DARTMOUTH, N.S. – In a joint announcement on Friday, the four Atlantic Canadian hockey branches announced the names of the staff members that will lead the region’s Female Under-18 team at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Huntsville, ON this November.

Troy Ryan (Campbellton Tigers, MHL), who previously coached Nova Scotia’s Canada Winter Games female team at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, was named head coach of Team Atlantic. He will be joined by assistant coaches Kayla Blackmore (Rothesay, N.B.), Ed O’Brien (St. John’s, N.L.) and Gordie Montgomery (Summerside, P.E.).

This year’s Team Atlantic roster will be selected from the teams that will represent Hockey New Brunswick, Hockey Newfoundland, Hockey PEI and Hockey Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Challenge Cup in October. The team will be announced shortly after that event.

The National Women’s Under-18 Championship runs from November 4-8, 2015.

Below is a complete list of the members who will make up Team Atlantic’s 2015 staff:

Troy Ryan, Head Coach – Spryfield, N.S.

Kayla Blackmore, Assistant Coach – Rothesay, N.B.

Ed O’Brien, Assistant Coach – St. John’s, N.L.

Gordie Montgomery, Assistant Coach – Summerside, P.E.

Kyle MacDonald, Goaltender Coach – Saint John, N.B.

Amy Malcolm, Therapist – New Glasgow, N.S.

Chris Rinehart, Equipment Manager – Oromocto, N.B.

Brad Taylor, Director of Operations – Lower Sackville, N.S.


Brad Taylor

Director of Operations, Team Atlantic

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902.454.9400 ext. 233

Garreth MacDonald

Communications and Special Events Director

Hockey Nova Scotia

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Dartmouth, NS B3B 0E8


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