Peter Smith — Head Coach
Peter Smith, a native of Lachine, Quebec was appointed head coach of the McGill Martlets in 1999. Smith has guided the Martlets to a berth at the CIS national championship tournament in nine of the last ten seasons, winning two gold, a pair of silvers and four bronze medals.
A key figure in McGill’s back-to-back CIS championships, Smith posted a 69-1 overall record against CIS opponents over the past two seasons, including at 97-game win streak versus Quebec conference opponents. Their 2008-2009 title marked the first McGill women’s team in any sport to capture a CIS championship. In each season, they went undefeated in league and post-season play.
Smith took a one-year sabbatical in 2009-2010 to serve as Assistant Coach with the Gold-medal winning Canadian Olympic Women’s Hockey team. Previous to the Olympic year, Peter served as an Assistant coach with Team Canada, winning gold at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, the 2006 Four Nations Cup in Kitchener, the 2005 Torino pre-Olympic tourney in Italy, the 2005 Four Nations Cup, and the 2005 World Championships in Sweden. He has been coaching for 19 years, including 12 at the helm of the McGill women’s hockey program.
Smith was named CIS coach of the year in 2003 and 2008 and currently holds an advanced level 4 coaching certification. Currently known as one of the most successful coaches at McGill, Smith posts a 262-104-27 in 393 games overall.
Amey Doyle — Assistant Coach
Amey Doyle is a former all-star goaltender for McGill who has served as an assistant coach with the team since graduating with a physical education degree in 2002 and has posted a stellar 55-9-1-lifetime record behind the McGill bench when Smith has been away with the national team.
In 2009-10, the native of Smiths Falls, Ont., replaced Peter Smith, who took a one-year leave of absence to serve as an assistant coach with the Canadian women’s Olympic team based in Calgary. Doyle served as interim head coach of the McGill women’s hockey team and posted a 35-7-0 record overall, including 32-1-0 against CIS teams and an unblemished 20-0-0 record in league play.
She played five years with the Martlets, four as a backup to Kim St-Pierre and stayed on as an assistant while she completed her Master’s in sports psychology. Doyle is currently heavily involved in the development of young female hockey players in the greater Montreal area and is Director of the Martlet Hockey School that takes place in August.
Also a physical education teacher at Champlain College in St. Lambert, Que., Doyle holds a Level 3 theory coaching certification and is currently completing her high performance 2 ice hockey technical and tactical certification.
Stewart McCarthey — Assistant Coach
Stewart McCarthey of Pierrefonds, Quebec was appointed as an assistant coach with the Martlets in July 2008 after serving as Head Coach to the Lac St. Louis Tigers from 2005-2007.
Stewart has coached at all levels and serves as a mentor coach in the Pierrefonds minor hockey association.
A McGill employee for over 30 years, Stewart holds a level 3 theory coaching certification and is currently completing his high performance 2 certification for hockey technical and tactical play.