Ringette Alberta is pleased to announce that Heather Konkin (St Albert, AB), will be head coach of Team Alberta for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, February 15-March 3, 2019 in Red Deer, AB.
As a player, Konkin has experience competing at several Canadian Ringette Championships, the 2010 World Championships (Team USA) and the 2003 Canada Winter Games. Additionally, Konkin brings a diverse coaching background to the staff, having experience at both the AA and NRL level. Most notably, Konkin was an Assistant Coach for Team Alberta at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, and more recently, she served as the Head Coach on the all-female coaching staff for the Zone 5 2016 Alberta Winter Games team which won Gold in Medicine Hat with a 5-0-0 record.
“My experiences have allowed me to identify with the athletes, share my experiences (both technically and emotionally), and aid in their development as athletes and people”
When not coaching, Konkin is the co-owner of 5-Count Ringette Goalie Instruction School, serves on the Ringette Canada Board of Directors and is a player on the Open A Edmonton Relit team.
The remainder of the coaching staff will be announced shortly.