The DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite organization is proud to introduce Kaley Mooney as the 14U and 16U Girls Head Coach. Most recently, Kaley lead the 14U Girls to an impressive 39-8-8 record and is currently ranked 5th in the country leading up to USA Hockey Nationals.
Kaley played college hockey at Miami University and was a three-time ACHA Division 1 National Champion and a two-time ACHA National Tournament MVP.
Kaley has worked at Vanersborgs Hockey Club in Sweden where she coached the U18 and U20 boys’ teams. Prior to that, she was involved in coaching at her alma mater as the Associate Head Coach for the Miami University Redhawks Women’s Hockey Team.
We look forward to having Kaley lead our 14U and 16U Girls teams!
Stay tuned as we announce our 19U Girls Head Coach on April 7!
The file below for Youth and Girls teams have the exact dates and times for 2022/23 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite tryouts.
The format of the tryouts will be as follows:
2013-2009: The 1st two tryouts for each age will be split in half alphabetically based on number of players at each position. We will email you one night in advance of the first tryout to indicate if your son/daughter will be in Alpha 1 or Alpha 2. Please check your email regularly to ensure you have the correct tryout group date & time. After the 2nd tryout slot, the evaluators will reclassify and your child will then be placed into Group 1 or Group 2. Following the 3rd tryout slot, there will be a 4th tryout slot only for those invited to the final callback. Groups will be posted on the website each night.
For 2009 birth year players will be required to attend a checking clinic prior to tryouts which is included in your tryout fees.
15U, 16U & 18U Prep: The 1st tryout will be split in half alphabetically based on number of players at each position. We will email you one night in advance of the first tryout to indicate what session your son will be in. Please check your email regularly to ensure you have the correct tryout date & time. After the 1st tryout slot, the evaluators will reclassify and your child will then be placed into a new group. Following the 2nd tryout slot, there will be a 3rd tryout slot only for those invited back. Following the 3rd tryout slot, there will be a 4th tryout slot only for those invited to the final callback.
Girls Teams: All girls will attend all initial tryout sessions listed, except there may be a cut to the final callback depending on numbers. More information will be provided at the tryout check-in.
Once the rosters have been finalized, those who are being offered a spot along with alternates will be posted on the website. Coaches will follow up with a call to welcome everyone to the team and everyone has 24 hours to commit to their spot.
Thanks for your interest in Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite!
Good Luck at the upcoming Tryouts!
This past weekend, the 14U girls got together and filled the purple bags with a complete Thanksgiving dinner for families in need along with a $20 grocery gift card to purchase a turkey/ham. They also took the time to make a special Thanksgiving card to be placed in each bag.
Overall, the girls 14U, 16U & 19U teams filled 37 bags. Each bag feeds a family of 4 so with 37 bags of food, we are having an impact on approximately 148 people in our community!