Team Personnel, Roster, U18AA (Mississauga Girls Hockey League)

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Coaching Staff
  • Candace Kourounis
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    Head Coach
    Coach Candace joins the team as head coach for the 2021-22 season. A former USport player of 5 years and assistant captain with the University of Windsor, Candace understands the nature of being a student-athlete, and the pressures that accompany athletes when juggling both academics and elite athletics.

    Upon graduation, coach Candace joined the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2015-16 season in their Youth and Amateur Hockey Development. During her time in Pittsburgh she traded in her skates for a whistle when she took up coaching within the Pens Elite/Pens Selects organizations. Candace also assisted in running elite group skills sessions with both high performance players and goalies.

    "My time in Pittsburgh provided me with immense opportunity to understand grassroots hockey at its core. The importance of development and repetition for players of all ages and skill levels was a huge focus, and it's something that I have prioritized in my coaching ever since."

    Coach Candace is looking forward to coaching a group of players that are committed, eager and enthusiastic to improve and achieve both their personal and team goals.

    To contact coach Candace, please email: [email protected]
  • Maegan Beres
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    Coach
    Coach Maegan joins the team as the Defence Coach after recently graduating from Boston College (D1) where she also served as team captain.

    Currently a member of the Toronto Six in the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF), Maegan also has a number of accomplishments under her belt, including but not limited to:

    Bean Pot East participant
    Member of Team Canada, U18 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic
    Member of the North American Academy (NAHA, JWHL, 2013-17)


    She also served as a skills coach with the Boston Eagles Elite during her time at Boston College.  
  • Christina Ieradi
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    Coach
    Coach Christina joins the roster as the Forward Coach, bringing with her a plethora of playing experience.

    Having played at Brock University in the OUA from 2014-18, upon graduating, Christina took her talents overseas where she played in the German Professional League for Planegg Penguins and Ingolstadt Panthers Frauen from 2018-20.

    Coach Christina is currently playing on Team Sonnet in the PWHPA, and has previously held coaching positions at the Team Ontario U16 camp.
  • Carlos Neto
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    Coach
    Coach Carlos is serving this season as the Player Development and Video Coach, while also manning the bench as Head Coach of the U13A Hurricanes. He has also held Player Development roles within the Hurricanes organization.

    Previously to joining the Hurricanes organization, coach Carlos was an Assistant Coach with the Oakville Rangers U13AAA club, as well as Cawthra High School Tier 1.

    Carlos is a former player himself, having played AAA with the Young Nats in the GTHL, as well as Tier 1 in Streetsville.
Support Staff
  • Melissa Gutcher
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    Manager
  • Connie Goodhall
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    Trainer
  • Connie McNally
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    Trainer