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Wild Hockey Academy announces the appointment of Tike as Power Skating Coach

    Wenatchee Wild

June 7, 2024 – Western Hockey League (WHL)
Wenatchee Wild news release

WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee Wild and Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy, proud members of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL), are pleased to announce the hiring of Ashley Tike as the new powerskate coach from the Academy. Tike will work with all four of the Academy’s Tier I teams during the 2024-2025 season.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy as a power skate coach,” said Tike. “My passion for skating and helping athletes reach their full potential drives me every day. Skating is such a fundamental aspect of hockey, and my goal is to improve skating technique and really get the players thinking about efficient body movements on the ice.”

Ashley grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a competitive figure skater, and is currently the skating director at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. A three-time U.S. figure skating gold medalist, she brings 12 years of professional experience coaching figure skaters and hockey players of all levels, ages and abilities. She previously coached speed skating at the Toyota Sports Performance Center in Los Angeles, California and in East Grand Forks, Crookston and Chaska, Minnesota. She received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Dakota.

“We are excited to have Ashley on board with the Academy as our power skate coach,” said Troy Mick, director of the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy. “I have seen her work with our players in private lessons and she is outstanding. Our 18U, 16U, 15O and 14U players will benefit greatly from her expertise.”

The Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy is pleased to welcome Ashley Tike as the newest member of the Wild family and looks forward to her contributions as the program’s new power skate coach.

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