Joakim Flygh • Susan Cavanagh Head Coach of Women’s Hockey.
Joakim Flygh, who went to the NCAA Tournament five times as an assistant coach at Harvard and Minnesota-Duluth, was named Yale’s head women’s ice hockey coach on July 28, 2010. Flygh (whose name is pronounced YOU-a-keem FLEEG) is the 10th coach in Yale women’s ice hockey history.
In 2014-15, Flygh led the Bulldogs to their best winning percentage in eight years, finishing with the second-most overall wins in school history (15). Yale also made its second straight ECAC Hockey Championship playoff appearance. The team tied the school record for wins in conference games with 12 and scored the second-most goals in a season in school history (93).
In 2013-14 Flygh led the Bulldogs to their first ECAC Hockey Championship playoff appearance since 2008, and their first postseason win since 2005 (a 3-2 double overtime win at then-No. 5 Harvard Feb. 28 in game one of the quarterfinals). The Bulldogs eventually lost the series two games to one (including a double overtime loss in game two), falling one goal shy of the program's second appearance at the ECAC Hockey semifinals.
Rob Morgan • Associate Head Coach
Rob Morgan, who earned multiple coach of the year honors while spending the past five seasons as the head coach at St. Norbert’s College, joined the Yale women’s ice hockey staff as associate head coach in the summer of 2015. Earlier in his career Morgan served in a similar position for six seasons at Dartmouth, helping the Big Green make five NCAA Tournament appearances.
Morgan went 78-49-12 in five seasons at St. Norbert’s, earning NCHA Coach of the Year honors after leading the team to a school-record 19 wins in 2013-14. He was named NCAA Division III West Region Coach of the Year after leading the Green Knights to an NCHA title in 2012-13, when the team beat UW-River Falls 3-2 in overtime in the championship game of the NCHA O’Brien Cup Playoffs. St. Norbert made its first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance a week later, falling to No. 1 Plattsburgh State 5-2 in a national quarterfinal game.
Morgan, St. Norbert’s first coach, led the program to a successful inaugural season in 2010-11. Playing with a roster composed entirely of freshmen, the Green Knights went 12-11-4 overall and 9-8-3 in the NCHA. St. Norbert defeated NCAA Division III Tournament qualifier Adrian College and also picked up two ties against another NCAA Tournament squad in UW-River Falls.
Amanda Boulier • Assistant Coach
Amanda Boulier, a record-setting defenseman and former first team All-ECAC Hockey selection at St. Lawrence, joined the Yale women’s ice hockey staff as assistant coach in the summer of 2016.
Boulier was part of an extremely successful run for the Saints. While playing at St. Lawrence from 2011 through 2016, she helped the team to three seasons with 19 or more wins. That included an ECAC Hockey Tournament championship and NCAA quarterfinals appearance in 2012.
A native of Watertown, Conn., Boulier was an ECAC Hockey All-Rookie selection in 2011-12 after totaling 20 points (4-16-20) in her first season. As a sophomore she earned first team All-ECAC Hockey honors, totaling 32 points (8-24-32). After missing the 2013-14 season due to injury, she returned to the ice in 2014-15 and earned third team All-ECAC Hockey recognition while also serving as the team captain. She finished with six goals and 17 assists for 23 points. This past season, she again served as team captain. She was named second team All-ECAC Hockey, finishing with 29 points (10-19-29).
Chris Ardito • Goalie Coach
Chris has been coaching goalies for 14 years. He has acted as an evaluator for USA Hockey at the state level, and is the head goalie coach for the Northern Lights program. Chris is a co-owner and head instructor at Connecticut Crease, a private goalie training company that was established in 2002 and currently has over 300 students.
From 2008 – 2012 Chris served as assistant and goalie coach for Southern Connecticut State University. Helping lead them to 2 regional appearances and 1 national appearance, including a single season record of 25-1 in 2011 – 2012. Chris resigned from SCSU to take a position as goalie coach for the Yale University Women’s Ice Hockey Team in September 2012 and is currently in his fourth year. In 2015 Chris spent a short time as the first General Manager of the Connecticut Whale of the NWHL.
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