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CCWHA Staff

MOLLY MAHONEY – COMMISSIONER

Molly Mahoney is in her 5th season as the CCWHA Commissioner. Molly has been a member of the CCWHA Executive Board since 2009 where she served the first 2 seasons as the Assistant Commissioner.  Mahoney is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the League’s business (both Division I and Division II), including facilitating bi-annual conference calls, coordinating the end of the year tournaments, overseeing the duties of the secretary and treasurer, communicating with coaches and recruiting new teams to join the league.

In addition to her efforts with the CCWHA, Molly holds a full-time position in South Bend, IN as the Programming & Events Coordinator at Compton Family Ice Arena. Molly works to organize all events at Compton from Notre Dame hockey games to Synchronized Skating regional championships to developing new opportunities like Learn to Skate and Learn to play hockey classes. Molly was also recently hired as the Commissioner of the ACHA Women’s Division.

A native of Kalamazoo, MI, Mahoney was awarded her bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Grand Valley State University and then went on to pursue a masters degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University. While a student at GVSU, Molly played on the women’s hockey team for two years which is where she was first introduced to the CCWHA. She was also the head coach the Kalamazoo K-Wings 14U girls program from 2010-2011.

 

RACHEL REUTER – ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER

 This is Rachel Reuter’s 8th season as a member of the CCWHA Executive Board. Rachel has served as the Assistant Commissioner of the league since 2012 and as the Web Administrator since 2007. Rachel is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the League’s business (both Division I and Division II), including bi-annual conference calls, the end of the year tournaments, and communicating with coaches. Additionally, Rachel updates the official league websites (both DI & DII), maintains league standings and schedules and tracks all statistical information from league games. She is also currently researching the league’s history and creating a statistical archive of all players in the league’s 20 year history.

Outside of the CCWHA, Rachel works for the University of Michigan as a Health & Safety Advisor for International Travel. She works closely with college-aged students as they prepare to travel abroad and provides information, advice and support as is necessary. Additionally, she is currently an Assistant Coach for the 12U Girls Tier 1 Compuware team.

Rachel was a student-athlete in the CCWHA for five years at the University of Michigan, where she was awarded a Bachelors degree in 2011.  After graduation, Rachel moved to Denver, CO to attend graduate school, earning a Masters in International Security in 2013. She is originally from Northville, MI.

MACKENZIE SMITH – COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

The 2015-2016 season will be Mackenzie’s 1st season with the CCWHA as Communications Manager. SHe will oversee all communications related efforts for the CCWHA including writing and posting all press releases and news stories about all teams (both Division I and Division II), communicating with coaches, managing all of the social media platforms for the leagues and also designing sports graphics for game day and post game use. Mackenzie also assists in the tracking of statistical information from league games.

Mackenzie is also the Communications Manager for the Michigan State University women’s ice hockey teams (Division I and Division II) where she does similar tasks as for the CCWHA.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Mackenzie received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2014. During her time at MSU, Mackenzie played for the MSU women’s ice hockey program for five years for both the Division I and Division II teams.

ERIN GREGOIRE – DIVISION 1 SECRETARY  (student)

Erin Gregoire was elected to serve as the CCWHA Secretary at the end of the 2014-15 season. A senior at the University of Michigan, Erin is poised to graduate at the end of the season with a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies. Erin has played for the University of Michigan since 2013 and was elected by her teammates to be a Captain for the 2015-16 season. Gregoire is a native of Escanaba, MI and played for the Great Lakes Wolfpack prior to attending Michigan. Her younger sister Shelby Gregoire is currently a member of the Michigan State University’s DII squad.

As secretary, Erin is responsible for recording minutes and notes at league meetings and ensuring accurate record keeping for these minutes. Additionally, she works on special projects as requested and communicates with the rest of the executive board throughout the year as issues arise.

MCKENZIE AHMET – DIVISION 1 TREASURER   (student)

This is McKenzie Ahmet’s 2nd year as the CCWHA treasurer. She is a junior at the University of Michigan majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience. McKenzie is in her 3rd year at the University of Michigan and she previously played for the Michigan Ice Dogs and the Livonia Hockey Association. She is originally from Livonia, MI.

Ahmet plays a crucial role in the CCWHA Executive Board as she is responsible for the daily financial operations for the league. This includes maintaining the DI bank account, sending invoices, paying referees and vendors, assisting in creation of the league’s budget and ensuring that all financial matters are in order.