Nick Ponce de Leon

5 Years Coaching  Experience (Squirts through High School)
2017-18  U12  Head Coach  - won U12 Gold  NIHL Championship
2018-19  U12 and U14 Head Coach
Level 3 Coach
Level 2 Official

Coach Ponce is starting his 6th season of coaching this Fall.    Last season (2017-18) he coached the Wilmette Girls U12 Team to win the NIHL Championship.   He runs his own  summer hockey camp and also 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).