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Pittsburgh Hockey School Bios

Christian Albitz

Former Bowling Green Varsity (NCAA) Goaltender and teammate of Dan Bylsma and Todd Reirden.
Michele Amidon

Manager, Female American Development Model, former General Manager 2010 Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Former D III Collegiate coach at Bowdoin College, Former National Team Player and Collegiate player at St. Lawrence University.
Phil Bourque

Former Penguins Player, two-time Stanley Cup Champion & Penguins Radio Analyst. Phil has been leading or assisting with Penguins youth hockey camps and clinics since 2004.
Dorian Burns-Coyne

Goaltender coach for 7 years working with some of the top high performance goalie coaches in Ontario; played junior hockey for the Pictou Crushers in the Maritime Junior A League.
Dan Bylsma

Head Coach, Pittsburgh Penguins; 2010-11 NHL Coach of the Year; coach of 2009 Stanley Cup Champions; former NHL player.
Michael Chiasson

Penguins’ Manager of Youth Hockey Programs. Mike is a goaltender and has been involved in coaching goalies for the past eight years. He played for Acadia University in Nova Scotia and for the Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 2006 he attended the New York Islanders rookie camp. He has worked as an instructor with Hockey Canada’s Team Atlantic Word U17 Teams and with Hockey Nova Scotia’s High Performance Camps.
Cliff Loya

Operator of National Elite Hockey, local coach and former Wheeling Nailers player.
Brianne McLaughlin

USA Olympic Goaltender; RMU NCAA Division I women’s hockey assistant coach; former RMU NCAA Division I college hockey player.
Kate Michael

Pittsburgh Elite AAA girls head coach; Shady Side Academy girls prep team assistant coach; Select Hockey's west coast girls '98 team coach; former NCAA Division I college hockey player.
Dennis Owchar

Former Penguins player and NHL veteran. Dennis was a hard-hitting defenseman whose checking technique was the marvel of his peers. He has been instructing the checking clinic/Battle Camp since 2008.
Jim Paek

Two-time Stanley Cup Champion, former Penguins player and Assistant Coach for the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins.
Mark Recchi

Three time Stanley Cup Champion, former Penguins player, future Hall of Famer!
Todd Reirden

Assistant Coach, Pittsburgh Penguins; former head coach of the AHL Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins; former NHL player.
Derek Schooley

RMU Men’s Varsity Hockey Coach (NCAA Division 1) and former ECHL player.
Bryan Trottier

NHL Hall of Famer and seven-time Stanley Cup Champion.
Troy Loney

Troy is a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was also the first captain of the Anaheim Ducks. After completing his NHL career, Troy settled in Pittsburgh and immediately got involved with the amateur hockey community as a coach. He has participated in the Adult Skills Clinic as an instructor and in other adult hockey and youth hockey camps and events as a guest.
Marianne Watkins

Penguins Skating Consultant. Marianne is a full-time instructor at RMU/Island Sports Center and is in demand for clinics and consultations across North America. She has worked with players in the OHL, AHL and NHL.





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