Tier II Nationally Bound Teams
The growth of Girls hockey in Southern California has been impressive. Our program has witnessed this growth and are proud to be able to offer 14U - 19U Tier II for our student-athletes.
19U AA Head Coach
Connor’s background in coaching and playing at the Tier I and Tier II levels over the past 20 years helped develop his positive and upbeat coaching philosophy where each player will be constantly pushed to reach their full potential. Team chalk talks, video review, team building and a commitment to a comprehensive coaching mindset have been Connor’s mindset since his humble beginnings.
Originally from San Jose, in Northern California. He grew up playing hockey in the Jr Sharks organization at the Tier I and Tier II levels from 12u - 16U age levels. Upon ending his youth play, he started coaching at the grassroots level as a junior coach in 2008 at Sharks Ice; joined the San Jose Jr Sharks organization at the age of 19 and was moved to the 12u and 14u levels as an assistant and later head coach from 2011 to 2016. Connor was privileged to coach two Quebec International 12U teams.
After completing his BA from San Jose State University, (Sociology) in 2015 Connor moved to Boise, Idaho in 2017, and head coached the Mountain View Mavericks Varsity hockey team for a few seasons before moving to Southern California.
Connor, “discovered and recommended” by our very own Coach Kurtz, has spent the last several years focused on developing players both on and off the ice and fostering a strong and competitive team environment. Connor looks forward to joining the Lady Ducks organization this upcoming season and the feeling is mutual!
16U AA Head Coach
Chase is in his second year coaching with the Lady Ducks program and after coaching high school hockey and 12AA Lady Ducks he is going to take our 16AA team for the 2022-23 season. A So Cal native, Chase was a Tier I athlete growing up, played junior hockey in Canada and has been coaching since finishing his hockey career.
Chase is a skills and stickhandling elite instructor. Puck control and possession skills are a focus for his teams and he works hard to bring that to every team he has worked with. After completing his BS from Cal Poly Pomona in computer science, Chase is excited to use his knowledge of Tech and love of hockey to help bring these two together and give players more tools for success. “I’m very passionate about hockey, technology, and learning how sports and technology are becoming more intertwined than ever.”
Chase is known for his positive coaching style and bringing out the best in his athletes while developing their individual skills to work toward TEAM goals. We love Chase’s talents in this key area and he looks forward to bringing the 16AA team back to USAHockey nationals for a 3rd straight year!
14UAA Head Coach
The Lady Ducks are so fortunate to have one of our top development coaches and former Chinese Olympian, Coach Vicky, in the LD program. Vicky has coached 8u thru 16AAA and will step in to Heac the National-bound 14AA team this season. She is excited to be working with this age group again. Also as our ADM 10u coordinator and 10A team head coach, Vicky will bring player development at this level with a focus on 12AAA readiness.
Vicky came onto the scene as a key defenseman for Team China, battling Team USA’s Cammi Granato in front of the net on many occasions. Vicky began with the Lady Ducks in the early 2000s after retiring from Team China in 2001, after the World Championships and moving to California. Vicky has been an integral part of our player development since 2002 including as an assistant coach on the National Championship 12AAA Lady Ducks team. Vicky took a hiatus after marrying her husband, Juan and starting a family. With her 30+ years in hockey Vicky will once again raise the bar at the both 14aa and 10u age levels, bringing strong training and development of fundamentals in order to create an environment where players learn to push themselves.
In her free time, Coach Vicky, Juan and 6-year old JJ enjoy travelling around the world learning about new places, people, culture and food! Fun Fact: the entire family is trilingual and speaks English, Chinese and Spanish.
12UAA Head Coach