Welcome to our team🏒

Hayley Williams

Director of Development

Hayley is an Ice Hockey Performance Specialist and the Head Coach at Hockey Worldwide Academy.

She holds a BS in Kinesiology & Health with specialties in Sport Leadership & Management, and Coaching from Miami University of Ohio, as well as multiple additional top certifications in training, nutrition, and coaching.

Hayley is a pro hockey player, currently living and playing in Budapest, Hungary for the Kanadai Magyar Hokiklub (KMH) of the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL).

As an American-Hungarian, Hayley is also a member of the Hungarian Women’s National Ice Hockey Team.

Hayley was the EWHL’s Top Point Scorer during the 2020-2021 season. Prior to the EWHL, she played two seasons in the Russian WHL, receiving All-Star recognition both seasons.

Before moving overseas, she played two seasons in the Canadian WHL, and one season in the National WHL (now PHF), where she was also selected as an All-Star.

In addition to her professional playing career, Hayley works as the skating and skills coach for the KMH organization, currently working with the U14s.

She also works as the Girls Program Director for the CCM Selects and CCM 68s, run by 200x85.

Traveling the world while playing and coaching hockey is a dream come true!

 

Matt Murray (& Yancy)

Program Coordinator (& Puck Picker Upper)

Matt has held major roles in the Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Organization since 2002, beginning as a player, and eventually becoming the Team Manager in 2015.

In 2020, Matt became the President of the organization.

In 2015, Matt was honored as USA Hockey's Disabled Athlete of the Year.

Also in 2015, Matt founded Miles for Matty, Inc., on a mission to help individuals with a disability cross-off items on their bucket list, acquire adaptive equipment or services, and spread awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (www.milesformatty.org)

Matt holds a Bachelors of Art in Communication from the University at Buffalo.

Yancy is a Canine Companions Service Dog and Matt's new bestie since February 2022.

Yancy is hard at work, with dreams of becoming Hockey Worldwide's official puck-picker-upper at future camps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Kennedy

Ice Hockey Performance Specialist

Kathryn is an Ice Hockey Performance Specialist and a Coach in both our Worldwide Online off-ice training program and on-ice camps.

She is a pro hockey player who has played both at the collegiate level, and at the professional level in Europe.

Most recently, Kathryn was a member of the MAC Budapest women’s hockey team in Budapest, Hungary.

Prior to that, Kathryn competed for two seasons in Sweden for both Leksand IF in the SDHL, and for Karlskrona in the DamEttan league. Kathryn recorded a total of 35 points in Sweden, and 23 points in Hungary. 

Kathryn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology located in Rochester, New York.

Kathryn was a member of RIT's NCAA Division I women’s hockey program during her undergraduate studies.

In addition to her BSc, she also holds two minors in exercise science, and psychology. During her time at RIT, Kathryn led the team in plus minus ratings and conference points in her senior season.

She received College Hockey America player of the week accolades, was named to the College Hockey America all-academic team four years in a row, and was named an American Hockey Coaches Association Krampade All-American Scholar. 

Alex Gowie

Ice Hockey Performance Specialist

Alex is an Ice Hockey Performance Specialist and a Coach in our Worldwide Online off-ice training program.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in massage therapy.

Fitness and health have always been a huge passion for her, and a big part of her hockey journey.

Alex played for both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.

She began her professional playing career overseas in 2014 with KHM Budapest in the EWHL.

Since then she has been a part of 2 other teams in the EWHL, Bolzano Eagles and MAC Budapest, as well as a team in the Slovakian Women’s Ice Hockey League.

She has been a member of the Hungarian Women’s National Team since 2016, helping with the promotion to the top division where they competed in 2021. 

She has been a coach and off-ice trainer for the Alberta Pandas spring hockey team, as well as conducting several one-on-one summer sessions both on and off the ice.

Currently looking to end her playing career and focus more on teaching, Alex is excited to give back all she has learned over the years.