The team announced Monday that the Chicago Blackhawks have hired Kendall Cohen Schofield as player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist.
The club have announced the appointment of Eric Kondra as player development coach and Juan Gonzalez as AHL affiliate Rockford Ice Hog’s strength and conditioning coach.
“Adding talented people with diverse and versatile backgrounds like Kendall, Eric and Juan will enhance our operations as we assess the changing landscape of hockey at all levels and continue to build and maintain the elite hockey system,” said teammate GM Stan Bowman.
“Each of these people brings a unique experience to their place, and we’re excited to welcome them into the Black Hawks family.”
Cohen Schofield, currently a member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association, has a career of dominance at Northeastern University, including an Olympic gold medal, an Olympic silver medal, an NWHL Championship, and six World Championship gold medals. . She has also worked as a color commentator for the San Jose Sharks since last year.
Kondra spent eight years in the NHL, signing 372 games for Ottawa senators, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars, while Gonzalez recently served as strength and conditioning coach for the US NTDP.
The club has announced that Meghan Hunter has been promoted to director of hockey administration and amateur scout, having previously served as the company’s senior vice president / senior executive assistant to GM.
Prior to joining the Black Hawks, Hunter served as Hockey Operations / National Team Manager for Hockey Canada and as an assistant coach for the University of Maine women’s hockey team and Niagara University’s women’s hockey team.