IHT is Nantucket’s only year-round player development program. IHT’s focus is developing the island’s ice hockey players at a grassroots level while always keeping in mind the main goal of our program, which is growing and supporting the ice hockey community on Nantucket. Our founders are actively involved in Nantucket hockey, as coaches of the girl’s varsity hockey team, and with Nantucket Youth Hockey. IHT’s vision is to grow the game of hockey, 30 miles out to sea.
COACH LIZ COLLINS
Liz was born and raised in Duxbury, MA, where she started skating at the age of 3. She played for Duxbury Youth Hockey and Bay State Breakers growing up as a kid. She played at Duxbury High School, where she won four state titles. She then went on to play Division 1 hockey at Sacred Heart University where she won the NEWHA Conference her senior year. Following college, she went back to Duxbury and was the Head Coach of the Duxbury HS JV girls hockey team. Following that, she moved to Nantucket in 2019 and helped start the Nantucket Whalers Girls Varsity Hockey team. She Has been the Whalers Head Coach since 2019.
COACH MAX PERKINS
Max was born and raised on Nantucket, where he learned to skate by playing roller hockey out at the roller rink in Tom Nevers. He began going to summer camps where he transitioned to ice hockey and in high school, played for Dexter Southfield in Brookline, MA. His playing career ended after high school but has continued skating as a respected official in the Hockey East. He currently serves as an Assistant Coach for the Nantucket Whalers Girls Varsity Hockey team, and also works with Nantucket youth Hockey in their Learn to Skate Program.