Our Coaches

Joe Sundgren

Joe grew up playing hockey in the Austin, Texas area before continuing his career into the high level ranks of Junior Hockey and committing to play for St. Olaf College (NCAA DIII) in Minnesota. Upon graduation, he was the Assistant Coach for the 15u hockey team at St. Louis Park in Minnesota. With a focus on skills/skating development of the youth hockey program. Since moving back to Austin, TX, he continues his passion in training/developing hockey players at all age groups. Which includes coaching hockey players at the youth levels (8U-18U – A, AA, and AAA), all Junior Hockey tiers, and Pro levels.

Cody Depourcq

Currently coming off his first year as an assistant coach with AMHA. Cody has an incredible hockey background beginning with his 4 years of Junior A hockey in the BCHL for the Penticton Vees. Which includes winning the Canadian National Championship, setting a North American record of 42 consecutive wins, and in addition leading as Captain before committing to play 4 years of Division 1 Ice Hockey at Bentley University in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. Over his career, Cody spent 6 years training/coaching at the well known Okanagan Hockey School in Power Skating and On-Ice Skills Development.

Nolan Vesey

Nolan grew up and begun his exceptional hockey career in Boston, MA before being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2014 NHL Draft. He continued to play 4 years at University of Maine (NCAA D1) then signing a 2 year entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Nolan recently completed his 4th professional hockey season (AHL & ECHL), and second season leading as Assistant Captain for the prestigious Worcester Railers.

Renae Sundgren

Renae has coached elite level hockey players & figure skaters for the past 38 years. In 2000 she started the well known Power Plus Hockey program to educate hockey players on the importance/detail of power, skating skills, strength, and agility. Overall, Renae has an exceptional track record working with teams and individuals including; Dallas Jr. Stars, DJHA Penguins, Texas Jr. Stars/Austin Roadrunners Hockey Organizations, UT Hockey Club, and in addition private hockey lessons with players at the A, AA, AAA, College, and Pro hockey levels.

Bailey Dorf

Bailey is from Portland, OR and played his Junior Hockey career in Minnesota, Kansas, and Wisconsin. He then continued his hockey career playing four years of Pro in Europe in Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, and Poland. After his final year playing Pro in Europe he joined the Austin Ice Bats (NA3HL) serving as Assistant Coach.

Phil Plante

Phil grew up playing hockey in Quebec, Canada, where he also played 4 years of Major Junior Hockey (QMJHL). Both winning a championship and taking part in the Memorial Cup tournament before turning professional. After training camp, Phil played exhibition games for the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens. Plus 15 years of professional hockey at the AAA level, Europe and a player/coach at the AA level.  He has since been coaching at different levels for the past 10 years with the main goal of helping the kids become the best that they can be on and off the ice.

Evan Bell

Evan has been playing and involved in the game of hockey since the age of 3. He has played all across the nation from Fargo, ND to Penn State University (NCAA D1). Coach Bell followed the USA Hockey route to get to the level at which he played. Starting from youth hockey in Detroit, MI to Tier 1 Junior Hockey (USHL) in North Dakota, and completing his career playing NCAA D1 hockey at Penn State University. He looks forward to growing the game of hockey here in Austin, TX and developing youth players both on and off the ice.

Josh Victor

Josh grew up playing in the Austin area before playing two years of junior hockey (Tier III). He would go on after juniors to play college hockey at Fitchburg state (NCAA DIII) and captain his senior year. Following his time in college he would go on to play professionally in North America (ECHL, SPHL), most recently finishing his fourth year pro with the Worcester Railers. during his time in juniors and pro he has had experience coaching at the varsity high school level for one season as well as assisting for 5 years in power skating and hockey skills.

Noah Kane

Noah grew up in Buffalo, NY where he played youth and high school hockey before moving to the East coast for prep and junior hockey. After finishing up his junior career in the NAHL, he attended Mercyhurst University (NCAA D1) for two years before transferring to Long Island University (NCAA D1) to continue his hockey career. Along the way he has ran individual skills sessions for all age groups during summers back in Buffalo. He continues to pursue his hockey career while gaining experience coaching the youth.

Jenna Welch (Provado Hockey)

Jenna played her first two years of NCAA Division 1 Hockey East competition at the University of Connecticut before transferring to Penn State University. Where she played two seasons on the Division 1 team, and lead as an Assistant Captain. Upon graduation in 2014, Jenna continued her career by heading to Salzburg, Austria to play for the Salzburg Eagles in the EWHL. After, Jenna has spent the past 10+ years working with elite players at all levels and developing them into more confident and efficient skaters.

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