Two nuggets of news coming out of Danbury today, as the Whale have officially named their GM for the team’s upcoming Season 7 campaign.
Alexis Moed will be helming the front office this season upcoming. She takes over for Amy Scheer, who left the team to become the Vice President of Business Operations for the Connecticut Sun.
Moed has previous playing experience, having played 4 years of college hockey. The forward from Muttontown, NY played her first year at St. Lawrence University before finishing her last 3 years at Boston College, raking up a total of 92 games played.
The Whale also announced today that Laura Brennan will officially take over as an Assistant General Manager. She will take on this new role and also continue her duties as Assistant Coach for the team in the upcoming season.
You can check out the full press release here:
ALEXIS MOED NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF CONNECTICUT WHALE
Danbury, CT- The Connecticut Whale are proud to announce that Alexis Moed will serve as the team’s new general manager going into the upcoming 2021-22 NWHL season.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have Alexis join the staff at the Whale and help usher in a new era,” said team owner Tobin Kelly. “Alexis’ experience in hockey operations, program development, and advertising make her the perfect candidate as we look to enhance the Whale’s presence in Connecticut.”
Moed has a wealth of experience in the hockey world; she played four seasons of NCAA hockey, finishing her career at Boston College. Moed currently serves as the president and founder of the New York Islanders Girls Elite Organization and will remain in those roles in addition to serving as GM of the Whale. Created in 2016, the Islanders Elite program is committed to the support and development of girls ice hockey on Long Island and in the NY metropolitan area. Moed is also the Adult Hockey Director for the Northwell Health Ice Center.
“I am very excited to be named the general manager of the Connecticut Whale. This is a tremendous opportunity to further the growth of the women’s game with an increased focus on the development and support of youth hockey,” said Moed. “Led by senior players, the Whale has cultivated a culture of hard work, resilience, and inclusion that I look forward to perpetuating throughout the community and our fan base.”
The Whale have also announced that in addition to continuing her role as an assistant coach, Laura Brennan will also serve as Connecticut’s assistant general manager this upcoming season. In this role, Brennan will take on more responsibility for scouting players and enhancing the team’s relationships with NCAA coaches and international leagues as the franchise looks to grow and develop.
Brennan has served in just about every role imaginable during her time with the Whale. The White Bear Lake, Minnesota native played for Connecticut as a practice goalie during the 2016-17 season and was a rostered member of the team during the 2017-18 season. She became the team’s goaltending coach during the 2018-19 season and reactivated as a player later that same year. She served as Connecticut’s interim head coach in 2019-20 until current head coach Colton Orr joined the team, and has been the club’s assistant coach and goalie coach since then. Before Moed’s hiring, the 36-year-old was also serving as the team’s interim and acting general manager during the current off-season.
“Coaches Colton Orr and Laura Brennan have shown strong leadership and commitment to our future success throughout the off-season and I am confident that under the direction of new ownership led by Tobin Kelly, the Whale has a bright future,” said Moed. “Tobin’s pledge to enhance all facets of the Whale will prove invaluable as the club moves into this exciting and promising next phase.
The Whale have also announced that Amy Scheer will not be returning to the organization next season. Connecticut’s former general manager has taken a new position with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun as Vice President of Business Operations. The Whale would like to wish her the best in her new position with the Sun and thank her for her time in the NWHL as a member of the Pod.
It was announced, that the funding for the Division 1 Men’s and Women’s hockey programs of Robert Morris University was cut. Here is the statement from RMU:
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