Enter the NWHL starting up, providing Moore with the chance to grow, learn and develop her skills working in hockey at the professional level. She managed all hockey and business operations for the Pride, and prior to that she was the team’s general manager.
“Really, that gave me the experience and the platform to feel confident in going after this hockey operations position,” Moore said. “Which I think is something that I’ve always known has been a focus and a passion of mine.
“So it was just a matter of being patient over the past six or seven years, gaining that experience and then doors opening up for me to get to where I am here in this position now.”
When applying for the AHL job, Moore tapped into the confidence gained from her previous experiences working in hockey.
She hopes that as time goes on more women will feel some of that same confidence to go after these types of hockey-operations roles. Years ago, she never knew the opportunity was out there for her in hockey operations, so she hopes she can help open the eyes of young girls out there so they understand that there are careers in hockey beyond playing days.
“To them, I would just say continue to follow their passion,” Moore said. “And continue to enjoy the sport, have fun with it.”
Moore also feels like she’s had her dream job in hockey at every step of the way for the past decade or so.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever had a job in hockey that I didn’t love,” Moore said. “I feel like the sense of family in the AHL has been something that’s shown through right from the start.”
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