Shelby FitzGerald
& Crystal Kidd

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8U Age Group Coordinators

Bio

Shelby’s involvement with hockey started in college at EWU where she worked at the rink and in game day operations. After graduating, she and her husband, Ray, regularly attended Spokane Chiefs games. When their son Robby arrived, it wasn’t long before he was bitten by the hockey bug at just 18 months old. Like so many, he was skating at 2 and Eagles has been their home away from home ever since. Having managed seven 8U teams over four seasons, Shelby has a plethora of mite hockey experience and has made amazing friendships along the way.

Shelby still finds time to give back to what started it all, EWU hockey, by volunteering and traveling with the team. She is also the Executive Director of their non-profit booster club.

Crystal Kidd serves as Age Group Coordinator for the 8U Division alongside Shelby FitzGerald. Crystal and her family have been a part of SAYHA since 2018. A hockey mom to a 10U goalie and an 8U forward, she is always game for opportunities to help out, build community and keep hockey fun. Her husband, Brendan, volunteers his time as a coach with SAYHA as well.

Crystal’s favorite 8U moment was when a player called their mom over to the glass in the middle of a game to request a pancake delivery to the bench.

Crystal did not grow up with personal hockey experience, but should have known better when she married a Canadian (and a goalie nonetheless). Her kids were both in hockey skates by the age of 2, and when the weather allows, her family enjoys building an outdoor rink in their backyard. Outside the rink, Crystal leads the development and facilitation of customer learning events at AgWest Farm Credit.

Crystal and Shelby strive to maintain strong lines of communication and support for the 8U teams and team managers. The Mite years are a magical time for many kids and families. We want SAYHA to feel like a place where kids have the opportunity to learn, grow and come off the ice with smiles, and families are supported as they learn the sport together.

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