From Ontario, Kennedy played 9 years in the NHL with four different teams and won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009.
After retirement, Kennedy settled in Pittsburgh with his family and started, "Tyler Kennedy Training." It was always his desire to share his extensive knowledge from his professional experience with youth players. He thrives on making a difference in every students game, brings out the best in players of all skill levels, and focuses on developing well rounded competitors.
The energy and excitement he brings to the ice every week is contagious to his students and he enjoys pushing kids to work hard, have fun, and ultimately enjoy the game of hockey.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Loya has an extensive resume as a hockey player as well as an amateur coach. Not only is he the founder of the youth hockey training company, "National Elite Hockey," Loya coached the Pittsburgh Hornets, Pittsburgh Penguins Elite, and was the director of youth hockey skill development for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is excited to pass along his knowledge as a player and coach to all of students.
Some of Loya's hockey career highlights include earning a full scholarship to play Division I Hockey at the University of Maine, winning the Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman along with the New England Hockey Writers Best Defenseman, drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and played seven years of professional hockey in the AHL, ECHL and Europe.