Troy SweetTroy Sweet was born in Kingston, ON and raised in Belleville, ON. He played minor hockey in Belleville until the age of 14 when his family was transferred to Mississauga, ON for his father’s work. Troy then played AAA with the Mississauga Reps for 2 years. Following his time in Mississauga, Troy was drafted 64th overall to the Oshawa Generals of the OHL. Troy scored 30 goals and had 50 assists in his final year in the OHL. After 3 years in the OHL with both the Oshawa Generals & London Knights, Troy decided to utilize his full post- secondary education package provided by the Oshawa Generals & the London Knights and continued his hockey at York University while studying Kinesiology. Troy graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1997 and currently is an Strategic Account Manager (Pharmaceuticals) for Sun Parma Canada. Troy has been living back in the Belleville area for the past 12 years, with his children Justain, Alysha and Aaliyah and close to his parents, Ron & Sheron, and sister Tammy. Troy's passion has always been hockey and for 8 years he served as a Head Coach with the Belleville Bearcats association coaching Novice B, Atom A, Peewee AA, Bantam AA and Midget AA with highly successful teams. He has coached the Kingston JRs Since January 2016.
Rob BuntonBorn and raised in Belleville, Rob played Junior hockey for the OHA Belleville Bobcats and the Wellington Dukes. He returned to Belleville after attending the University of Western Ontario and immediately started his coaching career at the Boys AAA level and then coached at the OCAA College level. He has coached girls' hockey at all levels from Atom to Midget AA. Rob has coached boys' and girls' high school hockey and several of his teams have won Provincial titles. At the PWHL level he has coached in Whitby as well as Kingston. Rob operated one of the first Hockey Canada Skills Academies in the province and many of his students/players have gone on to play in the OHL, NCAA as well as gone on to play professionally. He has served as the Coach Mentor for the Belleville Minor Boys Hockey Association as well as Belleville Minor Girls Hockey Association. Rob also was employed by the OHL Belleville Bulls as the Director of Hockey Skill Development and has worked for FL Hockey in Kingston as a lead instructor as well as Eastern Elite hockey based out of Oshawa. He is married to wife Anne and has two children, Michelle (Kingston) and Hanna (Calgary). Hanna played NCAA hockey at Cornell university where she was named to the All League Rookie team, Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Ivy Player of the Year and All League All star team. In 2012 she won gold with Team Canada at the U18 World Championships where she was named one of Canada’s Top 3 players by the IIHF and also played for Team Canada at the U22 level. She continues to play professionally for the Calgary PWHPA team and recently has been hired by Hockey Canada as the Coordinator of the Women’s U18 National program.
Brenna MurphyBrenna was born in Nepean, Ontario and was raised in Odessa, Ontario where she started playing girls hockey for the Kingston Ice Wolves at the age of 6. She started her competitive career in Atom and continued with the Ice Wolves all the way to the inaugural season of the PWHL’s Kingston Jr. Ice Wolves. Brenna played on the Kingston Jr. Team from 2012-2014 and was an assistant captain in her final season.In 2014, Brenna continued her hockey journey at Brock University in the OUA on both athletic and academic scholarships. Brenna played hockey at Brock for 5 seasons from 2014 – 2019, where she was named an Assistant Captain for the 2015 season and took on the role of Captain for her final 3 seasons from 2016-2019. During her time as a Badger, Brenna led the Brock team in their uphill journey from only winning 2 games in the 2014-2015 season, to a consistent competitive playoff contender in her 4th and 5th years.In her time at Brock University, Brenna also graduated with two degrees – an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Degree and an Honours Master of Accountancy Degree. She achieved USports Academic All-Canadian status in all 5 years, which is awarded to student-athletes in USports that achieve an 80% or above average. Brenna was also awarded The David Atkinson Surgite Award in 2017 and 2018, which is an award for the highest academic average of a student-athlete at Brock University. After Brock University, Brenna set out to pursue her CPA designation and was hired as a Tax Specialist at KPMG LLP in Toronto, Ontario. She passed the CFE in September 2019 and is now awaiting her application into CPA membership.Brenna is excited to get back to her roots and use her hockey and accounting knowledge gained from her time at Brock University to help with the JRs in both a managerial and Assistant Coach role.
Kristen WatkinsKristen grew up watching hockey, but never playing, and has become an avid hockey fan since her oldest daughter started playing hockey with the Ice Wolves 18 years ago. Since then, all three of her daughters have played with the Ice Wolves. Her daughter Scout, was both Assistant Captain and Captain with the Kingston JRs during her three years with the team, and is now captain of the Queen's women's hockey team. Kristen's youngest daughter is currently playing for the Kingston JRs where she is starting her second season with the team.
Kristen wears many hats for the Kingston JRs and has been the communications manager, billet coordinator, billet parent, website manager and game-day announcer for the past 6 years.
Marissa MurphyMarissa was born in Kingston, Ontario and raised in nearby Odessa, Ontario. She started playing for the Kingston Ice Wolves at the age of 4. Marissa was a member of the Ice Wolves’ first competitive Novice team. She continued playing with the Ice Wolves until heading to Belleville to play for Troy Sweet and the Bearcats in her second year of Bantam. Marissa then was a proud member of the Kingston Jr Team from 2014 to 2017. She was second in scoring during her final season to help lead the Jr Ice Wolves to their first ever playoff berth. In 2017, Marissa continued her hockey career with an athletic scholarship to play for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks (later named Ontario Tech University in 2019). During her five seasons as a Ridgeback, Marissa completed both her Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and her Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior). In her final season as a Ridgeback, Marissa helped the team to their first postseason appearance in a decade. After completing her five seasons in the OUA, Marissa assisted in coaching a local U13 Oshawa girl’s hockey team before heading back to live in Kingston. Now working as a full-time elementary school teacher in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, she has returned to work and take on an assistant coaching role with the Kingston Jrs. Marissa is excited to be back home and using her hockey knowledge and experience to help develop these young athletes.
Randy MurphyRandy was born and raised in the Greater Kingston Area, where he grew up playing hockey. He is the dad of two former Kingston JR Ice Wolves players, Brenna (2012-2014) and Marissa Murphy (2014-2017), who each went on to play 5 years in the OUA at Brock University (Brenna) and Ontario Tech University (Marissa). Randy has coached with the Greater Kingston Girls Hockey Association since 2003 and has been the coach of 6 AA teams, up to and including, Bantam AA. Randy also served on the GKGHA Board in the role of VP Competitive. Randy was instrumental in bringing a PWHL team to Kingston. Along with the current VP Intermediate AA, Pat Murphy, Randy created and submitted the proposal to both the PWHL and the GKGHA Board which outlined why Kingston deserved, and was the best place for the next addition to the PWHL. The next year, 2012, was the Kingston JR Ice Wolves’ inaugural season. After several unsuccessful seasons, in 2016, as VP Intermediate AA, Randy brought in Troy Sweet as the Head Coach of the Kingston JR's. Since then, the JRs have gone from a team who didn’t make the playoffs, to a team that placed #1 in the league. Randy has been an assistant coach with the team since his youngest daughter, Marissa, graduated from the JR's in 2017.