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.

2018-2019 CWHL Clarkson Cup Champion

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)

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

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)

I was lucky to have Macker (Laura) as my training partner through the peak of my career. We trained on and off-ice together for several years which made me not only a better athlete at the gym but certainly a better goalie between the pipes. Her skills with the puck matched with her on-ice vision are a gift to the women's game. Liz KnoxBrampton Thunder (CWHL), Team Canada U-22 Program, Wilfrid Laurier University (CIS)