by Hockey PEI Communications // @HockeyPEI // Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – PEI’s newest hockey franchises’ have announced the line-up of Coaching Staffs who will lead the top Under-18 female players on the Island in their inaugural season as part of the Maritime Major Under-18 Female Hockey League.
Jordan Miller of Murray River and Morgan McNeill of Days Corner have been named to the position of Head Coach for the Eastern Stars and Western Wind franchises’, respectively.
The announcement was made by Eastern Stars General Manager, Mike Lutley and Western Wind General Manager, Eric Morency with support by the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL and Summerside Western Capitals of the MHL on Tuesday.
Joining Miller on the Eastern Stars bench as assistant coaches for the 2022-23 season will be Kaitlyn Gallaway of Stratford and Ally Clements of High Bank.
In the Western region, Head Coach Morgan McNeill has confirmed Jodi McNeill of Richmond and Dave McNeill of Days Corner as his assistant coaches, which will round out his coaching staff.
About Miller: Miller grew up playing in the Northumberland Minor Hockey Association out of Murray River and then with the Kings County Kings when it was formed. She then went on to attend Rothesay Netherwood School to play varsity prep hockey in her grade 11 and 12 years. Once graduated, Miller went to play hockey for the Tommies at St. Thomas University for 4 years. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Education at UPEI she was recruited west to begin her teaching career. While living in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Miller was a part of starting the first all-female elite program that would participate in the East Central Alberta Female Hockey League. Miller was the head coach of the U11 Elite Girls Team. She most recently moved back to Murray River where she assistant coached with U13 AAA Central Storm last season, and head coached with the Atlantic Female Training Institute this past spring. Miller will be teaching at Southern Kings Consolidated this year and will also be assistant coaching with U16 Team PEI at the Atlantic Challenge Cup this coming Thanksgiving.
About McNeill: Morgan played most of his Minor hockey split between the AAA programs in Western PEI. At 17 he left home to begin a Junior A career that would span three years split between 3 teams, the Schreiber Diesels, the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Junior A Hockey League (SIJHL) and the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Canada Junior A Hockey League (CCHL), playing in the 2009 Dudley Hewitt Cup. He spent one season playing for the Ryerson Rams of the OUA, and 2 years for the Briercrest Clippers of the ACAC. From there, he spent time professionally with the Watertown Wolves before playing 4 years in the NESHL in New Brunswick, suiting up for the Tracadie Alpines and Bouctouche JCs, playing in the 2017 Allan Cup. Following a successful 2017 season, Morgan traveled to play as an Import for the Adelaide Adrenaline in the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). Morgan would then play the 2018-19 season professionally in Sweden. His coaching experience includes:
- 2016-17 Assistant Coach Holland College Women’s Hockey
- 2017-18 Assistant Coach Prince County Warriors Major Bantam
- 2018-19 Co-Coach IK Guts Swedish J18 Division 2
- 2020-21 Assistant Coach Summerside Western Capitals Jr. A
- 2021-22 Co-Coach Kensington Wild Major Midget
Tryout information for both the Eastern Stars and Western Wind has been announced and can be viewed HERE.
For more information on the Maritime Major U18 Female Hockey League, please visit www.nsfhl.ca.
For more information on the Charlottetown Islanders, please visit www.charlottetownislanders.com.
For more information on the Summerside Western Capitals, please visit www.gocapsgo.ca
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