Denham enters his fourth season as the head coach and his fifth season with the Brock Badgers women’s hockey program.
In his first season at the helm, Denham led the Badgers to a school best 22-5 record. He was named both the OUA and CIS Coach of the Year.
This past season, the Badgers finished with a 12-13-1 regular season record and lost in the first round of playoffs to the top seeded Laurier Golden Hawks.
For three seasons Denham was the head coach of the Ridley College Tigers girl’s hockey team. During that time the team’s overall record was 84–25–10. This included two CISAA championships, a silver medal and bronze medal in the North American Prep Hockey Association, and a bronze medal at OFSSA.
Denham was previously with the Brock Badgers as an assistant coach with the men’s hockey team. He assisted both Brock Hall of Fame inductee Mike Pelino (5 years) and current men’s hockey coach Murray Nystrom (1 year). His experience also includes 3 years as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level with the women’s hockey team at Niagara University and 2 seasons as head coach for the St.Catharines JR ‘B’ Falcons.
His formal training includes certification at the CAHA Advanced II Level. He also has his NCCP Level 3. Denham has attended numerous hockey clinics and has been an instructor and evaluator at several hockey schools and elite level evaluation camps.
Originally from Mississauga, he and his wife Michelle reside in St.Catharines with their family. He is the president of DENCO Engineering Ltd. a company he started himself in 1985 a few years after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering.
Staniforth enters her 15th full season as a coach with the Brock Badgers women’s hockey program.
She attended McMaster where she was a member of the varsity hockey team for three years as an OUAA all-star team goalie. She has also coached at many different levels of hockey and continues to play the game on her own time.
Originally from Oakville, Sandy has been a resident of the Niagara Region for 17 years. She has been working for the Niagara Regional Police in St. Catharines for 17 years.
Jody Katz enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Brock women's hockey program.
Katz is a former NCAA Division I player at Niagara University where she was a member of the 2002 Frozen Team, which finished the year ranked 1st in the East.
Katz then completed her masters in Sports Administration at Canisius College in Buffalo while working in the Niagara University Athletic Department in Media Relations supervising the hockey and soccer programs.
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aged female hockey players, helping student athletes find the right
college hockey experience as well as the following services:
Team equipment sales, Private and Group lessons, Dryland training sessions, Team development sessions, Coaching Consulting and Organizational development Consulting.
Katz has also been involved in a few consulting experiences surrounding opening hockey retail centers.
Katz also currently serves as the Assistant General Manager of the Canadian Women’s Floorball Team.
Katz oversees facilitation of corporate partnerships, team travel, recruitment and monitoring of team personnel, prepares and administers yearly budgets and is involved in the development of National Team Policies.
Girl's / Women's Hockey Experience:
- Member of Junior Aeros "AAA" Provincial Championship Teams (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)
- Member of CIAU National Championship – Concordia Stingers (1997)
- Four Year letter winner & scholarship athlete – Niagara University Women's Hockey
- Member of Frozen Four Team – NCAA Championship (2002)
- Former DI Assistant and Head coach at Robert Morris University (CHA conference)
Katz grew up in Toronto and attended North Toronto Collegiate. She currently resides in North Toronto.