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COACHES

Where the Passion Begins

The coaches are the heart of our organization.  We have a great mix of passionate and experienced coaches on board to give your daughter a well rounded hockey education.

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ALEX MORRISON

Girls' Program Director
19u AAA Head Coach

Alex has a long and diverse background in all levels of hockey.  He started coaching youth hockey 25 years ago here in San Diego.  Over the course of the past 25 years, he has also refereed at the highest levels of hockey, including USA Hockey National Championships, over a decade of Professional Hockey, and 3 trips to the IIHF World Championships.   In 2019, he was named head coach of Jr. Women's Team USA at the Inline Hockey World Championships, winning the silver medal, and will be coaching the team again in November 2022 in Argentina.
He founded the girls ice hockey program in San Diego and has led our 19u girls teams to the USA Hockey National Championship tournament the past 2 seasons.

Alex is also the USA Hockey Pacific District Representative on the National Girls Council and is charged with running the USA Hockey Pacific District Girls Player Development Camp.

MEGAN RIVERA

19u AA Head Coach

Megan has been in the Southern California girls hockey community for 10 years. Starting with the LA Kings Hockey Development team, she worked full-time creating and sustaining multiple youth and adult hockey programs. She specialized in programs to help boost girls hockey in SoCal. In 2015, she co-founded the LA Lions program and was a coach until 2018. She coached and mentored the Lions' first ever graduating class which consists of NCAA D1, D3, and ACHA players. Megan is a native of Harrisburg, PA and played hockey at Boston College from 2006-2009.

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JESSICA LASCOLA

12u AA Coach

As a Division 1 college athlete, Jess attended Northeastern University in Boston on an athletic scholarship.  She played volleyball and club ice hockey.  She has competed post grad at the USA Hockey Women's National Championships, including the tournament in 2022.

Working at the SD City Attorney's office, her full time career is in Civil Litigation, while coaching sports at many different age levels in her spare time.

Jessica is a graduate of Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, and looks forward to help our girls grow and develop during the season.

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Erin is originally from Huntington Beach, CA, and began her hockey career in the LA/Orange County area, where she played both youth and girls hockey growing up.  She attended and played hockey at Westminster School in Connecticut and graduated from Harvard University in MA, where she was recruited to play hockey, and transitioned to crew after suffering a severe concussion. She is now in a Ph.D. program at SDSU/UCSD studying Clinical Psychology with a focus on neuropsychology. Erin is devoted to helping players develop and reach their goals, both academically and athletically.

16u AA Head Coach

12u AA Coach

ERIN OZTURK

Amanda was born in Alberta, Canada and grew up in Minnesota.  She transitioned from figure skating to hockey at the age of 12, and quickly picked the game up.  She played varsity high school hockey in MN with the Wyzata Girls team, and was captain her seinor year.  Outside of the school season, she played AAA club hockey as well as rugby.  Most recently, her fitness focus has been on CrossFit, golf, voleyball and surfing, and is excited to add hockey back into the mix.  Her focus is to develop well-rounded and long-term athletes within the San Diego Angels program.

TREVOR KURTH

19u AAA Asst Coach
 

Trevor is originally from British Columbia, Canada where he developed a deep passion for hockey.  He has been active in coaching at all levels of youth hockey since 2008.  He is proud to be a part of growing girls hockey in San Diego and is committed to helping build a program that prepares the athlete for each new level.  He has been involved with the San Diego Saints program at all ages and levels, and has been instrumental in developing curriculum and standards that the Angels have been utilizing in developing female players of all ages.

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16u AA Assistant Coach

12u AA Coach

AMANDA CHERREY

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BLAKE BOLDEN

Lead Skills Instructor
19u AAA Coach

Blake is arguably one of the top women's hockey players in the world, and we at the SD Angels are very appreciative of her commitment to helping our girls be the best they can be.  She is a native of Cleveland, OH, and attended Boston College, where she was played women's hockey for 4 years.  She then played in both North American Women's professional hockey leagues, winning a championship in each league, and was named to each league's all star team.  She was a member of the Buffalo Beauts, and was named the league's best Defender in her last professional hockey season.  She is now a professional scout with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings as well as a hockey reporter for ESPN.

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