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2018-19 Coaches

U19AA                       U16AA                        U14AA                           U14A                          Goalies           

HC - Jim Pezzato               HC - Ali Muehlbronner        HC - Fiona McKenna              HC - TBD                        John Zdunkiewicz

AC - Buzz Lorincz               AC - Karen MacDonald       AC - Scott McCann                AC - Danielle Bugge       Club Scheduler

AC - David Ross                 AC - Graham Fair                AC - Tim Moore                    AC - Lil Kashishian          John Patterson                 


2018-19 Coaches

Chris Barcless, Hockey Director

Mercer Chief's Hockey Director and Head Coach of the Pennington School Varsity Ice Hockey Team.

Chris Barcless will continue the incredible effort he's put in to make the Princeton Tiger Lilies a top echelon program in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Chris is a USA Hockey Level 5 certified coach who boasts 16 years as a AAA boy's hockey coach and is a well known instructor. Chris most recently was the head coach of Pee Wee Minor, Bantam Minor, and U16 National teams. His teams have participated in the national championship tournament four times since 2000 and he has also served as head coach at Hightstown High School and Princeton Day School capturing eight State championships. Chris' playing experience includes the Little Flyers and Rockets Youth, New Hampton Prep, Geneseo State University, where he was captain of the Ice Knights, and professionally in Europe. Chris is a lead instructor for Learn To Play and skills development clinics at Iceland.


Jim Pezzato, Player Development & Head Coach U19AA

Club President & Head Coach for 8 years.

Jim is a Level 4 coach who has coached youth hockey for the past twenty years. He was the head coach of Quakers Girls U14 and U16 Red Division Teams for two years. His prior coaching experience includes starting out coaching the Medford In-House and the Medford Wild Pee Wee A Travel Team. He went on to coach the Junior Phantoms for four years at Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget Minor A and Midget Minor AA. He also coached at the Jaguars Organization at the Pee Wee and Bantam levels. He was the Varsity coach for Shawnee Ice Hockey for five seasons and was named Coach of the Year by South Jersey Sports Online 2006-2007 season.  Jim has been a coach and a leader in the Princeton Tiger Lilies Organization for 8 years, coaching from U12's through U19's and we are glad to have him back.  

 


Alexandra Muehlbronner, Head Coach U16AA

PTL Alumni & Former NCAA DIII Goaltender for Salve Regina University

Ali started her playing career at Wissahickon Skating Club in Philadelphia, PA and later transitioned to play girls hockey with the Princeton Tiger Lilies from 2005–2009.  During that time, she played in the Tier I National Championships in 2008 and 2009.  Ali also attended USA Hockey National Player Development Camp in 2005, 2007, and 2009.  She went on to play NCAA DIII ice hockey and softball at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island where she served as assistant captain of the hockey team and captain of the softball team. She earned multiple ECAC honors and was selected as the ECAC Second Team Goalie for the 2012-2013 season.

Ali is a Level 4 coach and has spent the previous 4 years with the Tiger Lilies U14-U16 teams.  She attended the 2017 National Championships as an assistant coach with the U16’s.  She currently works as a cardiovascular OR nurse in Philadelphia.


Karen MacDonald, Assistant Coach U16AA

Former Defensewoman for NCAA DI Princeton University Women's Ice Hockey

Karen started playing hockey in Ottawa, Ontario. She played Division I hockey at Princeton University. Her senior year at Princeton, the team was the Ivy League champion and finished the season ranked 7th nationally. After graduating, Karen joined the Princeton Tiger Lilies coaching staff. Karen has a strong love and understanding of the game and is looking forward to the upcoming season.


Fiona McKenna, Head Coach U14AA

Former Forward for NCAA D1 Princeton University Women’s Ice Hockey 

Fiona grew up playing youth hockey in Chicago, Illinois with the Chicago Mission from 2006-2013. Her team won 6 consecutive state championships and regional championships while compiling 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals at Tier I National Championships. She was a member of the USA U18 team that won a silver medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championships before heading to play Division I Hockey at Princeton University. At Princeton, she was a member of the 2016 Ivy League Championship team, 2016 NCAA Final 8 appearance, and 2017 ECAC Final Four appearance. She was an assistant captain for her senior year.

After graduating in 2017, Fiona was an assistant coach for the Connecticut Polar Bears U16 & U19 team and also assisted the Chicago Mission U16 and U19 squads. She currently works in External Relations/Marketing in Princeton’s Athletic Department. She is very much looking forward to joining the Tiger Lillies and excited for a fun, competitive, and impactful season! 


Mark Dwyer, Head Coach U12AA

Club General Manager & Coach 6 years.

Level 4 Coach with fifteen years head and assistant coaching youth ice hockey with PTL, Lawrence Flames, Warwick Bulldogs and the Face-Off Generals.  Joined PTL in 2012 as a U14 assistant coach and moved to head coach the following year.  Lead the U16's to back to back Nationals appearances in 2012 & 2013 and assisted for two more with the U19's in 2014 & 2015.  Mark has had two daughters in the program, Madison is currently playing ACHA D1 Club hockey with Penn State and Samantha is in her senior year with the U19's.