John is a Fargo native and resides in Moorhead with his family. His playing career includes; USHL, NCAA-D3, and 5 years of pro hockey in the ECHL and AHL, winning an ECHL Kelly Cup Championship in 1999. John has been dedicated to coaching and developing youth hockey players over the last 20 years.
Kennedy is Bismarck native who went on to play NCAA D1 women's hockey at North Dakota, Mercyhurst, and Wisconsin at the goaltender position. She won a National Championship with the Wisconsin Badgers in 2020-21. In addition to leading our goaltending instruction at Hoist Hockey now, Kennedy will be teaching school locally in the Fall of 2022.