About Us

LMcIntosh Hockey aims to develop female hockey in the Waterloo Region and surrounding areas. We have been very excited to see the growth of female hockey over the past decade and look to set the standards even higher.

Laura McIntosh – Founder & Head Instructor

Ohio State women’s hockey headshots and team photos Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Through Laura’s experiences she has developed a great understanding of what it takes to excel at some of the highest levels of women’s hockey. It is these experiences that enable her to teach both fundamental and advanced hockey skills. She is excited to share her knowledge of the game with the future generation of female hockey.

Head Coach in the PWHPA (Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association) 2019-Present

2018-2019 CWHL Clarkson Cup Champion

6 years associate coaching experience at the USport Level

Attended The Ohio State University (NCAA D1) on a full scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology and Physical Education

All time Ohio State University leading scorer with 170 points (123 assists, 47 goals)

Served as an Assistant Captain and Co-Captain at Ohio State

Member in the Hockey Canada Program from 2008-2012

Member of Canada’s U-22 National Team from 2010-2012 (Gold at MECO Cup)

Member of Canada’s Under-18 National Team 2008 (Competed in the first ever IIHF U-18 Worlds, won a Silver Medal)

Robyn Degagne – On Ice Instructor

Position: Forward

Robyn has been working as an on-ice instructor since 2016, and has developed into a great leader both on and off the ice. Robyn enjoys mentoring young athletes and helping them reach the next level of their game. Her work ethic and passion for the game make her an excellent mentor and coach.

Attended Wilfrid Laurier, and then completed teacher’s college at Nipissing University

Played 4 seasons at the Wilfrid Laurier University, and 1 season at Nipissing University where she was a leader on and off of the ice. She finished her career with 59 points.

Currently supply teaching at the high-school level around Waterloo Region.

Kaitlyn McDonell – On Ice Instructor

Position: Forward

Kaitlyn has a number of experiences working as a coach and mentor.  She brings strong leadership to our instructor staff and always enjoys getting on the ice with the players.  Her commitment, work ethic and knowledge of the game exceeds many!

Attended University of Waterloo where she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.

Played 5 seasons with the University of Waterloo Women’s Hockey team, where she received two team MVP awards.

Served as Captain of the Warriors from 2014-2016.

Played professional hockey in Austria from 2017-2018

Strength and conditioning co-ordinator at the University of Waterloo, also working with the women’s hockey team from 2016-2017

Alison Hanson – On Ice Instructor

Position: Forward

Alison has been a great addition to our staff, joining us in September 2016. She is going into her fifth season with the Waterloo Warriors. She demonstrates exceptional leadership both on and off the ice. Her passion for the game and dedication to mentoring young athletes has made her a great asset to our team.

Attends the University of Waterloo (OUA) and is a candidate for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Business

Played 4 seasons to date at the University of Waterloo recording 31 points (19 goals, 12 assists) in 107 games

Played two years in the PWHL for the Etobicoke Junior Dolphins

Sarah Rettinger – On Ice Instructor

Position: Forward

Sarah has been working as an on-ice instructor since September 2018. She is going into her third season with the Waterloo Warriors.  Her work ethic on and off the ice exceeds many and she is always striving to get better.  This attitude is shown through instructing and she enjoys working with players hoping to make it to the next level.

Attends the University of Waterloo (OUA) and is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Sociology

Played 2 seasons to date at the University of Waterloo recording 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists) in 46 games

Played three years in the PWHL for the Kitchener-Waterloo Rangers

Emma Cheeseman – On Ice Instructor

Position: Defence

Emma has been working as an on-ice instructor since September 2018. She is going into her third season with the Waterloo Warriors. Emma enjoys working with young players and helping them achieve their goals. Her work ethic and passion for the game make her an excellent mentor and coach.

Attends the University of Waterloo (OUA) and is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation & Sports Business

Played 2 seasons to date at the University of Waterloo recording 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 40 games

Played in the PWHL for the Brampton Canadettes

Laura McIntosh is one of the most offensively skilled players that I have had an opportunity to play with. Laura makes the game fun as her passion for the game is evident, and her ability to read the game comes very naturally. Jayna Hefford5x Team Canada Olympic Medalist (4x Gold 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 1x Silver 1998), Brampton Thunder (CWHL), University of Toronto (CIS)