached both boys and girls at various youth levels and was the head coach of the University of Michigan Women’s Club team (ACHA,CCWHA) for five years.  Adam played Division 1 Club hockey (ACHA) for West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  Adam’s philosophy is to provide an environment that fosters a love of the game and develops individual skills and the team in an age-appropriate progression in accordance with USA Hockey’s American Development Model.


U12 T2 Head Coach Lindsay Skiff

Lindsay is a non-parent, volunteer coach with over 20 years of playing experience and involvement in the game of hockey.  As a youth she played travel hockey and participated in many development hockey camps, including USA Hockey’s Olympic Development programs.  She played men’s varsity hockey for Lakeland high school and is currently playing in multiple leagues and has been involved in the Michigan Senior Women's Hockey League.  She played college golf at Olivet College and helped lead the team to participate in three National Championships and achieved All-District honors as well as Academic All-American honors.  Lindsay intends to develop a program that encourages development, teamwork, leadership and fun with the goal of having players ready for the next level of hockey by the end of the season and to develop their skills for hockey and for life.


U12 T3 Head Coach Rob Shannon

Rob is a Level 2 certified USA Hockey coach and has been coaching with the AAAHA Girls Program for the past two seasons, both as an assistant coach.  Rob’s approach with the players is to focus on the development, refinement, and mastery of the basic skills need to play the game, utilizing station based practices and small area games.

U14 T3 - OPEN

U10 T3 Head Coach Ernie Poortinga

Ernie is a Level 3 certified USA Hockey coach and has been coaching with the AAAHA Girls Program for the past three seasons, most recently the U10 T3 head coach.  Ernie is focused on developing the player’s skills and working to develop an internal drive with the players to be motivated to continue to improve, all in the context of a fun environment.