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

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.

Current member of the Brampton Thunder in the CWHL

Attended The Ohio State University 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)

 

Kaitlyn McDonell – Instructor and Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Laura-McIntosh Position: Forward

Kaitlyn’s passion for the game is evident as she loves to be on the ice. She has an amazing work ethic and loves to teach young players some of the skills that have helped her get to the next level. As well as being an assistant instructor, Kaitlyn also participates in Elite Summer Programs and has developed tremendously as a player and leader over the past few seasons.

Currently playing for the Neuberg Highlanders in the Austrian semi-professional league

Played five years for the University of Waterloo Warriors (OUA)

Named Captain for both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons

Strength and Conditioning coach for the Warriors 2016-2017 Women’s Hockey Team

Alison Hanson – On Ice Instructor

Position: Forward

Alison has been a great addition to our staff, joining us in September 2016. She is in her third 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 addition to our coaching staff.

Plays for the University of Waterloo Warriors (OUA)

Played two years in the PWHL for the Etobicoke Junior Dolphins

 

 

Dollee Meigs – On Ice Instructor

Position: Forward

Dollee has been working with us since we started in 2015, and has developed into a great leader on the ice.  As a coach of hers in the past, she is always striving to get better on and off the ice as an athlete.  These qualities are also shown through her work on the ice as an instructor.  Her passion is evident and she is an excellent mentor for young athletes.

Plays for the University of Waterloo Warriors (OUA)

Played four years for the Laurier Golden Hawks (OUA)

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

 

Erika Kiviaho – On Ice Instructor

Position: Forward

Erika leads by example.  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.

Played four years for Laurier Golden Hawks (OUA)

Plays in the National Ringette League (Waterloo Wildfire)

 

Maryn Caragata – On Ice Instructor

Position: Forward

Maryn has been a great addition to our staff, joining us in September 2017. She is in her fourth season with the Waterloo Warriors. Maryn enjoys mentoring young atheletes 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.

Plays for the University of Waterloo Warriors (OUA)

Played for the Etobicoke Dolphins (LLFHL)

 

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)