BOARD AND VOLUNTEERS
President: Brian McCarthy
Brian is the current NVHC President and has served on the BOD for 8 years and coached for 6. Brian served as CCHL Director for 5 years before being elected Vice President, then President. Brian’s goal is to use his deep experience and local hockey connections to help the Ice Dogs successfully navigate the challenges of the next season.
Vice President: Mike Sharp
Mike has been on the Ice Dogs Board for 6 years, serving both as an At-large member and as CCHL Director. He has been involved as a coach in the program since 2010 and coached every age group from LTP to 16/18U. He looks forward to continuing to work with the Board, our membership, and our key partners to ensure Ice Dogs hockey continues to grow and thrive in the future.
Treasurer: H.B. Swoope
H.B. Swoope has served on the BOD as Treasurer for the past 13 years. H.B. has had one son begin in cross ice and play through all levels. In his time as Treasurer, he has helped automate the club's payment system and migrated through two registration platforms. H.B. has enjoyed working with the BOD and NVHC families to ensure a fun, safe and affordable hockey program.
Secretary: Will Heaton
Will has been part of the Ice Dogs since his son and daughter, now 12U and 10U, started in LTP. He joined the board as an At-Large member in 2021 and has also helped coach both his son’s and daughter’s teams in the 8U and 10U levels. Will is eager to continue helping the NHVC board work productively and thoughtfully through the next year.
CCHL Director: Ben Marter
Ben has been an Ice Dog since 2013, coaching 14U, 12U, LTP, and now with his son at the 8U level. As the 8U Director, Ben steered the program through a rebuilding year in 2021. By moving into the role of CCHL director, he hopes to continue to build the pipeline of young Ice Dogs growing our club.
CBHL Director: Matt Seney
Matt has been part of the Ice Dogs since his daughter started playing hockey in 2017. Matt has a great understanding of what goes into building a quality youth hockey club and draws on a broad range of experience that includes youth AAA playing experience, Junior hockey playing experience, 18+ years of coaching hockey, and 8+ years helping run the Capital Scholastic Hockey League. Although the co-ed CBHL program is paused for the coming season, Matt will support player skill and coach development, continue to liaise with CBHL, and plan for the Ice Dogs' return to co-ed CBHL play in the future.
Girls’ Hockey Director: Larry Blake
Larry has been an Ice Dog since 2017, coaching his daughter and son at Girls 14UAA, 16UAA, and 19UAA as well as 12U, 14U and 18U CCHL teams. He has spent the past year as the Girls program director and 19U Girls Co-head coach, and looks forward to continuing to grow and rebuild the Ice Dogs Girls program.
8U Director: Mike Floyd
At-large Member: Megan Gottemoeller
Megan has been part of the Ice Dogs since her sons, now 16U and 14U, started in LTP. As a Board Member-at-large during the 2021-22 season, she supported new communications and social media efforts, the raffle and Ice Dog Night. Her goal for the coming season is to help the Ice Dogs maintain our core principles and spirit through change.
At-large Member: Liz Townsend
Liz has been a part of the Ice Dogs since her son, now 14U, started in LTP and was a 10U team manager. This year she volunteered her time to spearhead the newsletter, support key communications efforts, the raffle, and Ice Dog Night. Her goal is to continue to support the club and position us for great success in the future.