Lady Ducks' McGarrigle Named Recipient of Joe Burke Award
Kathy McGarrigle, Founder, Program Director and Head Coach for the Anaheim Lady Ducks since 1999, has been named the recipient of the Joe Burke Award, which honors those individuals who have shown great support and dedication to Girls/Women's Hockey. The honor was bestowed by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA). The Lady Ducks train out of the Rinks Program, including Great Park Ice in Irvine, California.
The Joe Burke Award was established in 1994 to honor those individuals who have shown great support and dedication to Girls/Women's hockey. Joe Burke was an avid fan of Girls/Women's hockey in the New England area from the late '70s to his death in 2017.
McGarrigle has served as Founder, Program Director and Head Coach for the Anaheim Lady Ducks since its humble beginnings in 1999. Now in her 23rd year of coaching ice hockey and 30th year teaching in the public schools, she focuses her efforts on the growth of the Lady Ducks program, from 6 & under thru 12u. These efforts have seen the Lady Ducks program win several medals at USA Hockey Nationals and place a number of young women from California into NCAA programs.