Amanda Hardwick grew up playing hockey in both the U.S. and Canada. She learned to play hockey in Bellingham, WA. She competed at the national level as a member of USA Hockey’s Pacific District Team and in Canada as a member of Team BC. She played Division 1 college hockey at Union College in Schenectady, NY. She has coached for both SWHC and The University of Washington Men’s hockey team. She currently lives in Bothell, WA and plays in several local adult hockey leagues.
Since he was 8-years old, Daniel Heller has been playing ice hockey. His area of expertise within the sport is skating and hockey-sense. Born and raised in Southern California, he’s had the same skating coach since he first stepped on the ice. In 2006, he moved to the Pacific Northwest to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science & Wellness from Bastyr University. In 2009, he started his journey coaching for Seattle Junior Hockey Association and a few years later joined the coaching staff for SWHC. In 2015, he took a break by moving to Scotland to pursue a Master’s of Science degree in Strength & Conditioning at the University of Edinburgh. His expertise extends beyond the ice as a National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach. When he’s not coaching or providing consulting services in exercise and sport science, you’ll find him in the mountains; mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and off-roading.
Nicole MacLaurin has surrounded herself around hockey at various positions levels, being a true Canadian. She moved to Seattle 4 years ago and quickly involved herself with SWHC as a player, coach & Board Member. Also, she is awesome!
Lisa McNeill played nationally competitive inline hockey for 10 years and has played adult recreational ice hockey for 18 years. She served on the Seattle Women’s Hockey Club board for 3 years and has been a club member for a long time. A Level 4 USA Hockey and Canada Coach 2 certified coach, she serves as head coach for WWFHA’s 19U Rep Tier 3 A team. She also served 6 years on WWFHA’s board. In addition, she runs a summer female league for players ranging from teenagers to grandmothers.