Canada Winter Games Coaching Staff Announced

Ringette Alberta is pleased to announce the coaching staff that will be leading our 2015 Team Alberta to the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC, February 13 – March 1, 2015. Accompanying our head coach, Kevin Harrison, will be our two assistant coaches, Heather Konkin and Christopher Kelly.

Heather Konkin is an experienced coach, starting her coaching career in 2005 with U12 AA, she has developed and most recently, was an assistant coach for the NRL team; Edmonton WAM! In 2011, Heather and Keely Brown founded the largest Ringette Goalie School in Canada, 5-Count Ringette Goalie Instruction, which trains goalies of all ages across the country, this is sure to be an asset for Team Alberta’s net minders. On top of coaching, Heather is also a talented player and will use her past successes at numerous Canadian Ringette Championships, 2010 World Championships and 2003 Canada Winter Games, to guide and mentor the young athletes. 

Christopher Kelly has coached from U9 all the way to U19 AA, and played a key role in the creation of the Central Alberta AA Ringette program. Chris’ strong coaching skills and leadership has brought Central Alberta a number of successful seasons, including completing at the 2012 Canadian Ringette Championships. The technical expertise and passion for the game makes Chris an excellent assistant coach for the program.

This excellent staff is excited for the upcoming team selections, which will begin at North and South RAB Camps at the end of April. Stay tuned for more details. http://www.ringettealberta.com/rab-cup/ . More information about the Canada Winter Games themselves can be found here: http://www.canadagames2015.ca/