We are thrilled to add two more excellent coaches to our U10 staff.
Our U10 Director Alexis Hager has named Stephanie Bardell as our U10A head coach! Coach Steph returns to the Patriots this season to work with both our U14A and U10A teams. She has coached multiple Patriot teams in the past as well as juggled being a two sport star student athlete at Castleton University. She is excited to personally oversee the development with Alexis Hager to make sure the U10s are set up for success!
Also making a return to the Patriots as an assistant for the U10A is Jenna Esposito! Jenna played youth hockey with the Lady Patriots and attended Elmira College where she participated in the JV hockey program. After graduating from Elmira, Jenna began her coaching career with the Lady Patriots U-Can program before taking a hiatus to explore travel nursing. Jenna is coming back to the area to further her education and plant roots at home with the Lady Patriots.
Coach Jenna: “I would like nothing more than to help others build the community that I was able to experience through a game that is more than hockey. Let's build a dynasty!”
With the additions of Coach Steph and Jenna, the U10 teams have a combined 7 female/non parent coaches (five of them being former Lady Patriots) and all with college hockey experience! The future of the program is brighter than ever!