AG2 Hockey: Our Mission

Committed to growing girls hockey in the Carolinas through professional level coaching and skill development

  • Build and develop strong, confident female athletes
  • Push athletes outside of their comfort zone to develop as players and people
  • Educate on mental training techniques and develop mental skills for every player
  • Provide a fun, competitive environment to improve skills on and off the ice

About Alyssa

Youth Hockey in North Carolina

Alyssa began playing roller hockey in Pittsburgh at the age of 6 before moving to Philadelphia and switching over to ice hockey at the age of 8. After moving to Raleigh, North Carolina at age 10, Alyssa played girls and boys hockey for RYHA and the East Coast Eagles.

Prep School: Shattuck-St. Mary’s

After developing in the Carolina youth hockey programs, Alyssa attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota for 4 years where she won the 2009 U19 National Championship.

College: Cornell University

Alyssa was a member of the Cornell University Big Red from 2010-2014.
She was named to the 2011 ECAC All-Rookie team and was an assistant captain in her junior year and co-captain her senior year.
Alyssa was a finalist for the 2014 Hockey Humanitarian Award and was named 2014 ECAC Co-Defensive Defensemen of the Year, as well as being recognized as a Second Team All-American.

Professional: NWHL & Team USA

Alyssa represented the USA during the 2014 and 2015 Four Nations Cup, winning silver and gold, respectively. She played one season for the Boston Blades of the CWHL, winning the 2015 Clarkson Cup.
Alyssa then went on to join the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League and won the inaugural Isobel Cup in 2016.
Alyssa is a 3-time NWHL All Star (2016, 2018, 2019) and is currently in her fourth season with the Boston Pride.

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  • Team NWHL defender Alyssa Gagliardi and Team USA forward Kendall Coyne during a game in Wesley Chapel, FL on Jan. 13, 2018. (Photo by Michelle Jay)
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