2019-20 GIRLS TRAVEL COACHES
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).