Jenny Guider enters her third season coaching the U16 Minor group. She has coached her teams to multiple Regionals and Nationals appearances.
A rising senior on the Trinity Women's Ice Hockey team, Jenny was among her team's leading scorers last season. She is a Westminster School graduate and helped her team to a Founder's League title in the 2020 season. She was the 2020 Daly Award recipient awarded for demonstrating a wonderful breadth of athletic pursuits and an extraordinary commitment to the highest level of Westminster sports. Jenny, a former Polar Bear, wore the blue and white for 3 seasons.
Angelica Mushenko enters her second season coaching the U16 Minor group.
Angelica was a former captain of the Trinity women's hockey team where she played from 2018 to 2022.
Before attending Trinity and earning a degree in Neuroscience, Angelica formerly attended Pomfret School where she served as a 2-year captain. She also played club hockey for the East Coast Wizards and helped her teams to multiple medal finishes at the National Championships.
Kyle Knopp has more than 33 years of hockey experience and has played, coached, or worked at every level — including two seasons in the Public Relations Department for the Detroit Red Wings (NHL).
Kyle previously coached with ACHA Saginaw Valley State University, and as Video Coach and Hockey Ops for the OHL's Saginaw Spirit. He also worked as a Head Instructor for the touring hockey camp Simply Defense and with the Chesapeake Bay Lightning women's hockey organization and various high school teams in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area.
Kyle will be joining the Connecticut Polar Bears after spending the last two seasons behind the bench as head coach for the Washington Pride U14 Minor team. With the Minors, Kyle led the team to back-to-back most wins in team history and two tournament championships.
Gwil Jones has been coaching for 25+ years in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York with a strong focus on player development.
He has been with the Polar Bears since 2018 and has led his teams to multiple New England Regional Championships and National Tournament appearances. Prior to his time with the Polar Bears, Gwil's teams have won the New York State and Eastern Hockey Federation Championships.
He has coached and mentored dozens of players who have gone on to play prep and college hockey. Gwil is entering his sixth season as a coach with the Polar Bears.
Katie Savage has coached at all age groups for the Polar Bears, from U12 to U19 at both the Tier I and Tier II levels. She serves as a key advisor guiding our players through the prep and college placement processes.
A tremendous student athlete during her time at Amherst College, Katie was a member of the women's field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse teams. While at Amherst, Katie earned NESCAC All-Academic Team Selections consecutively from 2016 - 2019. In 2019, she was also the recipient of the prestigious Friends of Amherst Athletics Award. Katie formerly attended the Westminster School. At Westminster, she was a 2017-2018 ACHA All-American Scholar and was named team captain her senior season.
She is entering her fifth year as a coach with the Polar Bears.
Janice Yang has led Connecticut Polar Bears teams to multiple New England Regional Championships and National Tournament appearances. She has coached from U12 to U19 and helped many players matriculate to the prep and college levels.
As a player, Janice competed for Brown University (ECAC) where she led the team in goals her junior year and was tied for second in assists her senior year. She earned ECAC All-Academic honors in 2014 and 2015.
Before matriculating to Brown, Janice competed for Choate Rosemary Hall and the Connecticut Polar Bears. She helped take her Polar Bears teams to multiple silver and bronze medal finishes at the National Championships. A two-time New England Founders League Champion with Choate, Janice was also selected as a NEPSAC First Team All-Star her senior year. She was a four-year USA Hockey national camp participant.
Janice is entering her eighth season as a coach with the Polar Bears. Including her time as a player, Janice has been involved with the organization for 21 years.
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