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ELITE PROGRAM

PROGRAM DIRECTORS 

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DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS / Coach

shayne morrissey

A native of St. John's, NL, Canada, Shayne played junior hockey in Canada before committing to play NCAA college hockey with Neumann University. Shayne was named ECAC West Rookie of the Year in 2014 after his first season in college. After graduating in 2017, he sits 5th all time in career points scored with 108 points in 4 years. Shayne turned pro in 2017, splitting time between the SPHL and ECHL, where he now holds the Evansville Thunderbolts record for most goals scored in a single season. He also brings a wealth of coaching experience, coaching for 10 years with Xtreme Hockey programs in Canada, along with coaching Philadelphia Little Flyers and Delco Phantoms teams while attending college in Aston, PA

grace klienbach

DIRECTOR OF Female HOCKEY / Coach

A native of Eustis, FL, Grace played for the Boston Shamrocks in the JWHL prior to committing to play NCAA hockey with Neumann University where she captained the team during her Junior and Senior Year. After graduating in 2017, Grace was drafted to the Toronto Fury in the CWHL, but elected to sign her first pro contract with the Connetcicut Whale in the NWHL. In just her second season with the Whale she was named an NWHL All Star. Along with playing in the All Star Game, she participated in the fastest skater in the skills competition. Grace has worked with Delco Phantoms teams during her time in College, along with coaching group sessions and private lessons for Fairfield Ice Academy in Connetcicut. Grace is a great role model for young girls involved in hockey and advocate for the growth of women's hockey worldwide. 

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mike davis

From Newark, DE Mike played his youth hockey locally for the Ducks organization before graduating to playing 4 years of Junior Hockey for the Philadelphia Little Flyers (1 Season) and Amarillo Bulls (3 Seasons). Mike played 4 years of NCAA Hockey for Neumann University (2 Years) & and Stevenson University (2 Years) where he amassed a total of 96 points in 105 games. Mike turned pro in 2018, splitting time with the Birmingham Bulls (SPHL) Norfolk Admirals (ECHL). Mike and Coach Shayne were teammates and linemates in both college and pro hockey. 

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brianne krysiak

A Canadian native from Aurora, Ontario , Brianne has an extensive background in hockey.  She played boys Bantam AAA for the Markham Waxers, then made the jump to the Toronto Junior Aeros where she was an assistant captain, and a call up to the Toronto Aeros Senior NWHL team alongside several Canadian Olympians.  Brianne was recruited by Cornell University to play for their D1 program where she is a four time letter recipient, and is on the Wall of Honor at the Variety gym for strength and conditioning.   For many years, Brianne was a hockey instructor at a leading program in Canada.  She has been coaching youth hockey in the US since 2018 for programs such as the Aston 1494s and the Delco Phantoms. 

Erin Dougherty

From Media, PA, Erin grew up primarily out of IceWorks Skating Complex, playing boys hockey with Delco Phantoms and Penncrest, and girls hockey with Strath Haven and the West Chester Quakers.  She attended Saint Joseph’s University where she served as VP, then President of the Women’s Hockey program. During her time at SJU, Erin led the team in points three out of four seasons, and in her senior year she led the league in points and her team to an undefeated Championship season. Upon graduating in 2019 she began her coaching career as an assistant at the U12AA level for two years.  Erin now head coaches at the U10A level and assists at U12AA.

Sydney ladwig

From Colorado, Sydney played for the Colorado Select, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders, and Littleton Hawks during her youth hockey years. Sydney was assistant captain in her high school years, and her senior year (2018) she was nominated for the Hobey Baker Character award in recognition of exemplary character and sportsmanship. After graduating high school, Sydney committed to play NCAA Hockey for Neumann University. As a freshman she was named to the NEHC-All academic performer. As a sophomore she made the UCHC All Academic Team by maintaining a 3.9 GPA. Sydney is a huge contributor on and off the ice being named Captain of the Neumann Women's team for the 2021-2022 season. Prior to coming to Neumann, Sydney had coached youth hockey in Colorado, along with coaching the USA Hockey Multi district Camp In Colorado Springs.