Coaches

Nicole Clarke - Head Coach
My name is Nicole Clarke and I was born and raised in Lindsay, a small town about 2 hours North East of Toronto. I started playing girls hockey at the age of 7, playing competitively until university. I attended Lakehead University for Education and am currently an Occasional Teacher in the Rainy River District. Following university, I moved home and worked with the Lindsay Junior ‘A’ Muskies of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for one season. In order to pursue my teaching career, I relocated to Fort Frances in hopes of getting involved in the community, specifically girls hockey. I am really excited to give back to the Fort Frances High School community, that has welcomed me with open arms. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and love for the game while supporting the girls from behind the bench this season.
Dylan Grinsel - Assistant Coach
My name is Dylan Grinsell. I was born and raised in Fort Frances, ON and played hockey locally throughout my minor hockey career. After high school, I attended Lakehead University to pursue my education degree. I returned to Fort Frances and began looking for opportunities to be involved with minor hockey and the community. For two hockey seasons, I held the position of Teacher Representative for the Fort Frances High School Muskie Boys Hockey team where I developed coaching skills and my knowledge of the game. I am excited to take on an assistant coach position and to continue to be a part of Fort Frances High School Muskie Athletics.
Jon Carlson - Assistant Coach
My name is Jon Carlson, and I was born and raised in Fort Frances, ON. I grew up playing hockey in Fort Frances before moving away to play for the Thunder Bay Kings. Following minor hockey, I played 2 seasons for the Fort Frances Lakers, followed by 2 seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with the Portage Terriers and the Winkler Flyers. After my junior career, I played 4 years at Fredonia State University where I obtained a bachelor's degree in Sports Management with a minor in Athletic Coaching. Currently, I am a grad student through the University of Cincinnati where I am working on my Masters of Science in Sports Administration.
Amy Penner - Assistant Coach
I’m Amy Penner and I was born and raised in Fort Frances. I started my hockey career in 2003 and have been involved in girls hockey ever since. I have a passion for hockey, and a drive to help girls form a love for the sport like I have. I was myself apart of the Muskie Girls hockey team, playing four seasons 2011-2015; making history by being the first Muskie Girls hockey team to win a NORWOSSA title and attend OFSAA and earning a silver medal at OFSAA my grade twelve year. Moving onto College I played with the Confederation College Thunder Hawks for three seasons. In 2018/2019 I decided that I would like to give back to the community and I was given the opportunity to be an assistant coach/trainer for the Muskie Girls. I am excited to share my knowledge and love for hockey and help to improve each girl’s game individually.