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LADY WILD PROGRAM
KNOXVILLE AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
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Welcome to the Lady Wild Hockey Program – Knoxville’s youth girls hockey initiative! Experience the thrill of being part of our city’s inaugural girls’ hockey program, as we embark on an exciting journey of empowerment and growth.
At Lady Wild, we are dedicated to providing young girls the opportunity to embrace the exhilaration of hockey while fostering teamwork, skill development, and a passion for the game. Currently, we proudly support the 8u and 10u age groups, with aspirations to expand our reach to even more age groups in the near future. Join us in shaping a legacy of female athletes and celebrating the spirit of competition on ice. Discover the joy of hockey with Lady Wild – where the ice is our canvas and determination knows no bounds.
LADY WILD PROGRAM
Join us every Friday evening for an exhilarating practice session with our esteemed Head Coach Jeff Monckton and experienced coach Samantha Haase. As the Lady Wild Hockey Program continues to flourish, we extend a warm invitation to our players to engage in additional opportunities, such as house hockey or co-ed prep/travel leagues.
For those eager to become part of our dynamic team, simply complete the contact form, and our dedicated Lady Wild coaches will reach out to you promptly.
We’re thrilled to share that our Lady Wild teams are gearing up for upcoming SGHL showcase tournaments on November 18th, 2023, and February 2nd, 2024.
Stay tuned for further updates on these thrilling events. Your journey with Lady Wild is about to get even more exciting!
WHERE TO START
LEARN TO PLAY
New to the world of hockey? We wholeheartedly recommend our Learn To Play program – a fantastic introduction that covers fundamental skating skills, seamlessly transitioning into the exciting realm of hockey. Follow the link to gather more details about this program.
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Meet Our Coaches
Meet Coach Jeff, a dedicated professional with over 12 years of coaching expertise, specializing in hockey for the past three years. Holding a USA Hockey CEP Level 1&2 License, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. With an unwavering passion for both the sport and our community, Coach Jeff embodies commitment. Beyond the rink, he cherishes family time with his wife Alyson and their two kids—an 8-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. As a true enthusiast, Coach Jeff proudly supports the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the NHL.
Introducing Head Coach Samantha Haase, a dynamic educator at Webb School of Knoxville, where she teaches Spanish and French while also leading the cross-country team. With a remarkable ability to connect with students and peers alike, Coach Haase shines as an outstanding communicator. She currently holds a USA Hockey CEP Level 1 certification. Coach Haase played D-III hockey on the Middlebury College Women's Team in Vermont which won three NCAA Championship titles during her time there! She then went on to coach the Culver Academies' high school girls' ice hockey team in northern Indiana before making her way down to Tennessee. Beyond her dedication to education, Coach Haase and her family share an unwavering love for hockey. A devoted wife and mother of three, she thrives on fostering a balanced life both on and off the ice.
Hello all! I’m Ally Derthick. I’ve been playing competitive hockey for 27 years. I played youth hockey in Michigan, Wisconsin and Tennessee (plus tripling up on teams in Ohio and Indiana while living in Tennessee). During that time, I played both goalie and defense. Once I reached high school, I was recruited to play for a boarding school in New Hampshire where I lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse all 4 years. For college, I went to the University of Wisconsin of Eau Claire where I played NCAA collegiate hockey as a goalie and did Army ROTC. During my tenure there I refereed high school hockey in Wisconsin and Minnesota for my college job. I also coached at the USA Hockey development camps from the national/Olympic level on down. Nowadays, I play in the adult league here at Cool Sports as a defender. I also used to play ‘A’ league with the Ice Bears as a goalie. Additionally, I play rugby and work as a project controller at Y12, and am in the Army National Guard as an officer.