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.
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 USPORTS 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
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 University and completed teacher’s college at Nipissing University
Played 4 seasons at 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 teaching at the high-school level in the Waterloo Region
Kaitlyn McDonell – On Ice Instructor
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 the 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 where she worked with the women’s hockey team from 2016-2017
Alison Hanson – On Ice Instructor
Alison has been a great addition to our staff, joining us in September 2016. 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.
Attended the University of Waterloo (OUA) and received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Business
Played 5 seasons at the University of Waterloo recording 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) in 131 games
Played two years in the PWHL for the Etobicoke Junior Dolphins
Sarah Rettinger – On Ice Instructor
Sarah has been working as an on-ice instructor since September 2017. 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 4 seasons to date at the University of Waterloo recording 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 84 games
Played three years in the PWHL for the Kitchener-Waterloo Rangers
Emma Cheeseman – On Ice Instructor
Emma has been working as an on-ice instructor since September 2017. 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
Currently an Assistant Captain for the Waterloo Warriors
Played 4 seasons to date at the University of Waterloo recording 11 points (2 goal, 9 assists) in 68 games
Played in the PWHL for the Brampton Canadettes
I had the chance to play with Laura at the U-18 world championship tournament and right away I could see that Laura was a special player. Her skill is unbelievable and there are not many players out there that have such great hockey sense like Laura. She makes the game fun and will certainly be an outstanding coach to learn from. Marie-Philip Poulin3x Team Canada Olympic Gold Medalist (2010, 2014, 2022), Boston University (NCAA)