Our carefully selected staff is designed to provide a breadth of both experience and expertise to campers at Summit Hockey Camps. Our coaches are committed to learning from each other and working together to provide a camp experience unlike any other in the world.
Jim Plumer
Over the past 16 years, Coach Plumer has ascended the ranks of Women’s College Hockey to become the current head coach at the University of Vermont, where he has led the Catamounts to their first-ever postseason victories and a record-breaking 18 wins in 2013-14. Prior to his current post, Plumer built Division III Amherst into a national powerhouse, capturing back-to-back Division III National Championships in 2009 and 2010 and amassing a winning percentage of .681 in nine seasons. Plumer was also named Division III National Coach of the Year in 2009. Plumer, a Master Level coach with USA Hockey, has worked and continues to coach at a variety of high-level camps and showcases outside of Summit, including USA Hockey National Development Camps.
Rob Morgan
A veteran of both NCAA Division I and III coaching, Coach Morgan brings a wide range of experience to Summit Hockey Camps. Morgan recently finished his first season as Associate Head Coach at Yale University, and prior to that received multiple conference and regional Coach of the Year honors during his tenure at Division III St. Norbert’s College. Morgan started the program from scratch and spent five years building it into a perennial NCAA Tournament contender before returning to the Division I ranks. Prior to St. Norbert’s, Morgan was part of a staff at Dartmouth College that went to five NCAA Tournaments in his six seasons.
Sarah Vaillancourt
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Vaillancourt brings both elite playing and coaching expertise to Summit Hockey Camps. Vaillancourt, who currently serves as the varsity girls hockey coach at Quebec’s Stanstead College, also had an illustrious college career — winning the Patty Kazmaier Award as the NCAA’s top female player as a star at Harvard University in 2008, and leading the Crimson to Frozen Fours in both 2005 and 2008. Vaillancourt scored a total of 14 points as part of Team Canada’s gold-medal squads in the 2006 Turin and 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and also racked up six points as part of Canada’s 2007 World Championship-winning team.
Shelley Looney

Shelley Looney is one of the most accomplished female players and coaches in America. As a player, she was member of the US National Women’s Hockey team, medaling 10 times, including Olympic Gold in 1998 and Silver in 2002, and totaling 136 points in 151 games. Looney played collegiately at Northeastern University and was named ECAC Player of the year in the 1993-94 season.

She is currently the Head Coach of the Nichols School girls team in Buffalo while simultaneously serving the director of Hockey for the Buffalo Bisons boys and girls hockey programs. Prior to her time at Nichols, Looney was the head coach of the Buffalo Beauts in the NWHL, has coached with the USA Hockey National Team Development program for boys in Ann Arbor, Mich. and was the Director of Hockey for the New Jersey Colonials girls hockey program. Her first coaching experience at the collegiate level was as an assistant coach for the women’s hockey team at the University of Vermont.