The Peconic Hockey Foundation will be honoring Barbara Williams with a lifetime achievement award for her tremendous contributions to the sport of hockey on Long Island and beyond
A native Long Islander, born in Brooklyn, Barbara started skating at the age of 5. Inspired by Sonja Henie and later coached by Howard Nicholson Barbara has taught skating on Long Island for many years to individuals and groups. Barbara's big break came when Patricia Walcot, the director of Raquet and Rink, asked Barbara to teach power skating to some young hockey players…well that was just a start of one of the greatest dynasties in sports.
Barbara was named the NHL’s first female coach in 1977 for the New York Islanders. We all know what happened in the years after as Barbara played an integral if not THE most important part in creating the players needed to win 4 consecutive Stanley Cup wins from 1979 to 1983.
She has since coached hundreds of NHL players, local teams and skaters wanting to get better and faster on the ice.
Barbara currently owns and operates Barbara Williams Power skating and continues to train and inspire many young hockey players.
It is with privilege and honor that the board and advisors of Peconic Hockey present our very first Peconic Hockey Foundation Life time Achievement to Barbara Williams.
Thank you for helping grow, inspire and make this the greatest sport!
Barbara will be presented at a private event on October 19th, 2016 at Sebonack Golf Club at the Peconic Hockey Foundation 2nd Annual Gold Classic and Party.