Kari Olmo King is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has worked in urban, suburban, and rural educational settings for over 20 years, as well as clinical experience from working at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Child Development Unit.
Kari grew up as a competitive ice dancer with the Pittsburgh Figure Skating Club and is now raising her four children in Mt. Lebanon, PA. Kari and her husband, Dave, have four girls, Mackenzie and Meghan (age 14), Ashlyn (age 13), and Amanda (age 8). Mackenzie and Amanda both play for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite organization, as well as the Artic Foxes and Mt. Lebanon Hornets, while Meghan dances ballet for Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School and Ashlyn studies Musical Theater at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy. Kari is excited to be joining the Advisory Board to enhance accessibility and increase outreach to athletes of all abilities and backgrounds because hockey is for everyone.
Former NHL player Rocky Saganiuk has been coaching and teaching ice hockey for the past 36 years. Rocky grew up in Canada where he played his youth hockey and later was drafted and played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins. A former British Ice Hockey League Coach of the Year, Rocky also led the Chicago Mission AAA Peewee majors to the USA Hockey National Finals. He has studied and learned his trade through the many experiences from great coaches and fellow players he has been associated with. Rocky continually strives towards developing a strong hockey program that focuses on teaching the basic skills of hockey in a fun and safe environment. After spending 11 years and developing over 3500 players at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Illinois, Rocky joins the Penguins as the Local Manager of the Little Penguins, Learn to Play program.