Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite will offer a new full season program for all girls teams for the upcoming 2020-21 season, it was announced today.
The new full season program will increase on and off-ice training for all girls teams, in addition to their scheduled games.
The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and Pittsburgh Penguins Elite have added Ashley Vesci as a full-time Skill Development Professional and Girls Hockey Coordinator. Vesci, an alumna of the Penguins Elite program herself, will also serve as the head coach of the 14U and 16U Girls teams this upcoming season. Ashley played Division I hockey for Robert Morris University and went on to play for the NWHL Buffalo Beauts and helped the team win the Isobel Cup.
Pittsburgh Penguins Elite is offering information sessions regarding the new girls program on Sunday, February 23 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex: 2:45 PM for 14U, 16U and 19U girls teams; 4:00 PM for 10U and 12U girls teams.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite teams offered and head coaches for the upcoming 2020-21 season are below:
2011 – Trevor Edwards/Joe Pelle
2011 – Eric Attanucci
2010 – Trevor Edwards 10U Girls – Shaun Suisham
2010 – Nate Nehnevajsa 10U Girls – Jeff Tindall
2009 – Ray Conway
2009 – Trevor Nelson
2008 – Jeff Hannan 12U Girls – Shaun Suisham
12U Girls – Jeff Tindall
2007 – Josh Boyd/ Jerry Freismuth
2006 – Brian Mueller 14U Girls – Ashley Vesci
15U – Danny MacKinnon
16U – Kevin Muller 16U Girls – Ashley Vesci
18U – Dan Mayes 19U Girls – Stephen Walkom/Chris Stern