Girls Elite Staff

Learn and train under the men and women who have made it to the top level of women's international and collegiate hockey. Scroll down to see our awesome roster of coaches for this program.


Paul Flanagan: One of the most recognized names in women’s collegiate hockey after leading St. Lawrence University to four consecutive NCAA Frozen Four appearances….His 6 total NCAA appearances rank second in the nation among coaches…. Syracuse University women’s hockey coach since March of 2008….The 2010 CHA (College Hockey America) Coach of the Year….Led his team to a second consecutive CHA Championship in 2011….In February of 2013 he became only the sixth NCAA Division One coach in history to win 300 career games and has compiled a career record of 321-183-41….Internationally Flanagan has  coached multiple USA Women’s Select and National teams.

Andrea Kilbourne-Hill: Northwood School’s Girls’ Club Hockey coach since 2008. After graduating from Northwood, Andrea attended Princeton University where she captained the Tigers to their most victories in a single season. While at Princeton, Andrea was twice a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award which recognizes the most outstanding female college hockey player. Andrea has played on numerous junior and senior United States National teams. She was a member of the 2002 Olympic Team and won a silver medal in the 19th Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Andrea has earned a level four certificate in the USA Hockey coaching certification program, serves as a coordinator for New York Amateur Hockey Association and has evaluated at numerous USA Hockey district evaluations.

Mark Hudak: Former Head Coach of the Dartmouth Women’s Hockey Team….Former ECAC Coach of the Year….Coached Dartmouth to Ivy League and ECAC Tournament Championships…3 NCAA Frozen Four appearances…. During his tenure as the head coach at Dartmouth Hudak has coached two All-Americans, an Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year, an ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Year, along with two first team All-ECAC selections, seven first team All-Ivy performers and an ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Year. He also has tutored four U.S. and Canadian National Team members who have combined for seven appearances at the last three Winter Olympics…Mark has been a coach at both the USA U-18 and U-22 National Camps….Named Coach of the USA Women’s National Team at the National Festival in Lake Placid, NY. in 2010.

Danielle Blanchard: Current assistant coach with the Plattsburgh State Cardinals.…A four player for the Cardinals and the only member in the history of the schools women’s hockey program to earn All-American honors 4 years in a row….A member of back to back 2007 and 2008 National Championship Teams… Following the 2008 Championship season she  was named the winner of the Laura Hurd Award which recognizes the top Division 3 women’s hockey player in the nation….Danielle finished her collegiate career with 177 points ranking second all time in school history.