Nick Ponce de Leon

7 Years Coaching  Experience (Squirts through High School)

2018-19  U12  Head Coach  -   U12 Gold  NIHL Championship & 3rd Place State 
2017-18  U12  Head Coach  -   U12 Gold  NIHL Championship
2017-19  U12 and U14 Head Coach
Level 3 Coach
Level 2 Official

Coach Ponce is starting his 7th season (3rd with Girls) of coaching this Fall.   The last two seasons (2017-19) he coached the Wilmette Girls U12 Team to win 2 NIHL Championships.   He runs his own  hockey training and tournament organization (PDL Elite Hockey)  and  teaches  private/semi-private and group lessons.

His playing career started at the age of 3 and he played from House League through to  Juniors and College.   Some of his mentors during his career were Chris Imes (1994 USA Olympian), Stan Dubicki (Chicago Wolves Coach), Joe Smiegal (NCAA DIII Coach) and enforcer Gino Pisellini (AHL Philadelphia Phantom).