Sara Elliott comes to the Maple Leafs Girls travel hockey program with over 25 years of coaching experience. Sara is a power skating instructor for both professional and Major Junior A players in Ontario, Canada. She has been head coach of the Long Island Wave girls Tier team in Queens, New York. On the boys side, she has been head coach with the SCAHA Costa Mesa Comets and Valencia Express, and the NORCAL San Francisco Sabres. Sara joins Karen Maloney, Mike Lee and Mike Diehr in guiding the growing Maple Leafs Girls program.
Girls 19U AA
Midget 18U A
Terry Gordon comes to Pasadena with over 26 years of coaching experience in Ohio and California, winning league and state championships in both locales. Terry has coached from Squirt B up to minor professional, with the Dayton Ice Bandits of the Colonial Hockey League during the 1996-1997 season. Terry won state championships with the Dayton Blue Hawks Bantam AA team in 1992 and 1993, as well as winning the Mid-America Regional Championships with the Midget AAA Dayton Blue Hawks from 1993 to1996, with USA Hockey National Championship appearances in each of those seasons. In 2012, Terry’s SCAHA Beach City Lightning Midget 18U A team finished second in their division, and in the postseason he guided the team to a second-place finish in the prestigious Silver Sticks Pacific Regional in San Jose.
Pee Wee A '01
Guy Labbe has joined the Pasadena Maple Leafs as Head Coach of the Pee Wee A team for the 2012/2013 season. Guy brings 38 years of playing and coaching experience to Pasadena. He is still known throughout the hockey community as one of the most prolific goal scorers ever to come out of SCAHA. In addition to his great success as a player at the youth, junior and professional levels, Guy is one of the most respected skills coaches in California. He is currently on staff with Robby Glantz Power Skating School, Turcotte Stickhandling School, and Gasseau Hockey Camps. He has his Level 4 USA Hockey coaching credentials and was one of only a handful of coaches invited to participate in the 2011 USA Hockey ADM National Symposium in Pittsburgh. His skills, experience and leadership have made Guy an extraordinarily successful coach at all levels of SCAHA, including in 2011 with the LAHC Pee Wee AA team. In the process of winning hundreds of games, tournaments and a SCAHA championship, Guy has helped develop many outstanding youth hockey players in Southern California.
Pee Wee B
Squirt A '02, Squirt BB '03
Mike Macy returned to the Pasadena Maple Leafs in 2011 after three years as Head Coach for the LAHC Girls U16 AAA team. Mike, a USA Hockey Level 5 Master Coach, began his coaching career with the Leafs in 1991 before leaving in 1998 to become Adult Hockey Director at Skate Zone in Huntington Beach. Mike has been a staff instructor for the Turcotte Stickhandling school for the past 15 years, and has coached teams at both the tier and developmental levels. Mike has won State, Regional and National championships, leading the 1997 Pasadena Maple Leafs Pee Wee AA team to the CAHA State championships, and winning both Regional and National Tier 1 championships with the Cal Selects Girls AAA teams in 2001 (U12) and 2005 (U16).
Coach Dave Holiday joins the Maple Leafs in 2012 with more than a decade of youth coaching experience under his helmet. An accomplished recreational player, Dave began his coaching career in Columbus, Ohio, before following the ice and sun to Southern California in 2001. His knowledge of the game and great rapport with kids earned “Coach Dave” a well-deserved reputation as an effective instructor wherever he has coached. Dave comes to the Leafs from Valencia, where he was a private instructor and Head Coach of the Ice Station’s in-house Squirt team. Holiday has also played an integral role in the founding and success of the independent Monarchs Hockey program, where he has been coaching at the Squirt A level. Dave’s philosophy of building a “fun, respectful and educational atmosphere” for teaching and playing hockey blends perfectly with the Maple Leafs’ mission.
Kevin Yonei is a USA Hockey Level 3 advanced coach and is a goalie coach with several Leafs teams, working with netminders at all levels. He is also the current goalie coach for the USC women's ice hockey team.