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Colorado Rampage Coaches

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AL PEDERSEN

AL PEDERSEN

8U Head Coach & Coordinator

Phone: (719) 439 3243

Born and bred in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Al Pedersen started developing his skills at a young age, ultimately earning himself a position on the Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) for three seasons. Pedersen was later drafted by the Boston Bruins (NHL) in 1983 playing for five seasons  READ MORE


PAT BINGHAM

PAT BINGHAM

President

Phone: (203) 522-6870

“Pat” Bingham, originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, started his professionalhockey career playing in the AHL, ECHL, COHL, SUHL, and SHL until 1998 when he decided to focus his career on coaching. Over the next fourteen years, Bingham went on to coach more than 1,000 games at the professional level including teams in both the American Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League. READ MORE


LUKE FULGHUM

LUKE FULGHUM

Tier 1 Director - 18U & 16U AAA Head Coach

Phone: (303) 557-8813

Native to Colorado Springs where he spent his early years playing youth hockey, Luke Fulghum played his junior career for the Waterloo Blackhawks and the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League (USHL). After juniors, Fulghum went on to play for the University of Denver where he won back to back national titles in 2004-2005. READ MORE


CJ YODER

CJ YODER

Hockey Director - 15U AAA & 14U AAA Head Coach

Phone: (719)200-4208

CJ Yoder, born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, started his career at Buffalo State University where he played for the Niagara Scenic’s Junior A Program.  Yoder joined Team USA where he played for the next eighteen years and was named captain from 1998 through 2012. READ MORE


Tyler Shipstad

18U AAA & 16U AAA Asst Coach

Tyler Shipstad is a Colorado native and has been on skates his entire life. He grew up playing hockey in the Denver, Colorado for the Hyland Hills Jaguars and the Littleton Hawks. He then moved onto play for the Colorado Rampage in the Tier 1 Elite League and as team captain, won an Under 18 State Championship in 2012. READ MORE


Kevin LaPointe

15U AAA & 14U AAA GM/Coach

Phone: (757)617-9455

From Virginia Beach, VA Coach LaPointe grew up playing for the Hampton Roads Junior Whalers. While playing he could be found coaching local house teams and working for camps in the area. After finishing playing for the Whalers Coach LaPointe for went playing college hockey to serve 4 years in the Unites States Coast Guard were he was stationed in Boston, MA. READ MORE


George Pagonis

George Pagonis

18U &16U AAA ECEL Head Coach - 15U AAA & 14U AAA Asst Coach

Phone: 719.482.6076

George Pagonis, native to New Jersey, played youth hockey for the Colorado Thunderbirds and Colorado Rampage during the 2009-2010 season. He later joined the 18U AAA Tier 1 Elite team, formerly coached by Andrew Sherman. After youth hockey, Pagonis began his junior career with the Missoula Maulers (AWHL) and later played for the Wichita Falls Wildcats (NAHL). READ MORE


ANDREW SHERMAN

ANDREW SHERMAN

Head Coach 10U A

Hailing from Schenectady, NY, Andrew Sherman, played collegiate hockey with Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers. Sherman went on to become a certified NHLPA player agent from 1998-2003. He also acted as a USA Hockey Regional scout and district coach for the Rocky Mountain Player Development camps. After his career as an NHL player agent he turned his attention to coaching youth hockey and founded the Colorado Rampage Hockey Association in 2002. READ MORE


MARC BOXER

MARC BOXER

Coach

Phone: (719) 659-8168

Coach Boxer grew up and playing youth hockey in the Hancock, MI area.  He played high school, AAA and Jr. Hockey, going on to play 4 years at Miami University, OH where he was selected to be on the All-Freshman Team, before moving on to play professional hockey with the Louisville River Frogs (ECHL), Memphis River Kings (CHL) and ESV Bayreuth – Germany. READ MORE


JOE STANCZYK

JOE STANCZYK

Assistant Hockey Director, Head Coach 10U AA & 12U AA

Phone: (719) 235-2968

Born in Detroit, MI, Coach Stanczyk, certified USA Hockey Level 4 since 1995, has coached for over 25 years at every level from 8U Mite to Midget AAA and Juniors.  He has worked with numerous camps and clinics; USA Hockey select camps, junior prep camps, All-Star Hockey Schools, Powell River Kings, Surrey Eagles (BCHL), and the San Diego Gulls. READ MORE


RIESE NIEHAUS

RIESE NIEHAUS

Director of Hockey Operations, Coach

Phone: (303) 847 6838

Coach Niehaus grew up in the net, playing youth hockey in Colorado.  Playing 16U AAA in California before moving up to play junior hockey for two years. After suļ¬€ering a career-altering injury he decided to pursue his passion for the game through coaching and player development. READ MORE


Steve LaMere

Steve LaMere

15U AAA & 14U AAA Asst Coach

Steve LaMere, a native Minnesotan, attended college at St. Mary’s University and completed his collegiate career with the Augsburg Auggies. After graduating, LaMere relocated to Dallas where he was hired as Director of the Dallas Stars Tier 1 program. He has also served as head coach of the 15U AAA program and worked at the regional camps helping select players to the National Combine. READ MORE


Nick Turcotte

13U AAA & 12U AAA Head Coach

For Nick Turcotte, hockey has not just been a career, but it has encapsulated his entire family, growing up the son of 1983 Montreal Canadians Alfie Turcotte and brother of the 2019 NHL draft’s fifth top prospect, Alex Turcotte. In 1978, the family started the Turcotte Stickhandling and Skating School and since then has help develop more than 2,000 youth athletes. READ MORE


COLIN MARTEL

COLIN MARTEL

Associate Head Coach 12U AA

Phone: (719) 482-5190

Coach Martel grew up in Colorado Springs, graduated from Pine Creek High School and headed to Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science in Vierumäki Unit, in Finland, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Leisure, minoring in Ice Hockey Coaching. Before joining the READ MORE


Scott Bradley

Head Coach 12U A

Coach Bradley grew up playing Colorado Springs youth hockey moving on to play two years of junior hockey for the Billings Bulls in the NAFHL.  He was Captain of the Air Force Academy Division 1 team, graduating in 2001,  READ MORE


Jared Fiegl

Tier 1 Coach

Born in 1996 and raised in Parker, Colorado, Jared Fiegl spent his youth playing for the Arapahoe Warriors before moving to the Colorado Rampage to train and play for U16 team. He then was selected to play for the National Team Development Program (NTDP USHL), where he served as a captain and won a U18 World Championship. READ MORE


SPECIALTY COACHES

Ryan Massa

Ryan Massa

Goalie Director

Phone: (303) 503-4372

COACH MASSA: A native of Littleton, CO, Ryan has recently completed his professional playing career within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. Ryan has played the position of goaltender for 23 years and began his journey within the Littleton Hawks Association. Ryan progressed to the U16 AAA level where he competed for the Colorado Thunderbirds. From 2007-2009, Ryan was a member of the Colorado Rampage U18 AAA and earned multiple championships with the organization. Ryan moved on to play his junior career in the USHL with the Fargo Force before accepting a NCAA Div. I scholarship to attend University of Nebraska at Omaha. Ryan graduated with degrees in Finance, Investment Banking, and Portfolio Management. In 2014-15, he led the UNO Mavericks in a historical run to the NCAA Frozen Four in Boston. After his collegiate career, Ryan spent the following 2 seasons playing in the Toronto Maple Leaf organization primarily with AHL and ECHL affiliates. Ryan returns to the Rampage program eager to develop complete athletes and will provide intuitive on and off-ice instruction to prepare young athletes for future success at elite levels.
JON ENG

JON ENG

Director, Strength & Conditioning

COACH ENG:  Coach Eng grew up in Kelowna, BC, CAN. Eng played youth hockey as a goalie, then went onto coach hockey and be a hockey referee. Eng is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC), through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In addition he is aslo a USA Weightlifting Association Certified Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.   He earned a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from Trinity Western University (Langley, British Columbia, Canada) and received his Masters of Science in Sports Medicine in the Strength and Conditioning track from the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. He also has had previous placements with the Colorado College Tigers (NCAA Division III) and the Colorado State University - Pueblo Thunderwolves (NCAA Division II). Jon has also completed practicums at the US Air Force Academy and Colorado Orthopedic Center of Excellence. He has worked with hockey athletes who compete in the USHL, NAHL, WHL, NCAA Division 1,2 & 3, Olympic men's singles figure skating and international senior men's singles figure skating.