Head On Ice Skills Coach
Evan Minnick Wilday
The Colorado 14ers are beyond excited to add Evan Minnick Wilday to our staff as the lead skating and skills coach for the 2022-2023 season! Evan brings one of the most impressive hockey backgrounds to the 14ers coaching staff and we could not be more thrilled to have her involved in our program. Evan played her youth hockey @lhahawks before transitioning to the girls side playing AAA hockey at Colorado Select from its inaugural season through her Senior year of high school. Evan attended Rocky Mountain District and @usahockey National Camp throughout her youth career where she has the opportunity to represent the state of Colorado and be considered for the National program. Following her youth career, Evan was recruited to play NCAA Division 1 hockey where she had a standout 4 years @colgatewih before ending her amazing career playing for @esc_planegg in the EWHL in Germany. Evan not only brings a wealth of knowledge of the game, but adds value in her ability to teach skating in skills and mentorship for all females in our program. Welcome Evan!
Head On Ice Skills Coach
Kyle Hull has been coaching and instructing for a decade, developing players from 3-year-old beginners to junior-level players. Passionate about powerskating and skill development, Hull preaches, “The best players are the best skaters.” It is a philosophy that has carried him throughout his coaching career, which began at 18 years old. A Level 4 USA Hockey Certified Coach, Hull specializes in connecting with each athlete in a fun and positive environment, placing emphasis on developing the foundations of the sport while bringing high energy, player-specific attention and enthusiasm to each session. Hull’s entire coaching career has been spent with Littleton Hockey Association, including serving as the U8 Skill Director for LHA’s U8 program – the largest in the state of Colorado – for the past seven years and has consistently moved players onto top-level teams. He also has been the U10 AA head coach for the past six years. Under his leadership, the U10AA Hawks have captured the league title five times in the last six years, as well as winning several state championships, a regional Silver Sticks Championship and competing in the International Silver Stick Finals in Sarnia, Ontario, and is the assistant director of hockey operations for LHA. Hull also is owner and president of Hull Hockey, an elite skills development company recognized for its specialization in the individual development of all levels of players through clinics and individual/group lessons. Hull Hockey also offers skills and powerskating camps across the Midwest, Southwest and Texas. Over his career, Hull has distinguished himself from other coaches with his ability to quickly assess each athlete and connect with them for a customized learning environment, to adapt his style to each player and challenge them to the best of his or her ability to feel accomplished and, most importantly, have fun learning.