Jenelle Kohanchuk is a former professional women’s ice hockey player who recently played in the Swedish Women’s Hockey League with the MODO Hockey Club for the 2017/2018 hockey season. Previous to this, she played in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League where she was a member of the Toronto Furies from 2014-2017, with a highlight of winning the Clarkson Cup that same year. Throughout her playing career, she was a member of the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Program from 2008-2017. At the National team level, she represented Canada by winning Gold at the Four Nations Cup in 2013 and 2014, and a silver medal in 2016. She was a member of the Under-22/Development team capturing an exhibition series win vs. USA in 2010, as well as receiving Gold at the MLP/MECO Cup in Germany in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Her NCAA hockey career was attended at Boston University from 2008-2013, where she helped lead the Boston University Terriers to Four Hockey East Championship titles and two Frozen Four appearances. She was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie team her freshman year, was part of the Hockey East All-star team in 2009, and was named to the Hockey East Second Team All-Star team her senior year, among winning the Hockey East player of the week award 12 times throughout her career.
B.S. Health Science, Public Health
CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
Jenelle has been passionate in teaching hockey and coaching the next generation since 2014. While she was playing in Toronto during her CWHL career, she worked alongside a few of Canada’s top skills coaches for three years helping develop male and female hockey players of all ages and skills. She was the lead skills instructor for the North York Storm Female Organization from 2015-2017, running team, group, and individual skill sessions. She has been an assistant coach for Atom AA, Peewee AA, and Bantam AA female hockey teams in Toronto, helping lead the teams to numerous titles in the league as well as tournament championships.
Currently, Jenelle is the Balmoral Hall Head Skills Coach for the Balmoral Hall Academy, as well as the prep team. She also runs skills for numerous organizations across the city, as well as small group and private sessions.
Jenelle is an active member in the community and is often found participating and donating her time for charities and events. Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, SickKids Foundation Toronto, Cancer Care Manitoba, Hockey Helps the Homeless, Siloam Mission, KidSport Winnipeg, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, are a few of the charities that she volunteer’s for and is passionate about helping.
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