Ken is entering his sixth season with the Blue Hens. He is originally from Bellevue, Ohio and attended IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) where he also played 3 years for the Crimson Hawks ACHA Division 2 hockey team. After which he served six years in the United States Marine Corps and is a Desert Storm Veteran. Ken continues to be involved in the Delaware local hockey organizations which includes being a Level 3 referee. Ken works as a National Account Manager and in Business Development for Singer Equipment, the 6th largest equipment dealer in the United States. Ken resides in Smyrna, Delaware.
Originally from Montvale, NJ and a University of Delaware graduate, Al has 10 years of experience coaching and supporting local Delaware hockey organizations. He is a USA Hockey Certified Level 4 coach and has served as a Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the last 4 years with the Jr. Blue Hens. Prior to this, he helped build the Wilmington Nighthawks Youth Hockey organization at the Skating Club of Wilmington, serving as Head Coach, Assistant Coach, President and Treasurer during his 6 year tenure. Al is also a board member for the Open Net Foundation, which has brought the local hockey community together to support children with health issues. When he is not coaching or playing hockey, Al is a Managing Director for Chesapeake Utilities in Dover. Al and his family reside in Hockessin, DE.
Katie Smith – Assistant Coach
Katie is a 2015 graduate of the University of Delaware and former player of the women’s ice hockey team. She is a USA Hockey certified Level 4 coach. From 2013-2016 Katie was an assistant coach for the Quakers Girls’ Ice Hockey Program with the U16 and U19 teams. She resides in Newtown Square, PA.
Alyssa Welsh – Assistant Coach
Alyssa is a native of Newark, DE. She is a current resident of Newark and a teacher in the Colonial School District. She is a 2012 graduate of the University of Delaware and former player of the women’s ice hockey team. During her time in the women’s ice hockey program she served as the treasurer, Vice President, president, and captain. From 2012-2014 Alyssa was an assistant coach for the Quakers Girls’ Ice Hockey Tier 1 Program for two seasons with the U19 and U14 teams respectively.
CARL McCOMBS – TEAM PHOTOGRAPHER