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.

Rick Hutchinson

19U AA Head Coach

 

We are VERY excited to have Rick Hutchinson return to the Lady Ducks Program as the 19AA Head Coach.  As a co-founder of the program back in 1999, Hutch turned his efforts from the girls program toward growing the ADM RINKS program making it into a USAModel Hockey program and the largest youth development league program in the Western US.  He has coached at every level from 8u to high school and 19AAA.  Hutch, was an integral part in the formation of the LD Program and its early years of quick growth and success, has been involved in grassroots hockey growth in So. California for the last 30 years.  

 

Rick brings his structure of player development, in-game instruction and his focus on creativity of play and competitive team growth back to the LD Family.  Hutch led the Lady Ducks' very first National bound team (15u, 2000-01) to the USAHockey National Championships in only the club's 2nd year of existence. We are excited to see his player development mindset help the 19AA team have success this year.  

 

Hutch enjoys visiting Hawaii often and has been known to listen to a good Elvis or Depeche Mode play list if the opportunity arises.  Welcome back to the LD Family, Hutch!

Sarah Bier

16U AA Head Coach

Sarah begins her forth season with the Anaheim Lady Ducks program.  Growing up in St. Louis, MO where she was an elite roller hockey player before moving to AAA ice hockey for the St. Louis Lady Blues. Sarah attended and played hockey for the Marian University in fond du Lac,Wisconsin, where she played 4 years and was Team Captain for two of those.  After earning all-conference recognition, Sarah graduated with a degree in Exercise Science.

Sarah's skill level and vision on the ice has made her a great asset to the Lady Ducks program.  She enjoys off-ice player development and believes that team chemistry is a huge factor in their success.  Sarah is still competing both Nationally (earning multiple National Championships) and internationally for Team USA Inline. She enjoys traveling in her free time and loves that .

Vicky Wang

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.  

Vince Valles

12UAA Head Coach

Coach Vince is returning to coach once again for his second season with the Anaheim Lady Ducks.  Over the last 20 years Vince has been playing, coaching and involved in every aspect of hockey development in the southland.  From age 5 thru Bantam AAA level, Vince took his playing experience and has been working with young players to the high school level since 2010.  Vince is a USAHockey Certified Level 4 coach and hockey director.  

 

For years, dozens of Lady Ducks have already worked with Vince on skills and throughout the summers in hockey camps.  He is excited to finally come to work with our teams on a full time basis!  We look for a positive coaching environment, corrective instruction, and a competitive atmosphere for all players at this level, working to improve their game/team concepts.